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Versiti Blood Center of Michigan will have its next area blood drive Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 from 4-7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Hart at 3258 N. 72nd Ave., Hart. They are in dire need of blood donors and urge all healthy community heroes, age 17 years of age and older, (16 years o…

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The newly reorganized Oceana/Mason County Inmate & Family Ministries (OMCI&FM) will offer an Angel Tree ministry to inmates of the Mason and Oceana County jails. The Oceana ministry will also include families of parents in the MDOC prison system. The OMCI&FM Angel Tree Program fo…

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Hesperia Community Schools made the decision last week to suspended in-person instruction for its students until Jan. 8.

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Excitement is building for the new Pentwater—A Christmas Market, the Village of Pentwater will be hosting this holiday season. Grab the family and join us for a new family Christmas tradition. Pick out a fresh-cut Christmas tree, wreath, garland and porch pot to adorn your home with fresh lo…

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In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services order put in place last week, the Pentwater Fire Department made the decision to cancel Santa on the Green.

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Grant Township Fire Department Firefighter Michael Buitendorp died in the line of duty while en route to a fire Wednesday night.

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All-conference honors were, naturally, plentiful among county cross-country runners, especially in Hart, which enjoyed its best combined boys and girls season ever in 2020.

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Eight months ago, winter sports seasons were the first derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic when basketball seasons were halted. Among the teams affected were Shelby and Pentwater boys basketball, which had each advanced to the district finals and never got to find out if they would have earned…

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Local golfer Tom Fox made an unusual bit of history at Oceana Golf Club on Nov. 7, making what is believed to be the course’s first-ever hole-in-one in the month of November. (Play at the course has now ended for the season.)

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Four Oceana volleyball players have received all-conference first team honors to date, with two more earning honorable mention. (The West Michigan D League had not yet determined its all-league teams at press time, so Pentwater and Walkerville’s awards are yet to come.)

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Shelby not only put three players onto the all-West Michigan Conference soccer team this year, but also had three players earn all-state recognition after making a run to the regional finals.

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The MHSAA announced a revised schedule last Wednesday afternoon under the working assumption that high schools will be able to resume sports activity Dec. 9.

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Health care workers and nursing home residents should be at the front of the line when the first coronavirus vaccine shots become available, the influential Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended Tuesday. (Dec. 2)

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By the time you get this edition of the Herald-Journal, it will be Thanksgiving. So you’ve got the whole week ahead to make some delicious leftover recipes.

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My name is Sissy. I love people and I am very friendly. I love to play, so I can be a lot of fun. I also like to take walks. I am about four-years-old, at least that’s what people tell me. If you come to the shelter and visit me, you can see for yourself.