Hart man dies in early morning crash

April 5, 2014

ELBRIDGE TWP. — A 23-year-old Hart man died during a single vehicle crash early this morning. At 4:56 a.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to East Taylor Road between 122nd and 128th avenues. There, they found a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that had left the road as it traveled east and struck several trees. The driver, Jordan Evans of Hart,…

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New state law forces Hart to re-do snow day make-up plan

April 4, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor HART – Students will not have to stay in school 20 minutes longer every day to make up snow days as school officials had initially planned. They will have to go to school four days longer. Superintendent Mark Platt announced today via Facebook and a district-wide phone message that Hart’s last day of school will…

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Nominations being accepted for Gov. John B. Swainson Award

April 4, 2014

LANSING — The Michigan Historical Commission today announced it is accepting nominations for the Governor John B. Swainson Award. The prestigious Swainson Award is given annually by the Michigan Historical Commission to state, county or municipal employees who have gone above and beyond their official job duties to help preserve Michigan’s history. To recognize these contributions, in 1996 the Michigan…

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Ludington hospital phones may be down Saturday

April 4, 2014

LUDINGTON — Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital will have electrical contractors on site Saturday morning, April 5, making some necessary routine repairs that could result in a brief shutdown of telephone service. According to Greg Soper, director of plant operations at the hospital, there is a very remote chance that telephone service could be down for less than ten minutes sometime…

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Freezing rain still possible today

April 3, 2014
Freezing rain still possible today

Today’s weather report is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  Thursday, April 3, 2014. The area is under a winter weather advisory until 4 a.m. Friday. An area of freezing rain was expected to spread northeast into the area by noon. A tenth of an inch to a 1/4 inch of…

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Whitehall man falls through ice on Pentwater Lake

April 3, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. PENTWATER – A Whitehall man escaped serious injury after falling through the ice on Pentwater Lake this morning. The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, the Pentwater Fire Department and Oceana Emergency Medical Services were dispatched just before 8 a.m. along the east end of Pentwater Lake.  Lester Hammond of Whitehall fell through the ice and was in the water…

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For the love of fishing

April 3, 2014
For the love of fishing

Today, we introduce a new blog, For the Love of Fishing by Sean McDonald. Sean has lived in Lake and Mason counties for 20 years. After attending Ferris State University he found the area of the state that is a paradise for a hunting and fishing enthusiast.  He has been a fly fishing and river guide since 1994. For the…

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Weather advisory issued

April 2, 2014

Today’s weather report is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  Tuesday, April 2, 2014. Believe it or not, a winter weather advisory has been issued for our area. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued an advisory from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. Freezing rain is expected to…

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Welcome to the World! Marc, Jaylynn, Alana

April 2, 2014

Welcome to the world! Marc Allen Long Jr., the son of Deana Carpenter and Marc Long of Mears, was born March 31, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Jaylynn Marie Leandro, the daughter of Nohemi Trejo and Martin Leandro Jr. of Hart, was born April 1, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Alana Rose Martinez, the daughter of Tyra Tickle and Raymond Martinez…

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Cloudy the rest of today, sunny Wednesday

April 1, 2014
Cloudy the rest of today, sunny Wednesday

Today’s weather report is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  Tuesday, April 1, 2014: Partly cloudy with strong winds. Temperatures will be steady near 35 degrees F. Winds, west-southwest at 25 to 30 mph. Sunset: 8:12 p.m.  Tonight: A few clouds with a low of 28 F. Winds, west-northwest at 15 to 25…

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78th District Court sentencings

April 1, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The following were sentenced this past week in 78th District Court: – Bruce John Panzl, 61, of 1718 W. Clay Rd., Rothbury, was found guilty March 31 of operating a motor vehicle without security and sentenced to $440 in fines and costs and one year discretionary jail. – Elsie Mae Mitteer, 54, of 4110 W. Baker…

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WSCC nursing students to host health fair

April 1, 2014

SCOTTVILLE – West Shore Community College nursing students will hold the annual Community Health Promotion Fair on April 7, to offer information on current health issues to the public. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the campus, with displays in the Tech Center atrium, Arts & Sciences Center, and the Schoenherr Campus Center. “Health education is an…

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