Police news, posted Feb. 26, 2024

February 26, 2024

Police news, posted Feb. 26, 2024 The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. The following is recent police activity in Oceana County: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024: 9:55 p.m., (Michigan State Police), a 43-year-old Ludington man was arrested for probation violation, bond violation and a failure to appear warrant, 8700 block…

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Pro football player visits Shelby Middle School

February 26, 2024

Pro football player visits Shelby Middle School SHELBY — Professional football player Nate McCrary made a big impression upon Shelby eighth graders when he recently visited the school for Career Day. “The highlight of the event was the appearance of Nate McCrary, a distinguished professional football player with a remarkable journey from Reeths Puffer High School to the NFL and…

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State Street in Hart to close for road work

February 26, 2024

UPDATE: STATE STREET IS BACK OPEN TO TRAFFIC State Street in Hart to close for road work HART — State Street between Polk Road and Wood Street will be closed for road repairs, the Oceana County Road Commission announced Monday, Feb. 26. A detour has been set up, and local residents will be able to access their homes. “We will…

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Fire destroys garage

February 25, 2024

Fire destroys garage NEWFIELD TOWNSHIP — Fire destroyed a garage on East Parketon Lane Saturday, Feb. 24. Area fire departments were dispatched to the blaze around noon. “On arrival, we found smoke and flames showing in the garage,” states a post on the Hesperia Area Fire Department’s Facebook page. “We were able to extinguish the fire with little fire damage…

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Drunk driving, assault arrests top sheriff’s office activity

February 23, 2024

Drunk driving, assault arrests top sheriff’s office activity 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: Friday, Feb. 16, 2024: 5:10 p.m., a 63-year-old Holton man was arrested for operating while intoxicated, East Park Road, Otto Township. He was lodged…

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Motivational speaker energizes students

February 23, 2024

Motivational speaker energizes students Pirate News is a presentation of Hart Public Schools in partnership with Oceana County Press.  By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor HART — Motivational speaker Brian Pruitt electrified the Hart Middle School gym with an energetic, inspirational and humorous speech Friday, Feb. 23. An All-American running back at Central Michigan University, Pruitt was a college football teammate…

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Congressman Moolenaar to host agriculture roundtable

February 23, 2024

Congressman Moolenaar to host agriculture roundtable WEARE TOWNSHIP — Congressman John Moolenaar will lead a roundtable discussion with farmers from Michigan’s Second Congressional District at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at West Michigan Research Station, 5185 N. Oceana Dr. The group will discuss Moolenaar’s Supporting Farm Operations Act, which will reduce labor costs for farmers by freezing wage rates…

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Obituary: Christine Jensen, 78, of Hart

February 23, 2024

Obituary: Christine Jensen, 78, of Hart Christine Louise Jensen, 78, passed away February 20, 2024, at the Oceana County Medical Care Facility in Hart. Chris was born November 27, 1945, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Dr. Benjamin Hawkins and Ruth (Benzon) Hawkins. Chris is survived by: her husband of 57 years, David Jensen; their two sons, James David Jensen of Hart…

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Employment Opportunity: Middle School Physical Education Teacher

February 23, 2024

Employment Opportunity: Middle School Physical Education Teacher This is a paid posting. Posted until March 8, 2024. 

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Employment Opportunity: Maintenance Supervisor

February 23, 2024

Employment Opportunity: Maintenance Supervisor This is a paid posting. Posted until March 8, 2024. 

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Employment Opportunity: Secondary Health Teacher

February 23, 2024

Employment Opportunity: Secondary Health Teacher, High School This is a paid posting. Posted until March 8, 2024

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Employment Opportunity: Middle School Science Teacher

February 23, 2024

Employment Opportunity: Middle School Science Teacher This is a paid posting. Posted until March 8, 2024.

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Judge Lambrix reflects on long career as he readies for retirement

February 22, 2024

Judge Lambrix reflects on long career as he readies for retirement By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor HART — Oceana County Probate Court Judge Bradley Lambrix has announced he is retiring after serving 18 years on the bench. Judge Lambrix’s last day on the job will be Dec. 31, 2024. “The new term for my successor will commence Jan. 1,” he…

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News alert: trailer fire near Walkerville

February 22, 2024

News alert: trailer fire near Walkerville UPDATE: No one was home at the time of the fire, although pet dogs may be missing. COLFAX TOWNSHIP — Firefighters were dispatched to 6750 Rossell Lake Road near Walkerville for a trailer fire Thursday, Feb. 22, around 2:30 p.m. At first the call was dispatched as an abandoned trailer, but more information was…

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VIDEO: Designing the perfect water wheel

February 21, 2024

Video: Designing the perfect water wheel West Shore School News is presented by West Shore Educational Service District in partnership with Mason County Press and Oceana County Press. Video by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief VICTORY TOWNSHIP (Mason County) — Students in the West Shore Educational Service District’s Career & Technical Education Design Fabrication and Welding class recently completed their water wheel…

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Police release more details in love triangle stabbing case

February 21, 2024

Police release more details in love triangle stabbing case WEBBER TOWNSHIP, Lake County — The Michigan State Police, Hart post, continues to investigate the stabbing of a Hart man involved in a love triangle dispute at a residence near Baldwin Sunday, Feb. 18. “Troopers from the Michigan State Police, Hart post, are investigating a stabbing stemming from a dispute between a…

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MSP news, posted Feb. 20, 2024

February 20, 2024

MSP news, posted Feb. 20, 2024 The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. The following is recent activity in Oceana County of the Hart post of the Michigan State Police: Friday, Feb. 16, 2024: 1:38 a.m., a 50-year-old Grand Rapids woman was arrested for assault and battery, 700 block of…

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Hart High School flutists advance to state competition

February 20, 2024

Hart High School flutists advance to state competition Pirate News is a presentation of Hart Public Schools in partnership with Oceana County Press.  HART — Hart High School band members Lluvia Burillo-Castro and Lynessa Fielder performed for judges at District 1 Solo and Ensemble Feb. 10, earning a trip to the state competition. The seniors each performed a solo and…

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