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Mike’s Musings: Lincoln never gave up, prevailed

By Mike WilcoxPublisherPerseverance is one of the most important quality traits. Too many of us give up at the slightest resistance and fail to accomplish our goals in life.One of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, is an example of persevering against all odds. We all know him as the president who fought the Civil War Read More…

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Life as Performance Art

By G.C. StoppelNow and then a painting of three men at a writing table comes across my computer screen. They are working together on a document; more papers are beneath the table. They are John Adams, Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson drafting the Declaration of Independence.Soon the presented their final document to the Continental Congress Read More…

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PVCP teams up with Growlers for ‘Stuff the Bus’ event

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor With temperatures climbing to 90 degrees—and higher—on several occasions during the past few weeks, figuring out ways to stay warm hasn’t been an issue.That, of course, will change when the seasons change from summer to autumn and eventually to winter. And those associated with the Plainwell Volunteer Christmas Project are already Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

First Annual Otsego Artisan Market deemed a success

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Kristina Spitzner and other members of the Otsego Arts Council who helped organize the First Annual Otsego Artisan Market on Saturday, June 25, were, of course, hoping the endeavor would be a successful one.They weren’t disappointed.“We think it was a big success,” Spitzner said. “We were blown away with the community Read More…

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Marathon golf event raises money for veterans memorial

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Matt Townsley didn’t meet his goal of completing 200 holes of golf in one day.He exceeded it.Townsley completed 201 holes at Lake Doster Golf Club on Monday, June 20, as part of a fundraiser for the Friends of the Greater Plainwell Veterans Memorial.Townsley’s effort—which started at 5:30 a.m. and ended at Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

4th of July to be celebrated in area cities, villages

Allegan: Sun., July 3, 2022, 5-10pm: Allegan JubileeRiverfront Downtown AlleganEnjoy food, music, friends and fireworks! Pullman: Sun., July 3, 2022, 5:30-9pm: Concert & CookoutDowntown Pullman 109th Ave. & 58th St. PullmanJoin the Independence Day Celebration including a concert by the Black River Band, the Beer Garden featuring the St. Joe Brewery and Fenn Valley Vineyard, Read More…

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Housing Services Panel discusses way to alleviate homelessness

By Leslie Ballard Eight organizations came together on a Zoom presentation hosted by the Allegan County Multi-Agency Collaborative Council (MACC) and the Allegan County Local Planning Body (LPB) to describe the services they provide and to discuss gaps in services, challenges and their vision to make homelessness in Allegan County rare, brief and nonrecurring.Seventy people Read More…