Village administrator resigns; president cites ‘tense environment’ caused by some council members

June 1, 2015
Village administrator resigns; president cites ‘tense environment’ caused by some council members

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. SHELBY — Village Administrator Aaron Desentz announced his resignation Monday, June 1, stating that he has taken a new job as the Leslie city manager. Village President Paul Inglis said he believes a “tense environment” created by some council members led to Desentz’s decision. Inglis, who was the long-time Oceana County administrator until his retirement…

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Weekend police report

June 1, 2015
Weekend police report

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 Michigan State Police, Hart post, activity in Oceana County over the weekend: Friday, May 29, 2015: – 3:50 a.m., larceny of a small amount of money, 5000 block of W. Polk Rd., Golden Twp. – 8:45 p.m., non-aggravated assault, 9000…

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Cigarettes, chewing tobacco stolen in Kwik Mart break-in

June 1, 2015
Cigarettes, chewing tobacco stolen in Kwik Mart break-in

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. WALKERVILLE — Several cartons of cigarettes and chewing tobacco were stolen during a breaking and entering at the Walkerville Kwik Mart early Monday morning, June 1, according to Lt. Craig Mast of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were dispatched to an alarm activation at the convenience store at 3:44 a.m., and upon inspection of the…

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Recent deaths, reported June 1, 2015.

June 1, 2015

Linda Tietz, 72, of Shelby, died May 28, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby. Scott Near, age 47, of Shelby, died May 29, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby. Lorna Marie Reeds, 92, of Hart, passed away May 29, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart. List of 2015 deaths on record.

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Michigan’s redistricting web: Part 1.

May 31, 2015
Michigan’s redistricting web: Part 1.

The Mitten Memo. A blog by Nick Krieger. At one time, legislative districts in many states—particularly state senate districts—were apportioned principally on the basis of geography rather than population.  In some states, every county was entitled to elect a certain number of state representatives or state senators, regardless of the county’s population.  This often resulted in extremely unequal representation.  For…

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‘Under the Radar: Michigan’ features Silver Lake

May 30, 2015
‘Under the Radar: Michigan’ features Silver Lake

A Review by Kay Brennan. Hesperia Community Library Director. Are you Interested in travel in your own beautiful state? “Under the Radar: Michigan” is the show for you. This is a PBS series of 30-minute shows now available on DVD and includes a book of information about each program. Host Tom Daldin explores big towns and small from Ann Arbor…

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27th Circuit Court sentencings

May 30, 2015
27th Circuit Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The following were sentenced this week in 27th Circuit Court: – Jay Jacob Ball, 24, of 7990 E. White Rd., Holton, was found guilty April 8 of possession of methamphetamine. He was sentenced May 27 to two to 10 years in a Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) prison with credit for 138 days…

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$1 million scholarship story not true, teacher says; recipient says he may have been scammed.

May 29, 2015
$1 million scholarship story not true, teacher says; recipient says he may have been scammed.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. Earlier today, OCP Editor Allison Scarbrough posted a story about Hart High School graduate Nickolas Ponce and a $1 million college scholarship he received. Allison interviewed Nickolas face-to-face about this story after she was “tagged” in a Facebook post shared by Sonya Hernandez, a former Hart Public Schools employee. Allison had also been hearing about this scholarship…

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Farmers Market opens Monday

May 29, 2015
Farmers Market opens Monday

PENTWATER — Pentwater’s Farmers Market on the Village Green is open Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Monday, June 1, through Labor Day. This season’s expanded list of vendors includes many long-time favorites plus new vendors offering local wines, goat cheese, flour and sugar. You can find the finest in everything local — from organic produce…

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Million dollar scholar

May 29, 2015
Million dollar scholar

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Recent Hart graduate Nickolas Ponce has helped others less fortunate throughout his high school career, and now someone has returned the favor by awarding him a $1 million college scholarship. Yes, you read that correctly — one million dollars! Nick found out last week that he was awarded a personal “Vision” scholarship from…

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78th District Court arraignments

May 29, 2015
78th District Court arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were arraigned recently in front of the 78th District Court Magistrate: Felony –      Miguel Calderon, 54, of 1509 Grandville Ave., Grand Rapids, was arrested May 9 by the Michigan State Police (MSP) for a felony of third-offense operating while intoxicated. Pretrial: June 8 at 3 p.m. Bail: $5,000/cash/surety/10 percent cash. Misdemeanors…

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Police respond to assault and battery at school

May 29, 2015
Police respond to assault and battery at school

The police news is sponsored by VanderHaag Car Sales of Scottville, 231-757-2727, www.vanderhaagcarsales.com and Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com. SHELBY — The Hart post of the Michigan State Police is investigating an assault and battery involving adults at Shelby Middle School Thursday, May 28, at 7:30 a.m. No arrests have been made, and the…

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