Hart man sent to prison for dealing meth.

February 11, 2020

Hart man sent to prison for dealing meth. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — A 28-year-old Hart man was sentenced in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Feb. 11, to two to 20 years in prison for a conviction of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. Robert Allen King, of 3752 W. Van Buren Rd., was convicted as a second-offense habitual…

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Domestic assault, warrant arrests top police activity.

February 11, 2020

Domestic assault, warrant arrests top police activity. #OceanaCountyCrime The following is recent police activity in Oceana County: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020: – 9:38 p.m., (Oceana County Sheriff’s Office), domestic assault and malicious destruction of property, 8400 block of East Arthur Road, Greenwood Township. A door frame and a mailbox were damaged. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020: – 7:59 p.m., (OCSO), domestic…

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Man testifies he returned to crime scene to steal gas after stealing quad.

February 10, 2020

Man testifies he returned to crime scene to steal gas after stealing quad. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A 20-year-old Shelby man testified in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Feb. 10, that he stole a quad from a barn in Leavitt Township last December and then returned to the crime scene to steal gas. Logan Nathaniel Duvall, of 84…

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Hash oil lab case could result in plea.

February 10, 2020

Hash oil lab case could result in plea. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – The case against a 27-year-old Mears man charged with operating/maintaining a lab is scheduled for trial next month in 27th Circuit Court, but a plea offer may eliminate the need for a trial. Travis Michael Gale, of 5178 W. Fox Rd., is also charged with…

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MSP busy with crashes on snowy roads.

February 10, 2020

MSP busy with crashes on snowy roads. #OceanaCountyCrime The following is activity in Oceana County of the Michigan State Police, Hart post, over the weekend: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020: – 11:05 p.m., one-vehicle crash, no injury, US 31 near Oceana Drive, Grant Township. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020: – 1:03 a.m., assault and battery and fugitive warrant, 1000 block of Michigan…

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Closings, cancellations, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020

February 9, 2020

Closings, cancellations for Monday, Feb. 10, 2020: This list may be updated. Please do not add closings to the comments. Schools: Bear Lake Public Schools Casman Academy Convenant Christian School Gateway to Success Academy Kaleva Norman Dickson Public Schools Hart Public Schools Ludington Area Catholic School Ludington Area School District Manistee Catholic Central School Manistee Area Public Schools Mason County…

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Stopping by the woods on a snowy afternoon.

February 9, 2020

Stopping by the woods on a snowy afternoon. Watson Country Outdoor Report. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. The Watson Country Outdoor Report is a presentation of the Watson Auto Group, selling Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Fiat in Ludington, Manistee, Benzie and Rockford. “Every season there’s a reason to visit Watson Country. For more information, visit watsoncountry.com. PENTWATER TOWNSHIP  — When you embark…

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78th District Court arraignments, Feb. 8, 2020.

February 8, 2020

78th District Court arraignments, Feb. 8, 2020. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The following were arraigned recently in 78th District Court: Felonies – Justin Darwin-Max Allen, 28, of 2304 186th Ave., Hesperia, was arrested by the Michigan State Police (MSP) for felonies of methamphetamine possession and narcotic/cocaine possession less than 25 grams. Bail: $7,500/cash/surety/10 percent. Preliminary exam: Feb.…

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The Makers: Off the grid art.

February 7, 2020

The Makers: Off the grid art. The Makers Series is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union. #TheMakers By Katie Provenzano, Press Correspondent HART — Kade Swenor plays harmonica in a bluegrass band, but that’s just the beginning of his artistic talent. He enjoys using found materials such as metal, rock, glass, and porcelain to create handmade knives and arrowheads. “My goal is to teach.…

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Proposed legislation could help embattled village.

February 7, 2020

Proposed legislation could help embattled village. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HESPERIA — For nearly a year, the feuding Hesperia Village Council has not been able to hold a meeting due to a lack of council members present. Michigan State Senator Jon Bumstead serves the 34th District, which includes Oceana, Newaygo and Muskegon counties, and Hesperia is uniquely situated in both…

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MSP report.

February 7, 2020

MSP report. #OceanaCountyCrime The following is recent activity in Oceana County of the Michigan State Police, Hart post: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020: – 6:02 p.m., two-vehicle crash, no injuries, Maple Island Road near East Skeels Road, Greenwood Township. – 7:32 p.m., a 20-year-old Hesperia man was arrested for driving while license suspended and on an outstanding warrant, M 20 near…

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Free Fishing Weekend is Feb. 15, 16.

February 7, 2020

Free Fishing Weekend is Feb. 15, 16. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering a Free Fishing Weekend Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16. All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. A Recreation Passport will not be required for entry into state parks and boating access sites during Free Fishing Weekend. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing…

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