Non-violent offenders, medically at-risk inmates released.

March 24, 2020

Non-violent offenders, medically at-risk inmates released. HART — The Oceana County Jail has released several inmates — non-violent offenders and those considered medically at-risk — due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is the intention of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office to follow Governor Whitmer’s executive order to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community,” states a press…

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Community Updates, posted March 24, 2020.

March 24, 2020

Community Updates, posted March 24, 2020. This list is being posted daily on Mason County Press and Oceana County Press. It may be updated frequently throughout the day. It includes community organizations and MCP/OCP advertisers. PLEASE DO NOT POST A CLOSING, CANCELLATION, OR UPDATE IN THE COMMENT SECTION. IT WILL BE REMOVED. If your organization has a closing, cancellation, or…

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Scenic Drive closed between Fish and Shelby roads.

March 24, 2020

Scenic Drive closed between Fish and Shelby roads. BENONA TOWNSHIP — Scenic Drive between Fish and Shelby roads is closed Tuesday, March 24, for the Oceana County Road Commission to replace culverts in preparation for paving. The work crew should be done by 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the road commission. Local residents can still access their property. This story…

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Obituary: Jeffery Eric Freese, 58, of Marshall.

March 24, 2020

Obituary: Jeffery Eric Freese, 58, of Marshall. Jeffery Eric Freese, 58, of Marshall, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 20, 2020. Jeff was born on December 13, 1961 in Hart, the son of the late Norval “Gene” and Marva (Paulsen) Freese. He graduated from Pentwater High School and attended Ferris State University. He served his country in the United States…

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Recent deaths, posted March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020

Recent deaths, posted March 24, 2020 #OceanaCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to OCP: Thomas A. Schaner, 77, of Hart died on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Lewis Homer Raskey, 85, of Hart, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Anna LaVerle Nixon, 100, of Hart, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Robert Dale Six, 71, of Montague, died on…

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State park campgrounds closed; parks stay open for now

March 23, 2020

State park campgrounds closed; parks stay open for now LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that, in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-21, it will close state park campgrounds, overnight lodging facilities and shelters, effective now through at least April 13. State parks and recreation areas will remain open to provide residents with opportunities to…

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First positive COVID-19 case reported in Manistee County.


March 23, 2020

First positive COVID-19 case reported in Manistee County.
 District Health Department #10 reported the first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in a Manistee County resident Monday March 23, “DHD#10 is working quickly to investigate this case and to determine if there were any exposures to this individual,” states a press release. “We ask that individuals please follow Governor Whitmer’s orders…

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78th District Court arraignments, March 23, 2020.

March 23, 2020

78th District Court arraignments, March 23, 2020. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The following were arraigned recently in 78th District Court: Felonies – Angela Ann Hovey, 40, of 1021 E. Adams Rd., Hart, was arrested by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) for a felony of a illegal sale/use of a financial transaction device. Bail: $5,000/personal. Preliminary exam:…

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No COVID-19 cases in Oceana County, 3 in DHD #10 area.

March 23, 2020

No COVID-19 cases in Oceana County, 3 in DHD #10 area. In a 10-county area, there are presently three positive COVID-19 cases in the District Health Department #10 jurisdiction. No cases have been reported in Oceana County. As of Monday, March 23, at 2:30 p.m., there are positive cases in Newaygo, Wexford and Kalkaska counties. A positive case was also…

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Missing woman found.

March 23, 2020

Missing woman found. GRANT TOWNSHIP — A 73-year-old woman from the Comstock Park area who had been missing for about 20 hours was found “conscious and alert” by law enforcement, said Michigan State Police Sgt. Dan Thomas of the Hart post. The Michigan State Police Aviation Unit found her Dodge Grand Caravan in the area of Webster Road and 92nd…

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Governor issues stay at home order, for three weeks.

March 23, 2020

Governor issues stay at home order, for three weeks. LANSING — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. The order also directs Michiganders to stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that…

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Hospital opens COVID-19 triage tent.

March 23, 2020

Hospital opens COVID-19 triage tent. LUDINGTON — Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital is taking additional steps to care for the community and to keep patients and team members safe by opening a COVID-19 triage tent as an extension of its emergency department during peak patient times. The tent will be operational from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week…

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