DNR says fish kills may be common during spring thaw

April 8, 2015

The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that after the heavy ice and snow cover melt on Michigan’s lakes this early spring, it may be common to discover dead fish or other aquatic creatures. This year’s winter with heavy snow, extreme cold temperatures and thick ice cover will create conditions that cause fish and other creatures such as turtles, frogs,…

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Dirt bike, quad theft

April 8, 2015
Dirt bike, quad theft

LEAVITT TWP. — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a larceny complaint from a resident in the 4800 block of East Deer Road who told police that a dirt bike and a quad were stolen from his property some time between Monday, April 6, and Tuesday, April 7. A 1988 Yamaha YZ250 purple and white motorcycle with a tiger-shark…

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Comedian will perform at West Shore.

April 8, 2015
Comedian will perform at West Shore.

SCOTTVILLE – Laughter is coming to West Shore Community College on Thur., April 16, when the Performing Arts Series and Student Senate co-host comedian extraordinaire Bernadette Pauley at Center Stage Theater. The hilarity begins at 7:30 p.m. Pauley appears across the country in comedy clubs and on TV. She has made repeated appearances on VH1, MTV, TBS, Animal Planet, and Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd…

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Drunk driver leaves crash scene

April 8, 2015
Drunk driver leaves crash scene

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. The following is recent activity of the Hart post of the Michigan State Police: Monday, April 6, 2015: – 3:22 a.m., operating while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident, Hancock St. near the…

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Recent death, April 8, 2015.

April 8, 2015

Tony LaVerne Tanner, 56 of Hesperia, passed away on April 4, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremations Services, Hart. List of 2015 deaths on record. 

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Tornado warning siren test April 16

April 7, 2015
Tornado warning siren test April 16

WEARE TWP. — Oceana County Emergency Management, in cooperation with Mason/Oceana 911, local fire departments, police departments and local municipalities, will conduct a test of the county warning sirens Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m. Next week, April 12-18, is National Weather Service Severe Weather Awareness Week, and the National Weather Service is conducting a statewide simulated tornado alert on…

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Rain likely tonight, Tuesday morning.

April 6, 2015
Rain likely tonight, Tuesday morning.

The weather report is brought to you by Cottage Renovators,www.cottagerenovators.com; 231-425-6597.  Tonight: Showers likely. mainly after 2 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 37. East northeast wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Sunrise: 7:19 a.m.  Sunset: 8:19 p.m.  Tuesday, April 7, 2015:  Showers likely, mainly…

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College to interview 10 presidential candidates.

April 6, 2015

VICTORY TWP. — The West Shore Community College presidential search committee will meet Wednesday and Thursday of this week to conduct interviews of the final 10 candidates. Initially there were 11 candidates but Dr. Russ Rothamer, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Coconino Community College, Arizona, withdrew. The interviews, which will be conducted via video conference, are open to the public…

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18-year-old Holland man airlifted following dune crash

April 6, 2015

GOLDEN TWP. — An 18-year-old Holland man was transported by Aeromed to Spectrum Health hospital in Grand Rapids Saturday, April 4, at 6:19 p.m. after he lost control of the off-road vehicle he was operating at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, which landed on top of him and possibly broke his leg. Aeromed landed at the Cornerstone Community Church in…

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Police investigate a pair of break-ins

April 6, 2015
Police investigate a pair of break-ins

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. ELBRIDGE TWP. — A flat screen TV, a PlayStation® system with games, and other items were stolen during a breaking and entering in the 1000 block of East Tyler Road that was reported to the…

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Recent deaths, April 6, 2015.

April 6, 2015

Jeanne M. Lawler of Mears died April 1, 2015.Harris Funeral Home, Shelby. David R. Grey of Hesperia died April 3, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby. List of 2015 deaths on record. 

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27th Circuit Court sentencings

April 6, 2015
27th Circuit Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The following were sentenced Thursday, April 2, by 27th Circuit Court Judge Anthony Monton: – Scott Edward Overly, 30, of 2928 Eighth St., Muskegon Heights, was found guilty Feb. 2 of uttering and publishing. He was sentenced to one year in jail with credit for 19 days served; sentence to be served at…

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