Another man declared missing after Electric Forest Festival.

July 9, 2018

***UPDATE: Greeson has been found safe and sound in Alabama, according to MSP. Another man declared missing after Electric Forest Festival. ROTHBURY— A second man has gone missing in the wake of the Electric Forest Festival. Authorities are searching for Zachary Gray Greeson, 21, of Alabama who was last seen at Electric Forest Music Festival. Zachary Gray Greeson, who goes…

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Teen arrested for breaking into saloon, stealing booze.

July 9, 2018

Teen arrested for breaking into saloon, stealing booze. #OceanaCountyCrime NEWFIELD TOWNSHIP — A 17-year-old Hesperia man was arrested Sunday night, July 8, following a break-in at the Hightower Saloon near Hesperia shortly before 5 a.m., according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. The teen, who allegedly stole “multiple bottles of liquor,” is being charged with burglary, Mast said. He broke…

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Mears man sent to prison for drug delivery.

July 9, 2018

Mears man sent to prison for drug delivery. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. #OceanaCountyCrime HART — A 29-year-old Mears man was sentenced to three to 20 years in prison for a drug delivery conviction in 27th Circuit Court Monday, July 9. Austin Shelby Valentine, of 5915 W. Deer Rd., and his wife, Jessica Lou Valentine, were arrested last February after narcotics…

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Crashes, arrests keep police busy over the weekend.

July 9, 2018

Crashes, arrests keep police busy over the weekend. #OceanaCountyCrime The following is police activity in Oceana County over the weekend: Friday, July 6, 2018: – 6:48 p.m., (Oceana County Sheriff’s Office), heroin possession, no arrests, South 160th Avenue, Greenwood Township. – 11:22 p.m., (OCSO), a 33-year-old Hart man was arrested for subsequent offense driving while license suspended (DWLS), Michigan Avenue,…

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Oceana Economic Development Corporation enters into agreement with GR firm.

July 9, 2018

Oceana Economic Development Corporation enters into agreement with GR firm. Grand Rapids-based The Right Place, Inc. and the Oceana County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) announced today a multiyear strategic partnership to drive current and long-term economic growth in Oceana County. Under the terms of the three-year agreement, The Right Place will support the county’s economic development efforts by providing comprehensive…

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Minnesota man expected to be charged for car theft.

July 8, 2018

Minnesota man expected to be charged for car theft. #OceanaCountyNews. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. PENTWATER — A 31-year-old Minnesota man is in police custody and suspected of stealing a vehicle in the village. Pentwater Police Chief Laude Hartrum reported that PPD received a report of a stolen vehicle on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The theft occurred sometime between 2:30 am…

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EF food drive sets record with 35,700 meals.

July 7, 2018

EF food drive sets record with 35,700 meals. #EF2018 ROTHBURY – Electric Forest Festival organizers announced that this year’s Roy Price Memorial Food Drive collected over 35,700 meals to be distributed to local Oceana County communities, setting a new festival record. This year’s collection is over 15,000 more meals than in 2017, organizers said. To date, Electric Forest has collected…

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Police officer assault tops 78th District Court arraignments.

July 7, 2018

Police officer assault tops 78th District Court arraignments. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The following were arraigned recently in 78th District Court: – Clayton John Corbett, 38, of 2205 N. 72nd Ave., Hart, was arrested June 27 by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) for three felony counts of assault with a dangerous weapon against a police officer…

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State Police investigating Electric Forest Festival death.

July 6, 2018
State Police investigating Electric Forest Festival death.

State Police investigating Electric Forest Festival death. HART — Michigan State Police Hart Post is investigating the death of a 27-year-old California man who attended the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury. A press release from MSP Hart Post states that Hunter Lurie suffered a medical emergency at the festival on Friday, June 29.  Lurie was transported to Mercy Hospital in…

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Blueberries and all that jazz! U-pick season begins.

July 6, 2018

Blueberries and all that jazz! U-pick season begins. #TheLand. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. BENONA TOWNSHIP — U-pick blueberry season begins this Saturday, July 7, at Jazz U-Pick/We-Pick Blueberries farm, 7223 W. Grant Road. Katie and Bob Jazwinski used to sit up at night and talk about their dream house. They wanted to raise their kids in the country. “The conversation…

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Pentwater-Hart Bike Trail Gets $1.4 million in state funds.

July 6, 2018

Pentwater-Hart Bike Trail Gets $1.4 million in state funds. PENTWATER — Senator Goeff Hansen kicked off a bicycle event in Pentwater, June 29, by announcing he had secured $1.4 million in state funds for the creation of the Pentwater-Hart Bike Trail. The funds are the first public funds committed to the creation of a trail that has been in the…

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78th District Court sentencings, posted July 6, 2018.

July 6, 2018

78th District Court sentencings, posted July 6, 2018. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: – Lloyd Guy Holland, 65, of 7656 E. Washington Rd., Branch, was found guilty June 25 of operating while impaired and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail and $1,055 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable…

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