Walkerville man dies after being hit by vehicle in Mason County.

July 27, 2022

Walkerville man dies after being hit by vehicle in Mason County. The man was standing outside his vehicle on Scottville Road after hitting a deer. EDEN TOWNSHIP, Mason County — A 44-year-old Walkerville man died after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday, July 27, shortly after 6 a.m. on South Scottville Road near Sippy Road. Elmond Edward Hamilton III was…

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Shelby State Bank announces promotions.

July 27, 2022

Shelby State Bank announces promotions. SHELBY — Shelby State Bank recently promoted three people. They include:  Mary McDonald. McDonald, branch manager, has been promoted to branch officer of the Fruitport office. McDonald began her career with Shelby State Bank in 2008 as a teller. She has served in multiple roles including teller, customer service representative, personal banker, and branch manager.…

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Obituary: Clarence “Clancy” Joseph Aerts, 87, of Hart.

July 27, 2022

Obituary: Clarence “Clancy” Joseph Aerts, 87, of Hart. Clarence “Clancy” Joseph Aerts, 87, of Hart, passed away peacefully July, 22, 2022, surrounded by family. He was born October 22, 1934. Raised in Hart, he was the oldest of three sons born to Joseph “Jeff” and Frances (Gable) Aerts. Clancy attended school in Hart, graduating in 1953. Following high school, he…

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10-year-old boy shot by his mother dies.

July 26, 2022

10-year-old boy shot by his mother dies. SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Ethan Anewishki, 10, who was shot in the head by his mother Melissa Anewishki Monday, July 25, before turning the gun on herself has been declared dead, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. Melissa Anewishki, 38, shot her son before killing herself shortly after 6:30 a.m. Monday at a residence…

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‘Bleak outlook’ for 10-year-old boy shot by his mom.

July 26, 2022

‘Bleak outlook’ for 10-year-old boy shot by his mom. SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A 10-year-old boy shot in the head by his mother Monday before turning the gun on herself is on life support with a “bleak outlook,” said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. The 38-year-old woman shot her son before killing herself, July 25, shortly after 6:30 a.m. at a…

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Draper challenges Morse for 2nd District.

July 26, 2022

Draper challenges Morse for 2nd District. HART — Incumbent Phil Morse is challenged by Joshua Draper for the second district on the Oceana County Board of Commissioners in the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 2. Both candidates are Republicans. The second district includes Ferry and Shelby townships. OCP sent the candidates questionnaires, and the following are their responses: Phil Morse, 43,…

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Recent births, posted July 26, 2022

July 26, 2022

Recent births, posted July 26, 2022 Please consider helping to fund local news. Mason County Press and Oceana County Press are available for free thanks to the generous support of our advertisers and individuals. Three ways to help us: Venmo: @MasonCountyPress; Paypal: [email protected]; Mail a check to PO BOX 21, Scottville, MI 49454. The following births have been reported: Grayson…

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Mother shoots son, kills self.

July 25, 2022

Mother shoots son, kills self. 10-year-old boy in critical condition. SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A 38-year-old woman shot her 10-year-old son before killing herself in an attempted murder-suicide Monday morning, July 25, shortly after 6:30 a.m. at a residence on Baseline Road east of Oceana Drive, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. “Today at 6:42 a.m. deputies were dispatched to a…

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Minor injuries in 2-vehicle crash.

July 25, 2022

Minor injuries in 2-vehicle crash. GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — An 18-year-old Hart woman sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Friday, July 22, shortly before 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Fox Road and 34th Avenue, according to an Oceana County Sheriff’s Office report. She was not transported by ambulance or hospitalized, the report states. After stopping at the intersection in…

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Obituary: Donald Weavers, 87, of Ruby Creek.

July 25, 2022

Obituary: Donald Weavers, 87, of Ruby Creek. Donald Gene Weavers, 87, of Ruby Creek, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  He was born February 25, 1935, in Grand Haven, the son of Bernard and Hazel (Hayden) Weavers. Don lived in Grand Haven where he was a residential builder and business owner.  He owned and operated…

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Obituary: Eugene Rodriguez, 68, of Hart.

July 25, 2022

Obituary: Eugene Rodriguez, 68, of Hart. Eugene Rodriguez, 68, of Hart, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022, following a six-year battle with cancer. He was born June 11, 1954, in Hart, the son of Raul and Conchita (Davila) Rodriguez. Eugene always had a way of making people laugh, whether it was telling a story or a joke. He also enjoyed…

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HPD news, July 22, 2022.

July 22, 2022

HPD news, July 22, 2022. The following is recent activity of the Hart Police Department: Thursday, July 14, 2022: 9:40 a.m., fraud complaint, 10 block of Johnson Street, City of Hart. 3:40 p.m., animal complaint, 400 block of State Street, City of Hart. 3:43 p.m., illegal dumping, 100 block of East Main Street, City of Hart. 4:30 p.m., medical assist,…

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News alert: 2-vehicle crash in Silver Lake.

July 22, 2022

News alert: 2-vehicle crash in Silver Lake. GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — Emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of 34th Avenue and Fox Road in the Silver Lake area Friday, July 22, around 10:30 a.m. First responders reported that a female subject suffered minor injuries.

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Grant Township Trustee Mischler challenged by Fekken in Aug. 2 primary.

July 21, 2022

Grant Township Trustee Mischler challenged by Fekken in Aug. 2 primary. OCEANA COUNTY — There is only one contested race among the township boards during the Aug. 2 primary election.  Grant Township Trustee Bill Mischler, who is the incumbent, is being challenged by Gerrit Fekken. Both candidates are running as republicans.  Other township candidates who are will appear on the…

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Road commissioner race in Aug. 2 primary.

July 21, 2022

Road commissioner race in Aug. 2 primary. HART — There are two seats on the Oceana County Road Commission being challenged in the Aug. 2 primary. Incumbents Lloyd Gowell of New Era and Allen Blohm of Shelby face challengers Jason LaFever of Hart and Denis Koch of Hart. All four candidates are running as Republicans. Please consider helping to fund…

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