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Mike’s Musings: Get a Chuckle Out of These Laws

From time to time, I like to delve into the ancient annals of our history books to hu-mor myself with laws our representatives have enacted. Here’s a few silly laws I found. Michigan LawsThe City of Detroit passed an ordinance that made it illegal for a pig or pigs to run free in the city, Read More…

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Life as Performance Art

“Vax or Tax” is an idea be-ing seriously considered in the Quebec Provincial Legis-lature and picking up trac-tion elsewhere.The basic premise is people who refuse to receive the full dose of the Covid-19 vac-cination are far more likely to become ill and need hos-pitalization than those who do. Even if they do not end up Read More…

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Otsego fifth grader reaches semis of playwriting contest

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Like brother, like sister.After watching her brother Colin advance to the finals of the Grand Rapids Civic Theater’s Ten for All playwriting competition last year, McKenna Wesseldyk decided to enter the contest this year.And earlier this month, McKenna received word that her play had been selected as one of the semifinals Read More…

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Filkins appointed fo fill vacancy on PCS board of ed

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Plainwell Community Schools—like districts throughout the state—held its Board of Education meetings remotely via Zoom.It was during this time that Ann Filkins had the opportunity to observe several of the meetings.“The school board had to make very difficult decisions regarding continuity of operations through the pandemic Read More…

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Plainwell Robotics Club hosts first tournament

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor For the past few years, Plainwell Robotics Club director Joe Gentile and others associated with the club have been working toward the goal of hosting a tournament.That goal became a reality on Saturday, Jan. 22, when a total of 27 teams participated in the Inaugural Plainwell Robotics Tournament at the Plainwell Read More…

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Masks required at OPS’s Washington St. Elementary

By Jason WesseldykSports EditorOn Monday, Jan. 10, the Otsego Public Schools Board of Education approved COVID-19 mitigation procedures that would require face masks inside district buildings under certain conditions.On Wednesday, Jan. 19, the first building in the district fell into those conditions.With an absence rate of 12.29 percent, Washington Street Elementary fell below the 90-percent Read More…

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Seniors Live It Up By Volunteering

By Gari VossSenior living for citizens over the age of 60 or 65 includes productive activities that can beaccomplished while enjoying a different pace of life. Though there may be some health issuescreeping in, seniors have found that volunteering promotes physical, mental and emotionalwellbeing. Donating time and energy often assists in maintaining and improving physical, Read More…