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Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a fatal vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 23-year-old Shelby man early Sunday morning.

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Dr. John Cooney finds the practice of medicine rewarding because he enjoys caring for people and making a difference in their lives. Currently, he is working in Ludington where he started his concentration in family medicine in 1995 and remained for five years. When there was a need and an o…

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Our gardens have been put to bed, it’s cold and blustery outside, and we’ve even had a bit of snow. It’s comfortable and cozy in our warm homes, and some of us are enjoying our houseplants that we have indoors. If you still want the dynamic visual and olfactory experience of watching plants …

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Looking for some unique holiday decorations or gifts this year? The Friends of the Shelby Library are bringing back Celebration of the Trees, offering more than 50 decorated artificial trees in many sizes, table top décor, wall art, wreaths, figurines, Christmas dinnerware and more. The sile…

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The Hart Community Performing Arts Series will continue its 2021-2022 season with a special holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 5 in the Hart Public Schools auditorium in the Hart Middle School. Tickets for the performance will be available at the door, and the performance will begin at 3 p.m.

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SHELBY — At the Nov. 22 Shelby Village Council meeting, Shelby Police Chief Steven Waltz’s annual review resulted in his employment agreement being renewed, and his pay being increased to $62,000 per year. Waltz completed his first year with the village Nov. 9. According to a memo to council…

With the holiday season fast approaching, have you thought about giving back to Oceana County? The Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC) is thrilled to share its 2021 Community Wish Lists. Each year, the foundation invites Oceana nonprofits to share their ideas for new projects and p…

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NEWAYGO — For one half, Shelby had what it wanted: An honest shot at knocking off last year’s Division 2 runner-up, Newaygo. But in the second half, the Lions showed off what made them so good a year ago: Their defense.

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While COVID-19 surely played a part in reduced participation in sports at Michigan High School Athletic Association schools during the 2020-21 school year, a total of 244,012 participants continued to take part in athletics across the 28 sports for which the MHSAA sponsors postseason tournaments.

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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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As the U.S. Supreme Court hears a Mississippi case that could topple abortion rights nationwide, the state's only abortion clinic is operating as usual. (Dec. 1)

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For the past few years now, I’ve done a column on the most outrageous, ridiculous and thoroughly useless gifts that are just ripe for holiday pickins. Remember the Flying Alarm Clock, which an unappreciative recipient described as a “horrible” device that shrieked you awake while a flying ke…

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Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, began Nov. 28 and goes through Dec. 5. Although I haven’t celebrated Chanukah since my mother passed away and my brother moved out of the area, I still have wonderful memories of family gatherings, with the lighting of the menorah, the giving of a gif…