Accused arsonist to take lie detector test

November 10, 2014
Accused arsonist to take lie detector test

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The Hesperia businessman and outgoing village councilman accused of burning his restaurant last spring appeared before 27th Circuit Court Judge Anthony Monton Monday morning, Nov. 10, with his attorney Matthew Ryan Kacel, who indicated that his client will undergo a polygraph test. David Sean Pates, 32, a co-owner of the Hesperia House restaurant,…

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Service club activities kick into high gear

November 9, 2014
Service club activities kick into high gear

Story and photo contributed by Ron Beeber. PENTWATER — Pentwater Service Club Program Chair Rand Gee has lined up some interesting speakers for upcoming meetings. Members meet every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. at Pentwater Public School, with lunch following at 12:15 p.m. The Club recently added several new members and welcomes more. For more info, go to serviceclub. Nov. 13:…

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78th District Court arraignments

November 8, 2014
78th District Court arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The following were arraigned Wednesday, Nov. 5, in front of the 78th District Court Magistrate: Felonies –      Scott Edward Overly, 29, of 2928 Eighth St., Muskegon Heights, was arrested Nov. 5 by the Hesperia Police Department for one count of forgery and one count of uttering and publishing, both of which…

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27th Circuit Court sentencings

November 8, 2014
27th Circuit Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OPC Editor. HART — The following were sentenced Monday, Nov. 3, in 51st Circuit Court: – Chad William Gould, 30, of 14707 104th Ave., Coopersville, was found guilty Nov. 3 of controlled substance – possession of a non-narcotic. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail; sentence to be served at the court’s discretion; and $325 in…

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Hart teacher to host book signing

November 7, 2014
Hart teacher to host book signing

MONTAGUE — Hart High School English teacher and local author, Brett Ramseyer, will read, sign and discuss his debut novel, Come Not To Us, Saturday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at The Book Nook and Java Shop. Ramseyer’s description of the novel, which is set in West Michigan: “Peter Sonderling attempts suicide with a loaded Luger to his own temple…

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Pure Michigan hunt applications available.

November 7, 2014

With archery deer season under way and firearm season right around the corner, the Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters, when buying their deer licenses, to take a moment to purchase their Pure Michigan Hunt applications. The Pure Michigan Hunt began in 2009, and since then 15 lucky Michigan residents have won the hunt of a lifetime. Three winners are…

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Welcome to the world! Recent births.

November 7, 2014
Welcome to the world! Recent births.

Birth announcements are sponsored by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave. Check them out here on Facebook.  Welcome to the world! Sawyer Ranier Edenburn, the son of Hannah and Seth Edenburn of Shelby, was born Nov. 6, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Camden Danger Anderson, the son of Megan Berke and Randall Anderson of Pentwater, was born Nov. 6, 2014 at Spectrum…

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Electric Forest permit subject of Monday’s hearing

November 7, 2014
Electric Forest permit subject of Monday’s hearing

GRANT TWP. — The Grant Township Board has scheduled a public hearing for Monday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the township hall regarding the mass gathering permit for the Electric Forest Festival at the Double JJ Ranch. As long as the festival gets support from the Grant Township Board every year, it looks like the hugely-popular music festival is…

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78th District Court sentencings

November 7, 2014
78th District Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced in 78th District Court Monday, Nov. 3: –      Patrick William McManaman, 42, of 920 John R. Rd., Apt. 703, Troy, was found guilty Nov. 3 of operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail (probation office to schedule); 93 days discretionary jail; and $1,140 in fines…

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Shop area appears to be fire’s origin

November 6, 2014
Shop area appears to be fire’s origin

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. GREENWOOD TWP. — The cause of the fire that destroyed the David Allen Racing Motorsports facility, formerly Powers Motor Sports, at 11995 N. Maple Island Rd., Wednesday evening, Nov. 5, has not yet been determined, but officials are saying it likely started in the shop area. “The shop area seems to be the origin,” said…

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Hasil named 911 director of the year.

November 6, 2014
Hasil named 911 director of the year.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  WEARE TWP. — Ray Hasil has been the director of Mason-Oceana 911 since February 2013, but in that short time he has made an impact locally and statewide. Recently, he was named the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials’ Public Safety Communications Center Director of the Year. Hasil was nominated for the honor by Cyndie Miller,…

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State police investigating CSC

November 6, 2014
State police investigating CSC

CLAYBANKS TWP. — The Hart post of the Michigan State Police is investigating a criminal sexual conduct complaint that was reported Wednesday, Nov. 5. No further details were immediately available. Other recent MSP activity in Oceana County includes: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 – 12 a.m., stalking complaint, 6700 block of Webster Rd., Claybanks Twp. – 10 a.m., car-deer crash, US-31…

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