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Football Preview:

Football Preview:

Editorial StaffAug 17, 202215 min read

Fennville quarterback Ben Peterson releases a pass in a game against Bloomingdale last season. Peterson threw seven touchdowns in the game. (File photo) J.R. Hildebrand returns as the starting quarterback for a Martin team that went 11-1 last year. (File…

Obituary: Richard Steffen

Obituary: Richard Steffen

Editorial StaffAug 17, 20221 min read

Richard Steffen passed away peacefully at his home on July 13, 2022 with his 5 children by his side. Richard was born June 15, 1935 and is survived by his children, Mark Steffen, Mike Steffen, Debra Moresco, Denise Nealy and…

Cheshire joins Lee Township to full fund high speed internet

Cheshire joins Lee Township to full fund high speed internet

Editorial StaffAug 17, 20222 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent ALLEGAN – The Board of Commissioners at its August 11 meeting, chairman Jim Storey said, approved matching allocations from the three townships’ American Rescue Plan (ARPA) dollars for the expansion of broadband/high speed internet access.“Cheshire dedicated $216,874…

Pride event, including drag queen story hour, set for riverfront

Editorial StaffAug 17, 20226 min read

By Gari Voss The last time Allegan, Speak Up! hosted an event was the Black Lives Matter “Sit In” on June 6, 2020. Their voices were heard peacefully in order to protest needless violence towards Blacks propagated by the death…

Allegan City Council moves ahead with Streetscape

Editorial StaffAug 17, 20227 min read

By Gari Voss The Allegan City Council held a special meeting on Thursday, August 11, 2022 to examine two significant monetary proposals. The first involved the approval of the Lead Replacement Program, and the other was the approval of Streetscape,…

Obituary: Jerry G. Oisten, 70

Obituary: Jerry G. Oisten, 70

Editorial StaffAug 17, 20221 min read

Jerry G. Oisten, 70 of Allegan passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at home. Jerry was born January 21, 1952 in Allegan, son of the late Clayton and Beatrice Oisten and lived his entire life in the Allegan area. Jerry…

Sharon K. Burrough, 74

Sharon K. Burrough, 74

Editorial StaffAug 17, 20221 min read

Sharon K. Burrough, 74, of Marion, Indiana, passed away at 7:45 am on Friday, August 12, 2022, in her home surrounded by her children. She was born in Allegan, Michigan, on Sunday, July 25, 1948, to Glenn and Madeline (Root)…

Obituary: James Leroy Freeman, 98

Obituary: James Leroy Freeman, 98

Editorial StaffAug 17, 20223 min read

James Leroy Freeman, 98 of Allegan, Michigan, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, August 8, 2022 at Vicinia Gardens in Otsego, Michigan. Born August 21, 1923 in Allegan, Michigan, he was the son of the late…

Obituary: Margaret A. Steele, 83

Obituary: Margaret A. Steele, 83

Editorial StaffAug 17, 20222 min read

Margaret passed away Thursday, August 11, 2022 in Kalamazoo. She was born October 31, 1938 in Alamo Township the daughter of Cornelius and Wilma (Kindle) Groen. For many years Margaret worked at National City Bank until her retirement. In her…

Around the Board Game Cafe opens in Plainwell

Around the Board Game Cafe opens in Plainwell

Editorial StaffAug 10, 20225 min read

Customers enjoy the grand opening of Around the Board Game Cafe in downtown Plainwell. (Photo provided) Around the Board Game Cafe offers nearly 1,000 rentable games as well as a retail section of games and cards. (Photo provided) Ribbon cutting…

Road work ahead

Road work ahead

Editorial StaffAug 10, 20221 min read

Drivers expecting to take 13th Street in Otsego Township on Monday, Aug. 8, had to make other arrangements.The stretch of 13th Street between 102nd Avenue and 103rd Avenue was shut down throughout the day as crews were hard at work…

Election results announced

Editorial StaffAug 10, 20224 min read

By Gari Voss The Primary Election on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 established the Republican and Democrat candidates who will vie for seats on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. This Primary was extremely important for Republican candidates because so many of the…

Plainwell Dept. of Public Safety assists on fatal accident

Editorial StaffAug 10, 20222 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor MARTIN—The Plainwell Department of Public Safety was among the agencies that responded to a fatal single-car crash in Martin Township on Saturday, Aug. 6.According to the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office, reports of a personal injury accident…

Conrad earns two third-place finishes at Zones

Editorial StaffAug 10, 20222 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Elkhart, Ind.—The 14-U USA Swimming Central Zone Championships—held Aug. 4 to 7—featured some of the top youth swimmers from seven states.It was easily the biggest, most talent-laden meet in which Allegan 12-year-old Cadel Conrad had competed.But…

Obituary-Alice Louise Klaasen, 89

Obituary-Alice Louise Klaasen, 89

Editorial StaffAug 10, 20222 min read

Alice Louise Klaasen, age 89, of Overisel, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at her home, with family by her side.Alice was a passionate and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a member of Overisel Christian…

Obituary-Helen Lois (Gehring) Janes, 80

Editorial StaffAug 10, 20222 min read

Helen Lois (Gehring) Janes12-2-1941 – 8-1-2022She passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side.Helen was born in Kendell, MI and was a life long resident in the Plainwell area.She was very dedicated to and involved with family,…

Tuesday’s vote sets slate for general election in November

Tuesday’s vote sets slate for general election in November

Editorial StaffAug 10, 20224 min read

By Gari Voss The Primary Election on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 established the Republican and Democrat candidates who will vie for seats on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. This Primary was extremely important for Republican candidates because so many of the…

Two people die in plane crash

Editorial StaffAug 10, 20222 min read

By Paul GarrodStaff Writer SOUTH HAVEN – An airplane reported missing late Tuesday night, Aug. 2, was found early Wednesday morning Aug. 3, near the South Haven Regional Airport, from which it had taken off the day before. Both occupants,…

Proposals receive voter support with only Wayland Schools voted down

Editorial StaffAug 10, 20224 min read

By Gari Voss The August 2, 2022 Primary Election included a slew of local renewal proposals focused on roads, waste reduction, fire equipment, and public transportation, plus the countywide request for senior citizen services.The Senior Citizen Services countywide request for…

Mike’s Musings-Why the difference in American, European foods?

Mike’s Musings-Why the difference in American, European foods?

Editorial StaffAug 10, 20223 min read

In America, many of us suffer from a variety of illnesses and medical conditions. Many more of us are overweight and feed on a diet that includes too much junk food and cola. It is a shame that many of…