LaFayette Sun

82-year-old arrested for failure to pay $77 trash bill

By John BriceCorrespondent News of the November 27th arrest of 82-year-old senior citizen Martha Louis Menefield by officers from the Valley Police Department for unpaid trash collection fees spread like wildfire across the United States and around the world this past week through an onslaught of mainstream media reports and social media outrage. In rapid Read More…

LaFayette Sun

LaFayette man survives 20-hours in ocean after falling from ship

By John BriceCorrespondent James Michael Grimes, a 28-year-old resident of LaFayette, made international headlines recently for surviving close to twenty hours of staying afloat in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico after falling overboard from a cruise ship. Traveling among a group of eighteen family members en route to Cozumel, Mexico on the Carnival Read More…

Commercial Record

New brewery plans advance

By Scott SullivanEditorThe Saugatuck Township Planning Commission has deferred granting special approval use for a brewery, restaurant and live-music venue on 2.769 acres at 6425 Blue Star Hwy. pending receipt of more information.Saugatuck resident David Rodriguez, working with Holland Engineering, is proposing the development just southwest of the Blue Star/135th Avenue intersection. He hopes to Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

Lake Doster Golf Club suffers $100,000 in damage

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor PLAINWELL—Damage done to the sixth and seventh greens at Lake Doster Golf Club will cost upwards of $100,000 to repair, according to head golf professional Matt Townsley.“The greens were completely destroyed,” Townsley said. “There was no way to save them. We have to start over with them from square one.”Lake Doster Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

Local communities get in Christmas spirit

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor The Christmas season has officially arrived in Otsego and Plainwell.Otsego hosted its Hometown Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 3, with the parade taking place at 6 p.m. followed by the tree-lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m.Other events included a farmers market, children’s crafts, caroling, hayrides, visits with Santa, a community dinner, a Read More…