Allegan Fire District Chief Bruce Hoyer was terminated Friday, April 29. Fire board chairman Jon Cook said Tuesday (May 3) the longtime fire chief was no longer employed by the Allegan fire district board.
This hole in M-89 is just west of Kalamazoo Street, in a picture taken Monday evening. (Photo by Ryan Lewis)
Otsego residents and other M-89 drivers will have a little kink in their plans this week as the highway will close from Monday, May 2, to Thursday, May 5 for sewer work. City manager Thad Beard said the connection of a property owner’s sewer line to the city’s sewer main had failed.
Above, Jack Conklin strides into the NFL draft in Chicago, flanked by his parents, Darren and Jennifer. (Photo courtesy Darren Conklin)
It’s always nice to be wanted.And Plainwell native Jack Conklin certainly must have felt wanted by the Tennessee Titans during the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday, April 28.Tennessee traded up from 15th to eighth in the first round to select Conklin, an offensive tackle out of Michigan State University.
Kai Timmer, 3, shows a grin when he notices a farm, just his size, has been constructed in his back yard. (Photo by Virginia Ransbottom)
A dream of a little boy, who has survived more heart surgeries than years he is old, was made a reality when Make-a-Wish Michigan arranged for a new playset to be constructed in his backyard to look like a miniature farm.
John Hendrickson (left) has stepped into the CEO spot for Perrigo following Joseph Papa’s (right) departure.
In the wake of  Joseph C. Papa’s hiring at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, L. Perrigo Co. this week named company president John T. Hendrickson as CEO. Independent director Laurie Brlas was named chair of the board of directors.
The kiosk for the first Turkey Tract in Michigan, in the Allegan State Game Area, is shown toppled over. (Photo provided)
A few days after Michigan’s first Turkey Tract opened in the Allegan State Game Area with the unveiling of a trailhead kiosk on 126th Avenue, the vandal who ruined it is now being sought by the DNR.
This hole in M-89 is just west of Kalamazoo Street, in a picture taken Monday evening. (Photo by Ryan Lewis)
Above, Jack Conklin strides into the NFL draft in Chicago, flanked by his parents, Darren and Jennifer. (Photo courtesy Darren Conklin)
Kai Timmer, 3, shows a grin when he notices a farm, just his size, has been constructed in his back yard. (Photo by Virginia Ransbottom)
John Hendrickson (left) has stepped into the CEO spot for Perrigo following Joseph Papa’s (right) departure.
The kiosk for the first Turkey Tract in Michigan, in the Allegan State Game Area, is shown toppled over. (Photo provided)

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Above, Jack Conklin strides into the NFL draft in Chicago, flanked by his parents, Darren and Jennifer. (Photo courtesy Darren Conklin)

It’s always nice to be wanted.
And Plainwell native Jack Conklin certainly must have felt wanted by the Tennessee Titans during the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday, April 28.

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Emerging from the debris mountain in my office last week was a glass-encased yellow certificate reading:

A Grand Rapids woman whose toddler ate crack cocaine three years ago was sentenced to prison last week for enticing a girl

Last we heard from Aramark, Michigan was ending its three-year, $145-million contract with the prison food vendor 15 month

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