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$40 billion without oversight? I think not

There is a different side to the Ukraine story than we’ve been told. Corruption has run rampant through the Ukrainian government ever since it gained independence from the former Soviet Union. One watchdog name Ukraine the second most corrupt nation in the world. That ranking by Transparency International rated Ukraine the second most corrupt in Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

Senior citizen millage tops Primary Election proposals

By Gari Voss The August 2, 2022 Primary Election will request voters to determine the outcome of a variety of proposals. These proposals will only be available during the August 2nd election. There is one countywide renewal proposal for Senior Citizen Services. The others are area specific with most being renewals that will override Headlee Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

Allegan City Police receive Hometown Hero Award

By Gari Voss What seemed like the regular change of shifts turned into an award ceremony for the City of Allegan Police Department. On the afternoon of Friday, July 22, 2022, when the officers entered the breakroom, the table contained buckets of snacks, thank you cards from students at Pine Trails Elementary and even cookies Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

Arson suspected in Gilkey fire

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor A fire at Gilkey Elementary School in Plainwell appears to be a case of arson, according to officials from the Plainwell Department of Public Safety.Firefighters were dispatched to the school at approximately 7:58 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, and found a fire in the outdoor men’s restroom near the district’s baseball Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

Obituary: Emma Christine Schafer Essenburgh, 100

Emma Christine Schafer Essenburgh, 100 of Allegan, Michigan went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at the ACMCC. Born April 17, 1922 on the family farm in Hopkins, Michigan, she was the daughter of Henry and Elfrieda (Puschel) Schafer. She worked at Michigan Canners in Fennville, Allegan Casket, Cresent Pipe and Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

Armintrout- Millbocker Nature Preserve plans fall opening

By Leslie Ballard The Armintrout-Milbocker Nature Preserve, which opens this fall in Allegan, will have even more to offer visitors than anticipated.At the beginning of the year Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy (SWMLC) received the Ecological and Floristic study from their consultant Orbis. This was an examination conducted during the previous year during several seasons.“Armintrout is Read More…