Woman injured in 2-vehicle US 31 crash.

April 9, 2021

Woman injured in 2-vehicle US 31 crash. WEARE TOWNSHIP — A 41-year-old Grant, Michigan woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday, April 7, shortly after 8 p.m. on southbound US 31 near Wayne Road, according to an Oceana County Sheriff’s Office accident report. The woman was a passenger in a 2005 Ford Escape driven by a 71-year-old Grant woman,…

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Water Road to remain closed over the weekend.

April 9, 2021

Water Road to remain closed over the weekend. HART TOWNSHIP — Water Road between Polk and Taylor roads will remain closed for construction over the weekend. Residents will be able to access their homes, and a detour route has been set up. “Water Road will not be open for the weekend as planned,” said Oceana County Road Commission Deputy Clerk…

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Economic alliance hosts virtual community update Tuesday.

April 9, 2021

Economic alliance hosts virtual community update Tuesday. The Oceana County Economic Alliance is hosting a virtual community update via Zoom Tuesday, April 13, at 8 a.m. The virtual offering is taking the place of its annual community breakfast which is traditionally a live event each spring, where community and business leaders can network and learn about recent economic development work,…

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Trusting our elections.

April 9, 2021

Trusting our elections. By Sen. Jon Bumstead 34th Senate District There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding election laws and security since the election in November. In the days, weeks and months following the 2020 election, I heard from many who wished to voice their concerns and distrust about how the election was conducted and an overwhelming number…

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78th District Court sentencings, April 8, 2021.

April 8, 2021

78th District Court sentencings, April 8, 2021. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: Shelby William Evans, 24, of 198 N. Michigan Ave., Shelby, was found guilty March 29 of operating while intoxicated and was sentenced to one year suspended jail with credit for one day served and $1,310 in fines and…

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Pentwater Schools moves temporarily to remote learning.

April 8, 2021

Pentwater Schools moves temporarily to remote learning. PENTWATER — Pentwater Public Schools began full remote learning today, Thursday, April 8, and will continue until Wednesday, April 14, returning to in-person learning on Thursday, April 15, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.  Students are expected to follow their normal regular day schedule, according to the district’s Facebook page.  High school…

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HPD news.

April 8, 2021

HPD news. The following is recent activity of the Hart Police Department: Thursday, April 1, 2021: 8:50 a.m., found property, 200 block of State Street, City of Hart. 11 a.m., suspicious situation, 500 block of Lincoln Street, City of Hart. 7:41 p.m., medical assist, 10 block of North Peach Street, City of Hart. 9:08 p.m., found property. 1000 block of…

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Walkerville man arrested on gun, domestic violence charges following assault.

April 7, 2021

Walkerville man arrested on gun, domestic violence charges following assault. WALKERVILLE — A 46-year-old Walkerville man was arrested by Oceana County sheriff’s deputies Monday, April 5, shortly before 9 a.m. following a domestic assault on West Michigan Street, according to Lt. Shane Hasty of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. William Jon Monroe was arraigned in 78th District Court on charges…

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MDHHS recommending 14 day quarantine for COVID-19 exposures, again.

April 7, 2021

MDHHS recommending 14 day quarantine for COVID-19 exposures, again. Due to the increasing rates of COVID-19 and the spread of COVID-19 variants, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has reinstituted a standard 14-day quarantine for all close contacts to a positive COVID-19 case. The Center Disease Control (CDC) has continued to endorse a 14-day quarantine throughout the…

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Recent births, posted April 7, 2021.

April 7, 2021

Recent births, posted April 7, 2021. The following births have been reported: Violet Jean Rowe, the daughter of Anna Simonds and Isaac Rowe of Ludington, was born on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Wyatt Mitchell Shoop, the son of Shannon and Cody Shoop of Ludington, was born on Monday, April 5, 2021. Macy Grace Evans, the daughter of Nicole Ware and Benjamin Seely-Evans…

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Police seek public’s help to find alleged assailant.

April 6, 2021

Police seek public’s help to find alleged assailant. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. ROTHBURY — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in tracking down a suspect who allegedly punched a dog and choked out a man at the Double JJ Resort Saturday, April 3, at 3 p.m., said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. The incident occurred…

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Man faces jail for smashing his mom’s house, car windows.

April 6, 2021

Man faces jail for smashing his mom’s house, car windows. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A 20-year-old man currently lodged in the Genesee County Jail in a separate case pleaded guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, April 5, to malicious destruction of property $1,000-$20,000. Bradley James Skofic, Jr., who appeared via Polycom video conferencing from the Genesee County Jail,…

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