HART — No candidates filed to run for the two available seats on the Hart City Council or the single Hart City Board of Review seat.

Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast received the nod Feb. 9 to accept a more than $12,000 grant to be used in developing a K-9 program at the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office.

PENTWATER — With regrets, the Pentwater Village Council accepted the resignation of village Manager Rob Allard at its regular meeting Feb. 13.

Firefighters from the Hart Area Fire Department and the Crystal Township Fire Department responded to a fully engulfed single wide trailer fire along N. 104th Avenue in Weare Township Sunday, Feb. 12 shortly after 4:30 p.m.

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Several parents are joining a planned lawsuit against Michigan's School Reform Office over its threats to close low-performing Kalamazoo schools.


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Relatives of two Kalamazoo men who were killed in a mass shooting last year have been working on healing.


DETROIT (AP) — BMW AG is recalling more than 19,000 i3 REx plug-in hybrids in the U.S. because they could develop a fuel vapor leak that would increase the risk of a fire.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Grand Rapids police officer will serve a 30-day unpaid suspension for his handling of a traffic crash investigation involving a then-assistant prosecutor.


ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — Grand Valley State University is planning to start construction soon on the Mackinac Ravine to address erosion that could affect nearby buildings.

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.

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Hart edges Hesperia in semis, beats Shelby in finals

Dillon Brown’s hot start sparks win; 5-game win streak longest for Walkerville in 10 years

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Austin VanderLaan’s miracle 3 sends game to OT; Hart’s 1st sweep of Shelby since ‘94

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Tying flies and making baits for bass, salmon and pike can help wear away some of those long winter hours.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mattias Ekholm scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, Juuse Saros stopped 35 shots and the Nashville Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Sunday night.

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LONDON (AP) — After the Champions League knockout phase was opened by teams with a combined 24 European titles, the spotlight shifts to those with far less of a continental pedigree.


TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Albert Pujols is almost ready to get a running start on the second half of his mega-contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The words are displayed prominently inside the Seattle Mariners' spring training clubhouse. In two languages.

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Tori Jankoska made five 3-pointers in setting a single-season school record and scored 28 points in leading Michigan State over No. 20 Michigan 86-68 on Sunday before a…


WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand judge has upheld an earlier ruling that flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the U.S. to face criminal charges.


DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — Deadwood city commissioners have granted a request from the Historic Preservation Commission to update the Old West gambling town's improvement plan.


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' main state oil company has signed a deal giving China National Petroleum Company an 8 percent stake in a major onshore oil project.


DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit seeks to fill seasonal positions in its general services and recreation departments.


PLYMOUTH, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin-based Sargento Foods Inc., is expanding a voluntary recall of some cheeses due to a possible bacterial contamination.

Health teacher innovates to educate

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

Caffeine might not be all it's cracked up to be. Explore the alternatives

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Gates Chili staff members gain skills and knowledge

Know what to do in a non-emergency

Kim Jong Nam, the estranged, exiled half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, fell ill at a Malaysian airport, complained of being sprayed with some sort of chemical and died last week, sparking an international mystery right out of a spy novel. Many experts pointed the finger at Nort…

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Charges have been dropped in at least 18 central Florida criminal cases and hundreds more could be reviewed while authorities investigate a sheriff's deputy who investigators say was caught on his own body camera taking $100 bills from a DUI suspect.

Remember the American’s Creed

A few weeks ago, I met an amazing woman. Her name is Cyndy Callog, she’s a Pentwaterite, and she just published her first book, A Windy Day.

The chill of winter can be offset with the pleasure of curling up inside a warm home. Turning on the heat and settling into your favorite chair to open a new book or watch a movie feels even better when snow falls or rain patters against the windows. Unfortunately, some families have to choo…

“Full retirement age” refers to the age when a person can claim their Social Security benefits without any reduction, even if they are still working part or full time.  In other words, you don’t actually need to retire from your work to claim your full benefits. Also note that waiting until …