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  • Around the Board Game Cafe opens in Plainwell
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Inspiration struck Eric Luthy four years ago.A fan of tabletop gaming since the 1980s, Luthy came across an article about a board game café in Chicago. Soon, Luthy and his wife Susan—whose own interest in board games had begun in earnest about a year prior—started having discussions about what it would Read More…
  • Road work ahead
    Drivers expecting to take 13th Street in Otsego Township on Monday, Aug. 8, had to make other arrangements.The stretch of 13th Street between 102nd Avenue and 103rd Avenue was shut down throughout the day as crews were hard at work replacing culverts. Additional roadwork was also being done in the area. (Photo by Jason Wesseldyk)
  • Election results announced
    By Gari Voss The Primary Election on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 established the Republican and Democrat candidates who will vie for seats on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. This Primary was extremely important for Republican candidates because so many of the races had Republicans competing to represent the GOP.At the State level, senator and representative races Read More…
  • Plainwell Dept. of Public Safety assists on fatal accident
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor MARTIN—The Plainwell Department of Public Safety was among the agencies that responded to a fatal single-car crash in Martin Township on Saturday, Aug. 6.According to the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office, reports of a personal injury accident on 6th Street and 114th Avenue came in 5:12 p.m. Once on scene, law enforcement Read More…
  • Conrad earns two third-place finishes at Zones
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Elkhart, Ind.—The 14-U USA Swimming Central Zone Championships—held Aug. 4 to 7—featured some of the top youth swimmers from seven states.It was easily the biggest, most talent-laden meet in which Allegan 12-year-old Cadel Conrad had competed.But if he was nervous, Conrad did a good job hiding it.A couple of third-place finishes—one Read More…
  • Obituary-Alice Louise Klaasen, 89
    Alice Louise Klaasen, age 89, of Overisel, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at her home, with family by her side.Alice was a passionate and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a member of Overisel Christian Reformed Church and enjoyed being involved, teaching Sunday School, participating in Bible studies, and singing Read More…
  • Obituary-Helen Lois (Gehring) Janes, 80
    Helen Lois (Gehring) Janes12-2-1941 – 8-1-2022She passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side.Helen was born in Kendell, MI and was a life long resident in the Plainwell area.She was very dedicated to and involved with family, working with her husband, Tom Janes, in many capacities. Mainly his photography business. Helen was Read More…
  • Tuesday’s vote sets slate for general election in November
    By Gari Voss The Primary Election on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 established the Republican and Democrat candidates who will vie for seats on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. This Primary was extremely important for Republican candidates because so many of the races had Republicans competing to represent the GOP.At the State level, senator and representative races Read More…
  • Two people die in plane crash
    By Paul GarrodStaff Writer SOUTH HAVEN – An airplane reported missing late Tuesday night, Aug. 2, was found early Wednesday morning Aug. 3, near the South Haven Regional Airport, from which it had taken off the day before. Both occupants, a 70-year-old Lawton man and a 70-year-old Wayland man, were deceased, according to a press Read More…
  • Proposals receive voter support with only Wayland Schools voted down
    By Gari Voss The August 2, 2022 Primary Election included a slew of local renewal proposals focused on roads, waste reduction, fire equipment, and public transportation, plus the countywide request for senior citizen services.The Senior Citizen Services countywide request for 0.493 mills for 2022-2025 passed handily. The local proposals did well with just a couple Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings-Why the difference in American, European foods?
    In America, many of us suffer from a variety of illnesses and medical conditions. Many more of us are overweight and feed on a diet that includes too much junk food and cola. It is a shame that many of us don’t take physical fitness seriously. It is more of a shame that American companies Read More…
  • Life as a Performance Art
    Mother may not have orig-inated the concept of Cancel Culture half a century ago, but when the occasion called for it she was aces. She did it quietly and judiciously.One time John Birch Socie-ty representative turned up at our door, demanding (not asking) she sign a petition to get chlorine out of our drink-ing water Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Big Oil… Soaking our Savings
    Those of us who use more than a tank of gas on a weekly basis, have felt the doubling of gas prices in our pocketbook. What use to be a $40 fill-up is now $80 and if you own a diesel truck, it is much worse.Some of us have taken our angst out on local Read More…
  • Delaney Bush’s legacy honored with final Delaney’s Run
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor The fifth—and final—version of Delaney’s Run took place at Otsego High School’s West Campus on Saturday, July 23.Family members, friends and former classmates were among the dozens of people who showed up to honor the memory and legacy of Delaney Bush, who passed away unexpected at the age of 18 in Read More…
  • Fire at Gilkey Elementary appears to be intentionally set
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor A fire at Gilkey Elementary School in Plainwell appears to be a case of arson, according to officials from the Plainwell Department of Public Safety.Firefighters were dispatched to the school at approximately 7:58 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, and found a fire in the outdoor men’s restroom near the district’s baseball Read More…
  • Lyrics on the Lawn returns to Otsego District Library
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Lyrics on the Lawn is back.Following a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the popular free summer concert series is returning to the Otsego District Library on Thursdays in August. All shows start at 7 p.m.This year’s slate of performers includes the Samuel Nalangira Trio (world) on Aug. 4, Calabogie Road (bluegrass) Read More…
  • Allegan’s Bronkema records first hole in one
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor SAUGATUCK—With her round coming to an end at Clearbrook Golf Club on Monday, July 11, Zoe Bronkema admits that her level of concentration wasn’t quite where it usually is.“It was kind of a weird round,” said Bronkema, a senior-to-be at Allegan High School who was playing as part of the Girls Read More…
  • Logan Sweet found after three day search
    The Michigan State Police announced that the body of 31-year-old Logan Thayer Sweet of Hamilton was located on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 3:22pm near 134th Avenue and 32nd Street in Monterey Township between Hamilton and Dorr. The preliminary investigation shared that it appears Sweet’s bike left the road and hit a tree.The search for Read More…
  • Blue-Green algae problem returns to Swan Lake
    Tuesday, July 26, 2022, the Allegan County Health Department received a call that cyanobacteria bloom was detected near the beach at a campground on Swan Lake in Cheshire Township. Nicole Taubner, Sanitarian & Water Quality Specialist with ACHD, took samples and did a preliminary test of the water to determine the toxicity in the harmful Read More…
  • Allegan abuzz with bevy of weekend events
    Downtown Allegan was buzzing during the last weekend in July! From Hubbard to Brady to Locust to Trowbridge and along Water Streets businesses and community members were involved in a variety of activities.The festivities began on Thursday, July 28, 2022, with Allegan Sidewalk Days…

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