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After months of discussion and a number of planning commission recommendations for changes to the City of Hart’s sign ordinance, the Hart City Council decided Tuesday, Oct. 10 to leave the ordinance as is, and passed a resolution suspending any prosecution of any current ordinance violations…

Up to $400,000 will be made available to the Oceana County Medical Care Facility (MCF) to pay construction costs as it awaits Certified Public Expenditure (CTE) money that is expected to be delayed until January.

Hart and Pentwater fire departments responded to an early morning structure fire Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Tom Walicki residence, 9098 80th Ave., in Weare Township. According to Hart Area Fire Chief Jack White, firefighters “found fire extending out of the house at the laundry room,” after arri…

Understanding the basics of immigration law and its effects on new residents of the U.S. is essential for all people of conscience. While those who support the work of the Oceana Hispanic Center are passionate about immigrant rights, they do not always have answers to questions about how imm…

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Editor’s note: A jail sentence “to be served at the court’s discretion” generally means jail time is suspended, but will be imposed if the person violates any laws or sentencing conditions within a noted time period.  OUIL means driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicati…

Editor’s note: A jail sentence “to be served at the court’s discretion” generally means jail time is suspended, but will be imposed if the person violates any laws or sentencing conditions within a noted time period. OUIL means driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicatin…

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Week nine is here, and for the three Oceana football squads, leaving 2017 in the rear-view mirror won’t be the worst thing. For fans, however, the idea of nearly 10 months without a game is setting in, and it isn’t a happy one.

HART — A simple switch of which goal to defend paid off for Shelby Monday in the first round of district play, as the Tigers beat archrival Hart 1-0 to advance to Wednesday’s semifinal. That game will be played at Shelby against Montague, which drew a bye.

PENTWATER — It was a big night for Pentwater volleyball and for senior Taylor Wilkinson Tuesday, as the latter hit a milestone and the Falcons swept their three matches to move to 26-5 on the season.

MUSKEGON — Hart’s upset bid didn’t come to fruition Monday in the West Michigan Conference semifinals at North Muskegon, as the Norsemen scored three first-half goals and won 3-0.

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Houston Astros' Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve celebrate after Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship against the New York Yankees Series Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 7-1 to tie the series at 3-3. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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CHICAGO (AP) — The new company hired to run the Illinois Lottery projects it will increase annual sales to $4 billion, generating more than $1 billion per year for schools and other projects by the end of the 10-year deal, according to a contract obtained by The Associated Press.

EUREKA — For more than 30 years, Patty Cuffe has screened thousands of women for breast cancer as a mammography technologist at Advocate Eureka Hospital.

IHAP®’s goal is to assess the progress of the whole person health journey for each participant. The program accomplishes this by establishing realistic goals and looking at the impact on and improvements to the participant. IHAP also seeks to measure and quantify these improvements, and continually look at the sustainability the changes the participant is making. This process documents the in-depth communication among the IHAP® team, the participants and their health care providers ... this testimonial was provided by a current IHAP participant.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former White House adviser Steve Bannon on Friday depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a "destructive" presidency during his time in the White House.

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the 19th national congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges f…

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The death toll in Somalia's deadliest attack has risen to 358 while dozens remain missing. Somalia's president will announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said.

A few months ago, I watched a remarkable PBS documentary entitled, “My Love, Don’t Cross that River.” It was about this aged couple in South Korea, and how they coped with the husband’s increasing ill health as they reflected on their 76 years together.