6 to compete in Miss Ludington Area pageant.

November 5, 2014
6 to compete in Miss Ludington Area pageant.

VICTORY TWP.  — The 2015 Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Pageant will take place Saturday, November 8, beginning at  7 p.m. at West Shore Community College Center Stage Theater. Six contestants from Mason, Manistee and Oceana counties will be taking the stage to compete in talent, interview, fitness and evening wear for a chance to win the title of Miss Ludington…

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Hesperia students gain ‘real-world’ experience

November 5, 2014
Hesperia students gain ‘real-world’ experience

LUDINGTON — Hesperia High School’s material science class — a new class at the school — toured two Ludington manufacturing facilities, FloraCraft and Great Lakes Castings, Tuesday, Nov. 4. Teacher Jennifer Sherburn coordinated the trip with Vic Burwell from FloraCraft and Rob Killips from Great Lakes Castings. FloraCraft is one of the leading producers of foam craft products in the…

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Technical difficulties delay county’s election results

November 5, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Technical difficulties at the county clerk’s office delayed Tuesday’s election results, and many precincts reported delays due to write-in candidates. Final results were not totaled until after midnight, and write-in totals had to be computed manually and were not available. Voter turnout was high in the midterm election with 8,387 voters out of…

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Ralphie is home!

November 3, 2014
Ralphie is home!

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. NEW ERA — The chocolate lab that had been missing since Saturday afternoon is now home safe and sound with his family, his owner Stephanie Matiash reported Monday evening. The people who took Ralphie did not steal him, she said. “It was good people who had him and returned him upon finding out we were…

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Hart PD report

November 3, 2014
Hart PD report

Recent Hart Police Department activity includes: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 – 4:30 p.m., gas drive-off, 4200 block of Polk Rd., $30 in gas taken. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 – 5:55 p.m., assault and battery, 700 block of State St., no arrests. – 6:30 p.m., retail fraud, 700 block of State St., juvenile suspects. The Hart Police Department report is brought…

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Weekend MSP report

November 3, 2014
Weekend MSP report

Recent Oceana County activity of the Hart post of the Michigan State Police: Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 – 9:45 a..m., car-deer crash, US-31 and Polk Rd., Hart Twp. – 9:45 a.m., domestic assault, 1000 block of W. Polk Rd., Hart Twp, warrant pending. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 – 8:30 a.m., malicious destruction of property to a mailbox, 5000 block of…

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Break-in among OCSO activity

November 3, 2014
Break-in among OCSO activity

CRYSTAL TWP. — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a breaking and entering that was reported Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 3:30 p.m. in the 4200 block of E. Jackson Rd. Items taken include a power saw, air compressor, tool box and battery charger. Other recent OCSO activity includes: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 – 12:34 p.m., phone harassment complaint, 4500…

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OCP looking for sales representative.

November 3, 2014
OCP looking for sales representative.

Media Group 31, LLC, owner of Oceana County Press and Mason County Press, is looking for a  Sales & Marketing Representative to work in the Oceana County market. This is commission-based, independent contractor position. The successful candidate should have sales and marketing experience, (media sales experience preferred), and should be familiar with the businesses climate of Oceana County. The successful…

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Please help Ralphie

November 2, 2014
Please help Ralphie

Ralphie was taken from the New Era Wesco at approximately 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. According to his owners, a gray-haired woman in a black minivan was seen on the store’s surveillance cameras taking him. “He had followed our girls down there” and was at Wesco for “only 10 minutes tops,” said his owner Stephanie Matiash. “I went down to…

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Static-X frontman, a Shelby native, dies

November 2, 2014
Static-X frontman, a Shelby native, dies

Shelby native Wayne Static died Saturday evening, Nov. 1, right before the longtime Static-X frontman was scheduled to take his new band on tour. The band Static-X announced Static’s death with a Facebook message: Static-X Founder Wayne Static Passed Away At Age 48 November 1, 2014 – Platinum selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known as WAYNE STATIC, passed away…

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Woman airlifted, trailer destroyed in fire

November 2, 2014
Woman airlifted, trailer destroyed in fire

Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. BEAVER TWP. — A woman who was severely burned in a trailer fire Sunday morning, Nov. 2, at the corner of Dickinson and Eight Mile roads was airlifted from the scene, and the trailer was completely destroyed. Hesperia and Walkerville fire departments and Promed Ambulance were called to the scene, which is located just across the…

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Governor stops in Hart

November 1, 2014
Governor stops in Hart

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Governor Rick Snyder, along with several other republican candidates, stopped at Hart Pizza Saturday night, Nov. 1, as part of a three-day campaign tour prior to Tuesday’s election. “Things are going in the right direction,” and “I just plan on a strong finish,” Snyder told a standing-room-only crowd. Those also in attendance included Secretary…

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