Closings and cancellations, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

February 18, 2015
Closings and cancellations, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

Closings and cancellations are sponsored by Smith & Eddy Insurance of Scottville, Manistee and Ludington. The following closings and cancellations have been reported so far today. This list may be updated. Hart Schools parent-teacher conferences scheduled for tonight have been cancelled. Oceana County Council on Aging closed at 1 p.m. today due to the snow and hazardous driving conditions.

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Build Your Own Bobsled, Winterfest at Double JJ

February 18, 2015
Build Your Own Bobsled, Winterfest at Double JJ

GRANT TWP. — The inaugural Double JJ Resort’s Winterfest celebration is set for next Saturday, Feb. 28, including the popular Build Your Own Bobsled (BYOB) event. In addition to BYOB, there will be snowmobile drag racing with time trials Saturday and the official race Sunday, March 1. Enjoy Human Hamster Racing; Human Dogsled Racing; Larger-Than-Life Beer Pong; and snow tubing.…

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DNR: remove ice shanties by March 15

February 18, 2015
DNR: remove ice shanties by March 15

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that the dates for mandatory ice shanty removal are approaching. Anglers are required to remove shanties as soon as the ice is unsafe to hold them, regardless of the date. In the northern Lower Peninsula, ice shanties need to be removed by midnight March 15. Counties include: Alcona, Alpena, Antrim,…

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Trailer stolen from DAR Motorsports

February 18, 2015
Trailer stolen from DAR Motorsports

GREENWOOD TWP. — A larceny of a utility trailer from the David Allen Racing Motorsports lot was reported to the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m., stated Lt. Craig Mast of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. “Evidence may allude to the fact that (the theft) occurred Feb. 16 at 4 a.m.,” Mast said of the 2014…

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Accused arsonist to undergo psych exam

February 17, 2015
Accused arsonist to undergo psych exam

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The Illinois man accused of burning down a building owned by his parents near Mears, Feb. 8, prior to his alleged attack on the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Grand Haven will undergo a psychological exam. Matthew Lawrence Krueger, 33, of 3823 N. Park, Westmont, appeared in 78th District Court with his court-appointed…

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3 crashes, no injuries

February 17, 2015
3 crashes, no injuries

HART — The Michigan State Police reported only three crashes, with no injuries, during the Valentine’s Weekend storm: Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015: – 1:09 a.m., motor vehicle slide-off, US-31 and Shelby Rd., Shelby Twp. – 10:35 a.m., two-car property damage accident, Monroe Road and 88th Ave., Weare Twp. Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015: – 2:30 p.m., two-car property damage accident, 132nd…

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Firefighters’ quick actions save home

February 17, 2015
Firefighters’ quick actions save home

HART TWP. — The quick response of Hart and Shelby firefighters saved a home in the 900 block of 72nd Avenue Tuesday morning, Feb. 17. No injuries occurred. A candle caused a mattress in the upstairs of the home to catch fire, Hart Fire Chief Ken Klotz said. Firefighters quickly arrived on scene, battling near-whiteout conditions and snow-covered roads to…

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Allied health students compete at regional.

February 17, 2015
Allied health students compete at regional.

Local Career and Technical Education (CTE) allied health students recently competed at a Regional Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) competition at Baker College.  There were 22 students from West Shore Educational Service District who competed in a wide range of areas including CPR, medical photography, and physical therapy.   Over 400 students competed from the northern Michigan region.  Students who placed will be…

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Crashes keep deputies busy

February 17, 2015
Crashes keep deputies busy

This free news service is brought to you through the assistance of our great advertisers. The police news is sponsored by VanderHaag Car Sales of Scottville, 231-757-2727, www.vanderhaagcarsales.com; Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com; and Midas Muffler of Ludington and Manistee, 231-845-0392; www.midas.com/ludington-manistee. OCEANA COUNTY — Deputies from the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office were busy…

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Recent death, Feb. 17, 2015.

February 17, 2015

Ronald “Tugboat” Jay Vanderputte,  60 of Hart, passed away on February 14, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Servicess of Hart & Ludington. List of 2015 deaths on record. 

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Oceana teams to compete in Quiz Bowl.

February 17, 2015

VICTORY TWP. (Mason Co.) – The West Shore High School Quiz Bowl will be held on February 20 and 27, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Center Stage Theater on the West Shore Community College campus. Competition for the class B and C schools will be held on Feb. 20 and class D schools will compete on Feb. 27. The double elimination tournament…

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Snowmobiler in critical condition following crash

February 17, 2015
Snowmobiler in critical condition following crash

GRANT TWP. — A 32-year-old Montague man is in critical condition after crashing his snowmobile in a blueberry field off of West Winston Road near South 72nd Avenue Sunday afternoon, Feb. 15. Charles Alan VanTuyl was transported from the scene by Oceana EMS to the Hackley Campus Mercy – Health Muskegon, where he was airlifted to Spectrum Health in Grand…

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