Pentwater High School will celebrate its homecoming this week with the boys basketball game against Mesick and the crowning of the homecoming king and queen serving as the main attractions.

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Well, I guess winter is officially here. We’d been awfully lucky until now, sailing through a December and the first part of January with virtually no snow and, for more days than are usually granted by heaven, mild, almost spring-like temperatures. But of course, this happy state of affairs…

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SHELBY — After a public hearing at Monday’s village council meeting, Shelby adopted its parks and recreation plan 2020-25. There was no further comment from the public.

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SHELBY — The Household Hazardous Waste Disposal/Clean Sweep Program of the Mason, Lake and Oceana conservation districts has once again contacted local municipalities thanking them for their past support and asking for their support with funding in 2020.

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Victory fellowship in Hart is doing a love laundry event at laundry basket Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All laundry will be paid for and snacks will be provided.

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Meet Augie! Augie is a two-year-old neutered male, who was brought into the shelter with a broken jaw. He underwent surgery and has recovered nicely. The injury has not affected his sweet and loving nature. Augie loves going for walks and is very good on a leash. Perhaps you are that special…

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HART — At the Jan. 14 Hart City Council meeting, Hart Area Fire Chief Jack White presented fire department financial standings and requested an additional .35 operating mill, up from the .65 mills the department is currently receiving from the city. The additional .35 mil would bring the cit…

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I once wrote to a friend thanking him for a comment he made when I visited him shortly after the death of his wife. Reminiscing over their years together, he explained the reason for their successful marriage in one simple, yet profound, expression of love. “We were good to each other,” he said.

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After the November 2019 Oceana-Mason County Jail Ministries newsletter was sent out, the board was notified by Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast that Forgotten Man Ministries (FMM) will be in charge of Christian ministries to inmates in the Oceana County Jail, effective Dec. 1, 2019. FMM is b…

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On Jan. 17, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) wrote to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, requesting the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Commerce host a field hearing in West Michigan to hear directly …

HART — Tthe City of Hart Jan. 14 voted to authorize the creation of the Hart Economic and Redevelopment Team (HEART), directing the city manager to begin the process for incorporating the new organization and to begin the hiring process of a new director.

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“You are supposed to be a rugged outdoor writer,” I was told. “Why don’t you go do some rugged outdoor stuff?”