Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

Otsego upends Plainwell on hardwood

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor OTSEGO—How will we respond?That’s the question Otsego girls basketball coach Tony Koshar was asking himself heading into the rivalry game against Plainwell on Friday, Jan. 14, as team was coming off its first loss of the season, a 20-point setback against Edwardsburg.As it turned out, the Bulldogs couldn’t have responded much Read More…

Allegan County News & Union Enterprise

OPS hosts “Yeti” reading challenge

By Jason Wesseldyk, Sports Editor As the elementary literacy coach for Otsego Public Schools, Gina Watson is always brainstorming creative ways to encourage the district’s students to read more. And out of those brainstorming sessions comes “Let’s Get Bookin’ Around Otsego,” a reading challenge that involves visiting local businesses to collect letters in order to Read More…

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Douglas Has Multiple ARP Demands

BY SCOTT SULLIVAN EDITOR The good news is Douglas has half its federal $140,779 American Rescue Plan dollars allotted through the state’s Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, with balance due in September 2022. The less-good news? “We have many competing projects and needs,” city manager Rich LaBombard told council Monday. The ARPA, passed March 11 Read More…

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Douglas Tables Competitive Kayak Bids

BY SCOTT SULLIVAN EDITOR Douglas City Council Monday tabled voting on a 3-year Wade’s Bayou recreational services contract for kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals between 17-year site vendor Running Rivers and St. Joseph-based Third Coast Surf Shop. It was the first competitive bidding for the site in years. • Running Rivers owner Mike Philippe, who Read More…