Employment Opportunity: Middle School Math Teacher

May 7, 2024

Employment Opportunity: Middle School Math Teacher This is a paid posting. Posted until May 22, 2024

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Obituary: Richard Robert Emerson, 72, of Shelby

May 7, 2024

Richard Robert Emerson, 72, of Shelby, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2024 after a courageous journey through ALS. He was born June 15, 1951, in Ypsilanti, the son of Justin and Marguerite (Znorski) Emerson. On December 16, 1972, Richard married Merlinda (Mindy) Cooper and they spent 51 years together. They made their home in Lansing until retirement allowed them…

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Children digging in flower bed find handgun stolen 50 years ago

May 6, 2024

FERRY TOWNSHIP — Some children who were digging in a flower bed while doing yard work last week dug up a 1851 Colt black powder revolver that had been reported stolen June 1, 1974, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. The relic gun was rusted and inoperable, said Sheriff Mast. It was reported to police Monday, April 29, in the…

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MSP seeking public’s help in locating attempted kidnappers

May 6, 2024

UPDATE: MSP reporting Tuesday, May 7, that a similar incident was reported in Montague. WEARE TOWNSHIP — A white man with a mustache who is about 40-50 years old and an older white woman in a white minivan with dark windows reportedly attempted to abduct a child Friday, May 3, according to the Michigan State Police. MSP troopers from the…

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Investigation of teacher’s death ongoing 

May 6, 2024

‘The pathologist’s findings are going to play a big part in this investigation.’ By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor HART — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office continues to “actively investigate” the suspicious death of 33-year-old teacher Juan Carlos Lozano of New Era, according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.  Lozano was found dead on private property in the 5800 block of…

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Pentwater school bond issue on Tuesday’s ballot

May 6, 2024

‘This proposal will be focusing on nothing more than keeping our students and staff warm, safe and secure.’ By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor PENTWATER — Pentwater school officials are hoping the “the third time’s a charm,” as the district seeks voter approval of a $7.59 million bond proposal Tuesday, May 7, for critical school improvements. This is the third time…

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Washington Road, 66th Avenue to be closed for culvert maintenance

May 6, 2024

WEARE TOWNSHIP — Washington Road from 66th Avenue to 80th Avenue and 66th Avenue from Oceana Drive to Washington Road will be closed for culvert maintenance Monday, May 6, starting at 8 a.m. until Tuesday, May 7, at 4 p.m., according to the Oceana County Road Commission. Local residents will be able to access their homes.

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Public Notice: Weare Township Voters: Pentwater School District Bond Vote

May 6, 2024
Public Notice: Weare Township Voters: Pentwater School District Bond Vote

Public Notice: Weare Township Voters: Pentwater School District Bond Vote This is a paid posting.

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Late principal’s close friend hired as interim

May 5, 2024

HART — Troy Moran’s close friend and former colleague, Ken Byard, has been hired as Hart High School principal following the unexpected death of 46-year-old Principal Moran, April 27. The announcement was made on the school district’s Facebook page Sunday, May 5. “I met Mr. Moran about 25 years ago when we started working out together at the Thunderbolt Gym…

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US 31 lane closures at Monroe Road to begin Monday

May 5, 2024

PENTWATER — Lane closures for road work are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Monday, May 6, through Monday, May 20, on southbound US 31 at Monroe Road/US 31 Business Route — exit 154, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. The work is weather dependent.

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PHOTO FEATURE: Cherry blossoms!

May 4, 2024

Photos by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief The cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Mason and Oceana counties. Images were created in Riverton (Mason) and Hart (Oceana) townships. _________ Receive daily MCP and OCP news briefings along with email news alerts for $10 a month. The easiest way is to sign up for an automatic monthly payment on Paypal. Click this link.…

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Police release name of man who died in New Era incident Wednesday

May 3, 2024

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief HART — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who died Wednesday following an incident in the 5800 block of West Taylor Road in Mears. Juan Carlos Lozano, 33, of New Era, was found dead on private property Wednesday after Mason-Oceana 911 received a call asking for help. According to Oceana County Undersheriff Ryan…

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Employment: Baldwin Community Schools

May 3, 2024

Employment: Baldwin Community Schools Baldwin Community Schools has the following employment opportunities for the 2024-2025 school year: DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES SECONDARY PARAPROFESSIONAL ELEMENTARY  PARAPROFESSIONAL PRESCHOOL PARAPROFESSIONAL ELEMENTARY TEACHER MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER SECONDARY MATH TEACHER SECONDARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER SECONDARY FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHER SECONDARY ENGLISH AND SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS Apply at www.baldwin.k12.mi.us EOE This is a paid…

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Hundreds of mourners attend Hart principal’s funeral

May 2, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor  SHELBY — Approximately 900 people attended the funeral service Thursday afternoon, May 2, at Shelby Road Baptist Church of Hart High School Principal Troy Moran, 46, who died from a heart attack last Saturday.  School teachers, administrators, school board members, staff, students, parents, former students and former staff not only from the close-knit Hart district…

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Police investigating suspicious death in Mears

May 2, 2024

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief MEARS — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 33 year old man from New Era that presumably occurred Wednesday, May 1. According to a statement from Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast, Mason-Oceana 911 received a call about 9 p.m. Wednesday asking for help. Deputies responded to the scene in the 5800…

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Public Notice: Weare Township Spring Cleanup Day

May 1, 2024
Public Notice: Weare Township Spring Cleanup Day

Public Notice: Weare Township Spring Cleanup Day This is a paid posting. Posted until May 4, 2024. 

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Hart to have half day Thursday for Principal Moran’s funeral

April 30, 2024

HART — Hart Public Schools announced that Thursday, May 2, will be a half day of school, so students and staff can attend the funeral of Hart High School Principal Troy Moran who died unexpectedly Saturday, April 27. The school district posted the following message on its Facebook page Tuesday, April 30: “Dear Pirate Nation, Hart Public Schools will have…

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Teachers set up Go Fund Me page for Troy Moran’s daughters

April 30, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor HART — Some Montague teachers have set up a Go Fund Me for Hart High School Principal Troy Moran’s daughters, Elle and Reagan. Moran died unexpectedly over the weekend from a heart attack while out on a run, and the community is mourning the tragic loss. He previously was the high school principal at Montague…

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