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This week’s Pentwater Village Council story on Page 2a indicated that the village council agreed to apply for a MDOT permit to close Hancock Street from 3-5 p.m. Aug. 15 to facilitate shopping. Village Clerk Rande Listerman said that was incorrect. She said the chamber made the request for t…

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The 149th Oceana County Fair has had to take a unique approach, as it is offering Virtual 4-H Animal Auctions and Online Virtual Shows for 2020 during the COVID-19 restrictions. Even though face-to-face engagement is not allowed this year, local 4-H staff have been working with Michigan Stat…

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The Pentwater Village Council wants to accept bids for the existing village/township hall and next will learn what the township wants to do.

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ITC will be conducting aerial patrols of the high-voltage transmission towers and lines in West Michigan from approximately Aug. 17-21, weather permitting. The helicopter patrols are conducted to provide an overall status of the overhead transmission system that is operated by ITC’s Michigan…

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West Michigan Community Mental Health (WMCMH) is providing a free mental health and wellness app to anyone in the community.

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The West Michigan Conference expansion plan moved forward in late June with the arrival of eight applications prior to the June 26 deadline — one of them being from Oceana County’s own Hesperia High School.

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The MHSAA announced plans last month to push forward with fall sports as scheduled even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and is on record that playing all three seasons to completion is their goal. That could mean that seasons get affected by the pandemic, or even rescheduled entirely. The orga…

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Some fall high school sports may see their first games delayed, according to an announcement the MHSAA made Wednesday afternoon, July 29, that marks the organization’s first tweaks to the fall sports schedule to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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For nearly a year, our church had been preparing for a week-long youth outreach headed by a well known speaker. Then, shortly before the kick-off date, I discovered there was another event scheduled in our community on the same dates as our planned youth meetings. Concerned that this conflic…