UPDATE: 2 more suspects arrested in connection with Hesperia manhunt

September 18, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. NEWFIELD TWP. — A 21-year-old Hesperia man and a 46-year-old Hesperia man were arrested today in connection with yesterday’s exhaustive manhunt by police that followed a bizarre incident at a marijuana growing operation involving the firing of a gun. Two men were arrested yesterday following the manhunt by police in a rural, swampy area. The…

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Hesperia village councilman is suspect in restaurant arson case

September 18, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HESPERIA — Hesperia Village Councilman David Pates, a co-owner of the Hesperia House restaurant, is the suspect in an arson case at the restaurant. Village President Jim Smith confirmed that Pates, 32, remains on the council and stated that the council cannot legally take any action to have him removed from his position with the…

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2 suspects apprehended, 2 others at large following manhunt

September 18, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. NEWFIELD TOWNSHIP — Two men have been arrested for attempted armed robbery following an “exhaustive” manhunt by police in a rural, swampy area,  and two other suspects are on the loose after a gunshot was fired at a medical marijuana growing operation Wednesday. Central dispatch received a 911 call stating that someone was trying to steal…

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Rothbury woman arrested for shooting husband

September 17, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. ROTHBURY — A 42-year-old Rothbury woman was arrested by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly shooting her husband, who received non-life-threatening injuries from a bullet wound to his arm. Angela Kevwitch was arraigned in 78th District Court on a felonious assault charge, and bond was set at $25,000/10 percent, said Oceana County Undersheriff Tim…

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78th District Court sentencings

September 17, 2014
78th District Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced this week in 78th District Court: –      Angela Sue Spencer, 33, of 79 Church St., Hesperia, was found guilty Sept. 17 of driving while license suspended (DWLS). She was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail and $400 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS).…

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Arson suspect arrested in N. Carolina

September 17, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HESPERIA — The suspect in an arson at the Hesperia House restaurant has been arrested in North Carolina, and local law enforcement officials are waiting for an Oct. 1 hearing to see whether or not he is going to waive extradition. “He has to come to Oceana County to be arraigned on the charges here,”…

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Students take a step back in time at old engine club education day.

September 17, 2014
Students take a step back in time at old engine club education day.

By Kate Krieger. Senior Correspondent. SCOTTVILLE – Sometimes it can be very educational and refreshing to pull students away from all of the screens and technology and introduce them to certain aspects of history. That is exactly what the Western Michigan Old Engine Club does every year at its annual Education Day and this year wasn’t any different. Around 500…

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West Shore Bank appoints new HR officer.

September 17, 2014
West Shore Bank appoints new HR officer.

LUDINGTON — West Shore Bank has announced the appointment of Dore Szoboszlay as Human Resource Officer.   Szoboszlay will be responsible for guiding and supporting in the areas of performance management, employee relations, hiring, benefits administration and compliance. “With more than 18 years of human resources experience, as well as a valuable background in banking, Dore brings with her a proven record…

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Welcome to the world! Recent local birth.

September 17, 2014

Birth announcements are sponsored by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave. Check them out here on Facebook.  Welcome to the world! Benjamin Spencer Montie, the son of Sheree and Shane Montie of Walkerville, was born Sept. 16, 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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Free movie tomorrow night

September 17, 2014
Free movie tomorrow night

HART — Watch a free movie, “Underwater Dreams,” Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Hart Community Center in the Hart Area Public Library complex. The film is an epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts and defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process. There will be…

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Survivor Story: Born at 2 pounds, Jayden is now an active 3-year-old

September 16, 2014
Survivor Story: Born at 2 pounds, Jayden is now an active 3-year-old

Today, we begin a series called “Survivor Stories.” The series will feature stories of area residents who have overcome challenges in their lives, physically, mentally and spiritually. The series is being sponsored by All Access Care of Ludington. Located at 329 N. Jebavy Dr. in Pere Marquette Township, 231-425-4544, www.all-access-care.com. Survivor Stories will run on the 2nd and 16th of each month.…

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Red Carpet Run/Walk Saturday

September 16, 2014

HESPERIA — Two Hesperia Community Schools’ teachers have teamed up to organize a fun and fashionable road race this Saturday. The community-centered Red Carpet Run/Walk, begins at 7 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear fun, colorful but easy-to-move-in, formal wear. “Remember when the bride said, ‘You can absolutely wear that again,’ here is your chance,” said high school teacher and…

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