Morse secures District 6 on county board.

November 4, 2020

Morse secures District 6 on county board. Phil Morse (Republican) defeated Alex Katt (No Party Affiliation) 975-371 in the race for District 6 on the Oceana County Board of Commissioners during the general election Nov. 3, according to early results posted by the Oceana County Clerk’s Office.

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Ron Christians wins District 1 commissioner race.

November 4, 2020

Ron Christians wins District 1 commissioner race. Ron Christians (Republican) defeated Adam Kokx (No Party Affiliation) 1,400-601 in the race for District 1 on the Oceana County Board of Commissioners during the general election Nov. 3, according to early results posted by the Oceana County Clerk’s Office.

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Vicki Platt elected Hart mayor.

November 4, 2020

Vicki Platt elected Hart mayor. City of Hart voters elected Vicki Platt mayor with a total of 625-49 votes over write-in candidate Jason LaFever during the general election Nov. 3, according to early results posted by the Oceana County Clerk’s Office.

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Erickson wins District 4 commissioner race.

November 4, 2020

Erickson wins District 4 commissioner race. Paul Erickson (Republican) defeated Joshua Draper (No Party Affiliation) 1,010-541 in the race for District 4 on the Oceana County Board of Commissioners during the general election Nov. 3, according to early results posted by the Oceana County Clerk’s Office. Ron Christians (R) is leading Adam Kokx (NPA) 393-191 with one of three precincts…

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Pentwater voters pass fire millage.

November 4, 2020

Pentwater voters pass fire millage. PENTWATER — A millage proposal to fund an aerial apparatus for the Pentwater Fire Department received a thumb’s up from voters during the general election Tuesday, Nov. 3, according to a press release issued by PFD. “Pentwater Fire Department is pleased to announce the successful passage of its ballot measure of .5 mils for six…

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West Shore Bank begins 12th annual Spirit of Giving campaign. 

November 3, 2020

West Shore Bank begins 12th annual Spirit of Giving campaign.  LUDINGTON – West Shore Bank has begun its 12th annual Spirit of Giving campaign that will raise funds to donate Christmas meals to local families in Mason, Manistee, Oceana and Benzie counties. Each year West Shore Bank partners with area grocery stores and food pantries. Last year, the fundraiser provided…

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Felonious assault investigations top police activity.

November 2, 2020

Felonious assault investigations top police activity. The following is police activity in Oceana County over the weekend: Friday, Oct. 30, 2020: – 12:15 p.m., (Oceana County Sheriff’s Office), larceny of a generator, North 112th Avenue, Elbridge Township. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020: – 11 a.m., (OCSO), burglary, felonious assault and larceny from a vehicle, Church Street, Village of Hesperia. A purse…

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LSD dealer faces jail term.

November 2, 2020

LSD dealer faces jail term. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – A 28-year-old Grand Rapids man faces up to four months in jail after pleading guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Nov. 2, to delivery/manufacture of a schedule 1, 2, 3 drug — lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Steven Michael Nixon testified before Judge Robert D. Springstead that he made a…

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Defendant charged in ‘massive’ CSC case appears in court.

November 2, 2020

Defendant charged in ‘massive’ CSC case appears in court. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — One of two Muskegon men facing charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) in connection to a child trafficking investigation conducted by a multijurisdictional task force including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) appeared in 27th Circuit Court via Zoom due to COVID-19 precautions from…

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Shelby High School student tests positive for COVID-19.

October 30, 2020

Shelby High School student tests positive for COVID-19. SHELBY — A Shelby High School student recently tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter to parents from Shelby Public Schools Secondary Principal Mark Olmsted that was posted online Thursday, Oct. 29. The school district in conjunction with District Health Department #10 immediately began contact tracing, the letter states. “The health…

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78th District Court sentencings, Oct. 30, 2020.

October 30, 2020

78th District Court sentencings, Oct. 30, 2020. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: – Bryan Lawrence Rhanor, 50, of 202 Dryden St., Hart, pleaded “no contest” Oct. 26 to assault and battery and was sentenced to 93 days suspended jail with credit for 36 days served and $250 in fines and…

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Around the County: Frightening fun at Haunted Acres.

October 30, 2020

Around the County: Frightening fun at Haunted Acres. Around the County is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc., www.petersonfarmsinc.com. CLAYBANKS TOWNSHIP — Michael Glover, who created Haunted Acres near Stony Lake, talks with OCP about the history of the Halloween-themed venue; inspirations for his ghoulish obsession; and what visitors can expect when they dare to enter the grounds Halloween night…

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