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Camp counselor pinned inside cabin when tree falls on it

June 20, 2024

BENONA TOWNSHIP — A woman who is a camp counselor at Camp Ao Wa Kiya in Stony Lake was pinned into her bed by a tree that had fallen onto a cabin early Thursday morning, June 20, according to a press release from the Michigan State Police posted on X, formerly Twitter.  The cabin, which was destroyed by the tree…

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79th District Court arraignments, posted June 20, 2024

June 20, 2024

HART — The following were arraigned recently in Oceana County’s 79th District Court: Felonies – James Patric Horne, 47, of 2980 Pleasant Trl., Southfield, Michigan; a felony of assault with intent to create bodily harm less than murder and a misdemeanor of operating while intoxicated.…

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Truck Driver Bingo to perform at New Era Farmers’ Market June 25

June 20, 2024

NEW ERA — Blues, jazz and rock band Truck Driver Bingo will perform at the next New Era Farmers’ Market Tuesday, June 25, from 4-7 p.m. KPOP Club will celebrate the Dog Days of Summer from 4-5 p.m. Kids can watch two puppet shows with…

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Shelby Tigers to march through Electric Forest Saturday

June 20, 2024

ROTHBURY — The Shelby High School Marching and Alumni Band will once again march through the grounds of the Electric Forest Festival. “We are going to have around 45 members…

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Employment: Media Support/Online Learning Support Specialist

June 20, 2024

Employment: Media Support/Online Learning Support Specialist Mason County Central School District is hiring a high school Media Support/Online Learning Specialist. The job includes facilitating and assisting students taking online classes…

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Bluegrass, rock, folk and beyond at the 2024 Electric Forest

June 19, 2024

By Ross Field, Contributing Writer ROTHBURY — With approximately 70 percent of the acts at the 2024 Electric Forest being of the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) variety, you are going…

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79th District Court sentencings, posted June 19, 2024

June 19, 2024

HART — The following were sentenced recently in Oceana County’s 79th District Court: Alejandro Joseph Salazar, 39, of 3511 N. Ridge Rd., Mears, pleaded guilty June 7 to disturbing the…

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Electric Forest is back

June 19, 2024

By Ross Field, Contributing Writer ROTHBURY — By Thursday afternoon the vast pastures of the Double JJ Resort will have become the largest campsite in the State of Michigan, and…

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Portions of Madison Road, 192nd Avenue closed

June 19, 2024

COLFAX TOWNSHIP — Madison Road from 176th Avenue to 192nd Avenue and 192nd Avenue from Madison Road to Monroe Road are closed until Thursday, June 20, at 4 p.m. for…

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Employment: Special Education Teacher – Hart Middle School

June 19, 2024

Employment: Special Education Teacher – Hart Middle School This is a paid posting. Posted until June 25, 2024. 

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Employment: Elementary Teacher – Hart Public Schools

June 19, 2024

Employment: Elementary Teacher – Hart Public Schools This is a paid posting. Posted until June 25, 2024. 

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Expect heavy Electric Forest traffic on US 31

June 18, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor ROTHBURY — As Electric Forest Festival attendees make their way to the Double JJ Resort this week, the Michigan State Police is reminding motorists to…

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Employment: Occupational Therapist-Temporary

June 18, 2024

Employment: Occupational Therapist-Temporary West Shore ESD has a position vacancy for a Temporary Occupational Therapist for some of the 2024-25 school year.  Applicants should possess an Occupational Therapy degree from…

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Former teacher and coach accused of accosting child to appear in court next month 

June 17, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor WHITE CLOUD — The case against a former Shelby High School teacher and coach facing felony charges of accosting a child for immoral purposes and…

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Know your rights if you’re arrested at EF

June 17, 2024

By Julie Springstead, attorney and contributing writer ROTHBURY – The nationally-renowned Electric Forest Festival kicks off Thursday, June 20, as festival goers flock to the venue this week for the…

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HPD news, posted June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

The following is recent Hart Police Department activity: Thursday, June 6,, 2024: 5:13 p.m., medical assist, 400 block of Griswold Street, City of Hart. 7:01 p.m., motorist assist, 4000 block…

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Police news, posted June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. The following is recent activity of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, June…

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Former school secretary sentenced for embezzling from youth basketball fundraiser

June 14, 2024

HART — A 47-year-old Walkerville woman was sentenced in Oceana County’s 51st Circuit Court Monday, June 10, for a felony conviction of embezzlement. Elizabeth Jean Oomen, of 140 W. Michigan,…

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