Snowmobiler in critical condition following crash

February 17, 2015
Snowmobiler in critical condition following crash

GRANT TWP. — A 32-year-old Montague man is in critical condition after crashing his snowmobile in a blueberry field off of West Winston Road near South 72nd Avenue Sunday afternoon, Feb. 15. Charles Alan VanTuyl was transported from the scene by Oceana EMS to the Hackley Campus Mercy – Health Muskegon, where he was airlifted to Spectrum Health in Grand…

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School crossing guard struck in hit-and-run

February 16, 2015
School crossing guard struck in hit-and-run

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Recent death, Feb. 15, 2015.

February 15, 2015

Gloria Tietz of Rothbury died Feb. 13, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby. List of 2015 deaths on record. 

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Outdoors show to bring speakers, vendors to local enthusiasts.

February 15, 2015

MANISTEE TWP. (Manistee Co.) — A passion for the outdoors by two hunting partners has turned an event that they are hoping will become to premier outdoors show. Curtis Smith and Jimmy Stankowski said they wanted to help others develop their own successful hunting experiences. Last year they put together their first sports show. This year, the Michigan Sports Show…

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Sheriff: plowing resumes at 5 a.m.

February 14, 2015
Sheriff: plowing resumes at 5 a.m.

HART — Oceana County Sheriff Robert Farber stated that county road commission trucks will resume plowing at 5 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15. The sheriff’s office announced that all road commission plows have been pulled off the roads tonight due to the severe Valentine’s Day Storm, and motorists are urged to stay off the roads. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office has…

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Sheriff: STAY OFF ROADS; plowing ceases for the night

February 14, 2015
Sheriff: STAY OFF ROADS; plowing ceases for the night

HART — Oceana County Sheriff Robert Farber has announced that all road commission plows have been pulled off the roads tonight due to the severe Valentine’s Day Storm, and motorists are urged to stay off the roads. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office has also issued a similar warning The storm that began on Friday the 13th has increased in intensity…

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27th Circuit Court sentencings

February 14, 2015
27th Circuit Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The following were sentenced Wednesday, Feb. 11, in 27th Circuit Court: – Anthony Werner Priese, 34, of 9426 Oaklane Dr., Rothbury, pleaded no contest Jan. 5 to aggravated assault. He was sentenced to one year in jail with credit for 89 days served; 89 days forthwith; sentence to be served at the court’s…

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78th District Court arraignments

February 14, 2015
78th District Court arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The following were arraigned Wednesday, Feb. 11, in front of the 78th District Court Magistrate: Felonies –      Isisoro Rosas, Jr., 22, of 3381 N. 120th Ave., Hart, was arrested Feb. 7 by  the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) for three felony counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) – person under 13. Preliminary…

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The Light Chaser: Capturing motion

February 14, 2015
The Light Chaser: Capturing motion

This site is brought to you free through the generosity of our advertisers. Today we would like to feature a new advertiser, MyProLab.com, the official photographic lab of Media Group 31 (our parent company) and Alway Photography. The Light Chaser. A blog by Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. Chapter 4: Exposure — shutter. Last week we introduced you to exposure and understanding ISO. This…

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Winter storm warning

February 13, 2015

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST SATURDAY HAZARDOUS WEATHER * THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM BECAUSE OF WIDESPREAD BLOWING SNOW AND EXTREME COLD. NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP ON SATURDAY WITH WIND CHILLS FALLING WELL BELOW ZERO. * THE TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE EXCESSIVE AND SHOULD NOT EXCEED SIX INCHES IN MOST…

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Sheriff’s office urges residents to use caution

February 13, 2015
Sheriff’s office urges residents to use caution

HART — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging Oceana citizens and visitors to be extra cautious when going out in the extreme cold during this weekend’s storm, Undersheriff Tim Priese said Friday afternoon, Feb. 13. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Oceana County and other lakeshore counties that went into effect at 3 p.m. Friday…

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Semi stuck in median

February 13, 2015
Semi stuck in median

HART TWP. — Troopers from the Hart post of the Michigan State Police handled traffic policing Thursday, Feb. 12, at 9 a.m. on US-31 north of Polk Road where a semi tractor-trailer went off the icy roadway and was stuck in the median. No injuries were reported in the crash. Deputies from the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office were also one…

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