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Sheriff frustrated with board action

Sheriff Brian Gilbert expressed his frustrations with the Ogemaw County Board of Commissioners’ June 10 resolution to remove a sergeant’s position from the budget at the June 17 meeting following Gilbert’s announcement that he intended to promote his son to the sergeant position. The Sheriff stated the people of the county voted for him and he was an elected official […]
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Day Treatment Facility Coming to Ogemaw

A building on Houghton Ave. across from the County Building will be renovated and serve as the location for a day treatment facility for juveniles. County Administrator Tim Dolehanty hopes to get the building renovations done by the end of the year. The day treatment facility will provide local services and resources for troubled youth. There are no residential facilities […]
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County board blocks unethical commission

The Ogemaw County Board of Commissioners moved to eliminate one of two sergeant positions at the Sherriff’s office from the Fiscal Year 2021 budget at the June 10 meeting. The position was removed from the Position Allocation List for Fiscal Year 2021 and the Fiscal Year 2021 Road Patrol Millage Budget in a resolution that was approved with a unanimous […]
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Traffic stop leads to man’s arrest for child pornography

WEST BRANCH – An April traffic stop for disregarding a stop light, in front of the Michigan State Police (MSP) West Branch Post, ended with troopers arresting the driver for possession of child sexually abusive materials (CSAM). Troopers report that during the traffic stop, they observed a nude image of...
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Traffic Stop Leads to Child Porn Charges in Ogemaw County

State Police Troopers from the West Branch post arrested a man in April who was recently arraigned on child pornography charges. Conducting a traffic stop in Ogemaw County April 28, police pulled over 55-year-old William Hock of West Branch. Police say they saw an image of a nude woman on a cell phone affixed to the dash board. When questioned about the picture, he swiped the image and allegedly exposed an image of child sexually abusive material.
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Falcon golfer Jack Juarez advances to state finals

BOYNE MOUNTAIN— The Ogemaw Heights golf team finished in sixth place of the 16 teams competing in the MHSAA Division 3 Golf Regional Wednesday, June 2 at the Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Mountain. Shooting an 81, Jack Juarez led the team to qualify for the individual player Division 3 State Championship Friday, June 11 at Grand Valley State University. […]
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Volunteers complete fire fighter training courses

Aaron Tuttle and Cooper Gough are now certified fire fighters for the Ogemaw Fire Department. They went through the training courses which took place primarily in Gerrish Township of Roscommon County. Aaron Tuttle started volunteering for the department in September, 2019. Tuttle said that he began volunteering because he wanted to help people. He never thought of it as a […]
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Music at Ogemaw Heights

West Branch-Rose City Area Schools held its Spring Concert Tuesday, May 25 at Ogemaw Heights High School. Surline Middle School’s seventh and eighth grade bands performed as well as Ogemaw Heights Jazz Band and Ogemaw Heights Symphonic Band. Before the Ogemaw Heights Symphonic Band’s first song, Director Mark Andersen announced that the band received straight ones at festival this year. […]
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Deputy Killingbeck joins the department

Ogemaw County Sheriff’s department welcomed new deputy, Megan Killingbeck, Saturday, May 22. Killingbeck grew up in West Branch. Her mother and stepfather have a farm where she would help out during the summer. After graduating from Ogemaw Heights High School, she moved away to attend Saginaw Valley State University where she studied business. “I was doing business at SVSU and […]
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Sheriff’s department honors employees

Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Department honored three of its employees Wednesday, May 26. The employees were each presented with a plaque honoring their years working for the office. Carrie Gutierrez has worked in the Sheriff’s office for 10 years. Lt. Doug Casselman and Detective David Stahl, Jr. have both been there for 25 years.
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Veterans remembered with a ceremony

Veterans of Ogemaw County honored deceased veterans at 11:30 on Memorial Day at the Veterans Memorial across from the county building in West Branch. Michael Thorne, U.S Army Veteran and current Ogemaw County Veterans commission chairman led the opening prayer and said of those we remember on Memorial Day, “the only time they are really gone is when we forget […]
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New Council member appointed

Carol Adair was appointed to the City of West Branch council at the special meeting May 24, she is filling the vacant seat left behind by Tiffany Schmeider-Kupps. Adair was a county employee for 20 years including heading up the Ogemaw County Central Dispatch. Because of her employment history, Adair is familiar with government functions, budgets, and day-to-day operations. Adair […]
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Gold edition tractor beats out pedal tractor

Slowly but surely making their way to school, the students of Ogemaw Heights cheerfully drove their tractors to school May 20. Many of these students were part of the FFA program at the school. Days like this give students something to look forward to after a difficult year of periodic shifts to virtual learning. Lyddia Marshall won the “coolest tractor” […]
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This is unexpected

Hi readers, I am Jocelyn Garza, The Ogemaw County Herald’s new reporter. I never expected to be a reporter for a local newspaper. I also never expected to graduate from Saginaw Valley State University, much less with a bachelor’s degree in Literature. I decided to major in Literature after struggling with my math classes and staying focused in my science […]