78th District Court arraignments

June 6, 2015
78th District Court arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were arraigned recently in front of the 78th District Court magistrate: –      Victor Arocho, 35, of 103 Courtland St., Apt. 1, Hart, was arrested May 28 by the Hart Police Department (HPD) on three misdemeanor counts of truancy. Pretrial: June 16 at 3:30 p.m. Bail: $1,000/cash/surety/10 percent cash. (The charge carries…

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Car-deer crashes, mailbox destruction

June 5, 2015
Car-deer crashes, mailbox destruction

The police news is sponsored by Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com. The following is activity of the Michigan State Police, Hart post, June 4, 2015, in Oceana County: – 3 p.m., malicious destruction of property to a mailbox, 9000 block of S. 116th Ave., Otto Twp. – 5:08 p.m., car-deer crash, Webster Rd. and…

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Two arrested in meth lab bust

June 5, 2015
Two arrested in meth lab bust

NEWFIELD TWP. —  A 45-year-old Hesperia man and a 25-year-old Hesperia woman were arrested by the State Sheriffs’ Chiefs’ Enforcement Narcotics Team (SSCENT) Thursday, June 4, following a meth lab bust in the 2900 block of Lakeview Drive. Following a search of the property, Leon Jon Stanek was arrested and lodged in the Oceana County Jail. Stanek was arraigned Friday,…

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78th District Court sentencings

June 5, 2015
78th District Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: –      Abad Garcia-Ramirez, 41, of 6207 S. 36th Ave., New Era, was found guilty May 26 of operating with a high blood alcohol content (BAC). He was sentenced to 180 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if…

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Police respond to car-deer crashes

June 4, 2015
Police respond to car-deer crashes

The police news is sponsored by Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com. The following is activity of the Hart post of the Michigan State Police June 3, 2015: – 7 a.m., car-deer crash, US-31 and Winston Rd., Grant Twp. – 9:45 a.m., car-deer crash, Oceana Dr. and Polk Rd., Hart Twp. – 10:09 p.m, car-deer…

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Recent death, reported June 4, 2015.

June 4, 2015

Peggy F. Straley, 62, of Walkerville, passed away on June 3, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart. List of 2015 deaths on record.

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EF announces schedule, adds 2 stages

June 4, 2015
EF announces schedule, adds 2 stages

GRANT TWP. — The Electric Forest Festival, the gigantic music celebration that attracts tens of thousands of fans from across the nation, has announced its schedule. As the popularity of the festival grows, so does its infrastructure with the addition of two stages, The Hangar and Jubilee. “HQ is proud to unveil that this year we are welcoming two new…

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Drug enforcement team is making meth a priority.

June 3, 2015

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. Over the past several months, numerous people have been arrested on charges related to the manufacturing of methamphetamine. The arrests are an indication of the increased manufacturing and usage of the illegal substance in this area, along with an increase in enforcement, according to Michigan State Police Lt. Andrew Ambrose, the commander of the State, Sheriff’s,…

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Three elected to ESD board.

June 3, 2015

AMBER TWP. (Mason Co.) — Three candidates were recently elected to the West Shore Educational board of education. They include incumbents Jim Dittmer, six year term and Dr. Robert Fong, six year term along with David Bass, four year term. Bass replaces Gil Larsen, who did not seek re-election. Their terms will begin on July 1. ESD board members seek petitions from their…

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Police respond to crashes

June 3, 2015
Police respond to crashes

The police news is sponsored by Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com. The following is recent local law enforcement activity: Tuesday, June 2, 2015: – 9:38 a.m., (Michigan State Police, Hart post), illegal dumping, 5000 block of Stony Lake Rd., Benona Twp. – 11:03 a.m., (MSP), larceny, 4000 block of 132nd Ave., Otto Twp. –…

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Examining rail trail extension to Pentwater among topics of June 11 meeting

June 2, 2015
Examining rail trail extension to Pentwater among topics of June 11 meeting

PENTWATER — Bicycling on roads and trails is increasingly popular, and more cyclists are being attracted to Pentwater. But some ask whether routes could be made safer?  Should more be done to promote Pentwater as a bicycling destination? Is the idea of better connecting Pentwater to the William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail now worth pursuing? A one-hour public meeting is…

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Weekend packed full of summertime fun

June 1, 2015
Weekend packed full of summertime fun

SILVER LAKE — An action-packed weekend is in store at a scenic hotspot. The Second Annual Blues, Brews and Dunes Festival is set for Saturday, June 6, as well as the Michigan Adventure Race. Then, the Blessing of the Duners is on tap for Sunday, June 7, at noon. Blues, Brews, & Dunes Festival Enjoy live blues music by Hank…

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