Free coats available at health department

January 13, 2015

HART — The Oceana Prevention Partnership for Change (TOPPC) youth committee has been collecting coats and other winter gear for Oceana County residents. With a large donation from the Pentwater Public Schools Band, TOPPC now has a good supply of coats, scarves, hats and gloves. If you are in need of winter gear for yourself or family and friends, stop…

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260 people attend ORV workshop

January 12, 2015
260 people attend ORV workshop

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. MEARS — Approximately 260 people attended a “Silver Lake Off-Road Vehicle Area (SLORVA) Workshop” Monday evening, Jan. 12, in the former Golden Elementary School. The workshop was organized by state officials to gain input from dune users and local business people regarding the proposed changes to the sand dune voucher system at Silver Lake State…

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Police seek missing man

January 12, 2015
Police seek missing man

HART — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing man, Jack Kokx, 50, of N. 120th Ave., Crystal Township. Kokx’s family contacted the sheriff’s department, Jan. 6, indicating that Kokx has been missing since his release from the Mason County Jail, May 28, 2014. Kokx has a long criminal history, mainly involving alcohol-related incidents. He has been…

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Dune workshop tonight

January 12, 2015
Dune workshop tonight

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. MEARS — The “Silver Lake Off-Road Vehicle Area (SLORVA) Workshop” is set for this evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Golden Elementary School. The workshop was organized by state officials following an outrage by sand dune enthusiasts last month due to a proposed voucher system at Silver Lake State Park that they felt would lock…

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Drunk driving, fugitive arrests

January 12, 2015
Drunk driving, fugitive arrests

NEW ERA  — Troopers from the Hart post of the Michigan State Police arrested a 40-year-old New Era woman Friday, Jan 9, at 3:15 p.m. for operating while intoxicated on Oceana Drive near Third Street. Troopers also arrested a fugitive Sunday, Jan. 11, at 11:35 a.m. in the 100 block of N. Michigan Avenue in Shelby Township. No details about…

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Fire destroys Hesperia-area home

January 10, 2015

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. NEWFIELD TWP. — Battling a winter storm with single-digit temperatures, firefighters from six departments fought a blaze Friday afternoon, Jan. 9, that began in a residential garage and quickly spread to a single-story modular home. The garage and home owned by George Golden, located at 8697 E. Parkton Lane along the White River, are a…

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Epic storm wallops the area; police urge residents to ‘stay put’

January 9, 2015
Epic storm wallops the area; police urge residents to ‘stay put’

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. OCEANA COUNTY — The huge storm that dumped over a foot of snow with blizzard-like conditions overnight appears to be winding down, and residents are digging out this morning. “Secondary roads are impassible with very deep drifts,” according to the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids. “Lake effect snow continues this morning through today (Jan.…

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School closings, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

January 8, 2015
School closings, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

School closings are sponsored by Smith & Eddy Insurance of Scottville, Manistee and Ludington. This post may be updated. Friday, Jan. 9, 2014, the following schools are closed: – Shelby – Hart – Walkerville – Pentwater – Hesperia

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78th District Court Sentencings

January 8, 2015
78th District Court Sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: –      Tom Allen Griffes, 50, of 55 1st St., Kent City, was convicted by a jury Nov. 25 of operating while impaired by liquor, second offense. He was sentenced to nine days in jail; one year discretionary jail; $1,765 in fines and costs; six months…

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Police activity through Wednesday

January 8, 2015
Police activity through Wednesday

OCEANA COUNTY — Local police agencies are reporting minor traffic crashes through Wednesday, Jan. 7 Michigan State Police, Hart post Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 – 8:42 p.m., harassment, Sunset Blvd., Newfield Twp. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 – 5 p.m., one-car property damage accident, Oceana Dr. near Buchanan Rd., Shelby Twp. Hart Police Department Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 – 1:18 p.m.,…

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78th District Court Arraignments

January 8, 2015
78th District Court Arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were arraigned Wednesday, Jan. 7, in front of the 78th District Court Magistrate: Felony –      Vicki Lynn Wambaugh, 35, of 1275 E. Wilke Rd., Rothbury, was arrested Dec. 14 by OCSO for a felony of operating under the influence of liquor (OUIL), third offense. A preliminary conference is set for Jan.…

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School closings, Jan. 8, 2015.

January 7, 2015
School closings, Jan. 8, 2015.

School closings are sponsored by Smith & Eddy Insurance of Scottville, Manistee and Ludington. This post may be updated. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2014, the following schools are closed: – Walkerville – Pentwater – Shelby – Hart

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