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Traffic roundabout may be in Allegan’s future

By Leslie Ballard Allegan may soon join other Michigan communities that have adopted a roundabout system as the Allegan City Council is poised to vote on a resolution to support the design/construction of a roundabout at Hubbard Street during their February 14, 2022 meeting.The Council has been discussing how to realign Hubbard Street at the Read More…

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Otsego High School recognizes RISE students

RISE student Maddy Watson receives her crown during Snowcoming. By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Otsego High School used is annual Snowcoming event to recognize some special members of the student body.Between the girls and boys basketball games against Vicksburg on Friday, Jan. 28, six students from the OHS RISE (Reaching Independence through Support and Education) program Read More…

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Mike’s Musings: Transgender athletes should not compete with females

It took years to pass Title 9, which essentially put women’s sports on an even keel with men’s. Now female athletes enjoy the same funding, facilities, etc, that male athletes have had since high school and collegiate sports were popularized in the early 20th century.I’m concerned that the equality gained by Title 9, will be Read More…

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Life as Performance Art

“Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me. And may there be no moan-ing of the bar when I put out to sea,” wrote Alfred Lord Tennyson. His poem, often used at funerals, came to mind after reading publisher Mike Wilcox’s editorial last week.For those of us who took a driver’s training course, Read More…

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Strong second half lifts Otsego over Vicksburg

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor OTSEGO—With less than a minute to play in the first half, the Wolverine Conference North boys basketball contest between Otsego and Vicksburg couldn’t have been any closer. Literally.The teams were locked in a 22-22 tie after going back and forth throughout the opening half.But Otsego scored the final five points of Read More…

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Allegan boys bowling sets school record at Rockford Invitational

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor ROCKFORD—Talk about starting strong.In its first game at the Rockford Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 29, the Allegan boys bowling team posted a 1,062 to set a new school record by seven pins. Andrew Snyder (249), Trenton Nagelkirk (236), Shane Wesche (199), Carter Wagner (197) and Ryan Brink (181) combined for that Read More…

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Student sues PCS for violating his religious freedoms

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor A federal lawsuit filed on Thursday, Jan. 27, claims Plainwell Community Schools suspended a high school student for sharing his Christian beliefs with other students.Great Lakes Justice Center filed the complaint on behalf of Plainwell High School junior David Stout. The student is requesting a declaratory judgment that Plainwell Community Schools Read More…

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Plainwell hosts Chocolate Stroll

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Chocolate lovers, rejoice.Just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, the City of Plainwell is hosting The Chocolate Stroll on Saturday, Feb. 12. The event will combine sweet treats with sweet deals at participating businesses in the downtown shopping district.Plainwell community development manager Denise Siegel was introduced to the idea of a Read More…

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Residents mixed about Roundabout

By Leslie Ballard After people studied the conceptual drawing for the proposed roundabout at M-89/M40/Hubbard St./Ely St, they had this to say:“That’s a dangerous spot so I’m glad they are doing something. It takes awhile to figure them out, but I’m gradually learning as I use them in other places.” Sharon Jager“It’s a terrible intersection, Read More…