Obituary: Patricia Flannery, 76, of Walkerville.

August 16, 2019

Obituary: Patricia Flannery, 76, of Walkerville. Patricia E. Flanery, 76, of Walkerville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Patricia was born on December 15, 1942, the daughter of the late William and Arlene (Carrier) Staskus.  She married the late Ronald J. Flanery in February of 1961. They had three daughters, Tammy (Kelly) Sibley of Hart, Robin (Jeff) Vanas…

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Recent deaths, posted Aug. 16, 2019.

August 16, 2019

Recent deaths, posted Aug. 16, 2019. #OceanaCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to OCP: Cecilia Anna Knowles, 25, of Walkerville, died on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Joyce Eilene Jensen, 77, of Ludington, formerly of Hart, died Saturday, August 10, 2019. Scott Russell Parsons, 43, of Hart, died on Sunday, August 11, 2019. Jennifer Lynn Fitzpatrick-Fekken, 44, of Montague, died…

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Township officials censured over $3,500 salary advance.

August 15, 2019

Township officials censured over $3,500 salary advance. #OceanaCountyNews By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART TOWNSHIP – Clerk Tim Tariske and Treasurer Todd Metzler were censured – publicly reprimanded – by the township board during a regular meeting Wednesday evening, Aug. 14. Tariske took a $3,500 salary advance without board approval, and Metzler signed off on the check. Tariske said he took…

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Prosecutor: Driver charged in pedestrian fatality has no prior OWI convictions.

August 14, 2019

Prosecutor: Driver charged in pedestrian fatality has no prior OWI convictions. #OceanaCounty By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – Contrary to readers’ comments on social media about the suspect in the pedestrian fatality crash last weekend in Crystal Township, Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon stated that Amber Rae Davis, 28, of Mears has no prior operating while intoxicated (OWI) convictions. Scott…

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Reader: Michigan does not need another public health crisis.

August 14, 2019

Reader: Michigan does not need another public health crisis. Letters to the editor are opinion editorials submitted by readers. Letters to the editor are a long tradition in American journalism. The views and opinions of the writer do not necessarily reflect those of Oceana County Press, its staff or its parent company. For more information, please refer to OCP’s Op/Ed…

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Recent births, reported Aug. 14, 2019.

August 14, 2019

Recent births, reported Aug. 14, 2019. Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise. Alaina Marie Bromley, the daughter of Nancy Bromley of Hart, was born August 7, 2019. Shelby Gem Factory, 1330 Industrial Drive, Shelby; 231-861-2165; www.shelbygemfactory.com; has sponsored this post. List of 2019 births.

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Hesperia hires new high school/middle school principal.

August 13, 2019

Hesperia hires new high school/middle school principal. #HesperiaCommunitySchools HESPERIA – Raymond “Rocky” Thompson has accepted the position of high school/middle school principal at Hesperia Community Schools. Thompson, a Hesperia High School graduate and a former teacher in the Hesperia school district, has spent the last 19 years as the middle school principal at Allendale Public Schools, said Superintendent Vaughn White. He…

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Missing dog safely returned.

August 13, 2019

Missing dog safely returned. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. #OceanaCountyNews HART – A red miniature Pinscher valued at $2,500 that was believed to be stolen from a vehicle while parked at the Walkerville Family Dollar store Saturday afternoon has been safely returned, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. The dog – named Baby Binky – is back with its owner. The…

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Driver falls asleep at the wheel, crashes into trees.

August 13, 2019

Driver falls asleep at the wheel, crashes into trees. #OceanaCountyNews ROTHBURY –– A 21-year-old Montague man avoided serious injury after he fell asleep at the wheel of a 2012 Chevrolet Cruz Tuesday, Aug. 13, shortly before 6:30 a.m. on Winston Road near Water Road, according to an Oceana County Sheriff’s Office accident report. The eastbound car went off the road,…

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4 injury crashes at sand dunes over the weekend.

August 12, 2019

4 injury crashes at sand dunes over the weekend. #OceanaCountyNews By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. GOLDEN TOWNSHIP – Four quad crashes that caused injuries occurred over the weekend at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. The first crash occurred Friday, Aug. 9, at 5:48 p.m. A 35-year-old Perrysburg, Ohio man suffered a broken leg when…

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Counterfeit bills used at local restaurant.

August 12, 2019

Counterfeit bills used at local restaurant. #OceanaCountyCrime PENTWATER TOWNSHIP – Two counterfeit $100 bills were passed at the Boathouse Bar & Grille on Monroe Road some time between 6 and 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. It was the same type of fake bills that were circulating around locally approximately three years ago. The…

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Dog valued at $2,500 stolen from vehicle.

August 12, 2019

Dog valued at $2,500 stolen from vehicle. #OceanaCountyNews WALKERVILLE – A red miniature Pinscher valued at $2,500 was stolen from a vehicle while parked at the Walkerville Family Dollar store, located at 351 E. Main St., Saturday afternoon, and police are seeking help to find the dog. The dog – named Baby Binky – was stolen shortly after 3:30 p.m., said…

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