Super sluggers

May 27, 2014
Super sluggers

Hart’s Spitler Elementary School students Skylar Smith and Blake Weirich are such standout sluggers, they are going to play on the same diamond as the Detroit Tigers. Skylar, a fourth grader, and Blake, a second grader, made it to the Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run finals. They will compete, June 7, in Comerica Park before the Tigers take…

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Welcome to the world! Jimena, Jordan.

May 27, 2014

Welcome to the world! Jimena Aureli Lopez, the daughter of Arely and Jose Lopez of Walkerville, was born May 27, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Jordan Dean McCann, the son of Courtney LaBar and Brandon McCann of Hart, was born May 26, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. If you have a birth announcement to make, you are welcome to email…

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Man stabbed during argument over cell phone

May 27, 2014

The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Hackley-Lakeshore Emergency Room in Shelby Sunday at 10:55 p.m. to investigate a stabbing victim who was being treated. A 41-year-old Hesperia man suffered a 1-inch long wound to his neck just below his ear where a 3-4 inch long knife had stabbed him. The man told police he had gotten into…

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Pothole to blame for motorcycle crash

May 27, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART TWP – Two motorcyclists were injured following a crash on Oceana Drive Sunday afternoon. Loretta Jean Wilson, 44, of Comstock Park was traveling south on Oceana Drive at 2:58 p.m. near State Street when she hit a pothole and lost control of her 2006 Harley Davidson. Wilson’s motorcycle fell onto its side and slid…

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Pentwater Historical Society to host grand opening of new museum

May 27, 2014

The new Pentwater Historical Society Museum, located at 85 Rutledge St., is having a grand opening this Saturday, May 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony is slated for at approximately 11:30 a.m. with Sen. Goeff Hansen (R-Hart) and Rep. Jon Bumstead (R-Newaygo) attending.  After a museum tour, there will be free hot dogs, chips, popcorn…

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Pentwater police advisory meeting is May 30

May 25, 2014

PENTWATER — The Village Police Advisory Committee will hold its spring meeting on Friday, May 30 at 1 p.m. in the village hall. The VPAC is a group of citizens concerned with public safety and interested in working with the police department to improve police services for the Village of Pentwater. Originally formed in the spring of 2010, the group…

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Big Lake fishing picking up

May 23, 2014
Big Lake fishing picking up

For the Love of Fishing. A blog by Sean McDonald is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869. Fishing on the Big Lake is picking up! We are seeing our first spring kings show up on the traditional time- the weekend after Mother’s Day. The water is still very cold for this…

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Oceana court sentencings

May 22, 2014
Oceana court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced Monday: 27th Circuit Court –       Mark Anthony Swenor, 51, of 104 Washington, Suite A, Hart, was found guilty April 7 of child sexually abusive material. He was sentenced to six months in jail with credit for six days served; sentence to be served at the court’s discretion; $198 in…

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Lorenz is Hansen’s guest for senate Memorial Day service

May 22, 2014
Lorenz is Hansen’s guest for senate Memorial Day service

LANSING— Sen. Goeff Hansen stands in the Michigan Senate chamber Thursday with World War II U.S. Marine veteran Bob Lorenz of Hart. Lorenz was Hansen’s guest for the Michigan Senate’s 20th Annual Memorial Day Service. “I was honored to have Bob Lorenz as my special guest for today’s ceremony in Lansing,” said Hansen, R-Hart. “Bob is my father’s cousin, so he is…

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Former Hesperia wrestling coach under criminal investigation

May 22, 2014
Former Hesperia wrestling coach under criminal investigation

HESPERIA – Former wrestling coach and current gym teacher and cross-country coach, Doug Baird, is on paid administrative leave and under criminal investigation for a “classroom incident,” according to MLive.com. Baird, who was ousted as wrestling coach last year, was under investigation by the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Department. The investigation has been turned over to the Newaygo County Prosecutor’s Office. An…

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High school graduations begin Friday

May 22, 2014

By Kate Krieger. OCP Correspondent. As another school year draws to a close, Oceana County and the surrounding area will be saying goodbye to many of their graduating seniors. The 2013-14 graduating classes will be walking across the stages of many area gym stages, collecting diplomas and preparing for the next chapter in their lives. See schedule below. Hart High…

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Aging council kicks off campaign for kitchen expansion

May 22, 2014
Aging council kicks off campaign for kitchen expansion

HART – The Oceana County Council on Aging (OCCOA) is kicking off a capital campaign to expand and renovate its kitchen. OCCOA serves 70 meals a day for senior citizens and provides education, seminars, activities, health clinics, fitness classes and socialization activities. “We are not able to accommodate Oceana’s increasing older population,” states an OCCOA press release. “We need more…

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