No insurance arrest

December 18, 2014
No insurance arrest

GRANT TWP. — A 30-year-old Hart man was arrested by Michigan State Police troopers from the Hart post Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 3:10 p.m. for no insurance following a traffic stop on Oceana Drive near Roosevelt Road. MSP also responded to a two-car property damage accident Wednesday at 4:19 p.m. on Shelby Road near the Marathon gas station. The MSP…

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Police seek info about golf cart stolen in break-in

December 18, 2014
Police seek info about golf cart stolen in break-in

GOLDEN TWP. — A newer model golf cart valued at $5,000 was stolen during a recent break-in to a pole barn in the 400 block of N. 48th Avenue, and the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to track down the culprits. “On Dec. 13, 2014, the victim reported the break-in to a pole barn at…

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Service club reflects on a successful 2014

December 17, 2014
Service club reflects on a successful 2014

Story and photos contributed by Ron Beeber. PENTWATER — “As Frank Sinatra used to sing, ‘It was a very good year,’” said Pentwater Service Club President Bill Maxwell while reflecting on the club’s many efforts during 2014. “We attracted about a dozen new members; were aided by good weather that helped boost our food sales on the Village Green; supported…

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West Shore Bank hires new credit officer.

December 17, 2014
West Shore Bank hires new credit officer.

LUDINGTON — West Shore Bank has announced the addition of Thomas Rinness as vice president, credit officer. In this role Rinness will oversee and manage the commercial loan processing, credit department, retail credit administration and collection departments. “Tom’s experience and industry knowledge make him a valuable addition to the West Shore Bank team,” said Raymond Biggs, president and CEO. Rinness’…

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No Pirate varsity football team next season

December 16, 2014
No Pirate varsity football team next season

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Citing dwindling numbers, school officials announced Tuesday, Dec. 16, that there will not be a Pirate varsity football team next fall. The gridiron program at Hart has struggled over the last several decades and is one of only four schools in Michigan that has never made the state playoffs, said Hart Superintendent Mark…

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Let it snow! 2nd Annual Shelby Winter Blast is Jan. 31

December 16, 2014
Let it snow! 2nd Annual Shelby Winter Blast is Jan. 31

SHELBY — The Shelby Winter Blast is back this year and is set for Saturday, Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The winter celebration kicks off with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Shelby Rotary Club at the Shelby Congregational Church. Many fun winter events are on tap, including a quilt show at the village hall; activities for kids,…

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Welcome to the world! Recent births.

December 16, 2014
Welcome to the world! Recent births.

Birth announcements are sponsored by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave. Check them out here on Facebook.  Welcome to the world! Cain Jadiel Hernandez, the son of Guadalupe and Rodolfo Hernandez Jr. of Ludington, was born Dec. 8, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Adalynn Rae Hilton, the daughter of Sara and Robert Hilton of Pentwater, was born Dec. 8, 2014 at Spectrum…

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Hospital staff assists public with Affordable Care Act.

December 16, 2014

LUDINGTON — Spectrum Health staff worked with nearly 50 families this past Saturday from Mason, Oceana, Lake and Manistee counties to explain options to help them choose between the various plans available to them for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. They also made appointments for additional enrollment help, and assisted people with how to sign up for coverage. A…

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Local students bring Christmas joy to those who need it most

December 16, 2014
Local students bring Christmas joy to those who need it most

NORTH MUSKEGON — Sonya Hernandez is passionate about helping others in need, so she organized a work bee of Hart and Shelby high school students at her North Muskegon home Sunday, Dec. 14, to assemble gift packages, stuff stockings and make cards for those less fortunate. Five students, who participated in the Promesa Summer Success Program, acted like Santa’s elves…

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Mason Co. robbery may be related to Muskegon Co. robbery.

December 15, 2014
Mason Co. robbery may be related to Muskegon Co. robbery.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  BRANCH TWP. — Investigators from Michigan State Police are trying to determine if a Saturday night armed robbery at a northeastern Muskegon County store and Friday night’s armed robbery in Branch are related. Det. Lt. David Johnson of the MSP Hart post said the Bailey Grocery Store, located just south of the Newaygo County line, was…

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Pot possession arrest

December 15, 2014
Pot possession arrest

HART TWP. — A 26-year-old Muskegon man was arrested Sunday, Dec. 14, shortly after midnight on US-31 near Polk Road for possession of marijuana. The MSP report is brought to you by Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart), www.springsteadlaw.com.

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Police respond to assault

December 15, 2014
Police respond to assault

HART — Officers from the Hart Police Department were called to an assault and battery Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2:15 p.m. in the 500 block of State Street. There were no arrests, and the police report has been turned over to the Oceana County Prosecutor’s Office for review, said Hart Police Chief Dan Leimback. The victim suffered “minor facial bruising,”…

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