Welcome to the world! Recent births.

December 16, 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! Cain Jadiel Hernandez, the son of Guadalupe and Rodolfo Hernandez Jr. of Ludington, was born Dec. 8, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Adalynn Rae Hilton, the daughter of Sara and Robert Hilton of Pentwater, was born Dec. 8, 2014 at Spectrum…

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Hospital staff assists public with Affordable Care Act.

December 16, 2014

LUDINGTON — Spectrum Health staff worked with nearly 50 families this past Saturday from Mason, Oceana, Lake and Manistee counties to explain options to help them choose between the various plans available to them for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. They also made appointments for additional enrollment help, and assisted people with how to sign up for coverage. A…

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Local students bring Christmas joy to those who need it most

December 16, 2014
Local students bring Christmas joy to those who need it most

NORTH MUSKEGON — Sonya Hernandez is passionate about helping others in need, so she organized a work bee of Hart and Shelby high school students at her North Muskegon home Sunday, Dec. 14, to assemble gift packages, stuff stockings and make cards for those less fortunate. Five students, who participated in the Promesa Summer Success Program, acted like Santa’s elves…

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Mason Co. robbery may be related to Muskegon Co. robbery.

December 15, 2014
Mason Co. robbery may be related to Muskegon Co. robbery.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  BRANCH TWP. — Investigators from Michigan State Police are trying to determine if a Saturday night armed robbery at a northeastern Muskegon County store and Friday night’s armed robbery in Branch are related. Det. Lt. David Johnson of the MSP Hart post said the Bailey Grocery Store, located just south of the Newaygo County line, was…

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Pot possession arrest

December 15, 2014
Pot possession arrest

HART TWP. — A 26-year-old Muskegon man was arrested Sunday, Dec. 14, shortly after midnight on US-31 near Polk Road for possession of marijuana. The MSP report is brought to you by Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart), www.springsteadlaw.com.

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Police respond to assault

December 15, 2014
Police respond to assault

HART — Officers from the Hart Police Department were called to an assault and battery Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2:15 p.m. in the 500 block of State Street. There were no arrests, and the police report has been turned over to the Oceana County Prosecutor’s Office for review, said Hart Police Chief Dan Leimback. The victim suffered “minor facial bruising,”…

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‘Tis the season for scamming

December 15, 2014
‘Tis the season for scamming

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — After a utility bill scam was reported earlier this month in Mason County, now Oceana County law enforcement is receiving similar complaints. Hart Police Chief Dan Leimback said he has received two complaints today, Dec. 15, of an apparent phone scam that involves callers fraudulently claiming to be City of Hart employees seeking…

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New leadership selected for local GOP committee

December 14, 2014
New leadership selected for local GOP committee

MEARS — The Oceana County Republican Executive Committee elected Dr. Rudy Ochs as the new chair and Juanita Pierman as the new vice chair last Tuesday, Dec. 9, during a business meeting at the Golden Eatery. Current Treasurer Al Docter and current Secretary Barbara Siok were unanimously re-elected. Their two-year terms begin Jan. 1. “I am honored and humbled to be…

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27th Circuit Court sentencings

December 14, 2014
27th Circuit Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The following were sentenced Dec.8 in 27th Circuit Court: – Jerome Kenneth Hampton, 19, of East Garfield Rd., Hesperia, was found guilty Oct. 27 of attempted larceny $1,000-$20,000. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for 41 days served; 41 days forthwith; sentence to be served at the court’s discretion;…

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Arraignments

December 13, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The following were arraigned this week in front of the 78th District Court magistrate: –      Jason Patrick Burrous, 40, of 544 48th, Shelby, was arrested Nov. 30 for a misdemeanor of driving while license suspended (DWLS), second offense. A pretrial is set for Dec. 17 at 3:30 p.m. Bail: $5,000/cash/surety. –      Andrew Scott…

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78th District Court sentencings

December 13, 2014
78th District Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced in 78th District Court Monday, Dec. 8: –      Alexander Edward Christiansen, 29, of 3712 Dublin St., Grand Rapids, was found guilty Dec. 8 of attempted assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer. He was sentenced to one year discretionary jail and $400 in fines and costs. He was also found guilty Dec.…

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Sheriff’s activity report

December 12, 2014
Sheriff’s activity report

HART — The following is activity of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office from Thursday, Dec. 11: – 12:08 a.m., suspicious situation, 3100 W. Baseline Rd. – 12:30 a.m., car-deer crash, E. M-20 and S. 164th Ave. – 3:20 a.m., traffic stop, N. 144th and E. Deer Rd. – 5:02 a.m., animal complaint, S. Maple Island Rd. and E. Wilke Rd.…

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