Pastor Dominic Tommy
Pastor Dominic Tommy has taken over for pastor Linda Burton after her retirement from ministering at both Hopkins and South Monterey United Methodist churches. Burton will still be a part of both churches, helping to organize the food pantry at Hopkins, teaching Bible classes and joining her husband for services at South Monterey.
Before Monday’s derby, (from left) Lane Sousley, Chad Sousley and Mason Sousley stand with their car as it is lined up for Mason’s first race.
The third generation of Sousleys will begin their derby career at the 2014 Allegan County Fair. Mason Sousley, 14, of Allegan participated in the off-road derby on Monday, Sept. 8, and his older brother, 15-year-old Lane Sousley, has planned to race in the off-road derby Saturday, Sept. 13.
Cambira Powell, 12, of Hopkins gets her fingerprints done at the event.
The Wayland Kiwanis hosted the annual Kiwanis Kids Day Saturday, Sept. 6, at Wayland City Park.Activities ranged from crafts, balloon animals and hair-dyeing booths to fingerprint stations, a bouncy obstacle course and more.
Everything turned out safely, but the MSP bomb squad investigated a backpack propped outside the county jail Friday, Sept. 12.
UPDATED: The Michigan State Police Bomb Squad has determined a suspicious package found outside the Allegan County Jail did not contain explosives. Law enforcement officials believe a backpack propped on a bush on the north side of the jail was likely left there by someone watching the Allegan County Fair Parade the previous evening.
Shown at the University of Michigan, Nate VanderVeen takes a closer look at a flask of human glioma cells.
Amid a volunteer group of premedical students, nursing students, undergrads and graduates, Allegan native Nathan VanderVeen saw—for the first time—the marriage of his academic interests: Spanish and biochemistry.
Salted Caramel Brownies
Whether you make them from scratch or use a boxed mix for a shortcut, brownies are great! They are an easy dessert everyone loves.
Pastor Dominic Tommy
Before Monday’s derby, (from left) Lane Sousley, Chad Sousley and Mason Sousley stand with their car as it is lined up for Mason’s first race.
Cambira Powell, 12, of Hopkins gets her fingerprints done at the event.
Everything turned out safely, but the MSP bomb squad investigated a backpack propped outside the county jail Friday, Sept. 12.
Shown at the University of Michigan, Nate VanderVeen takes a closer look at a flask of human glioma cells.
Salted Caramel Brownies

Sports

Family and friends gathered around Martin’s football team as first-year coach Travis Farris addressed players after they beat Bellevue 34-14 to end a 56-game losing streak.

Martin’s non-league football contest at Bellevue had to be pushed back a day from Friday, Sept. 5, to Saturday, Sept. 6, due to the strong storms that ripped across lower Michigan.

Obituaries

Jean Powers, 87, of Saugatu

JoAnn May Whisler, 79, of A

Frederick Oscar Nelson, 90,

Betty Miller, 85, of Allega

Walter Burl Owsiany, 67, pa

Opinion

In my column this week, I lamented the fact that the county commissioners appear poised to turn away even the possibility

Labor Day long has vexed me. Take a day off to celebrate work?

Last up: Local township ballot proposals with multiple precincts.

Happening

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