National regatta in Pentwater

August 18, 2014
National regatta in Pentwater

PENTWATER — Sailors from across the country are competing in the National Ensign Championship Regatta this week. Ensign Fleet 70 of Pentwater, in conjunction with the Pentwater Yacht Club, were selected as the regatta hosts. A total of 44 sailboats are registered to participate in the races on Lake Michigan, which began today. After four days of racing, the regatta…

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Pentwater Service Club collects nearly $3,000 for fireworks

August 18, 2014
Pentwater Service Club collects nearly $3,000 for fireworks

PENTWATER – “Every little bit helps,” Pentwater Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Eva Gregwer said a week ago in describing how funds were still being raised to pay for this year’s Fourth of July and Homecoming fireworks. And the Pentwater Service Club helped answer the call, fielding a squad of volunteers to “pass the hat” during Saturday’s Homecoming Parade. Almost…

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Have lunch with Terri Lynn Land

August 18, 2014
Have lunch with Terri Lynn Land

PENTWATER — Terri Lynn Land, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and former Michigan Secretary of State, will be in Pentwater Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at the Antler Bar, located at 283 N. Hancock St. The suggested donation for lunch, which includes salad bar and sandwiches, is $25. “The Oceana County Republican Party is proud to sponsor this event and…

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Sand sculpture contest draws large crowd

August 15, 2014
Sand sculpture contest draws large crowd

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. PENTWATER — The 41st Annual Sand Sculpture Contest during Homecoming weekend Friday drew over 200 participants and 50 teams. Beautiful sculptures dominated the landscape at Charles Mears State Park on a sunny, yet unseasonably cool, mid-August day. The water temperature is 57 degrees today. Sand Sculpture results 1-7 Year Olds: 1st  place: Shark Pentwater Selleck,…

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Arraignments

August 15, 2014
Arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were arraigned Wednesday in front of the 78th District Court Magistrate: Felony –       Gregory Robert Bradfield, 34, of 4671 N. Alger Ave., White Cloud, was arrested Aug. 4 by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) for felonies of operating under the influence of liquor (OUIL), third offense and fleeing a police…

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Yeehaw! 143rd county fair kicks off Tuesday

August 14, 2014
Yeehaw! 143rd county fair kicks off Tuesday

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — One of the longest-running county fairs in Michigan kicks off next Tuesday and runs through Saturday. Approximately 25,000 people are expected to attend the 143rd Annual Oceana County Fair at the fairgrounds at the corner of Polk Road and State Street in Hart. “It will be the same successful fair we have all…

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Community Foundation awards $157,600 in scholarships

August 14, 2014
Community Foundation awards $157,600 in scholarships

SHELBY — The Community Foundation for Oceana County recently announced that 159 student awards totaling $157,600 were awarded in Oceana County. The Foundation has 29 scholarship funds and $4.7 million in scholarship endowments. One new scholarship was recently established – the John Bush III Memorial Scholarship, benefiting Walkerville High School students. Lowering financial barriers for post-secondary education success is one…

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District Court sentencings

August 13, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced Monday in 78th District Court: –      Nathan Craig Ricketson, 31, of 3913 W. Skeels Rd., Montague, was found guilty Aug. 11 of operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to $1,715 in fines and costs; six months probation; 93 days discretionary jail; must take name off title of vehicle used…

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Circuit Court sentencings

August 13, 2014
Circuit Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The following were sentenced Monday in 27th Circuit Court: – Michael Cletus Snider, Jr., 46, of 216 Lincoln St., Hart, was found guilty April 7 of jail-prisoner, possession of contraband. He was sentenced to 11 months in jail with credit for three days served; sentence to be served at the court’s discretion; and…

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Pentwater Homecoming – an 84-year tradition

August 12, 2014
Pentwater Homecoming – an 84-year tradition

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. PENTWATER — An 84-year tradition continues as the Homecoming Celebration kicks off Thursday with fun events continuing through Sunday. “This is the biggest and oldest event that Pentwater offers,” said Pentwater Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Eva Gregwer of the celebration that draws approximately 10,000 people to the small village every year. “The community puts…

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Towing company owner’s sentencing postponed

August 12, 2014
Towing company owner’s sentencing postponed

HART — The sentencing of Paul J. Rosse, the owner of Paul’s Towing in Hart, has been adjourned until Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. in 27th Circuit Court. Rosse is facing up 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to one felony count of common law fraud. His sentencing was initially set for Aug. 26. He was arrested last…

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Board suspends college president with pay; orders him to rehab

August 11, 2014
Board suspends college president with pay; orders him to rehab

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  VICTORY TWP. — Charles Dillon, president of West Shore Community College, has been placed on administrative leave, pending investigation by the board, in relation to his recent drunk driving arrest. The board of trustees met in a special meeting Monday night and spent two hours in closed session. Several people, mostly members of the college staff…

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