Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

Julie Milbocker – One of a Kind Teacher

By Gari Voss Miss Julie Milbocker took her place behind the teacher’s desk in the Jewett School in the John Pahl Historical Village just as she did when she spent time teaching special education students at Jewett School before continuing on to what became Hillside School from which she retired in 1996. Milbocker began teaching Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

Deadline looms for Plainwell scarecrow registration

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor It’s last call for anyone interested in participating in this year’s Scarecrow, Harvest and Sculpture Contest in downtown Plainwell.Entry forms for the contest—which can be found at the City of Plainwell’s website—must be completed and returned by Friday, Sept. 23. Forms can be emailed to Denise Siegel at dsiegel@plainwell.org or dropped Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

Plainwell Schools adds Home Outreach Coordinator

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Public school districts across the nation have experienced a decrease in enrollment since the onset of the COVID pandemic, as evidenced by a recent report from the federal Education Department.The report indicates 1.3 million fewer students are enrolled in public schools compared to pre-pandemic numbers, which equates to a decrease of Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

Otsego cross country teams shine at Spartan Invite

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor EAST LANSING—For all of the success enjoyed by the Otsego girls cross country team—including back-to-back state titles in 2015 and 2016—the Bulldogs had never taken home a first-place trophy at the Spartan Invitational.That changed on Friday, Sept. 16.Competing in the Division 2 race, Otsego had four of the top six finishers Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

Allegan remains unbeaten in SAC Valley

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Allegan boys soccer coach Aaron Rogers wanted his team to set the tone early in its SAC Valley contest against visiting Parchment on Monday, Sept. 19.Mission accomplished.Led by three goals from Mikhail Peters, the Tigers scored early and often en route to securing the 10-0 victory in a game that was Read More…

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Life as Performance Art

      Not too long ago some wise guy or girl came up with the nutty idea that there ought to be age limits on politicians.  Just as here in Michigan and a few other states elected officials can be “termed out,” after a certain number of years, the proponents of this idea think that at some arbitrarily Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

Nagel shooting determined justified by MSP

By Gari Voss Allegan County Prosecuting Attorney Myrene Koch released a statement to the media that the officer involved in the Joseph Nagle shooting on June 16, 2022 would not be criminally charged. After an intensive investigation using numerous sources, “the evidence proves the actions were justified under extreme circumstances.”The announcement and release of the Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

Fair sets attendance, livestock records

The Allegan County Fair wrapped up the 2022 Fair, Saturday, Sept 17th with some record breaking news! The 1st weekend there were heavy crowds and Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias performed on Friday, Sept 9th and Sam Hunt with Travis Denning performed on Saturday, Sept 10th.  Both shows were well attended and the Midways were packed.  They had some rain on Read More…