Shelby Optimists encourage young readers

February 12, 2015
Shelby Optimists encourage young readers

HESPERIA — The Shelby Optimist Club recently presented the Hesperia Community Library with a gift of $1,000 that the library will use a portion of to purchase materials for its “Every Hero Has a Story” 2015 Summer Reading program. This program is open to Hesperia area children, and it includes a storytime for toddlers; family night; and teen night. Children are…

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Coast guard attack suspect arraigned on arson charges

February 11, 2015
Coast guard attack suspect arraigned on arson charges

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Matthew Lawrence Krueger, 33, of Illinois was arraigned via video conferencing from the Ottawa County Jail Wednesday, Feb. 11, in 78th District Court on four felony arson counts in connection to the fire that destroyed a structure near Mears early Sunday morning, Feb. 8, two hours before his alleged attack on the U.S.…

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Grinch-like actions yield jail term

February 11, 2015
Grinch-like actions yield jail term

HART — A 20-year-old Rothbury man who stole several items from a residence just three days before Christmas was sentenced to five months in jail Wednesday, Feb. 11, in 27th Circuit Court. David Allen Wellington received credit for 52 days already served in the Oceana County Jail for a felony conviction of larceny from a building. Oceana County Prosecutor Joe…

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‘She wouldn’t hurt a fly’ husband tells judge who sentenced wife for accidental shooting

February 11, 2015
‘She wouldn’t hurt a fly’ husband tells judge who sentenced wife for accidental shooting

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The 43-year-old Rothbury woman who said she accidentally shot her husband in the arm last September received no additional jail time during her sentencing Wednesday, Feb. 11, in 27th Circuit Court. Her husband appeared in court, supporting his wife Angela Ann Kevwitch. “She wouldn’t hurt a fly,” he told Judge Anthony Monton. “It…

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No injuries in rollover

February 11, 2015
No injuries in rollover

HART TWP. — A vehicle that appeared to be traveling west on Polk Road near Appletree Automotive went off the icy roadway and rolled over on the north side of the road Wednesday, Feb. 11, around 11 a.m. No injuries were reported. The crash was initially toned out as a personal injury accident, and Hart Area Fire Department and Oceana…

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Women Who Care to reach $100,000 milestone

February 11, 2015
Women Who Care to reach $100,000 milestone

MEARS — When the Women Who Care meet on March 3, not only will they will decide which Oceana nonprofit will receive their individual $100 personal checks, but their collective donations will surpass $100,000. WWC members’ donations will total over $100,000 to 12 charitable organizations over the past three years. “Whoever thought we’d make such an impact since forming in…

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School closings and delays, Feb. 11, 2015.

February 11, 2015
School closings and delays, Feb. 11, 2015.

School closings are sponsored by Smith & Eddy Insurance of Scottville, Manistee and Ludington. The following schools are closed today, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. This list may be updated: – Hart – Shelby – Walkerville

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Krueger to be charged with 4 felonies in Oceana; faces life in prison

February 10, 2015
Krueger to be charged with 4 felonies in Oceana; faces life in prison

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The man who allegedly burned a building near Mears before attacking the U.S. Coast Guard station in Grand Haven Sunday, Feb. 8, is facing four felonies in Oceana County, Oceana County Prosecutor Joe Bizon said Tuesday, Feb. 10. Matthew Lawrence Krueger, 33, is expected to be arraigned in 78th District Court via video conferencing…

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On top of the world

February 10, 2015
On top of the world

See video here.  By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. THOMPSONVILLE (Benzie Co.) — When you visit Crystal Mountain, it’s like stepping into a charming village with its cobblestone walkways, quaint cottages and horse-drawn surrrey rides.  In addition to the lovely architecture, you are nearly overcome by the beauty of the natural surroundings — giant pines, snow-covered slopes and sprawling views of…

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Coast Guard station attack suspect arraigned; local charges pending

February 9, 2015
Coast Guard station attack suspect arraigned; local charges pending

GRAND HAVEN – The man who allegedly attacked the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Grand Haven Sunday, Feb. 8, just hours after his alleged involvement in a suspicious fire to a building where he lived seasonally near Mears has been arraigned on charges in Ottawa County but not yet in Oceana County. Matthew Lawrence Krueger, 33, was charged with two…

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Domestic assault, hit and run

February 9, 2015
Domestic assault, hit and run

OTTO TWP. — A 41-year-old Muskegon man was arrested for domestic assault Sunday, Feb. 8, at 8:50 pm. in the southern area of the county by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies, along with troopers from the Hart post of the Michigan State Police as backup, responded to a cabin near Sand Road, which is near Skeels Road at the…

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UPDATE: Coast guard attack, arson suspect ID’d

February 9, 2015
UPDATE: Coast guard attack, arson suspect ID’d

GOLDEN TWP. — The 34-year-old man who attacked the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Grand Haven early Sunday morning, Feb. 8, and is linked to the suspicious fire near Mears a few hours prior to the attack has been identified as Matthew Krueger. Lt. Craig Mast of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Krueger’s identity Monday morning, Feb. 9. Since…

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