The American Red Cross is conducting free smoke alarm installations and inspections in West Michigan including Mason, Oceana, Lake, Newaygo and Muskegon counties.

A developed lake front destination and year-round community with great recreation, housing, dining, shopping, services, with a rich multi-cultural presence and plenty of arts and entertainment is the vision for a revitalized downtown Hart.

This year’s Oceana Agricultural Banquet is set for Saturday, March 18 and will once again take place at the New Era Reformed Church, 4775 First St., in New Era. The Ag. banquet is co-sponsored by the Oceana County Farm Bureau and the Oceana Conservation District.

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PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The state Corrections Department is accused of gross negligence in the death of a prisoner who killed herself.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials are giving the public more time to comment on Nestle Ice Mountain's request to boost the volume of groundwater it pumps for bottling at its plant in Stanwood.

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SEATTLE (AP) — Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump's new travel ban — mindful of the chaos that accompanied his initial e…

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DETROIT (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Michigan Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An office building and 21 parcels of vacant land owned by the Michigan Department of Transportation are scheduled for public auction.

PENTWATER — Fraudulent telephone calls are still being received by people in the Village of Pentwater.

The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of multiple weapons from the 4400 block of Adams Road in Weare Township.

The Pentwater Police Department is investigating complaints of bogus telephone solicitations requesting money.

A three-day jury trial has been set for April 26-28 for former Shelby Village Police Chief Bob Wilson.

A suspect has been identified and property recovered from two storage unit break-ins in the Silver Lake area last weekend.

Some like reverse while others look to fast forward

HART — Hart edged Pentwater last Wednesday night in an intra-county battle, 43-41.

HART — Hart showed great improvement in Thursday’s game against Whitehall, but the Pirates had hoped for even more before falling short 46-43.

SHELBY — Shelby rode a dominating third quarter to a 54-46 win over Hesperia Tuesday night in an intracounty showdown.

Fast-paced 2nd half helps Walkerville oust Baldwin

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NHL trade deadline day is underway, with rental players expected to move over the next several hours.

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LAHTI, Finland (AP) — Iivo Niskanen won the men's 15-kilometer classical cross-country race Wednesday at the Nordic world championships.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:24 remaining and the San Jose Sharks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs for the ninth straight time, 3-1 on Tuesday night.

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jason Zucker scored a short-handed goal with 2:10 left in the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild over the Winnipeg Jets 6-5 on Tuesday night.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Milan Lucic and Mark Letestu scored and Cam Talbot made 25 saves to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

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A developed lake front destination and year-round community with great recreation, housing, dining, shopping, services, with a rich multi-cultural presence and plenty of arts and entertainment is the vision for a revitalized downtown Hart.

The National Art Education Association has named Pentwater Public Schools teacher Carrie Jeruzal, of Ludington, Mich. its 2017 Western Region Middle Level Art Educator. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes the exemplary contributions, service an…

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A price war among online brokerages is getting even more heated, to the benefit of individual investors.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo & Co. is slashing the bonuses and other pay of its chief executive and seven other top executives by about $32 million, a little more than a week after firing four senior managers amid an investigation into the bank's sales practices.

New Castle's Terry Grosetti stays true to core values

When it’s difficult to fit your job title on a business card, that immediately suggests you have an unusual job. I was the Manager of University-Owned Small Residences at Cornell University and that was the most challenging job of my entire career. The small residences I managed were university-owned fraternities, sororities and cooperatives.

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Dr. Tracy Vitale was nominated for the ATHENA Leadership Award for her community contributions and role as mentor

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Health teacher innovates to educate

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The American Cancer Society event's participants raised more than $319K

NEW YORK (AP) — Melons going splat in slow motion. Drawn-as-you-go animation about machines. A behind-the-scenes look at winery operations. Not the usual viral videos, but small business owners have realized offering something to watch and having a sense of humor about themselves can help gr…

The following are Oceana County Council on Aging events for the month of March. All activities take place at the OCCOA, 621 E. Main St., in Hart unless stated otherwise. Call 873-4461 to sign up or make meal reservations.

Unity March support appreciated

If you’ve made it to a point in life where you’re ready to start investing, or at least start thinking about investing, you may consider opening a brokerage account. But you’re not alone if the thought of choosing a brokerage firm is foreign to you.

Social Security is constantly evolving to make your life easier. If you are currently receiving benefits from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and are reapplying for benefits, or are assisting someone with their application, a trip to the Social Security office is …

There was a time, long ago, when I never thought I’d be saying this. But over the years, I’ve come to appreciate something I once disdained as too stupid for words: dog shows.