3 Hesperia teens, originally charged as adults, plea guilty in family court.

June 16, 2015

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. HART — The third of three Hesperia teenaged boys, initially charged with sexual assault and conspiracy to commit crimes against a classmate, pled guilty in 27th Circuit Court Family Division recently. The other two boys had already entered pleas. Initially the three 14-year-old boys were charged as adults. See original story here. Oceana County Prosecutor Joe…

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188 golfers battle rain in Joe Foster Open; event draws Red Wings star

June 16, 2015
188 golfers battle rain in Joe Foster Open; event draws Red Wings star

Story Contributed By Fred Inglis. Inglis is a 22-year sports reporter/anchor for KTVU – TV in Oakland, Calif. and a two-time Emmy winner. SHELBY — The 42nd Annual Joe Foster Open took on the look of The British Open last weekend at Oceana Golf Club. The rain and fog loomed over the two-day Best Ball tournament, but all 94 teams…

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Raffle during arts and crafts fest supports artisan center

June 16, 2015
Raffle during arts and crafts fest supports artisan center

PENTWATER — The Annual Spring Fest Raffle for the Pentwater Artisan Learning Center will take place this weekend during the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Fest. Spring Fest, which is an annual arts and craft festival, is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Village Green. Over 100…

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‘Music On The Commons’ begins Wednesday with EDM DJ

June 15, 2015
‘Music On The Commons’ begins Wednesday with EDM DJ

HART — Hart Main Street presents the 2015 lineup for Music On The Commons, which is a free outdoor concert series Wednesday nights at the Hart Commons at the intersection of State and Main streets. – June 17 – DJ Bobby Wobblez – Electronic Dance Music (EDM),  7:30-9:30 p.m. Rain date: Friday, June 19. – July 15 – Hannah Rose Graves…

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Two injured in separate weekend dune crashes

June 15, 2015
Two injured in separate weekend dune crashes

GOLDEN TWP. — Two men were injured in separate crashes at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes over the weekend involving the same type of ORV. A 28-year-old Midland man was injured following a crash Friday, June 12, at 4:28 p.m. “Driver (was) found with leg stuck in rear tires,” states an accident report from the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. “Unknown…

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Ludington man injured in US-31 rollover crash

June 15, 2015
Ludington man injured in US-31 rollover crash

SHELBY TWP. — A 29-year-old Ludington man received moderate injuries in a rollover crash on northbound US-31, south of West Buchanan Road, Friday, June 12, at 4:25 p.m., according to an Oceana County Sheriff’s Office accident report. The 1999 red Honda Passport that the man was driving hit the guardrail and overturned after a tire blew, according to the report.…

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DVDs, electronics stolen in break-in

June 15, 2015
DVDs, electronics stolen in break-in

The police news is sponsored by Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart), www.springsteadlaw.com. COLFAX TWP. — DVDs and electronics were stolen during a breaking and entering that was reported to the Hart post of the Michigan State Police Saturday, June 13, at 6:46 p.m. in the 5000 block of 186th Avenue. Other recent MSP activity in…

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Recent deaths, reported June 15, 2015.

June 15, 2015

D. Raymond, 90, of Hart passed away on June 14, 2015 at his home in Hart. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral and Cremation Center, Ludington. Irene Griffen, 102, of Shelby, died June 12, 2015. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby. Arlene Renkema, 81, of Hart, died June 13, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby. Sharon Laham, 68, of Shelby,…

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Help wanted: news reporter

June 14, 2015

Mason County Press and Oceana County Press (Media Group 31 LLC) are looking for a reporter to cover municipal, school and general news beats.  Journalism experience and/or familiarity of local politics, governments, commerce and schools preferred. Should have a basic understanding of computers, photography and social media. Video and audio experience a bonus! Must have laptop or tablet and mobile…

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Rain, rain go away

June 14, 2015
Rain, rain go away

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. OCEANA COUNTY — Heavy downpours Saturday night, June 13, caused flooding and washouts of area roads, and more rain with possible severe weather is predicted for Sunday and most of this week. In Benona Township, 56th Avenue between Stone Road and Marshville Dam Road is closed due to a huge washout. The washout gushed into Dorrance Creek,…

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Michigan’s redistricting web: Part 3.

June 14, 2015

The Mitten Memo. A blog by Nick Krieger. See part 1 here See part 2 here Michigan’s bipartisan apportionment commission had proven itself unable to effectively redistrict the Michigan Legislature.  The eight commissioners had regularly split along party lines.  Each time this happened, the matter had ended up before the Michigan Supreme Court for resolution.  Predictably, the apportionment commission deadlocked…

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78th District Court sentencings

June 13, 2015
78th District Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: – Julie Ann Barnes, 33, of 277 N. State St., Shelby, was found guilty May 4 of second-offense operating under the influence of liquor (OUIL). She was sentenced to nine days in jail; one year discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit…

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