Knowledge is power

January 25, 2023

Knowledge is power Tiger Pride is a presentation of Shelby Public Schools in partnership with Oceana County Press. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor SHELBY — The Shelby High School Science Olympiad program has been sparking excitement about science and teaching team work and problem solving skills for over 30 years.  The opportunity broadens horizons for students, especially those who are not…

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Get a $25 Walmart gift card for getting vaccinated

January 24, 2023

Get a $25 Walmart gift card for getting vaccinated HART — Anyone who receives a COVID-19 and/or flu vaccination during the District Health Department #10 vaccination clinic Friday, Jan. 27, will receive a $25 Walmart gift card. “Meridian is supporting this clinic by providing $25 Walmart gift cards to anyone that receives a flu and/or COVID-19 vaccine during this clinic.…

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Warrant arrests top police activity

January 24, 2023

Warrant arrests top police activity The following is recent police activity in Oceana County: Monday, Jan. 16, 2023: 2:30 p.m., (Oceana County Sheriff’s Office), larceny of road commission signs, South 194th Avenue, Greenwood Township. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023: 7:24 p.m., (OCSO), a male subject was arrested on outstanding warrants, 7100 block of South 80th Avenue, Grant Township. Thursday, Jan. 19,…

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Judge denies change of venue motions in child fentanyl death case

January 23, 2023

Judge denies change of venue motions in child fentanyl death case By Allison Scarbrough, Editor HART — The parents of a 4-year-old boy who died from ingesting fentanyl appeared in 51st Circuit Court Monday, Jan. 23, for motion hearings. Jacob Scott Schutter, 32, and Jodi Michelle Neino, 29, are criminally charged in connection to Eli Jude Schutter’s July 1 death. …

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Man who robbed elderly couple at gunpoint sentenced to 18-40 years

January 23, 2023

Man who robbed elderly couple at gunpoint sentenced to 18-40 years ‘It’s a horrific set of circumstances, Mr. Labeau, that you put these people through,’ said Judge Susan K. Sniegowski. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A 52-year-old Mears man convicted of armed robbery was sentenced to 18-40 years in prison in Oceana County’s 51st Circuit Court Monday, Jan. 23. …

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Man sentenced to prison for CSC

January 23, 2023

Man sentenced to prison for CSC By Allison Scarbrough, Editor HART — A 55-year-old man was sentenced to four to 20 years in prison for a conviction of first-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) in Oceana County’s 51st Circuit Court Monday, Jan. 23. David Lee Moore, Jr., pleaded “no contest” to the charge, Oct. 5. Moore’s sentencing guidelines are 42-70 months,…

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Accused drunk driver causes 2-truck crash

January 20, 2023

Accused drunk driver causes 2-truck crash SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A 67-year-old Shelby man was arrested for operating while intoxicated after two pickup trucks crashed in front of a house on Woodrow Road Wednesday, Jan. 18, around 5:30 p.m. The man, who was eastbound in a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck, attempted to pass a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by…

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Hart Community Performing Arts Series presents Frisson Winds Jan. 27

January 20, 2023

Hart Community Performing Arts Series presents Frisson Winds Jan. 27 HART — The Hart Community Performing Arts Series will present the Frisson Winds Friday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hart Public Schools Auditorium.  From New York City, Frisson features the best and brightest of classical music’s rising stars. Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks, and the group…

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HPD gets new patrol car

January 19, 2023

HPD gets new patrol car By Allison Scarbrough, Editor HART — The Hart Police Department recently debuted a brand-new patrol car, which is a 2022 “pursuit-rated” Ford Explorer. It replaces a 2016 SUV, said Hart Police Chief Juan Salazar. Funding for the vehicle came from the city’s capital improvement budget, said the chief. The cost was just over $46,000, which…

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Bark Park open for community use

January 19, 2023

Bark Park open for community use SHELBY TOWNSHIP – While the newly established Shelby Township Bark Park won’t officially open until spring, the park is available for the community to use during the winter.  The site, located east of the Mount Hope Cemetery on East Sixth Street in Shelby, currently has a completed parking lot and dog park fencing. Before…

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Shelby PTO hosts action-packed elementary school carnival Friday

January 19, 2023

Shelby PTO hosts action-packed elementary school carnival Friday Tiger Pride is a presentation of Shelby Public Schools in partnership with Oceana County Press.  SHELBY — A fun-filled carnival at Thomas Read Elementary School is set for Friday, Jan. 20, from 6-8 p.m. The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) has organized the event as a fundraiser for the school. Enjoy games, raffles,…

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79th District Court arraignments, posted Jan. 18, 2023

January 18, 2023

79th District Court arraignments, posted Jan. 18, 2023 By Allison Scarbrough, Editor HART — The following were arraigned recently in Oceana County’s 79th District Court: Felonies Kyle Gerald Hiscott, of 140 S. Rush St., Pentwater; Oceana County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO); third-offense operating while intoxicated and driving while license suspended (DWLS). Probable cause hearing: Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. Bail: $10,000/cash/surety/10…

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79th District Court sentencings and dismissals, posted Jan. 18, 2023

January 18, 2023

79th District Court sentencings and dismissals, posted Jan. 18, 2023 By Allison Scarbrough, Editor HART — The following were sentenced recently in Oceana County’s 79th District Court: Brett David Waddell, of 9610 Algoma Ave., NE, Rockford, was found guilty Jan. 10 of operating while intoxicated and  was sentenced to Alcohol Highway Safety Education (AHSE) and $1,155 in fines and costs.…

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Lots of fun in store for Spitler Family Fun Night

January 18, 2023

Lots of fun in store for Spitler Family Fun Night Pirate News is a presentation of Hart Public Schools in partnership with Oceana County Press.  HART — Enjoy fun games and tasty food while raising money for Spitler Elementary School this Friday, Jan. 20, during Family Fun Night. The festivities run from 6-7:30 p.m. There will be ring toss, a…

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Three Oceana school districts to get full-time resource officers thanks to state grant

January 17, 2023

Three Oceana school districts to get full-time resource officers thanks to state grant By Allison Scarbrough, Editor OCEANA COUNTY — Three school districts — Hart, Shelby and Pentwater — will receive grant funds from the State of Michigan to assign a full-time school resource officer to each district. The districts received letters from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Tuesday, Jan. 17, notifying…

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