Great Lakes Energy People Fund donates over $5,000 to local organizations.

May 20, 2019

Great Lakes Energy People Fund donates over $5,000 to local organizations. Great Lakes Energy People Fund recently awarded two Oceana County organizations a total of $5,600. John Square Recreation Area Committee of Mears received $5,000 for a well in the community recreation area while Harbor House of Hart received $600 for the replacement of three windows. The People Fund is…

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Women Who Care to meet June 4.

May 20, 2019

Women Who Care to meet June 4. BENONA TOWNSHIP — The Women Who Care of Oceana County begins its eighth season on Tuesday, June 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Stony Lake Inn, 4722 Scenic Drive. “We welcome anyone wanting to come to any of our meetings to observe,” said founding member Amy LaBarge. “We typically have one or…

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78th District Court sentencings, May 19, 2019.

May 19, 2019

78th District Court sentencings, May 19, 2019. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: Michael Lavern Briggs, 60, of 2723 Duck Lake Rd., Whitehall, was found guilty May 14 of operating while intoxicated and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail; outpatient treatment; six months probation; vehicle forfeiture/immobilization; and $665 in…

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27th Circuit Court sentencings, May 17, 2019.

May 17, 2019

27th Circuit Court sentencings, May 17, 2019. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – The following were sentenced recently in 27th Circuit Court: Larry Casarez Ramirez, 62, of 2352 S. Meyers Rd., Ludington, was found guilty March 18 of third-offense operating while intoxicated and was sentenced May 13 to one year in jail with credit for two days served; two…

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78th District Court arraignments, May 17, 2019.

May 17, 2019

78th District Court arraignments, May 17, 2019. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – The following were arraigned recently in 78th District Court: Felonies Danny Ray Darling, 54, of 602 State St., Hart, was arrested by the Michigan State Police (MSP) for a felony of failure to register as a sex offender. Preliminary exam: May 28 at 3 p.m. Bail:…

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MSP report.

May 17, 2019

MSP report. #OceanaCountyCrime The following is recent Oceana County activity of the Michigan State Police, Hart post: Wednesday, May 15, 2019: 4:10 a.m., larceny of bicycle, 300 block of Johnson Street, City of Hart. 8:40 a.m., residential alarm, 1600 block of Lakeview Drive, Golden Township. 9 a.m., fraud, 2500 block of West Winston Road, Grant Township. 10 a.m., illegal dumping,…

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Dirt bike found.

May 17, 2019

Dirt bike found. LEAVITT TOWNSHIP – The Michigan State Police, Hart post, has recovered an early-1980s model Kawasaki dirt bike, and police are asking the owner to call the post at (231) 873-2171 to claim it. The bike was found in the area of East Clock Road and 176th Avenue in Leavitt Township near the Village of Walkerville Thursday, May…

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Paying homage to fallen officers.

May 17, 2019

Paying homage to fallen officers. #NationalPoliceWeek By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – In conjunction with National Police Week, Oceana police officers and community members gathered for a memorial service Friday, May 17, on the courthouse lawn, honoring officers who have fallen in the line of duty. Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast provided the introductions, and the Rev. Dan Barnum-Steggerda of…

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HPD report.

May 16, 2019

HPD report. #OceanaCountyCrime The following is recent activity of the Hart Police Department: Thursday, May 9, 2019: – 3:19 a.m., suspicious situation, 500 block of State Street, City of Hart. – 8:25 a.m., trespassing, 10 block of North Water Street, City of Hart. – 12:01 p.m., suspicious situation, 72nd Avenue and Polk Road, City of Hart. – 5:33 p.m., family…

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More truck/school bus crash details released.

May 16, 2019

More truck/school bus crash details released. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. WEARE TOWNSHIP – A Hart Public Schools bus transporting 46 students was rear-ended by a flat-bed farming truck on Oceana Drive near Jackson Road Wednesday, May 15, at 3:30 p.m. Initial information received by investigators at the scene indicated there were 29 students on the bus, but the accident report…

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First-ever Water Safety Day June 15.

May 16, 2019

First-ever Water Safety Day June 15. #OceanaCountySheriff’sOfficeMarineDivsion By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. PENTWATER – As the head of the marine division for the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Tim Simon wants to ensure that everyone is safe on the water this summer – especially children. That is why Simon has organized the inaugural Oceana County Water Safety Day set for Saturday,…

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Obituary: Dorinda Alna Blohm, 61, of New Era.

May 16, 2019

Obituary: Dorinda Alna Blohm, 61, of New Era. Dorinda Alna Blohm, 61, of New Era passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at her home.  Dorinda was born on April 26, 1958 in Ludington, the daughter of Donald B. and Flossie Alna (Dains) Miller and graduated from Pentwater High School with the class of 1976.  She furthered her education earning her licensed…

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