Jail inmates receive COVID-19 vaccine.

May 5, 2021

Jail inmates receive COVID-19 vaccine. HART — Eleven of the 47 inmates lodged in the Oceana County Jail were vaccinated for COVID-19 Wednesday, May 5.   “District Health Department #10 staff have been working closely with the jail administrator through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Oceana County Undersheriff Ryan Schiller. Staff from DHD#10 came into the jail and gave the vaccinations.   Johnson…

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Community is ‘vested’ in schools’ future with bond passage.

May 5, 2021

Community is ‘vested’ in schools’ future with bond passage. SHELBY – Shelby Public School district voters went to the polls during a special election Tuesday, May 4, and voted 899-642 to pass a 3.64 mill bond proposal. The bond will generate $33 million for district-wide improvements. Key projects include: building a new centralized elementary school for all K-5 students, renovations…

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HHS Drama Club presents ‘Little Women.’

May 5, 2021

HHS Drama Club presents ‘Little Women.’ By Linda Fishel, Contributing Writer. Photos by Bob Schulz. HART — The Hart High School Drama Club presented the first three of six performances of the Broadway musical “Little Women” by Allan Knee this past weekend. Knee’s book is based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, which is semi-autobiographical and tells the story…

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Stephen Didur, 85, of Pentwater 

May 5, 2021

Stephen Didur, 85, of Pentwater  Stephen William Didur, 85, of Pentwater passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday, May 1, 2021.  He was born March 2, 1936 in Detroit to John and Pauline (Ronchka) Didur.  Stephen graduated from St. Catherine High School in 1955. After high school he enlisted in the US Navy and…

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Shelby school bond passes. 

May 4, 2021

Shelby school bond passes.  Voters in the Shelby Public School District passed a 3.64 mill bond proposal Tuesday during the school election, 899-642, unofficially. The millage is expected to generate $33 million for district-wide improvements, including the construction of a new elementary school.  The district, which has an enrollment of approximately 1,200 students, operates four school buildings ranging in age…

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ESD millage renewal passes.

May 4, 2021

ESD millage renewal passes. The West Shore Educational Service District’s request for a 1 mill renewal for special education has passed. Voters in Mason, Lake, and Oceana counties all passed the millage, which will raise $3.4 million annually for eight years.  Unofficial results were:  Mason County, 2,629, yes; 612, no Lake County, 625, yes; 220, no  Oceana County, 1,870, yes;…

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Felonious assault arrests top police activity.

May 4, 2021

Felonious assault arrests top police activity. The following is recent police activity in Oceana County: Friday, April 30, 2021: 1:59 a.m. (OCSO), a 31-year-old Allegan man was cited for driving while license suspended (DWLS), US 31, Shelby Township. 4:28 a.m., (OCSO), a 26-year-old Muskegon man was arrested for operating while intoxicated (OWI), US 31, Shelby Township. 11:20 .m., (Michigan State…

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Power company to conduct helicopter inspections.

May 4, 2021

Power company to conduct helicopter inspections. OCEANA COUNTY — ITC will conduct aerial patrols of high-voltage transmission towers and lines in Oceana County June 7-10. The inspections in Michigan are slated from approximately May 17 through June 17, weather permitting. “The helicopter patrols are conducted to provide an overall status of the overhead transmission system that is operated by ITC’s…

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InspiREading initiative helps parents/guardians teach children reading. 

May 4, 2021

InspiREading initiative helps parents/guardians teach children reading.  West Shore School News is a presentation of West Shore Educational Service District in partnership with Mason County Press and Oceana County Press.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. AMBER TOWNSHIP (Mason Co.) — The West Shore Educational Service District has recently launched an early literacy initiative aimed at helping provide young readers and their…

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DHD #10 to offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

May 4, 2021

DHD #10 to offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics. HART — Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is widely available and vaccine clinics are slowing down, District Health Department #10 is scheduling first-dose clinics each Tuesday in all 10 local offices.  Starting next week, Tuesday clinic times are 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30-6:20 p.m., and walk-ins are welcome.  All three…

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Recent births, posted May 4, 2021.

May 4, 2021

Recent births, posted May 4, 2021. The following births have been reported: Addison Marie Hillier, the daughter of Whitney and Tyler Hillier of Ludington, was born Monday, May 3, 2021. Anthony John Simpson III, the son of Allyssa Landis and Anthony Simpson, Jr., of Rothbury, was born Monday, May 3, 2021. (Unless indicated otherwise, births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital).…

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Wildfire fueled by strong winds.

May 3, 2021

Wildfire fueled by strong winds. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART TOWNSHIP — A massive wildfire Saturday afternoon, May 1, near Polk Road by the Hart substation burned 50 or more acres, according to Hart Fire Chief Dwight Fuehring. No one was injured, and no structures were damaged in the blaze, said Fuehring. “We suspect there was a total of 50-plus…

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Trial in CSC case adjourned.

May 3, 2021

Trial in CSC case adjourned. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The trial against a 41-year-old Walkerville man accused of first-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) is delayed in 27th Circuit Court due to COVID-19. Brandon Lee Chase, of 9415 W. Grant Rd., faces a 25-year minimum prison term if convicted of the charge. Chase is accused of sexually assaulting a…

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New Era man sentenced to jail for home invasion.

May 3, 2021

New Era man sentenced to jail for home invasion. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A 43-year-old New Era man was sentenced to nine months in jail for a felony conviction of third-degree home invasion in 27th Circuit Court Monday, May 3. Bradley James Skofic, Sr., whose last address was listed as 3110 W. Tahoe Trail, pleaded guilty, March 8.…

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Man sentenced for assaulting corrections officer.

May 3, 2021

Man sentenced for assaulting corrections officer. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A 35-year-old Rothbury man was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served and 18 months probation for a conviction of assaulting a prison employee in 27th Circuit Court Monday, May 3. Daniel Arthur Smith, 7792 S. 80th Ave., pleaded guilty Feb. 22. Smith…

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