Allegan County News & Union Enterprise News

Artwork from PHS students featured in area art show

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor On Sunday, April 28, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ annual High School Area Art Show will conclude its month-long run.Among the students whose artwork has been on display during the show are six from Plainwell High School, with that group supplying nine total entries.Madeleine Dodds, Jacob Erdody and Laura Groner each Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise News

Election season has arrived – May 7th Proposals

By Gari Voss The presidential primaries have passed, but the May 7, 2024, Proposal Election will soon arrive. The proposals will focus on Township Proposals and School Millage Renewals or Bond Issues. This spring election can be easily overlooked, but they are extremely important to the health of each community involved. Polls open at 7am Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise News

Former Allegan Aquatics Director sentenced to 7-15 years

By Jordan WilcoxAssistant Publisher Scott Simmons, the former Aquatics Director for Allegan Public Schools, will live the next 7-15 years behind bars, after pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct with a student.On Monday, Judge Matt Antkoviak of the Allegan County Circuit Court sentenced him to serve between 85 months and 15 years in prison, with Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise News

Groups observe Earth Day

By Gari Voss The weekend of April 20, 2024, was rather brisk in temperature, but it did not stop Earth Day enthusiasts from participating in outdoor activities.Allegan Conservation District EventAt the new Allegan Conservation District facility on Taft Road, staff sold trees and bushes that would be planted by the new owners. Visitors were able Read More…

LaFayette Sun News

Earth Day celebrated at Health Center

By John BriceCorrespondent Volunteers from a variety of local organizations gathered at the Chambers County Health and Wellness Center to celebrate Earth Day during the morning hours of Saturday, April 20th of 2024. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Coordinator for Chambers County Rachel Snoddy was joined by OnMed Customer Service Director Michelle Morgan to welcome attendees Read More…

LaFayette Sun News

Council agrees to repair 2nd St. bridge

By John BriceCorrespondent The LaFayette City Council met on Monday, April 22nd of 2024 at the Chambers County Farmers Federation Agricultural Center at the ALFA building in LaFayette. In attendance were Mayor Kenneth Vines, Councilman Terry G. Mangram, Councilman Toney B. Thomas, Councilman Michael C. Ellis and Councilwoman Tammie B. Williams. Fire Chief James Doody, Read More…

LaFayette Sun News

Woman found dead after being hit by train

The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office released more details about the incident, where a woman was hit by a train in Cusseta.According to CCSO, the sheriff’s office received a report about a person, later identified as 41-year-old Donna Michelle Watkins from Valley, Alabama, being struck by a train around 10:48 a.m. on Thursday.After arriving on the Read More…

Courier-Leader & Paw Paw Flashes News

Benefit banquet raises funds for Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry

By Paul GarrodStaff Writer A fundraiser banquet for Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry was held Thursday, April 18, at Freshwater Community Church, here. Reach the Forgotten jail ministry assists inmates in finding their faith. Funds are derived solely by donors and volunteers.Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott, a banquet speaker, told how Reach the Forgotten Read More…

Courier-Leader & Paw Paw Flashes News

Hall, Nesbitt witness border crisis firsthand in visit to southern border

LANSING – Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt and state Rep. Pauline Wendzel recently criticized the Whitmer administration’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for its overburdensome bureaucracy and unacceptable failure to process timely permits for Michigan’s blueberry growers.“Unelected bureaucrats at EGLE have stalled for more than a year, refusing to issue required permits or Read More…