Hesperia House co-owner pleads to arson

April 2, 2015
Hesperia House co-owner pleads to arson

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The Hesperia House co-owner and former Hesperia village councilman who burned his restaurant a year ago pleaded “no contest” to third-degree arson Thursday morning, April 2, in 27th Circuit Court, and faces up to 90 days in jail in a plea agreement. David Sean Pates, 33, who was slated for a jury trial…

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Warrant arrest

April 2, 2015
Warrant arrest

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 local law enforcement activity from Wednesday, March 31, 2015: HART — A 35-year-old Hart man was arrested by the Hart Police Department Monday, March 30, at 12:20 p.m. on Courtland Street on…

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Scottville man injured in quad rollover

April 2, 2015

GOLDEN TWP. — A 22-year-old Scottville man received minor injuries Wednesday afternoon, April 1, when the quad he was operating on Test Hill at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes rolled over. Brad Jany was transported to Mercy Health Lakeshore Campus in Shelby by Oceana County EMS, said Oceana County Undersheriff Tim Priese. Wednesday was the dunes’ opening day for the…

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Recent death, April 2, 2015.

April 2, 2015

Charles “Roy” L. Stilson, 62, of Holton passed away on March 7, 2015. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Ludington. List of 2015 deaths on record. 

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Thunderstorms possible tonight, early morning.

April 1, 2015
Thunderstorms possible tonight, early morning.

The weather report is brought to you by Cottage Renovators, www.cottagerenovators.com; 231-425-6597.  There is a 40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Breezy, with a south wind around 25 mph. Sunrise: 7:28 a.m.  Sunset: 8:13 p.m.  Thursday, April 2, 2015: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a…

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A wish granted

April 1, 2015
A wish granted

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. PENTWATER TWP. — It has been two and a half years since the infamous Wishing Well robbery when a brazen duo on a crime spree smashed through the storefront window with a pickup truck, stealing cigarettes and booze. The store, which sustained major structural damage due to the crash, has been closed ever since. Surveillance…

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Sadie has been found

April 1, 2015
Sadie has been found

HART TWP. — Sadie, the dog that fled the scene of a rollover crash Sunday, March 29, on US-31 near Monroe Road, has been found. “Sadie has been found, safe and unharmed, but seems a little sore,” stated an email message from LASSI (Local  Animal  Shelter  Support,  Inc.) Wednesday afternoon, April 1. “She has eaten and is resting; then off…

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West Shore Bank to consolidate Fountain, Walkerville branches.

April 1, 2015
West Shore Bank to consolidate Fountain, Walkerville branches.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — In a day and age of living in a mobile and technologically advanced society, the banking industry has seen some major changes. Recent studies have shown that banking customers are using branches 45% less in recent years than they used to while the percentage of adults in the United States who bank via mobile…

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Eliminating the “R-word”

April 1, 2015

Renew.  Rebuild. Recover. A blog by West Michigan Community Mental Health.  So far this month, over half a million people have pledged on www.r-word.org to support the elimination of the derogatory use of the “R-word” from everyday speech and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. The R-word is “retard” or “retarded.”  While these words originally were medical…

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Explore your roots through ‘Family History 101’

March 31, 2015
Explore your roots through ‘Family History 101’

HESPERIA —  Did your family arrive on the Mayflower or were they among those displaced by World War II? Maybe they were in North America before Europeans even thought about exploring. We all have important family stories to tell and share. To help you share those stories, Shaun Hill will present “Family History 101” at the Hesperia Community Library Tuesday,…

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Dollar General to open May 9; ‘soft opening’ planned for April 26

March 31, 2015
Dollar General to open May 9; ‘soft opening’ planned for April 26

ROTHBURY — A new Dollar General store, at 7637 S. Michigan Ave., is tentatively scheduled for a grand opening, May 9, and a “soft opening”April 26, according to corporate officials. The 9,000-square-foot store is the third Dollar General store to open in Oceana County, with other locations in Hart and Shelby. A Dollar General is also located in Hesperia just past…

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Car-deer crashes increase

March 31, 2015
Car-deer crashes increase

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. Activity from the Michigan State Police, Hart post, in Oceana County Monday, March 30, 2015: – 7:25 a.m., minor personal injury crash, US-31 near the Hart rest area, Hart Twp. – 7:32 a.m., car-deer crash,…

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