Grant funds allow council on aging to buy rolling food cabinet.

October 10, 2019

Grant funds allow council on aging to buy rolling food cabinet. HART – The Oceana County Council on Aging (OCCOA) has some exciting changes coming up within the next few months, and the organization is not just talking about its much-anticipated move to a new building. For the second year in a row, thanks to a Building Healthy Communities grant…

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78th District Court sentencings, Oct. 10, 2019.

October 10, 2019

78th District Court sentencings, Oct. 10, 2019. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: – David Wayne Hahn, 54, of 5694 S. Leelanau Circle, New Era, was found guilty Sept. 23 of operating with a high blood alcohol content (BAC) and was sentenced to 180 days suspended jail with credit for…

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Walk-in flu clinics Oct. 10 and Oct. 30.

October 9, 2019

Walk-in flu clinics Oct. 10 and Oct. 30. HART – District Health Department #10 is helping communities prepare for the upcoming flu season by offering flu vaccines to children, adults and seniors. “Flu season is unpredictable – even healthy people can become seriously ill,” states a DHD #10 press release. “The best way to protect yourself and your family against…

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Medication take-back Friday.

October 9, 2019

Medication take-back Friday. HART – Oceana Leads is hosting a medication take-back event Friday, Oct. 11, in partnership with the Oceana County Council on Aging. You can bring in unused or expired medication to safely throw away. The best part – you don’t even have to leave your vehicle. You can drive up to the OCCOA at 621 E. Main St.…

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Drugged driving arrest tops police activity.

October 9, 2019

Drugged driving arrest tops police activity. #OceanaCountyCrime The following is police activity in Oceana County Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019: – 12:45 a.m., (Oceana County Sheriff’s Office), a 29-year-old Mears man was arrested for operating under the influence of drugs and drug possession, State Street near Ferry Street, Village of Shelby. – 2:55 a.m., (Michigan State Police), a 22-year-old Ludington man…

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Learning the science of agriculture.

October 8, 2019

Learning the science of agriculture. #WestShoreSchoolNews By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. VICTORY TOWNSHIP (Mason County) — Agriculture is one of the top industries in Michigan. The food and agriculture industry contributes $101.2 billion annual to the state’s economy, according to the Michigan Farm Bureau. There are over 923,000 agriculture food processing and agriculture related jobs in Michigan, 22 percent of the…

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Walkerville Area Fire & Rescue open house Oct. 20.

October 8, 2019

Walkerville Area Fire & Rescue open house Oct. 20. WALKERVILLE – In conjunction with October as Fire Prevention Month, Walkerville Area Fire & Rescue will have an open house at the fire station Sunday, Oct. 20, from 2-5 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Residents can learn about the department’s smoke alarm installation program. There will also be kids’ activities and…

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Laundromat worker sentenced for stealing $10,000 from machines.

October 8, 2019

Laundromat worker sentenced for stealing $10,000 from machines. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – A 48-year-old Hesperia woman who worked at the Hesperia Laundromat was sentenced to 30 days in jail and $10,000 in restitution Monday, Oct. 7, in 27th Circuit Court for a conviction of breaking and entering a coin-operated device. Teresa Lee Pless-Brandt, of 9135 Fox Rd.,…

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Governor’s budget vetoes put deputies’ jobs in peril.

October 8, 2019

Governor’s budget vetoes put deputies’ jobs in peril. LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer cut the Secondary Road Patrol program last week as part of her vetoes that slash close to $1 billion from the 2020 state budget. However, 23 supplemental appropriation bills were introduced in the Republican-controlled Senate Tuesday, Oct. 8, aimed at reversing many of the budget vetoes enacted by…

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Obituary: Phyllis Jonassen, 93, Hart.

October 8, 2019

Obituary: Phyllis Jonassen, 93, Hart. Phyllis Ann Jonassen, 93, of Hart, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019, at her home. She was born August 12, 1926, in Ludington, the daughter of Jacob and Irene (Laurain) Bashaw. On December 22, 1945, Phyllis married Dr. Edward E. Jonassen. Phyllis worked for 58 years at her husband and son’s optometry practice, retiring at…

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Cocaine delivery trial set for January.

October 8, 2019

Cocaine delivery trial set for January. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – A 20-year-old Shelby man faces up to 20 years in prison for a felony charge of delivery/manufacture of a narcotic/cocaine 50-449 grams. Steve Olvera, of 98 Sessions Rd., faces the felony charge stemming from an arrest by the State, Sheriffs’ Chiefs Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT), according…

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‘I picked the wrong path,’ meth dealer tells judge.

October 8, 2019

‘I picked the wrong path,’ meth dealer tells judge. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – A 27-year-old Morley, Michigan man pleaded guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Oct. 7, to possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and now faces up to three years in prison Walter Patrick Geistel III, 27, of 21616 1 Mile Rd., testified before Judge Robert…

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