Arraignments

July 11, 2014
Arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were arraigned Wednesday in front of the 78th District Court Magistrate: Felonies –      Daniel Francis Sullivan, 22, of 571 Trevino Ridge, Ft. Mitchell, Ky., was arrested June 29 by the Michigan State Police (MSP) for a felony of controlled substance possession (narcotic or cocaine) less than 25 grams. A preliminary conference…

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911 informational meetings

July 10, 2014

Mason-Oceana 911 has scheduled four public meetings to present information regarding the August 5, 2014 ballot new millage request for 0.14 mils for 6 years.  The meetings will feature a 1 hour presentation highlighting 911’s day to day operations and a discussion of future funding.  Audience questions will be encouraged. “Few people see or understand what we do inside Mason-Oceana…

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Circuit Court sentencings

July 10, 2014
Circuit Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced Monday in 27th Circuit Court: –      Troy Alan Highland, 33, of 189 S. 1st St., Shelby, pleaded no contest May 27 to assault – weapon. One count of assault – weapon was dismissed. He was sentenced to six months in jail with credit for two days served; sentence to…

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District Court sentencings

July 9, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced Monday in 78th District Court: –      Abran Farias, 26, of 514 S. Dryden St., Hart, was found guilty of driving while license suspended (DWLS) July 7 and sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail and $400 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS). –      Robert…

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Hart girl’s heroic actions land her on ‘Good Morning America’

July 8, 2014
Hart girl’s heroic actions land her on ‘Good Morning America’

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Amanda Galindo, 12, appeared on “Good Morning America” Monday after saving her parents and friends from a stranded boat on the Grand River on the Fourth of July. A fun-filled night of boating and watching the fireworks with family and friends quickly turned into a harrowing experience. A total of 15 people were…

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‘Missing’ woman was hiding in her house

July 8, 2014

HESPERIA — A 43-year-old woman who authorities were searching for since Sunday night after leaving a suicide note, claims she was hiding in her house the whole time, police said. The woman emerged from a crawl space under her home Monday around midnight, said Undersheriff Tim Priese of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. A male resident was home at the…

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Ferwerda wins Pure Michigan photo contest

July 8, 2014
Ferwerda wins Pure Michigan photo contest

LANSING – Out of approximately 2,000 photos of Michigan beaches submitted to Pure Michigan through Instagram, Twitter and michigan.org, Gina Ferwerda of Silver Lake won the Pure Michigan Beach Instagram Challenge with her beautiful photo of kayakers at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. The kayakers in the photo are Ferwerda’s daughter, Ariana, and her friends on their last day at…

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Town and Country All-School Reunion

July 7, 2014

MEARS — The Town and Country All-School Reunion is set for Sunday, July 13, from 1-4 p.m., with the potluck lunch beginning at 2 p.m. in Johnson Park. The park is located one block west of the stop light, at 5698 W. 4th St., in downtown Mears. Eating utensils will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to…

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Annual Ox Roast and Homecoming

July 7, 2014

WEARE TOWNSHIP — The Annual Ox Roast and Homecoming is set for Sunday, July 13, at the Saint Joseph’s Church, at 2380 W. Jackson Rd., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The popular event takes place in the church’s fellowship hall and often doubles as a homecoming and reunion for parish members, both current and past. The menu includes roast…

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Soup and Sandwich Luncheon

July 7, 2014

PENTWATER — The women of the United Methodist Church will serve a Soup and Sandwich Luncheon this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall, featuring homemade soups, sandwiches and pies. There will also be “white elephant” sale table. The church is located on the corner of Hancock and First streets, across from the post office.

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Boating safety courses this week

July 7, 2014

PENTWATER — Boating safety courses are set for this Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Pentwater Yacht Club. To register or for more information, call  Deputy Tim Simmon at 231-873-6771 or 231-873-2121.

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50th Annual Fine Art Fair Saturday

July 7, 2014

PENTWATER — A 50-year tradition continues with the Fine Art Fair on the Village Green this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosted by the Pentwater Junior Women’s Club, artists from all over the country flock to Village Green to sell their beautiful artwork. The food vendor is the Pentwater Service Club, a local group that supports the area…

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The kings have moved; bait fish scattered

July 6, 2014
The kings have moved; bait fish scattered

For the Love of Fishing. A blog by Sean McDonald. The bait fish have scattered in the Ludington area. The good number of kings we were catching in 70-120 foot of water have moved. It should be a few weeks before our larger kings begin to stage in our area in those depths. Our best catch rates in the last…

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A patriotic welcome

July 4, 2014
A patriotic welcome

GRAND RAPIDS — Seven seniors with the Oceana County Council on Aging recently traveled from Hart to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport to honor and help welcome 77 World War II veterans. The Mid-Michigan Honor Flight brought the veterans from Michigan to Washington D.C. to visit the memorial dedicated in their honor.

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Happy 238th birthday America!

July 4, 2014
Happy 238th birthday America!

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and…

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Packing in the pies

July 3, 2014
Packing in the pies

PENTWATER — There is nothing that says ‘small town America’ more than a good ol’ pie-eating contest in the summer. That’s exactly what happened Thursday afternoon on the beautiful Village Green and Gazebo during the Pentwater Annual Miller’s Scholarship Pie Contest. The event, which takes place every year over the Fourth of July holiday, raises scholarship money for area college…

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Arraignments

July 3, 2014
Arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were arraigned Wednesday in front of the 78th District Court Magistrate: Felony –      Isreal Villarreal, 26, of 8389 N. Oceana Dr., Hart, was arrested June 18 by the State, Sheriffs, Chiefs, Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) for a felony of controlled substance, delivery/manufacture of cocaine, less than 50 grams. A preliminary…

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Hart Sparks Celebration bursts through the clouds

July 2, 2014
Hart Sparks Celebration bursts through the clouds

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Hart Sparks Celebration looked a little iffy Wednesday with cloudy skies and unseasonably cold temperatures, but the sun burst through the clouds just in time for the party to begin. See  Lots of fun on tap for the 4th of July for more festivities. Rocket Fuel Haulers kicked out some awesome classic rock and country…

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