Allegan County News

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  • Luke Bryan turns Allegan cornfield into a party
    Jordan Wilcox Assistant Publisher Last week, Nelly and his concert at the Allegan County Fair, was the talk of the town; but he wasn’t the only big-name star to play in Allegan. On Saturday, Luke Bryan performed a sold-out show to over 25,000 concertgoers, in a cornfield at the John Schaendorf Dairy Farm at 2369 … Read more
  • Open house scheduled for Otsego Aquatic Center
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Nearly two years after Otsego Public Schools broke ground on its new aquatic center, the facility is nearing completion.And the district is inviting the public to a sneak peek during an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24.OPS superintendent Jeff Haase is eager for the opportunity to … Read more
  • Creative Arts Festival slated for Saturday, Sept. 30
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor The month of September is entering its home stretch.And that, among other things, means it’s almost time once again for the Creative Arts Festival in downtown Otsego.This year’s festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Clarrisa McDonald is the chairperson of the Creative Arts Festival.“As always, … Read more
  • Otsego cross country teams shine in Peoria, Ill.
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor PEORIA, ILL.—Otsego cross country coach Steve Long has never been one to shy away from tough competition.And on Saturday, Sept. 16, his teams took on some of the toughest competition the program has ever faced at the 42nd Annual Richard Spring Invitational at Detweiller Park in Peoria, Ill.“The teams that we … Read more
  • Allegan tennis places third at home invitational
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor The Allegan boys tennis team came away with a pair of flight championships at its home invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16.The No. 1 doubles team of Jackson Morrie/Cole Muenzer and the No. 4 doubles team of Joe Sosnowski/Ely Barnhart each finished the day at 3-0 to finish atop the flight standings.As … Read more
  • Obituary: Phyllis Lucille (Belden) Thomas
    Phyllis Lucille (Belden) Thomas, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on September 12, 2023 at her home. Born on January 4, 1934, in Dorr, Michigan, Phyllis lived a life marked by kindness, thoughtfulness, and generosity. Phyllis, known for her strong work ethic and commitment to her community, worked at Allegan … Read more
  • Obituary: Larry J Ter Avest
    On September 12th, Larry J Ter Avest went to his heavenly home surrounded by his family. To honor Larry’s wishes we will not list his achievements, other than to say he loved his Lord and Savior and always wanted to honor Him with his life. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He … Read more
  • Obituary: Wanetta Marie Armintrout
    Wanetta Marie Armintrout, age 99, passed away peacefully at her home in Moline on September 10, 2023. She was born in Moline on June 10, 1924, the daughter of Alton and Gertrude (Van Horn) Frank. It was in Moline that she was mostly raised, alongside her grandparents and even her great-grandparents. She had a special … Read more
  • Mike’s Musings: Pull them I say, if it means pain goes away
    It’s no fun getting old. Although your mind remains sharp your physical attributes begin to deteriorate.In my case it is my teeth, that seem to be rotting away at a rapid clip. I’ve been to the dentist a dozen times this year and am preparing as I write this to go again. I can’t think … Read more
  • Life as a Performance Art
        Every September my mother spent several dollars buying boxes of rolls of caps for my genuine Roy Rogers Six Shooter.  If we needed more ammunition she was more than happy to foot the bill.  The reason for this was simple:  starlings.  We were directly under their flight path, and our hillside was covered with oak trees. The starlings flew … Read more
  • Despite Nelly reschedule, Fair breaks records
    By Shawn Brennan The 171st Allegan County Fair kicked off on Friday, September 8, with country music headliner Jake Owen and opening act, country musician Jameson Rodgers.Saturday brought an unexpected disappointment when rapper Nelly was a no-show due to being stuck on a runway after appearing at the Video Music Awards, but he made it … Read more
  • Allegan County deputy injured in altercation with suspect
    By John RaffelCorrespondent A deputy with the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office was injured week while attempting to arrest a suspect, the department saidThe incident took place in Dorr Township shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday Sept. 11.  The deputy was responding to a complaint of a suspect driving back and forth through a neighborhood at a high rate of speed and without headlights. According to … Read more
  • Three injured when vehicles collide head-on
    By John RaffelCorrespondent Allegan Central Dispatch received reports of a two car injury accident at the intersection of 56th St and 116th Ave Fennville, MI Clyde Township last week.Upon arrival deputies determined a south bound vehicle had struck a north bound vehicle head on. Preliminary investigation shows the at fault driver had fallen asleep and … Read more
  • Plainwell, Otsego offer Lifelong Learners program
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor The community education departments from Plainwell and Otsego are teaming up to provide opportunities for senior citizens to get involved and remain active.The Lifelong Learners groups from Otsego and Plainwell are holding a fall kick-off event at Christian Neighbors on Thursday, Sept. 21.The event starts at 9:45 a.m. with a tour … Read more
  • Remembering 9-11
    Monday, Sept. 11, marked the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attacks that targeted the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C, among other locations. And while none of the students who attend Otsego Public Schools or Plainwell Community Schools were alive when the attacks occurred, staff members in both … Read more
  • Christian Neighbors hosts 8th Annual PATH Walk
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor With demand for its food pantry increasing by roughly 40 percent in the past year, Christian Neighbors remains committed to keeping its shelves stocked.The 8th Annual PATH Walk for Stabilization is one way to do just that.Starting and ending at the Otsego United Methodist Church—located at 223 E. Allegan St. in … Read more
  • Plainwell boys cross country takes first at Delton Invite
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor HICKORY CORNERS—For the second time in its first four invitationals of the season, the Plainwell boys cross country team emerged victorious.The Trojans placed four runners in the top 10 at the Delton Kellogg Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 7, and cruised to the win with 36 points.Wayland was fifth in the 16-team … Read more
  • Allegan boys tennis upends Liggett
    By Jason WesseldykSports Editor GROSSE POINTE WOODS—The Allegan boys tennis team traveled nearly three hours to Gross Pointe Woods for the University Liggett Quad on Saturday, Sept 9.The Tigers made the trip for one primary reason: to test themselves against the defending Division 4 state champion Liggett squad.Allegan—ranked fifth in D4—passed that test with flying … Read more
  • Obituary: Mary Louise Babbitt
    Mary Louise Babbitt, 74 of Allegan, MI, passed away on September 8, 2023, at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. Born September 6, 1949, in Allegan, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth F. Russell. Mary was loved by her family as well as by her dear friends at Harmony Brook. She will be … Read more
  • Obituary: Deb S. Smalla
    Passed away Monday, September 4, 2023 in Kalamazoo. Deb was born November 21, 1955 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of James and Diane (Kopp) Nelson. Deb was a 1974 graduate of Otsego High School and had worked for Perrigo for 41 years retiring in 2017. She enjoyed trips to the casino, she especially loved spending time … Read more

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