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  • Obituary-Scott Zoll
    Scott Zoll age 51, passed away on May 17, 2022 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.Scott was born November 19, 1970 in Allegan and graduated from Allegan High SchoolBesides being an outstanding athlete thru his school years, he was an excellent skier. While living in Lake St. Louis he skied with an award-winning water ski Read More…
  • Obituary-William Meshkin
    William Meshkin of Mesquite, Texas passes away May 18, 2022. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 2, 1937, to John and Della Meshkin, He was raised on the family farm near Allegan, Michigan. He started school at the Horseshoe School, a one-room school with eight grades near Grand Junction, Michigan. He went on Read More…
  • Obituary-Dawn Yvonne Snyder
    Dawn Yvonne Snyder, 75, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Park Place Assisted Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was born August 7, 1946 to Bruce and Stella Kolhoff in Allegan MI.Dawn took her love of sewing and started her career working at Friedlens Coat Factory in Allegan. When Friedlens closed she transitioned Read More…
  • Obituary-Alejandrino “Chili” Mateos-Flores
    Alejandrino “Chili” Mateos-Flores of Fennville, passed away on May 15, 2022, peacefully surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born to his parents Balbino Mateos-Villalva, and Maurilia Flores-Ruiz on September 27, 2005, in Tlapa de Comonfort, Mexico. Alejandrino was a tenth grader in the Fennville Public Schools and cherished all his friendships and Read More…
  • Obituary-William Eugene Collick
    William Eugene Collick, age 91 of Kalamazoo, passed away on May 16, 2022. Gene was born on January 11, 1931 in Allegan, the son of William and Edith (Adams) Collick. Gene proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was a 1948 graduate of Allegan High School, attended trade Read More…
  • Obituary-Linda Anne Cobb
    Our dear mother, Linda Anne Cobb, sadly passed away on May 18, 2022, at the age of 72. She was a wonderful mother with a heart of gold. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Daniel Cobb Sr.; parents, Ray and Ruth James; and brother, Alan James. Survived by her children, Read More…
  • Obituary-William Fredrick Delbridge
    William Fredrick Delbridge Jr. of Allegan, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2022. William was born on December 4, 1949 to his late parents William, and Ruth (Craft) Delbridge in West Branch, Michigan. After graduating high school, he would go on to serve in the Army during Vietnam as a door gunner. He would faithfully Read More…
  • Obituary-Leona Mae Nevenzel
    Leona Mae Nevenzel, 95, of Allegan, Michigan, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Holland Hospital in Holland, Michigan. Born February 6, 1927 in Allegan, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late George and Laura (Green) Beck, graduate of Allegan High School Class of 1944, and the Read More…
  • Life as Performance Art
    By G.C. StoppelThis Memorial Day I will wear a small Sons of the American Revolution medal on my lapel.Unlike many who will attend this Monday’s local commemorations, I didn’t earn it the hard way. That was done by my seventh-generation grandfather Joseph Wells, who was a teen-ager when fought he alongside Gen. “Lighthorse” Harry Lee Read More…
  • Suspend gas tax for price relief
    By Mike WilcoxPublisherThe price for a gallon of gasoline has gotten out of hand. In the last two weeks it has risen by more than $1 for both gasoline and propane. Economists and others in the know claim the increases won’t stop. They expect gasoline to be over $5 a gallon by midsummer.The price of Read More…
  • Otsego, Plainwell host Memorial Day parades
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Memorial Day provides citizens throughout the United States the opportunity o pause and mourn the military personnel who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces.As in years past, the communities of Otsego and Plainwell will mark the occasion with parades and memorial services.VFW Post 3030 is sponsoring the Read More…
  • OHS honors Class of 2022 with Senior Parade
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor After the COVID pandemic wreaked havoc on the Class of 2020’s final days at Otsego High School, school officials wanted to do something special to recognize the grit those students showed during that difficult time.Thus the school held a Senior Parade, during which students traveled down Washington Street from Memorial Park Read More…
  • Otsego tennis collects first D3 regional championship
    By Jason WesseldykSports EditorAnother week, another historic win for the Otsego girls tennis team.Six days after securing the first Wolverine Conference title in program history, the Bulldogs claimed the first Division 3 regional title in program history on Friday, May 20.Otsego finished with 24 points, followed by Allegan with 20 points and Stevensville-Lakeshore with 18 Read More…
  • Casino breaks ground on new hotel, Aquadome
    May 19, 2022, officials from the Gun Lake Casino and Resort, owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi, brought together representatives from the tribe, project architect HBG Design, and Clark Construction Co. to officially announce the groundbreaking of their $300 million expansion along the west side of the existing casino and restaurants.“Phase 5 will transform Read More…
  • Memorial Day activities honor, reflect, remember
    By Gari Voss On Monday, May 30, 2022, communities around Allegan County will hold parades and services to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.Decoration Day began following the Civil War that ended in 1865. In 1866, municipalities of all sizes began springtime tributes to the fallen Read More…
  • Allegan council votes to close trestle bridge temporarily
    By Leslie Ballard The temporary closure of the Trestle Bridge and the adoption of the City of Allegan 2023 Budget were the major topics of discussion at the May 23 City Council meeting while a presentation on the state of Allegan’s roads took up most of the Study Session.Trestle BridgeCity Manager Joel Dye presented the Read More…
  • OHS joins Unified Champion Schools program
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Student from the Otsego High School RISE (Reaching Independence through Support and Education) program took center stage on Thursday, May 12.Or, more accurately, they took center court.As part of the Special Olympics Michigan Unified Champion Schools program, the RISE students participated in a Bocce ball tournament in the gymnasium with more Read More…
  • Plainwell Music Society announces concert schedule
    By Jason WesseldykSports EditorAfter seeing its 2020 season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Plainwell Music Society resumed its Summer Concert Series last year with 10 Thursday evenings of music.This year, the Music Society has done one better.A total of 11 shows are on the schedule for 2022, beginning the Plainwell High School jazz Read More…
  • Obituary: Alvin Lee Lubowitz, 86
    Alvin Lee Lubowitz, 86, passed away on December 6, 2021 at his home in Fennville, Michigan. He was born in Flint, Michigan on August 19th 1935 to Verna and Gustav Lubowitz. He was married to Roseann Nowocki-Lubowitz on May 12, 2000. Alvin is preceded by death by his parents Verna and Gustav Lubowitz and wife Read More…
  • Obituary: Gloria Wise, 74
    Gloria Wise passed away on Friday April 15, 2022, surrounded by family. Gloria was born to the late Earl and Marjorie Garton on October 25, 1947, in Allegan, Michigan. Early in life, Gloria earned an associate degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She was a part of the first dental hygienist class that the college Read More…

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