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Gary W. Emmons

Gary W. Emmons

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20222 min read

Gary W. EmmonsSeptember 24, 1948 – December 25, 2021 Gary W. Emmons, 73 of Allegan, Michigan, passed away Saturday, December 25, 2021at his home. Born September 24, 1948 in Kalamazoo,…

Alice M. Johnson

Alice M. Johnson

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20222 min read

Alice M. Johnson passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021 at her home. Shewas born May 24, 1956 in Allegan; the daughter of the late Robert and Robenia(Burson) Johnson. The youngest…

Mary J. Knapp, 78

Mary J. Knapp, 78

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20222 min read

Mary J. Knapp passed away on December 27, 2021, at the age of 78. She was bornon November 24, 1943, to Orville and Beverly (Dewey) Hockett. Mary is survivedby her…

Carol Ann Wiley, 71

Carol Ann Wiley, 71

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20222 min read

Carol Ann Wiley, 71 of Allegan, Michigan, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021 at the Allegan County Medical Care Community. Born May 2, 1950 in Plainwell, Michigan, she was…

William Carl Stuenkel, 74

William Carl Stuenkel, 74

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20222 min read

William Carl (Bill) Stuenkel, age 74, of Hollywood FL, passed away on November 25, 2021.Bill Stuenkel was born on December 10th, 1946, in Allegan, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State…

COVID cases, deaths continue to mount in county

COVID cases, deaths continue to mount in county

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20223 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent ALLEGAN — The number of COVID-19 cases in Allegan County posted by health department officials coming into this week was up to 20,764. Deaths rose by eight…

Congregational Kitchen addresses hunger in five counties

Congregational Kitchen addresses hunger in five counties

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20226 min read

By Gari VossCorrespondent The food ministry began as a desire to extend a hand to those in need, and has grown from a church kitchen to a distribution center that…

Faces in the Crowd: What are your resolutions for the coming year?

Faces in the Crowd: What are your resolutions for the coming year?

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20223 min read

By G C Stoppel Do people still make New Year’s Resolutions, or is it a now dead tradition?  For those of us who are still doing it, the question of the week:  What…

Comic book store latest business to open in downtown

Comic book store latest business to open in downtown

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20224 min read

By Leslie Ballard “Awesome! Can’t wait for it to open up!” and “Yes!!! Yes!! Yes!!!” are just some of the enthusiastic reactions to the Facebook announcement about Tardy’s Underground Comics…

Commission chair critical of redistricting map

Commission chair critical of redistricting map

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20222 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent ALLEGAN – Allegan County Board of Commissioners chairman Jim Storey isn’t a big fan of the new congressional map.“The so-called Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission completed its…

Fennville to seek four mills for police, fire

Fennville to seek four mills for police, fire

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20222 min read

Fennville to seek 4 mills for police, fire rising costsThe Fennville City Commission decided Monday, Jan. 3, to seek a 4-mill request for public safety in a special May election…

Revelers ring in New Year on the riverfront

Revelers ring in New Year on the riverfront

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20221 min read

On New Year’s Eve in Allegan, no matter where a reveler stood along the Riverfront, the midnight drop of the 10’6” NYE Ball decorated with 30,000 synchronized LED lights was…

Allegan – 2021 successes; 2022 hopes

Allegan – 2021 successes; 2022 hopes

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20226 min read

By Gari Voss Though 2021 was not the best of times for any community, the City of Allegan can reflect back on a year of rising from the COVID pandemic…

Mikes Musings – Gun violence can be solved by adding guns

Mikes Musings – Gun violence can be solved by adding guns

Jordan WilcoxDec 17, 20215 min read

By Mike Wilcox – Publisher I thought I would pass my opinion spot in this week’s newspaper along to my son Jordan Wilcox who is this newspaper’s tech manager. He…