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NRC eyes Palisades nuclear plant

Editorial StaffMar 29, 20232 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent ALLEGAN – The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has started what is expected to be a year long evaluation of plans to re-open the Palisades nuclear plant, Allegan County commission chairman Jim Storey said in his weekly…

Fugitive apprehended in Bloomingdale

Editorial StaffMar 29, 20232 min read

By Paul GarrodStaff Writer BLOOMINGDALE – A wanted fugitive was apprehended Thursday, March 23, in the Village of Bloomingdale, according to a press release from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott reported that at approximately…

Easter egg hunts and other activities planned by area towns

Editorial StaffMar 29, 20232 min read

Many area towns will hold Easter Egg Hunts and other activities. Among the events include:Saturday, April 1, Meet the Easter Bunny – Elks Lodge, 405-1/2 Phoenix, South Haven, noon.Saturday, April 8, Easter Egg Hunt – Trinity Lutheran Church, 115 E.…

High school musicals entertain audiences

High school musicals entertain audiences

Editorial StaffMar 29, 20231 min read

2023-057-OHS-MUSICAL Theater fans were treated to not one, but two local productions last weekend.Otsego High School presented “High School Musical,” while Plainwell High School presented “Mamma Mia.”OHS (seen at left) opened its run on Wednesday, March 22, with a sensory…

Otsego adopts new mission statement and motto

Otsego adopts new mission statement and motto

Editorial StaffMar 29, 20234 min read

By Aaron MitchellOtsego City Manager The City of Otsego recently completed two significant administrative objectives that are important to keep the expectations high for our employees.First, I would like to share our new Mission Statement and give provide background information…

Fitness Court coming to Plainwell’s Sherwood Park

Fitness Court coming to Plainwell’s Sherwood Park

Editorial StaffMar 29, 20233 min read

Sherwood Park will be home to Plainwell’s new Fitness Court. (Photo provided) City of Plainwell residents will soon have another option when it comes to staying active and achieving their fitness goals.On Wednesday, March 22, city officials announced it had…

Floating homes flap: city may be on hook

Editorial StaffMar 29, 20236 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorAn Allegan County Circuit Court judge weighed in Thursday on the long-brewing Saugatuck vs. Dune Ridge floating homes lawsuits, indicating the city and past council members may be liable for damages.Judge Roberts Kengis made his preliminary views known…

Saugatuck pauses short-term rentals pause

Editorial StaffMar 29, 20233 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorSaugatuck City Council last week put a pause on pausing new short-term rental applications.The planning commission voted 5-1 March 16 to recommend a nine-month freeze on processing new STR applications to buy time while a newly-named task force…

Unique museum opens in downtown Allegan

Unique museum opens in downtown Allegan

Editorial StaffMar 29, 20234 min read

Eric lifting a weighted can with his eyelids. By Leslie Ballard “There’s nothing like it on this side of the state,” said Eric Ross of his Museum Obscura located at 114 Locust Street.The Museum is comprised of two rooms, the…

Discharged discovered at mobile home park

Discharged discovered at mobile home park

Editorial StaffMar 29, 20232 min read

Friday, March 24, 2023, a report was filed with Michigan EGLE and the Allegan County Health Department regarding discharge that was discovered at a drain field related to Shangrai-La Mobile Home Park. By Gari Voss Friday, March 26, 2023, about…

Deputies investigate submerged vehicle, two hospitalized

Editorial StaffMar 29, 20231 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondentALLEGAN – Allegan County Central Dispatch received a call on March 25 at 8:30 p.m. on a personal injury crash near the intersection of 104th Ave and 50th St Grand Junction, Lee Township.Witnesses reported a vehicle upside down in a…

Storm rips through county causing severe flooding, road damage

Storm rips through county causing severe flooding, road damage

Editorial StaffMar 29, 20235 min read

By John BriceCorresponden In the aftermath of the severe thunderstorm in the early hours of Sunday March 26th, 2023 that caused flooding in Chambers County as well as Troup County and the subsequent tornado that resulted in extensive damage to…

Clare County Road Commission lists 2023 potential roadwork

Editorial StaffMar 24, 20233 min read

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent The Clare County Road Commission’s website has listed 48 potential projects for the year and two that have been completed. Proposed are 15 paving projects, nine involving culvert work, five double chip seal projects, eight chip seal,…

Irish Festival turns Clare ‘green’

Irish Festival turns Clare ‘green’

Editorial StaffMar 24, 20235 min read

Pushers for 2023 Irish Festival Bed Race Winners Jim’s Body Shop / Sound Productions Racing kick into warp speed as they they pull away from the competition    Overall 5K Winner #1311 Abe Ranck kicks into high gear as he heads…

Howardsville players named to BCSAll-Conference teams

Editorial StaffMar 24, 20231 min read

HOWARDSVILLE — Four players from Howardsville Christian School were named to the BCS All-Conference basketball teams for the 2022-23 season.Earning first team honors were senior Sam Nagel for the boys’ team, while Kyla Sparks earned first-team honors for the girls’…

Censure resolution passes, Allen apologizes for outbursts

Censure resolution passes, Allen apologizes for outbursts

Editorial StaffMar 24, 20237 min read

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSONAt-Large Three Rivers City Commissioner Lucas Allen reads an apology letter during Tuesday’s city commission meeting, apologizing for his actions at the March 7 commission meeting. A resolution to censure Allen because of his multiple outbursts and…

Roundabout coming to major rural intersection?Road Commission outlines plans for roundabout at Lutz/Centreville-Constantine intersection

Roundabout coming to major rural intersection?Road Commission outlines plans for roundabout at Lutz/Centreville-Constantine intersection

Editorial StaffMar 24, 20237 min read

Photo provided by St. Joseph County Road CommissionThe current design of the roundabout proposed to be placed at the intersection of Lutz Road and Centreville-Constantine Road. A public hearing was held at the St. Joseph County Road Commission meeting on…

Faces in the Crowd: Dan Williams

Faces in the Crowd: Dan Williams

Editorial StaffMar 24, 20238 min read

Dan and Lola Dan and his father Harold – former post commander at Marion’s VFW. Dan Williams, a 1963 Marion graduate, has lived an extraordinary life.The son of Marjorie and Harold Williams, Dan’s seen his share of adventures, trials, and…

Deputies investigate Pine River bus accident

Editorial StaffMar 24, 20231 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – Meceola Central Dispatch on March 16 receive a call at 7:52 a.m. received a call regarding a Pine River School bus accident located on 18 Mile Road and 185th Avenue in Burdell Township.First units on…

Commissioners approve new inspection fees

Editorial StaffMar 24, 20232 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Osceola County Board of Commissioners voted at its Monday meeting to approve the Building Department Permit Inspection fees paid to the Trades Inspectors as presented. “It’s for plumbing, electrical and mechanical,” commissioner Tim Michell…