Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

Rhino’s closes after two decades in business

By Jason Wesseldyk, Sports Editor Last call for Rhino’s Hometown Pub came on Saturday, Jan. 15. That’s when, after two decades in operation, the popular watering hole on Main Street in downtown Plainwell, closed its doors for the final time. Owner Phil Anglin shared news of the closure with patrons in a Facebook post on Read More…

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Mike’s Musings: Why hasn’t toilet technology advanced?

One of the great mysteries of modern technology, at least for me, is the modern toilet, or should I say the lack of improving flush technology since 1902. That year, the flush handle was added to the porcelain bowl, and Sears and Roebuck and others began selling toilet paper.Here we are 119 years later when Read More…

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Life as Performance Art

I am increasingly wary of doctrine. It is an all-inclusive wariness that covers religion, politics, science, economics and beyond. I am no anar-chist but cautious of too many laws and doctrines.Most doctrines start as someone’s idea. They cogi-tate about it until they’re convinced they have it right and proclaim it a Great Idea. After a Read More…

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Storey re-elected chair, Kapenga vice-chair

By John RaffelCorrespondent ALLEGAN – The Allegan County Board of Commissioners re-elected Commissioner Jim Storey of Holland to his fourth one-year term as chairman at its organizational meeting on Thursday.The board also named Dean Kapenga of Hamilton as vice-chair.Kapenga has previously served as chair and vice chair.“I am humbled with the election to again chair the Board Read More…

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Witte worked many angles to come up with $5 million grant for new mental health facility

By Gari VossCorrespondent The invitation to the groundbreaking on January 28, 2022 at 3pm of the Allegan County Community Mental Health ACCMH) center at 540 Jenner Drive in Allegan made it official. The ink is dry and Mark Witte, executive director, could announce that on January 4, 2022, ACCMH had signed a 30-year loan agreement Read More…

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Man walks away from airborne vehicle in Dorr Township

A car was caught on video the moment it went airborne across snowy highway US-131 in Allegan County, Michigan on Thursday. Several readers sent the video to the Allegan County News.Michigan State Police say it happened while the driver was going southbound crossing through Dorr Township.According to Michigan troopers, the black Chevy Impala left the roadway driving Read More…