HPD report.

September 25, 2020

HPD report. The following is recent activity of the Hart Police Department: Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020: – 8:55 a.m., disturbance, 600 block of Water Street, City of Hart. – 10:30 a.m., lost property, 400 block of State Street, City of Hart. – 3:55 p.m., fraud, 300 block of East Main Street, City of Hart. – 4:30 p.m., alarm, 4000 block…

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Oceana County Early Learning Center to open Sept. 28.

September 24, 2020

Oceana County Early Learning Center to open Sept. 28. Openings still available. #OceanaCountyNews By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART TOWNSHIP — Shelby Public Schools and Peterson Farms, Inc. joined forces to open an early learning center in the former Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Oceana Drive that is set to open Monday, Sept. 28. The Oceana County Early Learning Center…

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MSP busy with warrant arrests.

September 24, 2020

MSP busy with warrant arrests. The following is recent activity of the Hart post of the Michigan State Police: Monday, Sept. 21, 2020: – 2 p.m., car/deer crash, US 31 near Oceana Drive, Weare Township. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020: – 10 p.m., a 32-year-old Hart man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of driving without a license…

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Recent births, posted Sept. 23, 2020

September 23, 2020

Recent births, posted Sept. 23, 2020 The birth announcements are a presentation of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  The following births have been reported: (Unless indicated otherwise, births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital). Sebastian Emery Miles, the son of Kelly and Russell Miles of Baldwin, was born Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Clara Rankin Butler, the daughter of Andrea and Todd Butler of…

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Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Bi-Weekly Update, Sept. 23, 2020.

September 23, 2020

Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Bi-Weekly Update, Sept. 23, 2020. LUDINGTON — Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital provides a bi-weekly community update regarding activities and current information. Some content will be related to the COVID-19 pandemic as new information becomes available or changes occur. Other content will be general information related to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. For the latest COVID-19 information, visit…

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Shelby getting closer to hiring new police chief, administrator.

September 22, 2020

Shelby getting closer to hiring new police chief, administrator. SHELBY — The Village of Shelby has been without a permanent police chief for nearly two years after the resignation of Ryan Furman Oct. 31, 2018 and a village administrator for about two months following the resignation of Robert Widigan last July. Former Oceana County Sheriff Robert Farber has been filling…

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78th District Court sentencings, Sept. 22, 2020.

September 22, 2020

78th District Court sentencings, Sept. 22, 2020. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: – Kevin Lee Randol, 45, of 4936 Automobile Rd., Muskegon, was found guilty Sept. 14 of second-offense operating while intoxicated and was sentenced to one year suspended jail; must serve 12 days for failure to pay fines on…

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Murder case dismissed.

September 22, 2020
Murder case dismissed.

Murder case dismissed. Key witness refusing to testify. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. This article was updated Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. with further information. LUDINGTON — The murder, assault and weapon charges against Corey Ryan Beekman, 33, of Free Soil Township were dismissed Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court. Beekman was accused of murdering William Buchanan,…

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Tools, appliances stolen in break-in.

September 21, 2020

Tools, appliances stolen in break-in. OTTO TOWNSHIP — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in involving the theft of several tools and appliances that occurred in the 3300 block of East Arthur Road, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. The break-in was reported Saturday, Sept. 19, and it occurred some time between Sept. 13 and Sept. 18. Items…

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Shelby man pleads to misdemeanor in ethnic intimidation case.

September 21, 2020

Shelby man pleads to misdemeanor in ethnic intimidation case. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. SHELBY — A 68-year-old Shelby man who faced a felony count of ethnic intimidation and a misdemeanor of false impersonation of a police officer following an incident last June pleaded “no contest” Monday, Sept. 21, in 27th Circuit Court to an added misdemeanor count of assault…

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Shelby man arrested for OWI after skateboarder collision.

September 21, 2020

Shelby man arrested for OWI after skateboarder collision. GRANT TOWNSHIP — A 41-year-old Shelby man was arrested by Michigan State Police troopers for operating while intoxicated (OWI) after the side mirror on the pickup truck he was driving hit a 15-year-old New Era boy who was riding a skateboard on Cleveland Road near Oceana Drive Friday, Sept. 18, shortly before…

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Rothbury man sentenced to 20-40 years in prison for CSC.

September 21, 2020

Rothbury man sentenced to 20-40 years in prison for CSC. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A 21-year-old Rothbury man was sentenced in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Sept. 21, to 20-40 years in prison for a conviction of first-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC). Gregory Lawrence Dougherty, of 7169 S. 88th Ave., pleaded guilty, June 29, when he testified that he…

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