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Fabius solar ordinance clears planning commission: To be taken up by county PC, township board

Fabius solar ordinance clears planning commission: To be taken up by county PC, township board

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20239 min read

By Robert TomlinsonNews Director FABIUS TWP. — A highly-contentious solar ordinance in Fabius Township cleared a major hurdle Tuesday.Following a public hearing in front of a packed house of supporters,…

A new leash on life: Dog hit by train gets second chance at life thanks to deputies, vet, and adoptive family

A new leash on life: Dog hit by train gets second chance at life thanks to deputies, vet, and adoptive family

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20238 min read

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSONThe rescue of Chester, a young adult hound mix that was hit by a train and was nearing death before being saved by deputies and was eventually…

County Officers of the Year honored

County Officers of the Year honored

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20231 min read

Each January, Clare County Sheriff John Wilson announces the top law enforcement officers for the year just past. The officers honored as the Officers of the Year for 2022 are…

Missing Ogemaw County woman’s body found near Leota

Missing Ogemaw County woman’s body found near Leota

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20233 min read

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent The body of a 34-year-old woman who was staying in Ogemaw County, Sara Elizabeth Burns, missing since January 9th, was found last Saturday (January 28th) near Leota…

Beaverton woman, Flint man charged for January 6 th ‘21 assault on U. S. Capitol

Beaverton woman, Flint man charged for January 6 th ‘21 assault on U. S. Capitol

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20234 min read

Christina Legros Isaac Thomas By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A 22-year-old Beaverton woman, Christina Legros and a 20-year-old Flint man, Isaac Thomas, were arrested on charges related to their actions during the…

Faces in the Crowd: Tony Baldwin

Faces in the Crowd: Tony Baldwin

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20236 min read

Mr. Baldwin.For the last 25 years, that’s what his Marion science and math students have known him as.A fixture at the high school – and the community – since ’98,…

Osceola unemployment stays steady at 4.5%

Osceola unemployment stays steady at 4.5%

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20232 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The December unemployment report from the Michigan Department of Technology Management and Budget puts the figure for Osceola County at 4.5 percent, ranking it in…

Bad conditions force closure of Marion Snowfest

Bad conditions force closure of Marion Snowfest

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20232 min read

by Steve Landon Quite frankly the winter of 2022/2023 has been a flat out disappointment for winter sports enthusiasts and business people who rely on tourism to get through the slow months. Cancellation…

State Fire Marshal investigates fires at Lucky Girl

State Fire Marshal investigates fires at Lucky Girl

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20232 min read

The Michigan State Police Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate a series of fires that eventually destroyed Lucky Girl Brewery, near Paw Paw, early Tuesday morning, Jan. 24.…

County Administrator accepts new position

County Administrator accepts new position

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20231 min read

By Paul GarrodStaff Writer PAW PAW – At the Jan. 24, Committee of the Whole meeting, the Van Buren County Board of Commissioners accepted the resignation of County Administrator Ryan…

Paw Paw firefighters battle house fire

Paw Paw firefighters battle house fire

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20231 min read

On Sunday, Jan. 29, at 7:10 p.m., the Paw Paw Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a possible structure fire at the intersection of East Michigan Avenue and…

Legendary coach honored by former players, fans

Legendary coach honored by former players, fans

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20233 min read

By Pamela WhitlowCorrespondent The LaFayette Bulldog community came together to recognize, honor, and celebrate legendary and former LaFayette High School Basketball Coach John T Woody on Friday night for being…

Main Street team checks out progress in LaFayette

Main Street team checks out progress in LaFayette

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20232 min read

LaFayette Main Street board members with Mainstreet of Alabama members having dinner at Krave Korner . By Pamela WhitlowCorrespondent The Mainstreet of Alabama resource team hit LaFayette running last Tuesday…

Plainwell hosts second annual Chocolate Stroll

Plainwell hosts second annual Chocolate Stroll

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20233 min read

Plainwell community development manager Denise Siegel (front) enjoys last year’s Chocolate Stroll with some friends. (Photo provided) By Jason WesseldykSports Editor PLAINWELL—Calling all chocolate lovers.The City of Plainwell is hosting…

Of short-term rentals & Groundhog’s Day

Of short-term rentals & Groundhog’s Day

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20235 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorShort-term rentals are a long-term issue in many resort communities.Say a home or homes near yours are occupied by short-term guests who may or may not come here…

Foundation events to chase away winter blues

Foundation events to chase away winter blues

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20234 min read

EF The murder mystery dinner detective reviews the suspects. By Leslie Ballard Need something to raise the spirits and dispel these gloomy winter days?The Educational Foundation of Allegan Public Schools…

Allegan mourns respected businesswoman’s death

Allegan mourns respected businesswoman’s death

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20233 min read

The Allegan business community lost a dedicated businesswoman and friend. Jana (Wendt) Tibbitts, who has been the managing principal of Tibbitts & Associates, PLC since 2014, died suddenly from a…

Research indicates county has no authority over Calkins Dam

Research indicates county has no authority over Calkins Dam

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20232 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent ALLEGAN – Does a county have the power to limit action of what’s being done with a dam?Allegan County Board of Commissioners chairman Jim Storey pointed out…

91-year-old dead after apartment building fire in Fabius Twp

91-year-old dead after apartment building fire in Fabius Twp

Jordan WilcoxJan 30, 20232 min read

FABIUS TWP. — A 91-year-old man from Three Rivers died in a fire that occurred in FabiusTownship Sunday night.According to the Fabius-Park Fire Department and the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s…

Local band students reflect on All-State experience

Local band students reflect on All-State experience

Jordan WilcoxJan 28, 20239 min read

Photo provided Four students from Three Rivers Middle School and Three Rivers High School performed as part of two All-State bands at the Michigan Music Conference at DeVos Performance Hall…