News Saugatuck/Douglas Commercial Record

Kilpatrick back to help Douglas plan

By Scott SullivanEditorRyan Kilpatrick, Douglas community and economic development director from 2009 to 2014, will consult with city again about meeting affordable housing goals.City council Monday hired Kilpatrick’s Flywheel Community Development Services for $3,500 to conduct a housing workshop and plans to provide ongoing assistance towards that end.Douglas planners have long seen lack of affordable Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise News

Farmers’ markets open in Plainwell, Otsego this month

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor The calendar has turned from April to May.And that means, among other things, it’s time for the local farmers’ markets to open for the 2024 season.The Plainwell Famers’ Market—located this year off of M-89 on the paper mill site at 200 Allegan St.—held its opening day on Thursday, May 2. It Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise News

What’s the Storey Jim, in or out?

By Donald Talonen Recently, Jim Storey has found himself in the middle of a controversial situation regarding the Allegan County elections. It was reported that Storey might have been disqualified due to unresolved issues with campaign finance report filings from his previous campaign.Storey withdrew his candidacy “under duress” owing to campaign finance report filing issues Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise News

Fallen firefighter Gail VanAuken honored firetruck 1511

By Donald Talonen The rain didn’t stop the celebration dedicated to Gail VanAuken. The firehouse was packed with friends, family, and even strangers for the unveiling of fire engine 1511 in honor of the fallen firefighter, just in time for Memorial Day.On Thursday, May 2nd at 7:30 pm, the Overisel Township Fire Department honored fallen Read More…

LaFayette Sun News

Memorial bench dedicated in remembrance of LaFayette resident

By John BriceCorrespondent Local residents gathered for the dedication of a memorial bench in remembrance of dearly departed LaFayette resident Richard Rowland at the corner of Alabama Avenue East and 1st Street Southeast during the morning hours of Monday, May 6th of 2024.Laura Smith, one of LaFayette Main Street’s most active volunteers, was Rowland’s mother-in-law Read More…

LaFayette Sun News

25 retire from CCSD, honored at meeting

The Chambers County School District recognized the 2023-2024 retirees at the Chamber County School District board meeting last week.LaKeyda Davis 10 yearsDeanna Fuller 27 yearsConnie Guice 24 yearsMarshon Harper 25 yearsMitchell Harte 3 yearsLisa Hughes 20 yearsEricka Jenkins 25 yearsBeverly Kavookiian 19 yearsRussell Newton 24 yearsJulie Mitchum 25 yearsDebra Peters 28 yearsMary Spence 15 yearsLinda Read More…