County EMS union opposes ‘regional partnership’ idea.

May 17, 2018

County EMS union opposes ‘regional partnership’ idea. #OceanaCountyEMS By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The union that represents Oceana County EMS ambulance service personnel strongly opposes an idea to “regionalize” services that is being explored by Oceana County Administrator Robert Sobie. “… I am exploring a deepening relationship with Life EMS to provide EMS services throughout Oceana County,” writes Sobie…

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Recent deaths, posted May 17, 2018.

May 17, 2018

Recent deaths, posted May 17, 2018. #OceanaCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to OCP: Catherine M. Koepke-Block, 89, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. William L. “Bill” Brischke, 70, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133, has sponsored this post. Listing of 2017 deaths.…

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Cattle rescued from barn fire.

May 16, 2018

Cattle rescued from barn fire. #OceanaCountyNews By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. BENONA TOWNSHIP — Five cattle were rescued from a fast-moving barn fire Wednesday night, May 16, on 64th Avenue near Shelby. Four fire departments, including Shelby-Benona, Hart, Ferry Township and Grant Township, battled the fire that was reported at 9:22 p.m. Owner Jim Brown said his riding lawn mower caused…

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Win cash prizes during Memorial Weekend fishing derby.

May 16, 2018

Win cash prizes during Memorial Weekend fishing derby. #PentwaterSportfishingAssociation PENTWATER — The Pentwater Sportfishing Association is hosting the 34th Annual Memorial Weekend Fishing Derby, May 26 through May 28. This event is the largest amateur fishing derby in this area, with prizes totaling over $5,000 for the winners. Registration starts at 4 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Pentwater Village…

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Pentwater PD hosts dive training.

May 15, 2018

Pentwater PD hosts dive training. #PentaterPoliceDepartment PENTWATER — Divers from Midland, Newaygo, Ottawa, Wayne and Oceana counties joined forces in Pentwater last weekend to participate in “Dive Rescue One” training. The three-day course combined classroom study with field exercises to provide students both instruction on the current best practices and an opportunity to demonstrate the skills they learned. The training…

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Recent deaths, posted May 15, 2018.

May 15, 2018

Recent deaths, posted May 15, 2018. #OceanaCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to OCP: Dorothy Jean Wiswell, 95, of Shelby died on Friday, May 12, 2018. Gary L. Cox, 63, of Pentwater, died on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133, has sponsored this post. Listing of 2017 deaths. Listing…

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Farber back on the beat as interim chief.

May 14, 2018

Farber back on the beat as interim chief. #HesperiaPoliceDepartment By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HESPERIA — Village residents are seeing a familiar face in the Hesperia patrol car these days. Robert Farber, who retired as Oceana County Sheriff at the end of 2016, is temporarily back on the beat as Hesperia’s interim police chief. Farber is filling in until a permanent…

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Niles man arrested on several charges following US 31 crash.

May 14, 2018

Niles man arrested on several charges following US 31 crash. #OceanaCountyCrime GRANT TOWNSHIP — A 36-year-old Niles, Michigan man was arrested for third-offense operating while intoxicated, possession of firearms while under the influence and failure to a report an accident after he crashed the vehicle he was driving Saturday, May 12, at 4 p.m. on southbound US 31 near Winston…

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Boat valued at $14,000 stolen.

May 14, 2018

Boat valued at $14,000 stolen. #OceanaCountyCrime COLFAX TOWNSHIP — A 2001 24-foot Sylvan pontoon boat valued at $14,000 was stolen from School Section Lake near Walkerville, according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. The boat was on a trailer valued at $700, and the trailer was also stolen. The boat has a blue cover and an outboard 54-horsepower Mercury motor.…

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Recent births, reported May 14, 2018.

May 14, 2018

Recent births, reported May 14, 2018. #OceanaCountyBirths Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise.  Carl Britton Nelson, Jr., the son of Ann Sinclair-Nelson and Carl Nelson, Sr., of Shelby, was born May 11, 2018. Shelby Gem Factory, 1330 Industrial Drive, Shelby; 231-861-2165; www.shelbygemfactory.com; has sponsored this post. See 2017 birth records archive here. 

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State police trooper assigned to Hart post arrested on child pornography felonies. 

May 11, 2018

State police trooper assigned to Hart post arrested on child pornography felonies.  NEWAYGO — Michigan State Police Trooper Devin Wilson of the Hart Post was arrested Thursday, May 10 and charged with possession and distribution of child sexually abusive material and the use of a computer to commit a felony. Wilson was arraigned today, Friday, May 11, 2018 in Newaygo…

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DEQ OKs pig operation amid public fuming.

May 11, 2018

DEQ OKs pig operation amid public fuming. #FlowerCreekSwine By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. CLAYBANKS TOWNSHIP — A controversial swine operation to be constructed on Flower Road near 56th Avenue in southern Oceana County got the thumb’s up from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Thursday, May 10, by issuing a permit that takes effect June 1. Operating as Flower Creek Swine…

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