Winter storm warning updated.

December 11, 2017

Winter storm warning updated. The National Weather Service has updated its winter storm warning with the storm expected to begin late Monday afternoon.  According to the Federal Emergency Management Administration, the storm is expected to last until midnight, Wednesday, Dec. 13. The warning states: Heavy lake effect will develop tonight. Travel will be very difficult including during the morning on…

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Drunk driving, drug possession arrests top police activity.

December 11, 2017

Drunk driving, drug possession arrests top police activity. #OceanaCountyCrime The following is police activity in Oceana County over the weekend: Friday, Dec. 8, 2017: – 8:15 a.m., (Michigan State Police), assault, under investigation, 600 block of 176th Avenue, Leavitt Township. – 8:53 p.m., (Oceana County Sheriff’s Office), a 32-year-old Coal City, Illinois man was arrested for drug possession – marijuana…

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Obituary: O’Neil James ‘Jim’ Newkirk, 70, Scottville.

December 10, 2017

Obituary: O’Neil James ‘Jim’ Newkirk, 70, Scottville. O’Neil James “Jim” Newkirk, 70, of Scottville passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017.  Jim was born on October 15, 1947, the oldest child of O’Neil “Boots” and Lyana June (Reinoehl) Newkirk and attended Mason County Central schools, graduating with the Class of 1965. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Central Michigan…

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Obituary: Pauline Kish, 93, Hesperia.

December 10, 2017

Obituary: Pauline Kish, 93, Hesperia. Pauline Esther Kish (Willick), 93, of Hesperia and formerly of Muskegon, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 9, 2017.  She was the daughter of Clarence and Hazel (Bearss) Willick.  Pauline married Valentine “Val” Kish on May 28, 1945, celebrating 68 years of marriage. She was a World War II…

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Recent births, reported Dec. 10, 2017.

December 10, 2017

Recent births, reported Dec. 10, 2017. #MasonCountyBirths Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise.  Myles Schuyler McClain, the son of Brittney McClain and Randall Rodriguez of Mears, was born December 8, 2017.    Shelby Gem Factory, 1330 Industrial Drive, Shelby; 231-861-2165; www.shelbygemfactory.com; has sponsored this post. See 2017 birth records archive here. 

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HMS choir concert Tuesday, brewery event Friday.

December 10, 2017

HMS choir concert Tuesday, brewery event Friday. #HartMiddleSchoolChoir HART — The Hart Middle School Choir will present a free holiday concert Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Hart Middle School auditorium. “The concert features a variety of holiday music from various Christmas traditions,” said Director David Moul. The choir will also appear at Big Hart Brewery Friday, Dec.…

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‘Women Who Care’ organization donates $15,500 to COVE.

December 10, 2017

‘Women Who Care’ organization donates $15,500 to COVE. #WomenWhoCareofOceanaCounty #CommunitiesOvercomingViolentEncounters #SexualAssaultNurseExaminers BENONA TOWNSHIP — The Women Who Care of Oceana County – now with 155 members, and counting – met for one hour at the Stony Lake Inn, Dec. 5, and chose to have a new unit of Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters (COVE) receive a $100 personal check from each…

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27th Circuit Court sentencings include two prison terms.

December 9, 2017

27th Circuit Court sentencings include two prison terms. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. HART — The following were sentenced recently in 27th Circuit Court: – James Jordan Guiles, 26, of 1916 Ray St., Muskegon, was found guilty Oct. 9 of tampering with an electronic monitoring device, tether, and was sentenced Dec. 4 to serve a minimum of one year and…

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78th District Court sentencings posted Dec. 9, 2017.

December 9, 2017

78th District Court sentencings posted Dec. 9, 2017. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. HART — The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: – James Jordan Guiles, 26, of 1916 Ray St., Muskegon, was found guilty Dec. 4 of assault and battery and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time…

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No Shave November: The winner is….

December 8, 2017

No Shave November: The winner is…. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The personnel of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Oceana County Sheriff’s Office have ended their rivalry to raise the most amount of money for No Shave November. While the MCSO raised a little more, $2,620, compared to OCSO’s $1,122, the real winners are the recipients of the…

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Armed robbery tops 78th District Court arraignments.

December 8, 2017

Armed robbery tops 78th District Court arraignments. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. HART — The following were arraigned recently in 78th District Court: Felonies – Cameron James Card, 19, of 2622 Riverview Ave., Apt. 1, North Muskegon, was arrested by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) for a felony of armed robbery, which is punishable by up to life in…

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Hart man hurt after crashing car into tree on icy road.

December 8, 2017

Hart man hurt after crashing car into tree on icy road. #OceanaCountyNews HART TOWNSHIP — A 20-year-old Hart man suffered minor injuries after crashing his car into a tree Thursday evening, Dec. 7, on “ice-covered” West Filmore Road near North Water Road, according to an accident report from the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. The man was westbound in a 2004…

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