Obituary: Gene Herrygers, 62, of Mears. 

September 17, 2021

Obituary: Gene Herrygers, 62, of Mears.  Gene Alan Herrygers, 62, of Mears, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021. He was born July 7, 1959, in Hart, the son of Herbert and Janet (Skinner) Herrygers.  Gene was a graduate of Hart High School, class of 1977, and furthered his education at Michigan State University. He enjoyed golfing and fishing.  Gene is…

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Obituary: Gerald Eugene Heydenberk, 84, of Pentwater.

September 17, 2021

Gerald Eugene Heydenberk, 84, of Pentwater Gerald Eugene Heydenberk, 84, of Pentwater, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at his home. He was born January 22, 1937, in Hart, the son of Ray and Edith (Hazen) Heydenberk. Gerald served his country in the US Army, being stationed at Fort Knox in Kentucky, attending the Naval School of Music in Washington…

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78th District Court arraignments, Sept. 16, 2021.

September 16, 2021

78th District Court arraignments, Sept. 16, 2021. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The following were arraigned recently in 78th District Court: Felonies -Jacob Andrew Matthews, 42, of 2590 W. Monroe Rd., Hart; Oceana County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO); felony of third-offense operating while intoxicated (OWI). Bail: $7,500/cash/surety/10 percent. Probable cause hearing: Sept. 20 at 3 p.m.   -Michael James Sutton,…

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HPD report, Sept. 16, 2021.

September 16, 2021

HPD report, Sept. 16, 2021. The following is recent activity of the Hart Police Department: Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021: 3 a.m., vehicle crash, no injuries, 800 block of State Street, City of Hart. 8 a.m., found property, State and Main streets, City of Hart. 4 p.m., abandoned vehicle, 100 block of Peach Street, City of Hart. Friday, Sept. 10, 2021:…

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Hart expands historic district with building purchase.

September 16, 2021

Hart expands historic district with building purchase. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The unique historic district at the corner of Lincoln and Union streets will now include the Bob Mudget Woodshop following Hart City Council’s approval Tuesday, Sept. 14, to purchase the estimated 1,400-square-foot building for $4,000. The district, which was designated as a historical site in 1984, includes…

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Police news, Sept. 16, 2021.

September 16, 2021

Police news, Sept. 16, 2021. The following is recent activity of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Sept. 13, 2021: 6 p.m., animal cruelty, South Oceana Drive, Grant Township. A dog was left abandoned but a neighbor is caring for the animal and would like to take possession, said Lt. Shane Hasty. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021: 4:57 a.m., a 26-year-old…

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Notice to Creditors: Estate of David M. Pellegrom.

September 16, 2021
Notice to Creditors: Estate of David M. Pellegrom.

Notice to Creditors: Estate of David M. Pellegrom.

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911 board votes to return medical dispatching to local center.

September 15, 2021

911 board votes to return medical dispatching to local center. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. WEARE TOWNSHIP (Oceana County) — During its regular monthly meeting today, Mason-Oceana 911 voted 8-1, with two absences, to rescind its medical dispatch trial with Life EMS. Read related story here. Voting to end the trial were Chairman Craig Mast, Oceana County sheriff; Craig Hardy of Oceana…

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78th District Court misdemeanor arraignments, Sept. 14, 2021.

September 14, 2021

78th District Court misdemeanor arraignments, Sept. 14, 2021. HART — The following were recently arraigned in 78th District Court on misdemeanor charges: John Mark McGhan, 67, of 943 W. Polk Rd., Hart; operating while intoxicated (OWI); Hart Police Department (HPD). Pretrial: Sept. 23 at 9 a.m. Bail: $1,000/personal recognizance.   Joshua Arthur Mahan, 40, of 1020 W. Larch Ave., Muskegon;…

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New 911 medical dispatching raises concerns among first responders.

September 14, 2021

New 911 medical dispatching raises concerns among first responders. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. WEARE TOWNSHIP (Oceana County) — Since May 1 Mason-Oceana 911 has been conducting a joint dispatch trial with Life EMS, allowing the Grand Rapids based company to screen medical emergency calls and dispatch EMS personnel appropriately. The procedure has met with mixed reviews, mostly unfavorable, from local…

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Submit designs for Oceana County flag.

September 14, 2021

Submit designs for Oceana County flag. Deadline for entries is Oct. 20. HART — You are invited to get creative and submit designs for the Oceana County government flag.  This competition is open to individuals, groups, schools, businesses, organizations, and people of every age in Oceana County. The winner receives a $500 Amazon gift card. The winning design chosen by…

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Oceana Farm Bureau meeting Sept. 21.

September 14, 2021

Oceana Farm Bureau meeting Sept. 21. HART — Oceana County Farm Bureau will have its annual meeting as an open house this year Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 6-8 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Farm and Vineyard. Light appetizers and drinks will be provided, and wine tasting will be available. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with current Farm Bureau members about…

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Obituary: Janice Ann Ruedisale, 66, of Hart.

September 14, 2021

Obituary: Janice Ann Ruedisale, 66, of Hart. The Lord called Janice Ann Ruedisale home on September 13, 2021, after a brief illness. She was born September 30, 1954, to John and Marilyn Sexson. Janice married Patrick (Pokey) Ruedisale on August 5, 1977, until his death in 2011. Jan and Pokey will now celebrate together forever.  Janice graduated from J.W. Sexton…

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Recent births, posted Sept. 14, 2021.

September 14, 2021

Recent births, posted Sept. 14, 2021. The following births have been reported: Azalea Marie Larson, the daughter of Mackenzie Larson and Anthony Gilchrist of Branch, was born on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Makenna Jean Brasil, the daughter of Alyssa McGlauflin and Shane Brasil of Manistee, was born on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Beckett Dane Gilchrist, the son of Aurelia Stone and Lorenz…

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Man finds what appears to be human jawbone in Silver Lake.

September 13, 2021

Man finds what appears to be human jawbone in Silver Lake. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — A man was removing a dock from his property for the season on Silver Lake Sunday afternoon, Sept. 12, when he stepped on a sharp object. “The resident reached below and pulled out of the water what appears to be a human…

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