Water Road between Polk Road and Taylor Road in Hart Township will remain closed  for the weekend. Residents will be able to access their homes. A detour route has been set  up. 

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No one was injured in an early morning house fire Monday at 5204 W. Fox Rd. in Mears.

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Ivy Cottage 4868 W. Polk Rd in, Mears 616-920-2000 ivycottagemi.com An interview with owner: Maryann Houtkooper-Johnson Date opened: 2015 Staff: Maryann and Max Johnson Hours: 10-5 daily What they offer: Gift items, home decor, fine chocolates and candy, fudge, women’s apparel, jewelry, baby…

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This spring and summer, the Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public’s help to keep deer from browsing on the birdseed in feeders and on the ground beneath.

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Finally spring arrives and your much anticipated tulips are poking their leaves up through the damp earth. As the days progress, you notice small buds forming above the leaves, then pastel tints start showing as the blossoms open and suddenly… there they are! What a perfect bed of color. May…

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SHELBY — Mercy Health Lakeshore (MHL) Campus, established as the Lakeshore Hospital in 1925 and a partner with Mercy Health since 2008, recently announced it was named as one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation.

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Dave Moul’s love for drama and musical theater began in the Hart Drama Club when he was a student at Hart High School. At that time, Tom Kirk was musical director for musicals, the position that Moul himself now holds.

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How do changes in the shoreline habitat affect fish populations? How does recreational fishing affect inland fish populations? How does stocking influence angler success? Finding answers to questions like these is a big part of why the Michigan Department of Natural Resources does fisheries …

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HART — Hart coach Joe Gilbert entered this 2021 season with eyes wide open to what his Pirates were facing. Hart has only one player on its roster with any real varsity experience, and only two seniors. Most of the roster are underclassmen, and few had even played a full 11-on-11 game until …

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GRAND RAPIDS — Hesperia senior Aydan Sturtevant-Roesly never trailed in any match Saturday at the Division 4 individual state tournament, earning a title at 119 pounds to cap a tremendous career of 128 wins. He's the first Panther to reach the top of the podium since Gerrit Yates did so in 2017.

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MAPLE CITY — Hart faced an imposing foe last Wednesday night in the regional finals, taking on an unbeaten Glen Lake squad, on its home court, that had only beaten one opponent by fewer than 25 points. A fast start was essential.

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KALAMAZOO — Hart coach Brad Altland tried tweaking his lineup Tuesday to spring an upset against Whitehall in the Division 3 wrestling quarterfinals, but the Vikings proved to be upset-proof, taking command of the match early and beating the Pirates 41-23.

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MAPLE CITY — Hart saw plenty to like when it evaluated its regional semifinal matchup with Beaverton coming into the game. Beaverton is a paint-focused team that prefers not to play a high-flying style — and a team that hasn’t been tested by the likes of Kent City, Montague and Western Michi…

GRAYLING — Hart set a new school record Saturday at the Division 3 individual wrestling regionals in Grayling by qualifying 10 wrestlers to the state meet out of the 12 who qualified.

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Mourners left flowers outside Windsor Castle on Saturday, one day after Prince Philip’s death.(April 10)

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Last weekend I made a big Easter dinner. That might not have been unusual, except that being Jewish, I probably should have been concentrating on Passover. But as my family is virtually gone now, and those relatives who are left either live far away or are no longer practicing Jews, I have t…

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In my column this week, I talk about the Easter dinner I made, in particular the showpiece: an asparagus-cheese tart. I wanted to make a standout vegetable dish and found this one online. Well, there wasn’t just one; there were at least 20, or maybe 30, or maybe 100 different kinds of aspara…

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There is an old Roger Miller song called “Where Have All the Average People Gone” in which he laments being too country for the city while at the same time, being called “citified” by the country folk. I don’t think I’m that out of place, it’s not like I came from a big city like Orlando or …