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Earth Day celebrated at Health Center

ByEditorial StaffApr 24, 20243 min read

AU Students hold a ribbon cutting for new food pantries. Volunteers build a community garden to celebrate Earth Day. By John BriceCorrespondent Volunteers from a variety of local organizations gathered at the Chambers County Health and Wellness Center to celebrate…

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Artwork from PHS students featured in area art show

ByEditorial StaffApr 24, 20243 min read

A total of six Plainwell High School students were part of the High School Area Art Show. (Photo provided) Plainwell High School student Jacob Erdody is seen by his artwork that was included in the High School Area Art Show.…

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May I Walk With You? CAFETERIA CHRISTIANS

ByEditorial StaffApr 19, 20243 min read

Recently the in the news I heard the term “cafeteria Catholic” used in reference to a politician who while claiming to be a good Catholic man, supports abortion, which the Catholic Church is overwhelmingly against. The person making the comment…

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Marion Village Market closure stuns residents

ByEditorial StaffApr 19, 20244 min read

By Genine Hopkins The sudden closure of the Marion Village Market this past Sunday, April 14, at 9 p.m. stunned residents who for months, had heard rumors of the grocery store being purchased by Roger’s in Lake. Rumors floated since…

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Clare City Commission approves oversight for airport project

ByEditorial StaffApr 19, 20243 min read

Mayor Humphrey presenting Fire Chief Jim Chapman with a 15-year service recognition Fire Chief Jim Chapman with his wife and Mayor Humphrey By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Clare City Commissioners approved engineering and construction oversight by Mead & Hunt for construction of…

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Sports

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Benefit banquet raises funds for Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry

ByEditorial StaffApr 24, 20242 min read

A fundraiser banquet for Reach the Forgotten was held Thursday, April 18, at Freshwater Community Church, here. Reach the Forgotten jail ministry assists inmates in finding their faith. Funds are derived solely by donors and volunteers.Courier-Leader photos/Paul Garrod By Paul…

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Woman found dead after being hit by train

ByEditorial StaffApr 24, 20241 min read

The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office released more details about the incident, where a woman was hit by a train in Cusseta.According to CCSO, the sheriff’s office received a report about a person, later identified as 41-year-old Donna Michelle Watkins from…

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Groups observe Earth Day

ByEditorial StaffApr 24, 20243 min read

John Pigeon coached participants as they stripped the ring growth from a log. He then assisted them in making pliable fiber to make small baskets. As the growth ring stripping is completed, John Pidgeon prepares lengths of bass wood that…

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Earth Day celebrated at Health Center

ByEditorial StaffApr 24, 20243 min read

AU Students hold a ribbon cutting for new food pantries. Volunteers build a community garden to celebrate Earth Day. By John BriceCorrespondent Volunteers from a variety of local organizations gathered at the Chambers County Health and Wellness Center to celebrate…

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5K Freedom Run/Walk next Saturday

ByEditorial StaffApr 19, 20243 min read

2023 5K run, photo by S. Landon By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A website about the annual 5K Freedom Run/Walk says, “Gear up for an electrifying experience at the 13th Annual Freedom 5K Run/Walk, where each stride celebrates the valiant heart of…

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Columns

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5K Freedom Run/Walk next Saturday

ByEditorial StaffApr 19, 20243 min read

2023 5K run, photo by S. Landon By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A website about the annual 5K Freedom Run/Walk says, “Gear up for an electrifying experience at the 13th Annual Freedom 5K Run/Walk, where each stride celebrates the valiant heart of…

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Former Allegan Aquatics Director sentenced to 7-15 years

ByEditorial StaffApr 24, 20243 min read

Scott Simmons By Jordan WilcoxAssistant Publisher Scott Simmons, the former Aquatics Director for Allegan Public Schools, will live the next 7-15 years behind bars, after pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct with a student.On Monday, Judge Matt Antkoviak of the…

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May I Walk With You? CAFETERIA CHRISTIANS

ByEditorial StaffApr 19, 20243 min read

Recently the in the news I heard the term “cafeteria Catholic” used in reference to a politician who while claiming to be a good Catholic man, supports abortion, which the Catholic Church is overwhelmingly against. The person making the comment…

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Ransom Library hosts Kids’ Day Event on Friday, May 3

ByEditorial StaffApr 24, 20243 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Calling parents and guardians of children from zero to five years old.On Friday, May 3, the organization Help Me Grow Allegan is hosting a Kids’ Day Event specifically for pre-school-age children at Ransom District Library in…

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Hall, Nesbitt witness border crisis firsthand in visit to southern border

ByEditorial StaffApr 24, 20243 min read

House Republican Leader Matt Hall and Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt recently visited the United States’ southern border with Mexico in Eagle Pass, Texas, where they observed National Guard units from Texas and other states combat the border crisis that…

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Obituaries

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Council agrees to repair 2nd St. bridge

ByEditorial StaffApr 24, 20243 min read

By John BriceCorrespondent The LaFayette City Council met on Monday, April 22nd of 2024 at the Chambers County Farmers Federation Agricultural Center at the ALFA building in LaFayette. In attendance were Mayor Kenneth Vines, Councilman Terry G. Mangram, Councilman Toney…

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Woman found dead after being hit by train

ByEditorial StaffApr 24, 20241 min read

The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office released more details about the incident, where a woman was hit by a train in Cusseta.According to CCSO, the sheriff’s office received a report about a person, later identified as 41-year-old Donna Michelle Watkins from…

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Earth Day celebrated at Health Center

ByEditorial StaffApr 24, 20243 min read

AU Students hold a ribbon cutting for new food pantries. Volunteers build a community garden to celebrate Earth Day. By John BriceCorrespondent Volunteers from a variety of local organizations gathered at the Chambers County Health and Wellness Center to celebrate…

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Artwork from PHS students featured in area art show

ByEditorial StaffApr 24, 20243 min read

A total of six Plainwell High School students were part of the High School Area Art Show. (Photo provided) Plainwell High School student Jacob Erdody is seen by his artwork that was included in the High School Area Art Show.…

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Grant Twp reviews budget, approves road contract

ByEditorial StaffApr 19, 20245 min read

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent In his notes about the Grant Township meeting April 9th, Supervisor Dan Dysinger Jr. said, There was only a brief discussion regarding the budget which was adopted in March.  It is the largest budget ever for Grant…

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