Around the County: Harness racing begins at Oceana County Fair.

August 25, 2020

Around the County: Harness racing begins at Oceana County Fair. HART — Oceana County Fair Board President Paul Erickson talks about the impact COVID-19 has had on the Oceana County Fair, which kicked off Monday, Aug. 24, with harness racing. Harness racing, which resumes Saturday Aug. 29, is an exhibitor-only event. Go to www.oceanafair.com to see more video footage of…

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August 25, 2020

Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Bi-Weekly Update, Aug. 25, 2020. LUDINGTON — Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital provides a bi-weekly community update regarding activities and current information. Some content will be related to the COVID-19 pandemic as new information becomes available or changes occur. Other content will be general information related to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. For the latest COVID-19 information, visit…

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Recent births, posted Aug. 25, 2020

August 25, 2020

Recent births, posted Aug. 25, 2020 The birth announcements are a presentation of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  The following births have been reported: (Unless indicated otherwise, births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital). Sincere Stanley Tyler, the son of Ariana Bayer and John Tyler III of Ludington, was born, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Vivian Grace Van Loo, the daughter of Courtney…

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Oceana 4-H virtual animal auction continues through Wednesday.

August 24, 2020

Oceana 4-H virtual animal auction continues through Wednesday. HART — Due to COVID-19, the 4-H Animal Auction for the Oceana County Fair has gone virtual. The auctions began today, Aug. 24, and continue until Wednesday, Aug. 26. “We have 90 animals we’re auctioning — 23 steers, 46 hogs, six sheep, one pen of rabbits, five pens of chickens, three pens…

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Aggravated domestic assault arrest tops weekend police activity.

August 24, 2020

Aggravated domestic assault arrest tops weekend police activity. The following is police activity in Oceana County over the weekend: Friday, Aug. 21, 2020: – 9:14 a.m., (Oceana County Sheriff’s Office), a 34-year-old New Era woman was arrested for aggravated domestic assault, South Oneida Trail, Grant Township. – 2:16 p.m., (Michigan State Police), domestic assault, 7000 block of South Applehill Drive,…

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Pipe bomb ignites forest fire.

August 24, 2020

Pipe bomb ignites forest fire. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an arson that occurred Sunday, Aug. 23, around 2 p.m. in the area of Winston Road and 160th Avenue that resulted in 5 acres of federal forest land burning, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. The Hesperia Area Fire Department and…

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Man with long criminal history sent to prison for strangulation.

August 24, 2020

Man with long criminal history sent to prison for strangulation. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A 37-year-old Hart man with an extensive criminal background was sentenced to serve 19 months to 10 years in prison in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Aug. 24, for a conviction of assault by strangulation. Joseph Alan Riggs, of 1444 W. Polk Rd., pleaded guilty,…

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128th Avenue closed this week.

August 24, 2020

128th Avenue closed this week. OTTO TOWNSHIP — 128th Avenue between Garfield and Arthur roads will be closed to traffic this week “to replace a large failed structure,” according to the Oceana County Road Commission. A detour has been set up. Please consider helping fund local news. Mason County Press and Oceana County Press are available for free thanks to…

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Local COVID-19 stats, Aug. 24, 2020.

August 24, 2020

Local COVID-19 stats, Aug. 24, 2020. Since Gov. Whitmer declared a state of emergency in early March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, District Health Dept. #10 has reported the following cases in Mason, Oceana, Manistee and Lake counties, as of today, Aug. 24, 2020 (population information from U.S. Census Bureau): (Note: Recovered is defined as the number of persons with…

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Obituary: Daria Sharon Reitsma, 15, of Pentwater.

August 21, 2020

Obituary: Daria Sharon Reitsma, 15, of Pentwater. Daria Sharon Reitsma, 15, of Pentwater passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. She was born March 23, 2005 in Ludington to Edward and Traci (Worton) Reitsma. Daria attended Pentwater Schools where she was active in band, playing the euphonium and most recently she had joined…

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Free masks available.

August 21, 2020

Free masks available. Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the availability of 4 million free masks to protect Michigan’s most vulnerable populations from COVID-19, states a press release from District Health Department #10 . “These masks are being made available to low-income residents, seniors, schools, and homeless shelters through a partnership between Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Ford…

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Recent deaths, posted Aug. 21 2020

August 21, 2020

Recent deaths, posted Aug. 21 2020 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: Daria Sharon Reitsma, 15, of Pentwater, died on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. Judith M. “Judy” Shook, 80,…

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