Making summer pike fishing worthwhile

August 28, 2014

Weekly Fishing Tip: Catching big pike in the summer Most anglers consider winter the best time to catch a trophy-sized pike, but following a few key pointers can make summer pike fishing worthwhile. When it’s very warm out think about where pike will hide – places with cooler water. These spots include along the thermocline, where coldwater streams/rivers flow into…

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Arson warrant issued for Hesperia House co-owner

August 28, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HESPERIA — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office has issued a two-count felony warrant for a 32-year-old man, who is the co-owner of the Hesperia House, for allegedly committing arson to the restaurant last April. The restaurant, which is still standing, has not been open for business since the alleged arson occurred, the night of April…

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Vietnam’s brutality has a lasting impact

August 27, 2014
Vietnam’s brutality has a lasting impact

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Even though Deb McCarthy of Hesperia did not fight on the frontlines of the Vietnam War, she knows all too well the horrors it caused. McCarthy was at the Oceana County Fairgrounds Wednesday for the Vietnam Traveling Wall’s departure to Ludington with her husband, Ken. They rode their motorcycle along with several other…

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Vietnam Traveling Wall triggers emotions

August 27, 2014
Vietnam Traveling Wall triggers emotions

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — As 500-plus bikers converged upon the Oceana County Fairgrounds Wednesday to escort the Vietnam Traveling Wall to Ludington, many of them had interesting stories to tell. One of those bikers is 65-year-old Dearborn native Bill Errante, a Vietnam veteran who suffers from the effects of Agent Orange. He has diabetes and other health…

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Traveling wall route

August 27, 2014

HART — The traveling Vietnam Memorial wall will be escorted by dozens of motorcycles this afternoon. The group will leave the Oceana County Fairgrounds at 3 p.m., traveling north on State Street then to Oceana Drive north to Pere Marquette Highway. It will turn west on U.S. 10 to Gaylord Avenue in Ludington.

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Fund helps those fighting serious illnesses

August 26, 2014
Fund helps those fighting serious illnesses

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. Patrick Fuller and his daughter, Anna Fuller, are passionate about helping those in need. That is why Patrick recently established the Cancer and Critical Care Fund through the Community Foundation for Oceana County to financially assist Oceana and surrounding area residents with expenses associated with cancer or a critical illness. “We’re both from the area…

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Welcome to the world! Recent births.

August 26, 2014

Welcome to the world! Kiaya Faye Mannor, the daughter of Heather Lewis of Hart, was born August 24, 2014 at Mercy Health Hackley Birth Center in Muskegon. Abraham Alexander Molina, the son of Chelsea and Jose Molina of Hart, was born August 24, 2014 at Mercy Health Hackley Birth Center in Muskegon. If you have a birth announcement to make, you…

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New assistant prosecutor hired

August 26, 2014

HART — A new chief assistant prosecutor who has over 25 years experience working as a prosecutor was hired earlier this month by the Oceana County Prosecutor’s Office. Jeffrey Kabot was set to begin duties as early as this week, Oceana County Prosecutor Joe Bizon said, at a starting salary of $65,000. The experienced prosecutor has worked in several Michigan…

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DNR accepting apps to fill Equine Trails Subcommittee vacancy

August 25, 2014

The Department of Natural Resources today announced that applications are being accepted for appointment to the Equine Trails Subcommittee. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 25, 2014, and final appointment will be made by DNR Director Keith Creagh. The Equine Trails Subcommittee was created in 2010 as a subcommittee to advise the Michigan Trails Advisory Council on the development and use…

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September is National Family Month

August 25, 2014

The Lakeshore Coordinating Council, along with Network 180, Drug Free Communities Coalitions and Great Start Collaborative are collaborating with local restaurants across west Michigan to celebrate National Family Month and promote family dinners in September. According to a press release from Lakeshore Coordinating Council, National Family Month recognizes and celebrates the positive impact parents have in preventing their children from…

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VFW Pancake Breakfast

August 25, 2014
VFW Pancake Breakfast

PENTWATER — Enjoy a pancake breakfast this Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Pentwater VFW Hall. The cost is $7 for adults; $3 for children ages 5-12; and kids under 5 are free. Proceeds go to Marines Helping Marines.  

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Pow wow, heritage days, bridge walk this weekend

August 25, 2014
Pow wow, heritage days, bridge walk this weekend

HART — Take a trip back in time during the 22nd Annual Honoring our Elders Traditional Pow-Wow at the Oceana County Fairgrounds and the Heritage Days Festival at the Hart Historic District this weekend. On Labor Day, participate in the Hart Healthy 5K and Bridge Walk. The Honoring our Elders Traditional Pow-Wow is set for Saturday and Sunday from 10…

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