Hart man sent to prison for crime spree

June 25, 2014
Hart man sent to prison for crime spree

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – Daryl Eugene Essex, 32, of 5378 N. 88th Ave., Hart, was sentenced to two consecutive prison terms in 27th Circuit Court Monday for first-degree home invasion and felony firearms. Essex was arrested last March following multiple break-ins in Oceana and Mason counties. He was initially charged with 22 felonies, including breaking and entering, home…

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Births: Preston of Walkerville

June 25, 2014

Welcome to the world! Preston Dale LeFevre, the son of Kara and Ernest LeFevre of Walkerville, was born June 24, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. If you have a birth announcement to make, you are welcome to email the announcement and a photograph to [email protected]

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Relay for Life begins Friday with 2 new events

June 24, 2014

SHELBY — The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life kicks off Friday afternoon at the Shelby High School Athletic Field with two new events. The inaugural Oceana County Cancer Relay Parade begins Friday at 4 p.m. in downtown Shelby. The 2014 Relay Royalty, King Thomas Beyer and Queen Phyllis Schlee, will be the highlight of the parade. Both Beyer and…

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911 presents millage request to council

June 24, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. SHELBY — Mason-Oceana 911 is requesting a millage during the August 5 primary, and Operations Manager Todd Myers presented the request to the Shelby Village Council Monday night. The emergency dispatch center is requesting a .14 millage for six years due to persistent declines in local telephone line surcharge revenues, which account for 75 percent…

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Selected treasurer applicant turns down offer

June 23, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. SHELBY —  The village remains without a treasurer after the council’s selected applicant, Samantha Samuels, turned down an offer for the job. The position remains posted, said Village President Andrew Morse during Monday night’s village council meeting, but village officials are examining some possible changes to the job, or even having a treasurer at all.…

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Shelby planning summer festival

June 23, 2014

SHELBY — A new summer event is being planned in the village, and officials are finalizing the details. The Shelby Summer Street Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Village officials are planning to have a classic car show, local food vendors, children’s activities and music. The band has not yet been determined, but…

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Pentwater Farmers’ Market

June 23, 2014
Pentwater Farmers’ Market

PENTWATER — Shop for local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, preserves, fresh cut flowers and more at the Pentwater Farmers’ Market on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Labor Day on the Village Green. The market is open rain or shine. Farmer registration forms are available at www.Pentwater.org.  

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Enjoy music all summer long in Pentwater

June 23, 2014
Enjoy music all summer long in Pentwater

The Village of Pentwater offers many opportunities this summer to appreciate music. Pickin’ in Pentwater is every Tuesday at 7 p.m, and the Pentwater Civic Band concerts are every Thursday at 8 p.m. The venue for both events is the beautiful Village Green in the center of town. The civic band concerts are a 67-year tradition. Musicians and music lovers…

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Gallery stroll Friday

June 23, 2014
Gallery stroll Friday

Enjoy an evening of art as you stroll through downtown Pentwater this Friday from 5-8 p.m. Pick up a stroll guide from one of several downtown galleries. The Last-Friday-of-the-Month Gallery Strolls run through October.

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COVE golf scramble Friday

June 23, 2014
COVE golf scramble Friday

MEARS — Help COVE drive out domestic violence by playing in the COVE Women’s Benefit Golf Scramble this Friday at Golden Sands Golf Course. Play a nine-hole two-person scramble with breakfast and lunch provided and prizes for first, second, third and last place teams. The cost to enter is $40. To register, contact Lynne Cavazos at (231) 869-5939 or [email protected]

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Fashion show this Friday

June 23, 2014
Fashion show this Friday

Enjoy a fashion celebration this Friday evening. Craze, a contemporary women’s boutique in Pentwater, presents the seventh annual “Fusion Fashion Show” on the Village Green, beginning at 8 p.m. The show will feature fresh new clothing and styling ideas for summer 2014. Seating is limited for the free event.

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Jomagrha Vineyards and Winery provides a local taste

June 20, 2014
Jomagrha Vineyards and Winery provides a local taste

By Kate Krieger. OCP Senior Correspondent. As a native of Ludington, I thought it would be a great idea to feature many area businesses that I had either grown up with or businesses that I had become familiar with in the more recent years of my life. I wanted to promote what the businesses had to offer the local area…

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