Oceana Women Who Care to meet Sept. 9

September 3, 2014
Oceana Women Who Care to meet Sept. 9

PENTWATER – The Women Who Care of Oceana County will have their next quarterly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Gull Landing.. “The word is getting out that this is a simple and significant way to support those in need in Oceana County,” said spokeswoman Gina Ferwerda of Silver Lake.  “We are hopeful of welcoming our 100th member…

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Towing company owner sentenced to 30 days in jail

September 2, 2014
Towing company owner sentenced to 30 days in jail

HART — Paul J. Rosse, the owner of Paul’s Towing in Hart, was sentenced to 30 days in jail Tuesday in 27th Circuit Court for a felony conviction of common law fraud. Rosse, who was also ordered to pay nearly $23,000 in restitution, was arrested last June by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office for “ghost towing.” He was facing up…

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Downed tree causes sewage spill

September 2, 2014
Downed tree causes sewage spill

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. SHELBY — A downed tree from high winds caused a sewage spill at the village’s Industrial Park Drive lift station that leaked untreated sewage into Piper Creek Monday. Officials are testing the spill’s environmental impact on the creek today, said Village Administrator Aaron Desentz. The spill has no impact on village residents’ water or sewer…

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Police: alcohol a factor in weekend crash

September 2, 2014
Police: alcohol a factor in weekend crash

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. WEARE TWP. — Police said charges are pending against a 36-year-old man who was driving a Benny’s Evergreens truck that crashed into a gravel pile in a construction zone on Monroe Road Saturday afternoon. Porfirio Escamilla could face a “super drunk driving” charge, said Lt. Craig Mast of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office this morning.…

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2 injured in Monroe Road crash.

August 30, 2014
2 injured in Monroe Road crash.

WEARE TWP. — Two men were injured Saturday afternoon when the pickup truck they were in collided with a gravel pile in the construction zone of Monroe Road east of Oceana Drive. Pentwater and Hart fire departments responded to the scene along with Oceana County Sheriff’s Office and Oceana EMS. The Chevrolet Pickup appeared to have been traveling east on…

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Welcome to the world, Saul! Recent birth.

August 29, 2014

Saul Silva Jr., the son of Yulianna Garcia and Saul Silva of Hart, was born Aug. 28, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. If you have a birth announcement to make, you are welcome to email the announcement and a photograph to [email protected]

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Fleeing police yields jail term

August 29, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A 26-year-old Mears man will spend the next six months in jail following a May 12 conviction of fleeing a police officer. Jacob Allen Wilson, of 5215 W. Fox Rd., was sentenced Wednesday in 27th Circuit Court to one year in jail with credit for 11 days served; sentence to be served at…

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Stabber sentenced

August 29, 2014
Stabber sentenced

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A 24-year-old Montague man who had been on the lam for three days following a stabbing last May was sentenced Monday in 27th Circuit Court to one year in jail with nine months forthwith. Jacob Casey Kozlowski, of 9418 Oak Lane Dr., pled no contest to assault with a weapon July 14. Kozlowski…

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78th District Court sentencings

August 29, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were convicted and sentenced Monday in 78th District Court: –      Amanda Jo Knapp, 27, of 3031 S. Washington Ave., Apt. G8, Lansing, pled no contest to breaking and entering – illegal entry. She was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail and $400 in fines and costs. –      William Douglas Todd, 46,…

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Making summer pike fishing worthwhile

August 28, 2014

Weekly Fishing Tip: Catching big pike in the summer Most anglers consider winter the best time to catch a trophy-sized pike, but following a few key pointers can make summer pike fishing worthwhile. When it’s very warm out think about where pike will hide – places with cooler water. These spots include along the thermocline, where coldwater streams/rivers flow into…

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Arson warrant issued for Hesperia House co-owner

August 28, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HESPERIA — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office has issued a two-count felony warrant for a 32-year-old man, who is the co-owner of the Hesperia House, for allegedly committing arson to the restaurant last April. The restaurant, which is still standing, has not been open for business since the alleged arson occurred, the night of April…

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Vietnam’s brutality has a lasting impact

August 27, 2014
Vietnam’s brutality has a lasting impact

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Even though Deb McCarthy of Hesperia did not fight on the frontlines of the Vietnam War, she knows all too well the horrors it caused. McCarthy was at the Oceana County Fairgrounds Wednesday for the Vietnam Traveling Wall’s departure to Ludington with her husband, Ken. They rode their motorcycle along with several other…

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