CSC case headed to trial.

January 11, 2021

CSC case headed to trial. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — One of two Muskegon men facing charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) in connection to a child trafficking investigation conducted by a multi-jurisdictional task force including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) appeared in 27th Circuit Court via Zoom due to COVID-19 precautions from the Oceana County Jail…

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DHD #10 reaches capacity for COVID-19 vaccines due to shortage.

January 8, 2021

DHD #10 reaches capacity for COVID-19 vaccines due to shortage. District Health Department #10 announced Friday, Jan. 8, that it is currently at capacity for COVID-19 vaccination clinics due to a shortage of the vaccine.  “The registration link on our website is currently removed and will be replaced once we are able to schedule appointments,” states a press release. “Unfortunately,…

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HPD news, Jan. 8, 2021.

January 8, 2021

HPD news, Jan. 8, 2021. The following is recent activity of the Hart Police Department: Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020: 9:40 a.m., traffic hazard, West Main and Orchard streets, City of Hart. 2:15 p.m., domestic assault, 50 block of State Street, City of Hart. 5:02 p.m., medical assist, 1000 block of Parmington Avenue, City of Hart. 6:48 p.m., harassment complaint, 700…

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Obituary: Gene Morehouse, 86, Walkerville.

January 8, 2021

Obituary: Gene Morehouse, 86, Walkerville. Gene Leroy Morehouse, 86, of Walkerville, passed away on January 6, 2021. Gene was born on February 10, 1934, the son of Leroy and Alzina (Derby) Morehouse.  As a teenager, he ventured to Alaska to work on the boats. When he moved to Muskegon, he was hired into the maintenance department at SD Warren, where…

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Pirate News: Hart awarded $518,000 rural tech grant.

January 7, 2021

Pirate News: Hart awarded $518,000 rural tech grant. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. Pirate News is a service of Hart Public Schools in cooperation with Oceana County Press. HART — Hart Public Schools is a technology leader among area districts, and a recently-awarded $518,000 grant will propel the district higher into the ever-advancing tech world. School officials were recently notified that…

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Health department temporarily closes COVID hotline.

January 6, 2021

Health department temporarily closes COVID hotline. Due to the enormous volume of calls from those asking to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine, District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) had to temporarily deactivate the COVID hotline.    In her press conference today, Governor Whitmer announced opening the COVID-19 vaccine up to Phase 1B beginning January 11. Whitmer also changed the age…

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Health department preparing for next phase of vaccinations. 

January 6, 2021
Health department preparing for next phase of vaccinations. 

Health department preparing for next phase of vaccinations.  District Health Department #10 continues to vaccinate individuals in Phase 1A of the priority group. In a press release issued today, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, the health department reported that to date it has vaccinated approximately 604 individuals including DHD#10 staff, EMS, medical first responders, and people in medical care facilities. “As…

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Rotary helps fund concession building for downtown park.

January 6, 2021

Rotary helps fund concession building for downtown park. MONTAGUE, (Muskegon Co.) — Since the Montague-Whitehall Rotary service club was chartered in 1954, its members have followed the Rotary International motto of “Service Above Self” to better its community, and the world through Rotary International. That service is continuing through the challenges of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic this past year. The…

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Recent births, posted Jan. 6, 2021.

January 6, 2021

Recent births, posted Jan. 6, 2021. The birth announcements are a presentation of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  The following births have been reported: (Unless indicated otherwise, births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital). Amari Jake Roberts, the son of Ruth and Ryan Roberts of Hart, was born Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Layla Rose Pranger, the daughter of Hannah and Timothy Pranger…

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78th District Court sentencings, dismissals — Jan. 5, 2021.

January 5, 2021

78th District Court sentencings, dismissals — Jan. 5, 2021. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: Orlando Roberto-Antonio Torres, 41, of 9 N. Cortland St., Hart, was found guilty Dec. 14 of disorderly person — jostling and was sentenced to 93 days suspended jail with credit for two days served and $485…

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Getty Park renovations sparked by $300,000 grant.

January 5, 2021

Getty Park renovations sparked by $300,000 grant. SHELBY — The second attempt of applying for grant funds for the renovation of Getty Park was the golden application leading to the announcement received by the Village of Shelby last November.  Village officials received notice that the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant application of $300,000 for improvements to Getty Park was recommended…

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Recent deaths, posted Jan. 5, 2021

January 5, 2021

Recent deaths, posted Jan. 5, 2021 This post is a presentation of Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133. The following recent death information has been reported to OCP: Jordan Alan Holcomb Jr., “Hoky”, 69, of Hart, died on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Dale E. Thebo, 82, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.…

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