Police report.

January 16, 2019

Police report. #OceanaCountyCrime The following is recent police activity in Oceana County: Monday, Jan. 14, 2019: – 8:57 a.m., (Michigan State Police), car/deer crash, Oceana Drive and Madison Road, Weare Township. – 1:08 p.m., (Oceana County Sheriff’s Office), a 47-year-old Morley man was arrested on a warrant at the sheriff’s office. – 1:15 p.m., (MSP), breaking and entering, 1000 block…

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Park improvements focus of public hearing.

January 16, 2019

Park improvements focus of public hearing. #Shelby SHELBY – More than 30 residents, business owners, and Shelby Public Schools officials attended a public hearing Monday night, Jan. 14, hosted by the Village of Shelby to learn about and provide input on proposed Getty Park renovations. “Vibrant parks are an economic boost to a community. As a parent who raised four…

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Hesperia looking to hire new police chief.

January 15, 2019

Hesperia looking to hire new police chief. #HesperiaPoliceDepartment By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HESPERIA – The Village of Hesperia is currently searching for a new police chief to replace Joe Fitzgerald who recently resigned from the post. Fitzgerald served as chief from July to December of 2018, said Village Clerk Vicki Burell. He resigned to take an employment opportunity in the…

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Phone scammers posing as Pentwater police.

January 15, 2019

Phone scammers posing as Pentwater police. #PentwaterPoliceDepartment PENTWATER – The Pentwater Police Department received a report Tuesday, Jan. 15, of a phone scam “involving subjects who identified themselves over the phone as members of the department,” said Pentwater Police Chief Laude Hartrum. “The caller ID shows the Pentwater Police Department,” Hartrum said. “The caller identifies themselves as an officer of…

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Medical marijuana dispensary stalls in Hesperia.

January 15, 2019

Medical marijuana dispensary stalls in Hesperia. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HESPERIA – The Hesperia Village Council deadlocked 3-3 during a vote Monday night, Jan. 14, to approve a medical marijuana dispensary ordinance that would have cleared the first hurdle for a dispensary to open in the the former Hesperia Variety Store. The 30,000-square-foot building located downtown next to the village…

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Father-daughter dance to raise funds for pregnancy care center.

January 15, 2019

Father-daughter dance to raise funds for pregnancy care center. NEW ERA — West Shore Pregnancy and Family Support is holding a Father Daughter Ball on Saturday, March 2 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at New Era Reformed Church, 4775 First St. The cost is $25 per couple and $10 for additional girls and can be purchased online here. Tickets may…

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Bumstead appointed vice chair of Appropriations Committee

January 14, 2019
Bumstead appointed vice chair of Appropriations Committee

Bumstead appointed vice chair of Appropriations Committee LANSING — State Sen. Jon Bumstead announced on Monday that he has received his Senate committee assignments for the 100th Legislature. Bumstead (R-Newaygo) will serve as chair of the Natural Resources and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee and vice chair for the standing committees on Appropriations and Natural Resources. Bumstead will be a member of the following standing…

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CSC case heads to trial.

January 14, 2019

CSC case heads to trial. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – A criminal sexual conduct case against a 32-year-old Muskegon man who is accused of sexually assaulting an “incapacitated” or “physically helpless” woman is heading to trial next month. Mark Steven Langston II, faces prison for two felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) of a female victim…

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Man accused of child porn rejects plea deal.

January 14, 2019

Man accused of child porn rejects plea deal. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A 51-year-old Shelby man currently incarcerated in the Oceana County Jail on a cocaine delivery conviction rejected a plea offer in his child pornography case Monday, Jan. 14, in 27th Circuit Court. Rodney Alvin Ramthun, of 4080 W. Baker Rd., faces felony charges of possession…

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Man who escaped police custody sentenced to jail.

January 14, 2019

Man who escaped police custody sentenced to jail. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. #OceanaCountyCrime HART — The 30-year-old Hesperia man who escaped police custody at Mercy Health Partners Lakeshore Campus in Shelby last August was sentenced to six months in jail in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Jan. 14. Shayne Chris Smith, of 235 McLaren St., pleaded guilty last November to felony…

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‘Super drunk’ driving arrests top police activity.

January 14, 2019

‘Super drunk’ driving arrests top police activity. #OceanaCountyCrime The following is police activity in Oceana County over the weekend: Friday, Jan. 11, 2019: – 10:50 a.m., (Oceana County Sheriff’s Office), obstructing justice, South State Street, City of Hart. – 1 p.m., (OCSO), a 35-year-old Hart man was arrested for driving while license suspended (DWLS), East Loop Road, Ferry Township. –…

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Letter to the Editor: It’s Time to Secure Our Border

January 14, 2019

Letter to the Editor: It’s Time to Secure Our Border  The following is a letter to the editor (op/ed) from Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-Holland) who represents Michigan’s Second Congressional District, which includes Mason and Oceana counties.  By Congressman Bill Huizenga For years, elected officials in Washington from both sides of the aisle have discussed the need for border security and…

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