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At the Feb. 10 regular meeting of the Pentwater Village Council, village Manager Chris Brown and Village Clerk/Treasurer Rande Listerman presented a draft of the 2020-2021 budget for council review.

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GRANT TWP. — The township board has approved special use permits for seven temporary campgrounds during the Electric Forest Music Festival scheduled for June 23-28.

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The career of a police officer is steeped in service and dedication to public safety. Each day varies widely, and transitioning to retirement is not without its own set of struggles.

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GRANT TWP. – The township board has selected three road projects for 2020, and will probably ask voters to renew a road millage again this year to fund future projects.

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An old song says, “You always hurt the one you love, the one you shouldn’t hurt at all.” That once popular tune could be the theme song of too many hurting homes.

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HART — Renovations and remodeling have been taking place in the former Shopko building on Comfort Drive in Hart since December where a new Tractor Supply Company store is set to open sometime this spring, said company spokesperson Abby Brown. “This is one of more than 80 new stores that will…

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What do renovation, the HGTV television channel, and the Village of Hesperia have in common? A group of caring and motivated residents have put together an application for HGTV’s next big series called, “Home Town Takeover” in hopes of revitalizing the small community. To qualify, towns must…

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The Pentwater Women’s Club will host its February meeting Friday, Feb. 14 at Centenary United Methodist Church in Pentwater at 1:30 p.m. Program speaker will be Chef Sarah from the Pentwater Yacht Club, demonstrating a Valentine’s Day treat to make at home. Chairperson is Nancy Mertes. Hoste…

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District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) has recently received a Michigan Health Endowment Fund grant that will provide $250,000 in funding to improve access to healthy food across its 10-county jurisdiction.

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SHELBY — Shelby hung in early against West Michigan Conference co-leader Montague Friday night, but a third-quarter explosion by the Wildcats left the Tigers behind in a 61-41 loss.

PENTWATER — The Pentwater boys basketball team got back to their winning ways after falling to Brethren last week, topping Marion Wednesday night 57-46.

HESPERIA — Hesperia played one of its best first halves of the season Thursday night against Lakeview, but the Panthers couldn't keep up that level of play and lost to the Wildcats, 62-31.

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LEROY — Hart earned a hard-fought district championship Wednesday night at Pine River, edging the host Bucks in the semifinals 34-25 before topping Mason County Central 63-15 in the finals.

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HESPERIA — Hesperia didn't flinch in the role of favorite Wednesday night at the district tournament, rolling past Holton, 63-12, and beating Ravenna, 48-27, to earn the championship. It was the Panthers' sixth title in eight years.

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Look at this three-year-old spayed female. She is just about the sweetest dog anyone could ask for. Her name is Kitty. She really wants someone to love, who will love her in return. Perhaps you are that person and will provide her with a loving forever home? Call the shelter if interested in…

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I wasn’t planning on watching the Oscars, mainly because I hadn’t seen any of the movies that were up for awards. But I ended up tuning in because of the one segment I always look forward to, in a bittersweet sort of way: In Memoriam, a tribute to all the actors and other members of the moti…