Martin Public Schools is on track to be the first public district to meet most of its electrical needs through solar power.
For the second time, a Plainwell man has not shown up to court to face charges based on a standoff with police on Easter Sunday.
Sixety-seven—that is the number of staff Allegan County Sheriff Frank Baker believes can properly handle the work of policing the county.
Today, Brenner is at home at Briarwood Assisted Living in Allegan. His farm is leased to third-generation Brenners. (Photo by Virginia Ransbottom)
Chet Brenner is turning 100 on July 27 followed by an open house on Sunday, July 30, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Monterey Center Hall, in the area where Brenner used to farm. Anticipating his deserving celebration, the World War II veteran attributes the reason he’s lived so long to “going to church every Sunday.”
This aerial photo shows the current gym to the upper right and foundations beginning to take shape for the new wing, which will include a new wrestling room, gym and 450-seat auditorium. (Photo provided)
Work is under way for Martin Public Schools’ massive construction project, forging toward completion next year. The $17.6-million project is coming in under budget and making good progress despite several delays. Work began just before the school year ended.
A man accused of a series of home break-ins and car and gun thefts last year in Watson Township stopped a plea hearing Tuesday, July 18. Kenneth Earl Lapham, 35, was in court to plead guilty in some of the cases against him.
Today, Brenner is at home at Briarwood Assisted Living in Allegan. His farm is leased to third-generation Brenners. (Photo by Virginia Ransbottom)
This aerial photo shows the current gym to the upper right and foundations beginning to take shape for the new wing, which will include a new wrestling room, gym and 450-seat auditorium. (Photo provided)

Sports

Mallory Comerford shows off the form that helped her win the 100-meter freestyle at the Phillips 66 National Championships. The Plainwell graduate will enter her junior season at the University of Louisville this fall. (University of Louisville Sports information)

Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel became household names last summer as two of the most decorated members of the United States women’s swimming team at the Rio Olympics: Ledecky won four gold medals

Obituaries

Mary Lou Trimm, 74, of Alle

Maude “Louise” Pettit, 96,

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