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Life as Performance Art

By G.C. StoppelMy parents had a “kitchen garden” where we grew fruits and vegetables. We ate some of the bounty in a style later called “farm to table.” Some we gave away to people who didn’t have gardens. Everything else we ate was either canned or frozen.Today some would say we “were privileged to have Read More…

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School resource officers could return to Allegan

By Gari VossCorrespondent City of Allegan Police Chief Jay Gibson has had a dream that School Resource Officers (SROs) would again be assigned to the Allegan Public Schools to assist teachers and school staff in creating a safer and welcoming environment that can facilitate learning for all students. During initial conversations between Chief Gibson and Read More…

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Work to begin on Allegan bridge, streetscape

By Gari VossCorrespondent Allegan’s City Council balanced requests from the public with normal business during their March 28, 2022 meeting. As summer approaches, music is scheduled to return to the Riverfront, and the Griswold will be filled with a benefit for Ukraine Relief, a couple May concerts and monthly rehearsals of a West Michigan ensemble.The Read More…

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Otsego mayor passes away following brief illness

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Otsego mayor Cyndi Trobeck passed away on Monday, March 14, following a “brief and abrupt battle” with a neurodegenerative disease.Trobeck began suffering from health issues in early December and was recently diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. A rare, degenerative brain disorder that causes dementia and has no cure, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease affects approximately Read More…

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OHS’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ prepares for second weekend

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor The first weekend of Otsego High School’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” is done. And it couldn’t have gone any better, according to choir teacher Meredith Lincoln.“These students have worked so hard these past three months, and all of their hard work paid off this past weekend,” Lincoln said. “I Read More…

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Gilkey’s Funk named a ‘Cool Teacher’

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Courtney Funk’s kindergarten classroom at Gilkey Elementary School in Plainwell recently had some special visitors.Representatives from WGVU—the PBS affiliate based in Grand Rapids—stopped by to present Funk with the station’s Cool Teacher Award.The parent of one of Funk’s students nominated Funk for the award, citing her engaging lessons and loving dedication Read More…