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Brendan Samuels has recently joined the Oceana’s Herald-Journal and White Lake Beacon newsrooms. The Shelby native graduated from Ferris State University in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in technical communications and journalism.

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After 26 years as director of the Oceana County Council on Aging (OCCOA), Kathleen Premer will retire in March from a position she has loved. “I’m leaving work, and work has been life for a long time. But I’m not giving up life. I’m just moving from one side of the building to the other – fr…

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The next Versiti Blood Drive will be Thursday, Dec. 2 from 2-7 p.m. at the West Michigan Research Station at 5185 N Oceana Dr. north of Hart. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

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Someone went and plopped Thanksgiving right in the middle of the regular firearms deer season.

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On Saturday, Dec. 4, Trinity Lutheran Church of New Era will again host its annual Cookie Bazaar. This is the 40th consecutive year that this event has taken place. Because of Covid-19 the format of the sale this year will be a dual sale. This year it is possible to place orders ahead of tim…

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A Shelby woman was transported to Mercy Health Partners Lakeshore Campus in Shelby following a single vehicle accident on 102nd Ave. just south of Wilke Road in Grant Township Nov. 18.

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It was a big year for hardware for Oceana County volleyball this season, especially in Shelby. The district champion Tigers had three players earn all-West Michigan Conference first team honors, a fourth get honorable mention, and maybe most notably of all, earned a team academic all-state honor.

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In search of a winter outdoors activity this year? You don’t have to look far to find one. In the northern part of the county, not far from downtown Pentwater, you’ll find the Pentwater Pathways, or a bit further east lies the Crystal Valley Ski Trail, which is part of the Manistee National Forest.

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Hart has made efforts to beef up its girls basketball scheduling the past few years as the Pirates have matured into a fixture at the regional tournament. This season, though, they’ve stepped it up even another notch, scheduling a first-week game at the Arbor Prep Icebreaker Classic in Ypsil…

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Malls and stores reported decent-sized crowds for this year's Black Friday, signaling a return to almost normal since the pandemic began. (Nov. 26)

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Looking for a loving and affectionate dog who is house-trained and up-to-date with her vaccinations? If so, Fiona is the dog for you! Fiona loves going on her daily walks and does good on a leash. Fiona is ready for a home where she can be loved and give love daily.

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Well, the cats have officially taken over the house. Oh, for years my friends have joked that in my life, my cats rule. I always agreed, and we all laughed, because it was funny. Then. But not anymore.

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One of the more unassuming aspects that I have grown to love about the West Michigan area are the brick buildings. I say unassuming. In my experience, at first nothing stands out, but then sooner or later somebody points out that the bricks here aren’t red. They’re a pale yellowish color. Af…