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Welc named principal at Eastwood Elementary

Welc named principal at Eastwood Elementary

Editorial StaffMay 24, 20243 min read

Christine Welc, new principal at Eastwood Elementary School, with superintendent Art Ebert, May 20, at a meeting of Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education. Dennis Volkert/Sentinel By Dennis Volkert Christine Welc has been named next principal at Eastwood Elementary School.She…

And two more makes six

And two more makes six

Editorial StaffMay 24, 20241 min read

Sturgis High School’s boys’ and girls’ track and field won Wolverine Conference titles this season. It brings to six the number of league championships for SHS during the 2023-24 academic year. Also finishing at the top were boys’ bowling, soccer…

Gitelman named regional Orchestra Teacher of the Year

Gitelman named regional Orchestra Teacher of the Year

Editorial StaffMay 24, 20242 min read

Eliot Gitelman received the “Orchestra Teacher of the Year” honor from Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. By Dennis Volkert Eliot Gitelman, orchestra director and strings teacher at Sturgis Public Schools, was selected as Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s…

Neighbors living behind Biggby bring concerns to Harrison Council

Neighbors living behind Biggby bring concerns to Harrison Council

Editorial StaffMay 24, 20242 min read

By Genine Hopkins After praising the Harrison City Council for their hard work in creating a more vibrant downtown, Harrison resident Don Kolander – who lives in the neighborhood behind the location of the new Biggby Coffee – brought concerns…

Farwell man charged with attempted strangling, fentanyl possession

Farwell man charged with attempted strangling, fentanyl possession

Editorial StaffMay 24, 20242 min read

Timothy Lee Bowers Jordan WilcoxAssistant Publisher During the early morning of Friday, May 17th, Isabella County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 4000 block of East Rosebush Road in Rosebush, to investigate a report of a man strangling a woman…

Full slate of events for Memorial Day weekend

Editorial StaffMay 24, 20244 min read

By Genine Hopkins While this is not a comprehensive list, here are some events this holiday weekend to enjoy with friends and family: Friday/Saturday events Mystic Camp (YMCA) at 9507 W. Ludington Drive in Lake has a fun filled weekend…

Jolly, Krchmar, Sutten named Marion valedictorians

Jolly, Krchmar, Sutten named Marion valedictorians

Editorial StaffMay 24, 20241 min read

Marion High SchoolGraduationInformation Date: Friday, May 24, 2024Time: 7:00pmLocation:Gymnasium Other top students shown rounding out the top 10 students of Marion High School Graduating class of 2024 Valedictorians: Mara Jolly Valedictorians: Lila Krchmar Valedictorians: Madison Sutten Salutatorian:Bonnie Kiger Taylor Kruse…

Fourteen graduate from NMC

Fourteen graduate from NMC

Editorial StaffMay 24, 20241 min read

The following seniors will be recognized at Northern Michigan Christian School at graduation:Ethan BennettTitus JohnsGideon CurellKaya HaanTristan HillElijah KimbelGrant LutkeDmitry NovikovAubree PatteeBrett RitsemaKathryn ShaardaEmerson TosseyJada VanNoordKylee Winkle

Marion School Board approves Superintendent and Superintendent Asst. contracts

Editorial StaffMay 24, 20244 min read

By Genine Hopkins The Marion Public School Board regular meeting was held on Tuesday, May 21, at 6 p.m. in the Elementary School Library. The board, after careful discussion, approved a three-year contract for Danyel Prielipp, with a base pay…

Faces of Armed Forces Day

Faces of Armed Forces Day

Editorial StaffMay 22, 20241 min read

Preceding Memorial Day each year is the Saugatuck-Douglas Armed Forces Day Luncheon, held Saturday at the Community Church of Douglas, recognizing U.S. veterans and their families. These are eyes, one comes away thinking, that have seen everything. Memorial Day observances…

Island City Festival offers more, bigger carnival rides

Island City Festival offers more, bigger carnival rides

Editorial StaffMay 22, 20243 min read

Carnival goers enjoy the activities at last year’s Island City Festival. The festival begins on Friday, May 31. (File photo) By Jason WesseldykSports Editor The people spoke. And the organizers of the Island City Festival in Plainwell listened.“Based on feedback…

Three Plainwell students honored in poetry contest

Three Plainwell students honored in poetry contest

Editorial StaffMay 22, 20243 min read

Plainwell students (from left) Audra Huberty, Josie Longcore and Julia Bitely are seen at the awards ceremony for the Pestka Art & Poetry Contest. (Photo provided) By Jason WesseldykSports Editor On Monday, May 6, organizers of the Henry Pestka Art…

Helen Ave. reconstruction project underway in Otsego

Editorial StaffMay 22, 20242 min read

By Aaron MitchellOtsego City Manager The northside of the City of Otsego will be looking a little different this summer. Actually, it will be looking very different.It’s hard to miss the infrastructure project that has already commenced and will likely…

Election Commission keeps Storey off of ballot

Election Commission keeps Storey off of ballot

Editorial StaffMay 22, 20243 min read

By Donald Talonen On Thursday May 17, 2024, the Allegan County Election Commission, in a unanimous 3-0 decision, determined that it lacks the authority to consider or act upon a request made by the current County Board Chair, Jim Storey.…

Memorial Day observances set for many municipalities

Editorial StaffMay 22, 20248 min read

By Gari Voss Monday, May 27th marks Memorial Day 2024, a day to remember all those who have given their lives to preserve the freedom of the United States. Across Allegan County, veterans, community leaders, and volunteers plan celebrations to…

Thomas, Linson lead LHS Top 10 graduates

Thomas, Linson lead LHS Top 10 graduates

Editorial StaffMay 22, 20244 min read

I’m Class #1l am DaNasia Thomas, valedictorian of class of 2024. I am an honor student who is on an advanced diploma maintaining a grade point average of 4.0. $270,040 in scholarships.I am a member of the National Honor Society.…

Area Towns to Hold Memorial Day Parades

Editorial StaffMay 22, 20241 min read

GOBLES – Gobles will hold a Memorial Day Parade at 9 a.m., Monday, May 27, that will travel down State Street (M-40). Lineup will begin at the Gobles High School parking lot. LAWRENCE – Lawrence will hold a Memorial Day…

Paw Paw to hold Memorial Day Parade on May 27

Editorial StaffMay 22, 20242 min read

PAW PAW – Paw Paw’s 103rd annual Memorial Day services will be held Monday, May 27, with the annual parade starting at 10 a.m. from the Bistro 120 parking lot, via Michigan Avenue to the Veterans Memorial Park for services.…

Arlington Township Board Approves two marijuana related resolutions

Editorial StaffMay 22, 20243 min read

ARLINGTON TOWNSHIP – The Arlington Township Board, Wednesday, May 15, approved two marijuana-related resolutions.The first resolution reduced the price of a marijuana license application from $5,000 to $2,500, while the second resolution deals with fines and costs for violations.Contacted after…

Five named Lawrence honor students

Five named Lawrence honor students

Editorial StaffMay 22, 20241 min read

This year’s Lawrence High School Class of 2024 Honor Students include, from left, Boston Litchfield, Ashley Reed, Benjamin McCaw, and Alexander Payment. Missing from photo is Cansyn Haislip.Photo courtesy /Lawrence Public Schools

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