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City of Otsego seeks additional public safety funding

City of Otsego seeks additional public safety funding

Editorial StaffJan 25, 20234 min read

The City of Otsego is seeking additional public safety funding in order to staff the Otsego Fire Department 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (Photo by Jason Wesseldyk)…

PHS Multicultural Club takes part in Day of Service

PHS Multicultural Club takes part in Day of Service

Editorial StaffJan 25, 20235 min read

Members of the Plainwell High School Multicultural Club spent Monday, Jan. 16, serving at Grace Covenant Ministries before taking part in a march and wreath-laying ceremony to honor Dr. Martin…

Otsego man dies after car crashes into Lake Macatawa

Otsego man dies after car crashes into Lake Macatawa

Editorial StaffJan 25, 20232 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor PARK TOWNSHIP—A 52-year-old Otsego man is dead after his vehicle went into Lake Macatawa in Ottawa County in the early morning hours on Sunday, Jan. 22.Officials…

Allegan earns win over visiting Fennville

Allegan earns win over visiting Fennville

Editorial StaffJan 25, 20233 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Fennville’s Lila Rosema poured in a game-best 24 points against host Allegan during this SAC girls basketball contest on Friday, Jan. 17.The was the bad news…

Otsego girls fall to Paw Paw after beating Sturgis

Otsego girls fall to Paw Paw after beating Sturgis

Editorial StaffJan 25, 20232 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor OTSEGO—Three of the four quarters in the Wolverine Conference clash between the girls basketball teams from Otsego and Paw Paw on Friday, Jan. 20, were nip-and-tuck.The…

Life as Performance Art

Life as Performance Art

Editorial StaffJan 25, 20237 min read

    The first of several garden seed catalogues arrived the other day, and I dropped everything for an hour or so to go through it.  Others will soon follow, and I will…

Classified document scandal needs to be put to rest

Classified document scandal needs to be put to rest

Editorial StaffJan 25, 20233 min read

After re-reading my opinion last week that the Trump/Biden classified documents scandal was much to do about nothing, I realized I left out a couple of major points.First, I minimalized…

Ukrainian exchange student speaks of war, American customs

Ukrainian exchange student speaks of war, American customs

Editorial StaffJan 25, 20236 min read

Mykola Dziuba in his Allegan host home. From top to bottom, Mykola’s brother Artem, father Mykola, dog Genna, and mother Natalia at home during Ukrainian New Year’s. By Leslie Ballard…

Lilge still missing after four years

Lilge still missing after four years

Editorial StaffJan 25, 20231 min read

A man left an interview with Michigan State Police in Allegan and hasn’t been seen since.Officials said he drove to a state park after the interview, parked his car in…

Otsego father drives vehicle with two daughters into lake

Otsego father drives vehicle with two daughters into lake

Editorial StaffJan 25, 20232 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor PARK TOWNSHIP—A 52-year-old Otsego man is dead after his vehicle went into Lake Macatawa in Ottawa County in the early morning hours on Sunday, Jan. 22.Officials…

Allegan council reviews street maintenance options

Allegan council reviews street maintenance options

Editorial StaffJan 25, 20235 min read

By Leslie Ballard During the Jan. 23 City Council Study Session, Doug Kadzbahn, Director of the Department of Public Works, and Tony Magee of Abonmarche gave a presentation based on…

Obituary: Barbara A. Middaugh

Obituary: Barbara A. Middaugh

Editorial StaffJan 18, 20232 min read

Barbara A. Middaugh, 88, of Allegan, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023, at Allegan County Medical Care Community. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM…

Obituary: Bette Joan Maneke

Obituary: Bette Joan Maneke

Editorial StaffJan 18, 20232 min read

Went to be with the Lord Friday, January 13, 2023 with her family by her side. Bette was born December 18, 1935 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Roy and Viola…

Otsego tops Plainwell in OT

Otsego tops Plainwell in OT

Editorial StaffJan 18, 20232 min read

Otsego’s Haley Guerrant (40) fights through a pair of Plainwell defenders during the Bulldogs’ 44-42 overtime win. (Photo by Jason Wesseldyk) By Jason WesseldykSports Editor PLAINWELL—With a large crowd on…

Allegan bowlers beat Saugatuck

Allegan bowlers beat Saugatuck

Editorial StaffJan 18, 20232 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor It was a battle of Allegan County rivals when Allegan hosted Saugatuck in a SAC bowling showdown on Monday, Jan. 16.And it the Tigers who came…

Otsego is Sharing the Warmth

Otsego is Sharing the Warmth

Editorial StaffJan 18, 20232 min read

Members of the Otsego High School National Honor Society show off some of the items that have been collected as part of their Share the Warmth campaign. (Photo provided) By…

Arrests made in connection to damage at golf course

Arrests made in connection to damage at golf course

Editorial StaffJan 18, 20232 min read

Two juveniles have been arrested and are facing charges stemming from an act of vandalism that took place at Lake Doster Golf Club on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The greens…

Meijer revamps mPerks reward program

Meijer revamps mPerks reward program

Editorial StaffJan 18, 20233 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports EditorMeijer is revamping its mPerks program, the grocery chain announced on Thursday, Jan. 12.According to a press release, the changes will make it easier for customers to…

Life as Performance Art

Life as Performance Art

Editorial StaffJan 18, 20237 min read

 Harry and Megs recalled a conversation Mother had with me over half a century ago.  I don’t know what brought it on, although it was probably a long-winded telephone monologue from…

Arrests made in connection to damage at golf course

Arrests made in connection to damage at golf course

Editorial StaffJan 18, 20232 min read

Two juveniles have been arrested and are facing charges stemming from an act of vandalism that took place at Lake Doster Golf Club on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The greens…