Third suspect arrested in connection to Ludington meth lab

May 19, 2015

PENTWATER TWP. —  A third suspect in connection to a Ludington meth lab on North Harrison Street was arrested Monday, May 18, according to a State Sheriffs Chiefs Enforcement Narcotics Team (SSCENT) press release Kenneth James Purple, 25, of Scottville, was arraigned in 79th District Court on felony charges of operating/maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine and delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine. He…

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Possible frost tonight threatens asparagus; worker shortage continues

May 19, 2015
Possible frost tonight threatens asparagus; worker shortage continues

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Since the asparagus season began two weeks ago, Oceana farmers and processors have been experiencing a major worker shortage. Now, a cold front that hit overnight Monday, May 18, is threatening crops as forecasters are saying there is a possibility of frost Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. “If we get frost, it could be a…

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TEAM building

May 18, 2015
TEAM building

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Hart Middle School fifth graders have spent the last nine weeks learning about ways to prevent crime; promote safety; and serve as good citizens, during the TEAM program with instructor Sgt. Kevin Skipski of the Hart Police Department. Skipski, Hart Police Chief Dan Leimback and the middle school teachers involved in this year’s…

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Obituary: Dixie Lee Fralic, 58, Hart.

May 18, 2015
Obituary: Dixie Lee Fralic, 58, Hart.

Dixie Lee Fralic, 58 of Hart, formerly of Manistee passed away on Friday, May 15 at her home surrounded by her family after a hard fought fight with cancer.  She won the battle and now celebrates with her savior in heaven. Dixie was born on September 29, 1956 in Frankfort, the daughter of Robert and Norma (Soper) Schimke, and graduated…

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Drunk driving, illegal entry

May 18, 2015
Drunk driving, illegal entry

The police news is sponsored by VanderHaag Car Sales of Scottville, 231-757-2727, www.vanderhaagcarsales.com and Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com. HART — Officers from the Hart Police Department arrested a 41-year-old New Era man for operating while intoxicated Friday, May 15, at 10:30 p.m. at Polk Road and State Street. A 63-year-old Chicago man was…

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Recent death, May 18, 2015.

May 18, 2015

Dixie L. Fralic, 58, of Hart, formerly of Manistee passed away on Friday, May 15 at her home.  Arrangments by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville. List of 2015 deaths on record. 

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Consumers Energy asking public to avoid planting trees under transmission lines.

May 18, 2015

JACKSON – More than 700 workers are currently at work across Michigan clearing trees away from electric lines for Consumers Energy, part of the company’s commitment to delivering electricity safely and reliably. “We know from experience that fallen branches and limbs are a major source of power outages,” said Mary Palkovich, Consumers Energy’s vice president of energy delivery. “We work…

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Welcome to the world! Recent birth.

May 18, 2015

Welcome to the world! Novalee Niyla-Maye Robbins, the daughter of Ariel and Kenneth Robbins III of Hart, was born May 14, 2015 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. If you have a birth announcement and photo to post, please email to [email protected]

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Camper break-in, fence post larceny

May 18, 2015
Camper break-in, fence post larceny

The police news is sponsored by VanderHaag Car Sales of Scottville, 231-757-2727, www.vanderhaagcarsales.com and Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com. FERRY TWP. — Michigan State Police troopers from the Hart post are investigating a breaking and entering to camper located in the 1000 block of East Shelby Road. The break-in was reported Saturday, May 15,…

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Spots filling up fast for Joe Foster Open

May 18, 2015
Spots filling up fast for Joe Foster Open

SHELBY — Only a few spots remain open in the 2015 Joe Foster Open, AKA Oceana Best Ball, which is set for the weekend of June 13 and 14 at Oceana Golf Club. You can sign up as a foursome or as a twosome to be paired with others. There are six flights, which are determined after Round One. Tee…

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The curious case of senator Smith.

May 17, 2015

The Mitten Memo. A blog by Nick Krieger. Lansing has been abuzz with speculation about the political future of State Senator Virgil Smith, Jr. (D-Detroit).  In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 10, Smith allegedly fired several shots at his ex-wife, Anistia Thomas, outside his home at 18601 Wexford Street in Detroit. Thomas claims that she was invited to…

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CMH lays off staff due to budget cuts.

May 15, 2015
CMH lays off staff due to budget cuts.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — A drop in funding has meant that the administration at West Michigan Community Mental Health (WMCMH) has had to make some tough choices recently. The most recent choices have involved the reduction of personnel but not a reduction in service, according to the agency’s director. “We have seen two consecutive years of Medicaid reductions,…

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