Future looks bleak if 911 millage fails

July 28, 2014
Future looks bleak if 911 millage fails

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. WEARE TWP. — Slower response times and the dispatch center’s eventual closing are on the horizon if next Tuesday’s 911 millage request fails. The emergency dispatch center is requesting a .14 millage, Aug. 5, for six years due to persistent declines in local telephone line surcharge revenues, which account for 75 percent of the agency’s…

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St. Mary’s food pantry golf outing

July 28, 2014

HART — A golf outing to benefit St. Mary’s Church food pantry and building fund is set for Saturday, Aug. 23, at Colonial Golf Course. Entry fee is $200 for a team of four with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Outing is limited to 25 teams. Prizes for top three places will be given away; 50/50 raffle; skins; hole-in-one car…

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Open Mic Night at Hart Commons

July 28, 2014

Local musicians and singers are invited to the Hart Commons this Saturday at 7 p.m. for Open Mic Night. Each group will have the opportunity to play a few songs. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the music and the view of Hart Lake. Proceeds support the Oceana County Jail Ministry,…

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MSU alumni golf scramble

July 28, 2014

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. (Mason County) — A Michigan State University Mason/Oceana counties alumni golf outing is being held Friday, Aug. 15 at Lakeside Links Golf Club on Chauvez Road. The four-person, 18-hole scramble starts at 1 p.m. and anyone is welcome to participate. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mason/Oceana MSU Alumni Association. The cost is $65 per person…

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Beach hazard

July 27, 2014

BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNINGTHROUGH MONDAY EVENING * HIGH WAVE ACTION STRONG CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED. * STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED. * STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED. * RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE. * LOCATION BEACHES FROM ST JOESPH TO MANISTEE. * BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS TODAY INCLUDE NORTH BEACH IN SOUTH HAVEN HOLLAND STATE PARK…

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DSB Band tries to maintain the standard set by Journey

July 25, 2014
DSB Band tries to maintain the standard set by Journey

LUDINGTON — The third annual West Shore Bank Rhythm & Dunes concert series kicks off 7 p.m. Saturday night at Waterfront Park. Starting the season is the DSB Band, a tribute to the popular rock band Journey. OCP Editor-in-Chief Rob Alway spoke with lead singer Juan Del Castillo at his home in Los Angeles Thursday afternoon. OCP: Tell me about the DSB…

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Assistant prosecutor resigns, takes job with Springstead

July 24, 2014
Assistant prosecutor resigns, takes job with Springstead

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Oceana County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Erin Fisher resigned from her position this week and has taken a job as an associate attorney with Springstead Law Offices in Hart. Fisher, who began the job of chief assistant prosecutor Jan. 1, 2013, will remain working in the prosecutor’s office until Aug. 26. “On July 22,…

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Upcoming concerts in Hart

July 24, 2014
Upcoming concerts in Hart

The Electric Wombats are playing this Friday at 7 p.m. in the Hart Historic District, and the Justin Wierenga Trio is set to perform next Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Hart Commons for the summer concert series. Historic District concerts: The Salty Cats, Aug. 1; Bad Manors, Aug. 8; and Northern Edge, Aug. 15. Concerts are free and donations…

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Towing company owner facing up to 10 years in prison

July 24, 2014
Towing company owner facing up to 10 years in prison

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Paul J. Rosse, the owner of Paul’s Towing in Hart, is facing up 10 years in prison after recently pleading guilty to one felony count of common law fraud. Rosse is set for sentencing Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. in 27th Circuit Court. He was arrested last month by the Oceana County Sheriff’s…

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