Grant Road closed for construction.

April 20, 2021

Grant Road closed for construction. SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Grant Road is closed Tuesday, April 20, until 4:30 p.m. between Oceana Drive and 72nd Avenue for road construction, according to the Oceana County Road Commission.

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Grand Rapids man sentenced to jail for strangling ex-girlfriend.

April 19, 2021

Grand Rapids man sentenced to jail for strangling ex-girlfriend. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A 21-year-old Grand Rapids man was sentenced to serve six months in jail in 27th Circuit Court Monday, April 19, for a conviction of assault by strangulation. Lorenzo Emmanuel Ramirez, of 3320 Pine Meadow Dr., was initially charged with another felony of first-degree home invasion,…

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Grand Rapids man pleads guilty to selling ecstasy.

April 19, 2021

Grand Rapids man pleads guilty to selling ecstasy. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A 27-year-old Grand Rapids man pleaded guilty Monday, April 19, in 27th Circuit Court to a felony of possession with intent to deliver eutylone, which is a version of ecstasy. Cameron Scott Andersen, of 830 Malta St., NE, was arrested by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement…

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Man who poured gasoline on girlfriend pleads ‘no contest.’

April 19, 2021

Judge: ‘This is one of the most horrific things I’ve heard of.’ Man who poured gasoline on girlfriend pleads ‘no contest.’ By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. #OceanaCountyCrime HART — A 32-year-old Shelby man who dumped gasoline on his girlfriend and threatened to burn her, Dec. 22, 2019 at his residence in the Village of Shelby pleaded “no contest” to assault with…

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Kalkaska woman lodged in prison sentenced for break-in.

April 19, 2021

Kalkaska woman lodged in prison sentenced for break-in. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A 27-year-old Kalkaska woman convicted of second-degree child abuse and third-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) was sentenced to jail Monday, April 19, in 27th Circuit Court. Kaytelin Hazel-Keefer Carlson pleaded guilty Feb. 22 to breaking and entering with intent. Carlson appeared in court via Zoom video…

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Muskegon man pleads guilty in sports poster scam.

April 19, 2021

Muskegon man pleads guilty in sports poster scam. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A 70-year-old Muskegon man will have to pay over $7,300 in restitution for defrauding local businesses in a sports poster advertising scam. Gregory Allen Jackson pleaded guilty during a pretrial hearing in 27th Circuit Court Monday, April 19, to a felony of false pretenses $1,000-$20,000. One…

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Domestic violence arrests top weekend police activity.

April 19, 2021

Domestic violence arrests top weekend police activity. The following is police activity in Oceana County over the weekend: Thursday, April 15, 2021: 6:26 p.m., (Oceana County Sheriff’s Office), stolen vehicle, North 88th Avenue, Hart Township. A Dodge Caravan was taken without permission. 9 p.m. (Michigan State Police), attempted breaking and entering, 9000 block of Chippewa Trail, Benona Township. Friday, April…

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Obituary: Patrick Courneya, 56, formerly of Whitehall.

April 19, 2021

Obituary: Patrick Courneya, 56, formerly of Whitehall. Patrick Leonard Courneya, 56, formerly of Whitehall, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021. He was born April 25, 1964, in Muskegon, the son of Leonard and Connie (Behnke) Courneya. Pat was a retired captain with the White Lake Fire Authority, proudly serving the community for 16 years. He enjoyed fishing, grilling, and smoking…

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Reader urges yes vote on ESD millage renewal.

April 19, 2021

Reader urges yes vote on ESD millage renewal. Dear Editor, For 35 years my career was in service to others, specifically to those young individuals and their families who had communication disabilities and/or broader educational challenges. My experiences over the years evoke so many wonderful memories and emotions; seeing the joy on the face of a toddler (and their parents)…

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Recent deaths, posted April 19, 2021

April 19, 2021

Recent deaths, posted April 19, 2021 This post is a presentation of Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133. The following recent death information has been reported to OCP: Carolyn Louise Smith, 76, of Hesperia, died on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Alan Francis Hoffman, 68, of Rockford, formerly of Shelby, died Tuesday, April 6, 2021.…

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News Alert: Truck hits power line in Pentwater.

April 16, 2021

News Alert: Truck hits power line in Pentwater. PENTWATER — Pentwater Fire Department was dispatched to the 500 block of Chester Street Friday, April 16, around 12:40 p..m. for a truck that hit a power line and the lines are across it.

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Powerful Pirates: Hart savors successful winter sports season.

April 16, 2021

Powerful Pirates: Hart savors successful winter sports season. Pirate News is a service of Hart Public Schools in cooperation with Oceana County Press.  By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — Despite a challenging season posed by COVID-19, the Pirates prevailed in winter sports. The Hart High School wrestlers won the regional title for the second year in a row; the girls…

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HPD news, April 16, 2021.

April 16, 2021

HPD news, April 16, 2021. The following is recent activity of the Hart Police Department: Thursday, April 8, 2021: 10:35 a.m., suspicious situation, 200 block of Apple Street, City of Hart. 11:30 a.m., found property, 300 block of Johnson Street, City of Hart. 3:45 p.m., family trouble, 700 block of East Main Street, City of Hart. 7:45 p.m., disturbance, 200…

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News alert: Chimney fire in Newfield Township.

April 15, 2021

News alert: Chimney fire in Newfield Township. NEWFIELD TOWNSHIP — Hesperia, Ferry Township and Walkerville fire departments were dispatched to a house fire at 941 Maple Island Rd. near Carmean Road Thursday, April 15, at 1:45 p.m. The house is being evacuated. UPDATE: The fire was reported out around 2:15 p.m. The fire was contained to the chimney, and there was…

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Pentwater school to seek bond funds in November.

April 15, 2021

Pentwater school to seek bond funds in November. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. PENWATER — Pentwater Public School has not asked its voters for a tax increase to fund school improvements since 2003, and school officials have determined that the time has come to make some much-needed enhancements. School leaders presently are looking at four different project scenarios which include a…

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