Obituary-William Eugene Collick

Obituary-William Eugene Collick

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20222 min read

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…

Obituary-Linda Anne Cobb

Obituary-Linda Anne Cobb

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20221 min read

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…

Obituary-William Fredrick Delbridge

Obituary-William Fredrick Delbridge

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20222 min read

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…

Obituary-Leona Mae Nevenzel

Obituary-Leona Mae Nevenzel

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20222 min read

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…

Obituary-Russell Bulin, 77

Obituary-Russell Bulin, 77

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20222 min read

Russell Albert Bulin, aged 77, passed away at Spectrum Health Meijer Heart Center on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from complications of a bleeding aortic abdominal aneurysm. Russ was born in Chicago and was raised in Chicago suburbs where he graduated from…

Life as Performance Art

Life as Performance Art

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20223 min read

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…

Suspend gas tax for price relief

Suspend gas tax for price relief

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20223 min read

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…

Otsego, Plainwell host Memorial Day parades

Otsego, Plainwell host Memorial Day parades

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20222 min read

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 Farmers’ Market opens for new season

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20222 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor The 2022 season is officially underway for the Plainwell Farmers’ Market.Located at the Sweetwater’s Donut Mill parking lot at 554 W. Allegan Street, the market held its opening day from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May…

Blue Star

Blue Star

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20225 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorE.C., Call HomeNo prophet may be accepted less in his hometown than Johnny Cash, who got shot in the crotch last week.The Man in Black’s death 19 years ago didn’t stop Kingsland, Ark., from painting his image on…

OHS honors Class of 2022 with Senior Parade

OHS honors Class of 2022 with Senior Parade

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20222 min read

Members of the Otsego High School Class of 2022 took part in the Senior Parade on Sunday, May 22. It was the third year the school has hosted the parade. (Photo provided) Otsego High School seniors celebrate during the school’s…

Saugatuck boys prevail at regionals

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20225 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports EditorMONTAGUE— Saugatuck boys track coach Rick Bauer felt sick to his stomach during the Division 3 regional meet in Montague on Saturday, May 21.And it had nothing to do with his team’s performance.“For me personally, it was…

Otsego tennis collects first D3 regional championship

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20224 min read

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…

Crossing sticks for ‘heaven’s sake

Crossing sticks for ‘heaven’s sake

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20221 min read

Turning thousands of painted sticks into seven outdoor art installations was not Jeremy Barnett (shown) and co-conspirator Jason Maracani’s spinoff of crossing the river Styx. Indeed, the works, meant to go up in time for the Saugatuck Center for the…

1,350+ new trees grow in Saugatuck

1,350+ new trees grow in Saugatuck

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20221 min read

Saugatuck-Douglas Rotary Club, Saugatuck High School Interact Club and Saugatuck Township Parks and Recreation Committee volunteers joined Allegan County Conservation District forester Ben Savoie (pictured left of just behind this young tree) planting 1,350 Rotary-bought bare-root saplings plus more young…

Wicks owner contests city seating cap

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20224 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorThe owner of a downtown restaurant/bar unhappy with Saugatuck Planning Commission-imposed seating limits on her proposed back addition is seeking court redress for it — and then some.Wicks Park Bar & Grill owner Christine Murphy Pierce filed a…

Casino breaks ground on new hotel, Aquadome

Casino breaks ground on new hotel, Aquadome

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20225 min read

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…

Memorial Day activities honor, reflect, remember

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20225 min read

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…

Allegan council votes to close trestle bridge temporarily

Editorial StaffMay 25, 20229 min read

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…

Harrison drag races promote county airport

Harrison drag races promote county airport

Editorial StaffMay 20, 20222 min read

Driver create a dust storm as they charge down the 300 foot strip in neck and neck competition during Dirt Dash Extreme competition in Harrison A race official prepares to launch a driver down the strip. In the future the…