Callahan named director of Plainwell Public Safety

Callahan named director of Plainwell Public Safety

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20223 min read

Kevin Callahan Kevin Callahan (right) is sworn is as the new director of the Plainwell Department of Public Safety. (Photo provided) By Jason WesseldykSports Editor The City of Plainwell has a new director for its Department of Public Safety.And city…

New sign welcomes drivers to Otsego

New sign welcomes drivers to Otsego

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20221 min read

Drivers headed east on M-89 may have noticed a new sign as they enter Otsego.Last month, the city posted a sign honoring the 2021 Otsego High School boys cross country team, which won the Division 2 state championship.The state title…

Oakwood Cemetery Living History tour hits home run

Oakwood Cemetery Living History tour hits home run

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20222 min read

By Gari Voss Six inhabitants of the Oakwood Cemetery in Allegan came to life during the early evenings of June 3rd and 4th thanks to the Friends of Oakwood Cemetery. This is the 9th year that Amanda Strickfaden has guided…

Pullman breaks ground on town square

Pullman breaks ground on town square

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20225 min read

The Pullman Town Square renovation has begun on the northeast corner of 109th Ave. and 56th St. Laraway & Sons House Movers delivered the storage shed, the ground has been leveled at the east end of the lot for the…

Teens hospitalized after their car crashes in to bus

Teens hospitalized after their car crashes in to bus

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20222 min read

Thursday, June 2, 2922, a car and school bus accident on Marshall Street (M-89) in Allegan closed both lanes of traffic and sent two teens to the hospital. On Thursday, June 2, 2022 at about 6:15am, Allegan County Sheriff’s Deputies…

Deputies investigate fatal accidents

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20222 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent ALLEGAN – Allegan County deputies investigated on Monday at 6:21 p.m. when first responders were dispatched to a fatal injury crash on M-40 Highway near Lake View Drive in Trowbridge Township.Deputies, along with Allegan City officers, were…

Lawrence to honor lifelong resident

Lawrence to honor lifelong resident

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20223 min read

By Paul GarrodStaff Writer LAWRENCE – A lifelong resident of Lawrence and an active community member will be honored June 11 by the community during an open house.Charles “Chuck” Moden, 89, graduated from Lawrence High School in 1951, where he…

Traffic stops view poppies in bloom

Traffic stops view poppies in bloom

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20221 min read

This newly constructed home on County Road 653, north of 52nd Avenue, Paw Paw, saw traffic stop and take photos during the past week of the field of poppies that had been planted earlier and were in full bloom.Courier-Leader photo/Paul…

PPPS seeks public input to advance goals

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20223 min read

PAW PAW – Paw Paw Public Schools invites parents/guardians and students to help advance two goals of the PPPS Strategic Plan in the areas of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Creating a Culture of Kindness, Respect, and Safety.1) PPPS parents interested…

Masonic Lodge donation earmarked for statues

Masonic Lodge donation earmarked for statues

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20221 min read

Paw Paw/Lawton Masonic Lodge 25 recently donated $2,400 to the Paw Paw American Legion to provide funding toward the purchase of the major war statues at Maple City Veterans Memorial Park. Making the presentation Memorial Day were four Masonic members,…

Obituary: Mr. Christopher L. Sims Reese

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20221 min read

Mr. Christopher L. Sims Reese, 45 of Wadley, AL passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Public Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette. Graveside…

Obituary: Mr. Duffie

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20221 min read

Mr. Duffie passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at his home. Survivors include: five sons, Anthony Duffie (Sherry) of Valley, Michaele Duffie (Ragene) of West Point, GA, Jeffery Duffie of Daviston, Spence Duffie of Fredonia, and Matthew Duffie (Kim) of…

Obituary: Harold Edward Duffie

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20221 min read

Graveside services for Harold Edward Duffie, age 81, of Lafayette will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Daviston Cemetery with Bro. Keith Benefield officiating and Quattlebaum Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.The family will receive…

Obituary: Donald Thornton Anthony Jr.

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20222 min read

Graveside services for Donald Thornton Anthony, Jr. “Donnie”, age 67, of Roanoke will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Cedarwood Cemetery with Bro. Tim Whaley officiating and Steve Daniel delivering the eulogy.The family will receive…

Council hopes new offices will be ready by October

Council hopes new offices will be ready by October

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20223 min read

By Jody Stewart LaFayette City council met Monday at noon with a high priority meeting to address several issues on the city’s agenda. All council members were present and called to order by city clerk Louis Davidson. Chris Busby addressed…

LaFayette awarded MainStreet designation

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20224 min read

By Jody Stewart The Vision that the “Vison LaFayette” group had is now a reality and LaFayette has received a MainStreet designation. The citizens of LaFayette will soon see the presence of MainStreet in town. Chris Busby address city Council…

Chambley, Rampey work to keep schools safe

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20222 min read

By Jody Stewart With the recent uptick of gun violence in our nation, the Chamber County Public Safety, local law enforcement and school officials are taking measures to be better prepared to protect our schools and our children. Chambers County…

County votes to renew Amwaste contract

Editorial StaffJun 8, 20221 min read

LAFAYETTE- Despite some reservation, the Chambers County Commision voted in favor of extending the Amwaste Solid Waste, and Water Disposal contract. The contract is good for three years, and despite reservation all commisioners with exception to Commissioner James “Moto” Williams…

Farwell VFW honors World War ll vet on Memorial Day

Farwell VFW honors World War ll vet on Memorial Day

Editorial StaffJun 3, 20222 min read

World War II Vet Floyd Schmid of Farwell, who will be 96 years old in July, was honored at the Sparta-Esterline VFW Post 3039 Memorial Day Ceremony in the Farwell Village Park Monday morning. Veterans and their families attended the…

Student’s comment leads to Farwell Schools shutdown

Editorial StaffJun 3, 20225 min read

By Pat MaurerCorrespondents Comments from two students looking for books in the Farwell High School library during school hours May 26 prompted what a school employee perceived as a threat and led to an employee seeking charges against one student…