September is National Family Month

August 25, 2014

The Lakeshore Coordinating Council, along with Network 180, Drug Free Communities Coalitions and Great Start Collaborative are collaborating with local restaurants across west Michigan to celebrate National Family Month and promote family dinners in September. According to a press release from Lakeshore Coordinating Council, National Family Month recognizes and celebrates the positive impact parents have in preventing their children from…

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VFW Pancake Breakfast

August 25, 2014
VFW Pancake Breakfast

PENTWATER — Enjoy a pancake breakfast this Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Pentwater VFW Hall. The cost is $7 for adults; $3 for children ages 5-12; and kids under 5 are free. Proceeds go to Marines Helping Marines.  

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Pow wow, heritage days, bridge walk this weekend

August 25, 2014
Pow wow, heritage days, bridge walk this weekend

HART — Take a trip back in time during the 22nd Annual Honoring our Elders Traditional Pow-Wow at the Oceana County Fairgrounds and the Heritage Days Festival at the Hart Historic District this weekend. On Labor Day, participate in the Hart Healthy 5K and Bridge Walk. The Honoring our Elders Traditional Pow-Wow is set for Saturday and Sunday from 10…

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15th annual Michigan Irish Festival Sept. 12-14

August 22, 2014
15th annual Michigan Irish Festival Sept. 12-14

MUSKEGON — The Michigan Irish Music Festival, sponsored by Mercy Health, returns to Heritage Landing in downtown Muskegon September 12 -14, with a weekend of live Irish entertainment, activities, and culture. The festival features Irish & Celtic music on four covered stages.  In addition to continuous live music, the Celtic Kitchen and the Pub serve up authentic Irish food and…

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Police chief, political canvassers have misunderstanding

August 22, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — When Police Chief Dan Leimback saw two people going door-to-door in the city recently, he assumed they were salespeople. “I said, ‘If you’re going door-to-door, you need to get a permit from city hall,'”Leimback said. The two people were actually not selling anything, they were political canvassers for democrat Cathy Forbes’ campaign for…

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Arraignments

August 21, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The following were arraigned Wednesday in front of the 78th District Court Magistrate: – Joshua Abdul Castillo, 19, of 2936 S. 186th Ave., Hesperia, was arrested Aug. 11 by the Michigan State Police (MSP) for a misdemeanor of controlled substance, possession of marijuana. A pretrial is set for Sept. 2 at 1 p.m.…

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First all-girl teen crew competes in regatta

August 21, 2014
First all-girl teen crew competes in regatta

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. PENTWATER — A lot of firsts are taking place during this week’s National Ensign Championship Regatta. It is the first time in the event’s 53-year history that Pentwater has hosted the national event, and it is the first time that a crew comprised of four teenage girls is competing. The crew of the sailboat Eugenia…

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Allegation in county treasurer’s office reported

August 20, 2014

HART — A criminal allegation in the Oceana County Treasurer’s Office is being investigated by the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office. Oceana County Prosecutor Joe Bizon confirmed that an allegation in the treasurer’s office was made but did not specify the nature of the allegation. Bizon said he disqualified himself as prosecutor due to a conflict of interest. “It would be…

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143rd county fair kicks off

August 19, 2014
143rd county fair kicks off

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — One of the longest-running county fairs in Michigan kicked off today and runs through Saturday at the fairgrounds, located at the corner of Polk Road and State Street. After periods of heavy rain off and on throughout the day, the skies cleared shortly before 5 p.m. when the midway opened. Many of the…

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The Wall Project. A time for healing.

August 19, 2014
The Wall Project. A time for healing.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Mason County is about to be part of a very unique experience. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 27 to Sunday, Aug. 31, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, also known as the Wall, will encompass City Park. The Vietnam Traveling Wall Project is being organized by Mason County Allied Veterans Council with the help of…

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Homeless couple arrested in connection to gas drive-offs

August 19, 2014
Homeless couple arrested in connection to gas drive-offs

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A homeless couple was arrested Saturday in connection with a recent spree of gas drive-offs in the area. Jose Graciano, 36, and Lindsey Clark, 26, of Muskegon were arrested by Oceana County Sheriff’s Office deputies after allegedly attempting to steal gas from Wilson’s Market, located at the corner of Polk Road and 56th…

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Bobcat struck by car near US-31, flees scene

August 19, 2014
Bobcat struck by car near US-31, flees scene

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART TOWNSHIP — A bobcat that was struck by a car and injured yesterday on Polk Road near the US-31 overpass dashed away from authorities who were trying to help it. The approximate 30-pound feline that lied on the pavement for several minutes may have survived its injuries, authorities said. “We attempted to give it…

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Legally Speaking: Sentencing Guidelines

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