Recent deaths, posted Jan. 12, 2019

January 12, 2019

Recent deaths, posted Jan. 12, 2019 #OceanaCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to OCP: Anntoinette “Tina” Marie Tinkham, 59, of Hesperia, died on Thursday, January 10, 2019. June Barber Bartholomew, 94, of Montague, died on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Phillip C. “Chuck” Persenaire, 83, of Silver Lake, died on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Larry B. Huls, 82, of Rothbury,…

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January is School Board Recognition Month.

January 11, 2019

January is School Board Recognition Month. Dear Editor: January is School Board Recognition Month — a time to salute the work of our volunteer school board members and to celebrate public education. This special recognition of school board members reflects our combined commitment to leadership and accountability assuring that ALL children succeed. It’s an exciting and challenging time in public…

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27th Circuit Court sentencings, posted Jan. 11, 2019.

January 11, 2019

27th Circuit Court sentencings, posted Jan. 11, 2019. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – The following were sentenced recently in 27th Circuit Court: – Cody Lee Bow, 24, of 8926 Holton Rd., Holton, was found guilty Nov. 26 of larceny of a firearm and was sentenced Jan. 7 to 131 days in jail with credit for 131 days served;…

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78th District Court arraignments, posted Jan. 11, 2019.

January 11, 2019

78th District Court arraignments, posted Jan. 11, 2019. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – The following were arraigned recently in 78th District Court: Felonies – Ciro Dealmonte, 34, of 331 W. 6th St., Shelby, was arrested by the Shelby Police Department (SPD) for a felony of second-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) – victim under 13 years old. Preliminary exam:…

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Felony drunk driving arrest tops police activity.

January 11, 2019

Felony drunk driving arrest tops police activity. #OceanaCountyCrime HART – A 62-year-old Ludington man was arrested for third-offense operating while intoxicated on Polk Road Sunday, Jan. 6, at 10:27 p.m., according to Hart Police Chief Juan Salazar. He was lodged in the Oceana County Jail. The following is other recent police activity in Oceana County: Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019: –…

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78th District Court sentencings.

January 10, 2019

78th District Court sentencings. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: – Devon Izac-Mathew Smith, 22, of 3627 McKinley Rd., Montague, was found guilty Dec. 10 of operating while impaired and was sentenced to nine days in jail; six months probation; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must submit to…

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Great Lakes Energy donates $7,500 to Oceana Co. in 2018. 

January 10, 2019
Great Lakes Energy donates $7,500 to Oceana Co. in 2018. 

Great Lakes Energy donates $7,500 to Oceana Co. in 2018.  Great Lakes Energy People Fund donated $7,500 to Oceana County non-profit organizations or municipalities in 2018. In total, the People Fund awarded $218,770 throughout the state. The Great Lakes Energy People Fund is supported solely by Great Lakes Energy members who allow their electric cooperative to round up their bill…

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Getty Park renovation plan enters final phases.

January 10, 2019

Getty Park renovation plan enters final phases. Village residents can now view proposed plan. SHELBY – The Village of Shelby has been busy the past several months discussing possible improvements for Getty Park, and looking for ways to fund the project in preparation of submitting a grant application to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) in 2019. The village…

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Bumstead sworn in as state senator. 

January 9, 2019

Bumstead sworn in as state senator.  LANSING — State Sen. Jon Bumstead was sworn in for his first term representing the 34th District (which includes Oceana County) on Wednesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman administered the oath of office. Following the swearing-in ceremony, the 100th Legislature convened for its first day of business. “Michigan…

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Medical marijuana dispensary may open in Hesperia.

January 9, 2019

Medical marijuana dispensary may open in Hesperia. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HESPERIA – The former Hesperia Variety Store building located downtown next to the village hall and police station may be converted into a medical marijuana dispensary and grow facility, according to village officials. “I’m hoping it will help with business and help the community,” said Village President Mike Farber.…

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Crashes, thefts top police activity.

January 9, 2019

Crashes, thefts top police activity. #OceanaCountyCrime Recent police activity in Oceana County includes: Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019: – 3:45 p.m., (Michigan State Police), one-vehicle crash, no injuries, Tyler Road and 124th Avenue, Elbridge Township. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019: – 11:30 p.m., (MSP), one-vehicle crash, no injuries, Polk Road and US 31, City of Hart. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019: – 1…

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The late Bill Moyer leaves $200,000 gift to community.

January 8, 2019

The late Bill Moyer leaves $200,000 gift to community. SHELBY – The late Bill Moyer generously bequeathed $200,000 to the community, with $100,000 going to the Oceana Historical and Genealogical Society; $50,000 to the Flower Creek Cemetery; and $50,000 to the Community Foundation for Oceana County. “The Legacy Society recognizes individuals and couples who have named the Community Foundation for…

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