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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. Earlier on Monday, Jan. 23, the Paw Paw Volunteer Fire…

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 Post, and appointed Charles Norton as interim deputy county administrator…

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 Hastings Street in the Village of Paw Paw. Arriving at…

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 inducted into the 2023 AHSAA Sports Hall of Fame.Not only…

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 morning, straight into sightseeing, completing a driving tour, followed by…

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 its second annual Chocolate Stroll throughout the downtown area on…

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 to celebrate Saugatuck being unruly. What effect might that have…

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 (EF) has scheduled two events that enable attendees to enjoy…

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 heart attack on Saturday, January 28, 2023. She and her…

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 that at the request of a county resident, last year…

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

Editorial StaffJan 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 Department,firefighters were dispatched at 8:19 p.m. to assist with a…

Local band students reflect on All-State experience

Local band students reflect on All-State experience

Editorial StaffJan 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 in Grand Rapids on Saturday, Jan. 21. Pictured from left…

Three Rivers HS alum to make national TV debut on ‘Chicago Fire’

Three Rivers HS alum to make national TV debut on ‘Chicago Fire’

Editorial StaffJan 28, 20233 min read

Corinne Gahan, a 2012 Three Rivers High School graduate, will be in a co-starring role in an upcoming episode of NBC’s “Chicago Fire,” which will air Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. By Robert TomlinsonNews Director CHICAGO — A Three…

Centreville schools create special edadministrator position

Editorial StaffJan 27, 20235 min read

By Robert TomlinsonNews Director CENTREVILLE — Centreville Public Schools is looking to fill a new position to address special education in their district.During their meeting Monday, the CPS Board of Education approved adding the position of special education administrator to…

Stabilization begins at former Tasty Nut Shop building, Mesh cover placed, foundation stabilization in progress

Stabilization begins at former Tasty Nut Shop building, Mesh cover placed, foundation stabilization in progress

Editorial StaffJan 27, 20237 min read

By Robert TomlinsonNews Director WHITE PIGEON — More than two months after the go-ahead was given for restoring the former Tasty Nut Shop building in White Pigeon, the efforts have begun in earnest.On Monday, crews from Building Restoration Inc. placed…

Bomb threat puts Harrison High School in ‘secure’ mode

Bomb threat puts Harrison High School in ‘secure’ mode

Editorial StaffJan 27, 20233 min read

DCIM\100MEDIA\DJI_0480.JPG By Pat MaurerCorrespondentA bomb threat made by a Harrison High School Student January 19 put the building into a ‘secure mode’ while law enforcement conducted a ‘sweep’ of the building and found nothing.Harrison Superintendent Judy Walton wrote, in a…

Sentz honored with ‘Quilt of Valor’

Sentz honored with ‘Quilt of Valor’

Editorial StaffJan 27, 20232 min read

Steve Sentz, a Sergeant with the Clare County Sheriff’s Office, was honored recently with a Quilt of Valor and certificate honoring his service in the U.S. Army. As part of the Quilt of Valor presentation, Sgt. Sentz gets a hug…

Missing woman’s van found in Clare County

Missing woman’s van found in Clare County

Editorial StaffJan 27, 20232 min read

Sara Burns is missing from Ogemaw County and was last reported in the Harrison area. By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A 34-year-old Ogemaw County woman, Sara Elizabeth Burns, is the subject of an intensive search in northwestern Clare County.Burns, a white female…

Marion council votes to not match funds for dam

Editorial StaffJan 27, 20232 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The village of Marion last week had a special meeting to discuss the 2023/24 budget.The 2023/24 budget must be voted on and adopted at the February meeting to be in place by the start of…

Marion seeks to become district library

Editorial StaffJan 27, 20232 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Marion Village Council had a regular meeting earlier this month to hear a presentation on the library seeking to become a district library.“The group working on this was at the meeting to give a…