Trial in CSC case postponed.

May 3, 2021

Trial in CSC case postponed. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The trial in the criminal sexual conduct (CSC) case against a 23-year-old Muskegon man has been delayed due to COVID-19. Robert Iree Mallard is one of four Muskegon men facing CSC charges in connection to a child trafficking investigation conducted by a multi-jurisdictional task force including the Federal Bureau…

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Recent deaths, posted May 2, 2021

May 2, 2021

Recent deaths, posted May 2, 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: Mary (Weiland) Beatty, 90, of Shelby, died on Sunday, April 25, 2021. James D. Ackerberg, 78, of Hesperia, died on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Stephen Didur,…

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Superintendents ask for support on ESD millage renewal. 

April 30, 2021

Superintendents ask for support on ESD millage renewal.  Dear Community Members, As the superintendents of Hart Public Schools and the West Shore Educational Service District (WSESD), we ask you and every voter in our community to give the WSESD’s special education millage renewal request on the May 4 ballot your full consideration. The special education millage renewal levy has been in place for…

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National Day of Prayer events planned in Shelby. 

April 30, 2021

National Day of Prayer events planned in Shelby.  SHELBY — The Ladder Community Center will host two events on National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6. A noon event will take place at Memorial Park and an additional prayer event will take place at The Ladder, 67 N. State St., at 6 p.m.  This year’s theme is “Lord, pour…

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78th District Court arraignments, April 29, 2021.

April 29, 2021

78th District Court arraignments, April 29, 2021. HART — The following were arraigned on misdemeanor charges recently in 78th District Court: Justin Dale Price, 29, of 19296 Van Buren St., Holland, Michigan; Oceana County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO); operating while intoxicated. Bail: $1,000/personal recognizance. Pretrial: May 13 at 10 a.m. Joshua Lamont Moore, 35, of 5800 W. 7th St., Mears; Michigan…

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Shelby schools bond proposal on the ballot Tuesday.

April 29, 2021

Shelby schools bond proposal on the ballot Tuesday. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. SHELBY — Shelby Public Schools has not had any major building improvements in over 20 years, and officials have placed a bond proposal on the ballot Tuesday, May 4, that will address critical building needs including the construction of a new elementary school. “Historically, the district has been very…

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Scammers posing as Pentwater police on the phone.

April 29, 2021

Scammers posing as Pentwater police on the phone. PENTWATER — The Pentwater Police Department is warning residents that there is a phone scam going on that involves people pretending to be police officers. “It has come to our attention that scammers are stating they are officers with Pentwater Police Department (THIS IS FALSE),” states a post on the PPD Facebook…

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Pentwater earns ‘best high school’ ranking.

April 29, 2021

Pentwater earns ‘best high school’ ranking. PENTWATER — Pentwater Public School recently earned a high national ranking for 2021 Best High Schools by US News and World Report.  By earning a national ranking in the top 40 percent, the high school achieved status as a US News Best High School. This recognition includes a ranking of nearly all public high…

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78th District Court sentencings, April 28, 2021.

April 28, 2021

78th District Court sentencings, April 28, 2021. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: Marissa Ann Fairchild, 24, of 4976 N. Maple Island Rd., Hesperia, was found guilty March 8 of methamphetamine use and was sentenced April 12 to one year suspended jail with credit for nine days served; six months probation;…

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COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Hart High School Saturday.

April 28, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Hart High School Saturday. HART — Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital is partnering with Hart Public Schools to host a community Pfizer vaccine clinic this for ages 16 and up Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hart High School. The clinical team will include language translators.  To register, call 833-755-0696 or visit www.spectrumhealth.org/covid19/covid-19-vaccine…

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Motorcyclist sustains ‘non-life-threatening’ injuries in crash.

April 27, 2021

Motorcyclist sustains ‘non-life-threatening’ injuries in crash. NEWFIELD TOWNSHIP — A 38-year-old Hesperia man sustained non-life-threatening injuries when he lost control of his motorcycle on East Loop Road near South 184th Avenue Monday evening, April 26, according to Lt. Shane Hasty of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. The motorcycle went into the ditch, and the man was thrown from the bike…

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Medical event may have caused crash.

April 27, 2021

Medical event may have caused crash. PENTWATER TOWNSHIP — A 76-year-old Pentwater man is believed to have had a medical event while driving and crashed a pickup truck into a tree on Longbridge Road near Mohawk Street Monday, April 26, shortly after 5:30 p.m., according to Lt. Shane Hasty of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. According to dispatch information, the…

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COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the fairgrounds Saturday.

April 27, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the fairgrounds Saturday. HART — HomeTown Pharmacy is conducting a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic for ages 18 and up this Saturday, May 1, at the Oceana County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Moderna vaccine will be administered. No appointment is necessary. Please consider helping fund local news. Mason County Press and Oceana County…

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News alert: Vehicle crash on Longbridge Road.

April 26, 2021

News alert: Vehicle crash on Longbridge Road. PENTWATER TOWNSHIP — Life EMS and Pentwater Fire Department were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash on Longbridge Road near Mohawk Monday, April 26, shortly after 5:30 p.m.

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Portion of Garfield Road closed Tuesday.

April 26, 2021

Portion of Garfield Road closed Tuesday. BENONA TOWNSHIP — Garfield Road at Scenic Drive, south 230 feet to the curve, will be closed Tuesday, April 27, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for road construction, according to the Oceana County Road Commission. The detour route will be Thomas Street to Second Street.

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