Decades-long property dispute comes to a close

May 20, 2014
Decades-long property dispute comes to a close

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. CLAYBANKS TWP – A right-of-way dispute that has been brewing since the 1950s has finally reached a peaceful settlement. A 66-foot right-of-way to Lake Michigan along Whiskey Creek on Park Road has been the subject of lawsuits over the last several years. “The public has been using it to go to the beach and had…

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Jaws of Life, Aeromed called to accident scene

May 20, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. GRANT TWP – A seatbelt saved the life of a victim of a serious car crash yesterday, said Michigan State Police Trooper Aaron Tubergen of the Hart post this morning. Jaws of Life was called to extract the driver – a man in his 20s – who was trapped inside the vehicle, the trooper said.…

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Showers and possible thunderstorm today

May 20, 2014
Showers and possible thunderstorm today

Today’s weather report is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Sunrise: 6:15 a.m. Showers likely along with a possible rumble of thunder in the morning, then cloudy skies late. High 68F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Tonight. Sunset: 9:09 p.m. Widely scattered showers…

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Community foundation awards over $23,000 in grants

May 19, 2014

HART — The Community Foundation for Oceana County recently awarded $23,699 in grants to area organizations. Support for these grants came from the Child Abuse & Neglect Fund, College Positive Communities YAC Challenge Grant, Bessie E. & Allen Gray Health Fund, William R. Lathers Golden Township Fund, Little Point Sable – Arts for Oceana County Fund and the Foundation’s Unrestricted…

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Shelby school employee saves student’s life, earns state award

May 19, 2014
Shelby school employee saves student’s life, earns state award

SHELBY — Odey Ramirez, a Shelby Public Schools family advocate employee, recently received state commendation for her swift actions that saved a student’s life. Ramirez was called into a classroom at Thomas Read Elementary School, March 5, to assist a student.  As she entered the classroom, she noticed a different child had just begun to choke on an apple and that the teacher needed assistance.  Ramirez immediately began the Heimlich maneuver on the choking child.  Eventually, the apple piece was dislodged from the student’s throat. “Throughout the event, Odey remained professional, calm, and composed,” said Shelby Public Schools Superintendent Dan Bauer. “She was extremely quick to respond and did everything in her power to assist the struggling child.  Thankfully, she was available and her actions saved a child’s life.” Ramirez was recognized, April 15, for her role in helping that child by State Rep. Jon Bumstead (R-Newaygo).  She was presented a tribute for her actions signed by Bumstead, Sen. Goeff Hansen (R-Hart), and Governor Rick Snyder, offering thanks and gratitude for…

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McCallum eagles at OCG

May 19, 2014

SHELBY – Don McCallum had an eagle Sunday on 242-yard hole #18 using a driver and wedge at Oceana Golf Club.

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District Court sentencings

May 16, 2014

HART – The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. –      Shawn Daniel Snook, 36, of 214 S. Apple St., Hart, pleaded “no contest,” April 28, to larceny less than $200 and was sentenced to nine days in jail; $450 in fines and costs; and 93 days discretionary jail. –      Myrna Lee Plumley, 55,…

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Circuit court sentencings

May 16, 2014
Circuit court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced in 27th Circuit Court this week: –      Rodney Alvin Ramthun, 47, of 4080 Baker Rd., Shelby, pleaded “no contest,” March 21, to assault – weapon. He was sentenced, May 12, to one year in jail with credit for 161 days served and $400 in fines and costs. Once he…

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School superintendent presents ‘State of the District’

May 16, 2014
School superintendent presents ‘State of the District’

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – Superintendent Mark Platt described the challenges that Hart Public Schools faces, but also the strengths that the Pirates possess during Hart’s first-ever “State of the District” Thursday evening. Similar to the U.S. Presidents’ “State of the Union Address,” Platt used a much more modern format of a Google Presentation on a gigantic screen…

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Spectrum to upgrade Hart x-ray equipment

May 15, 2014
Spectrum to upgrade Hart x-ray equipment

HART — Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital (SHLH) Family Medicine in Hart will soon upgrade to digital x-ray equipment that hospital officials say will provide state-of-the-art images and instantaneous transmission to radiologists for diagnosis. The new equipment is expected to be fully operational in the second week of June. Other services at the Hart office will continue while the upgrade is…

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5 sentenced stemming from EFF 2013 drug charges

May 15, 2014
5 sentenced stemming from EFF 2013 drug charges

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following five defendants were convicted and sentenced in 27th Circuit Monday stemming from drug arrests during last year’s Electric Forest Festival at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury: –       Daniel L. Cardona, 26, of 1341 Marengo Ave., Forrest Park, Ill., was found guilty of controlled substance use, non-narcotic. He was sentenced to one…

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Pentwater women’s club to hold Wine and Art by the Water

May 15, 2014

PENTWATER — The Pentwater Women’s Club is hosting its eighth annual “Wine and Art by the Water” scholarship benefit on Sunday, May 18 from 2-5 p.m. at the Pentwater Yacht Club on Dover Street.  The event will include a silent auction of over 100 items (art, jewelry, gift certificates, etc.), wine tasting of over 55 different wines coordinated by Hansen’s Foods, and delectable gourmet…

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Anglers catching brown trout and lake trout while trolling

May 15, 2014

From the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Weekly Fishing Tip: Taking great catch-and-release photos Are you an avid catch-and-release angler? Do you like to take photos of the fish you catch, prior to returning them to the water? Do you know the safest way to take these photos so you ensure the fish can live to be caught another day?…

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Sheriff’s department warns residents about ‘aggressive’ salespeople

May 15, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The Oceana County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents about “aggressive” vacuum salespeople in the area. “We have had several complaints around the county of the Kirby salespeople,” said OCSD Lt. Craig Mast. “I have sent one report to the prosecuting attorney’s office for a possible warrant for trespassing. These Kirby salespeople come to…

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Rain showers this afternoon

May 15, 2014
Rain showers this afternoon

Today’s weather report is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  Thursday, May 15, 2014. Rain showers developing around 1 p.m. The rain will become steadier later. Cloudy and windy. Temperatures steady near the low 40s. Winds NNW at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Sunset: 9:04 p.m. Tonight. Mostly cloudy early,…

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