West Michigan Works: A visit with Shelby Gem Factory.

June 19, 2015
West Michigan Works: A visit with Shelby Gem Factory.

SHELBY — Shelby Gem Factory is one of the only manufacturers of imitation diamonds in the country and one of the few that make artificial gems. Owner and founder Larry Kelley recently spoke to OCP for our video series, West Michigan Works.

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78th District Court arraignments

June 19, 2015
78th District Court arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The following were arraigned recently in front of the 78th District Court Magistrate: – Richard Lyle Wheaton, 22, of 11255 Heintzelman Rd., Rockford, was arrested May 23 by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) for a misdemeanor of operating a motor vehicle without security. Pretrial: July 7 at 3:15 p.m. Bail: $1,500/personal. –…

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Recent death, reported June 19, 2015.

June 19, 2015

Lester Earl Hillier, 77, of Montague, passed away June 18, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart. List of 2015 deaths on record.

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MSP: Safety is number-one priority at EF

June 18, 2015
MSP: Safety is number-one priority at EF

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. Electric Forest Festival coverage is sponsored by Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com. GRANT TWP. — As one of the largest music festivals in the nation descends upon the small Rothbury community, the Michigan State Police are prepared to make the experience a safe one for everyone involved and impacted by it.…

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Prosecutor: Woman suing sheriff had a UAE license but expired Michigan license.

June 17, 2015

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. GRAND RAPIDS — A woman who is suing the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office for violating her civil rights claiming she was forced to remove a religious head scarf as she was being booked in the county jail last month on a charge of driving while license suspended was driving on an expired Michigan license. However,…

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Muslim woman sues sheriff’s office, claiming she was forced to remove head scarf during jail booking

June 17, 2015
Muslim woman sues sheriff’s office, claiming she was forced to remove head scarf during jail booking

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. GRAND RAPIDS — A Muslim woman from Dearborn Heights is suing the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office for violating her civil rights after she claims she was forced to remove a religious head scarf as she was being booked in the county jail last month for a charge of driving while license suspended (DWLS). Fatme Dakroub,…

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GHSP to host food truck

June 17, 2015

HART – GHSP, in conjunction with United Way of the Lakeshore, is sponsoring a food truck for the Oceana County community Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. until noon (or when all food has been distributed) in the Hart High School parking lot. Due to construction on Johnson Street, use the 72nd Avenue entrance to access the school campus. GHSP…

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Car-deer crash on Deer Road

June 17, 2015
Car-deer crash on Deer Road

The police news is sponsored by Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart), www.springsteadlaw.com. GOLDEN TWP. — Michigan State Police were dispatched to a car-deer accident on Deer Road near 48th Avenue Tuesday, June 16, at 4:19 p.m. The following is Oceana County activity of the Hart MSP post Tuesday, June 16, 2015: – 9:24 a.m.,…

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Cassopolis man dies in dune crash

June 17, 2015
Cassopolis man dies in dune crash

GOLDEN TWP. — A sunny day at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes turned tragic Tuesday afternoon, June 16, when a 20-year-old Cassopolis man died in an ORV crash. Evan James Niedzielski was pronounced dead at the scene after the 1989 yellow Suzuki 500 quad he was operating rolled over, throwing him from the vehicle. “Niedzielski had injuries to his head…

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Hart man arrested after pointing toy gun at vehicle on U.S. 10.

June 16, 2015
Hart man arrested after pointing toy gun at vehicle on U.S. 10.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in -Chief. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP (Mason County) — An 18-year-old Hart man was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly pointing a gun at another vehicle while traveling west on U.S. 10 about 7:30 p.m. According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, the man was a passenger in a vehicle. He reportedly pointed a gun at another vehicle occupied by a…

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Shelby High School receives grant to buy Chromebooks for each student.

June 16, 2015
Shelby High School receives grant to buy Chromebooks for each student.

SHELBY — Shelby High School was one of five schools in Michigan selected to receive a technology grant that will provide a Google Chromebook computer to each high school student. “In addition to providing new devices to students one to one, the grant will also increase wireless capacity within the high school, replace and update projectors and other staff computers…

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Pentwater – a place to call home

June 16, 2015
Pentwater – a place to call home

PENTWATER — In an effort to promote the year-round benefits of the charming village, community leaders and citizens have launched a campaign to attract more people to live in Pentwater. The Pentwater Chamber of Commerce prominently carries a new message,  “Discover Pentwater. Come for a Day. A Week. A Life” on its website. “To the surprise of many visitors, Pentwater…

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