Matt Poling performs at Allegan's recent Oktoberfest. (File photo)
Updating the Allegan City Council on downtown events, mayor pro-tem and former Jaycee Stacie Stotmeister said 200 to 300 people had circulated through Oktoberfest before rain dampened the festival on Saturday, Oct. 7.
With weak public turnout at six recent, regional meetings discussing increasing the Allegan County Sheriff Office staff, Allegan County commissioners turned their eyes to a broader funding source.
The reception area would be moved and designed after the old historic bank originally housed at city hall. With an elevator installed, the lobby would no longer be underneath a staircase. (GMB Architect rendering)
Conceptual plans to renovate Allegan City Hall have been completed and a budget estimate puts the cost at $1,081,300.
Allegan County may yet boost staffing this year for the section of the health department that has faced lengthy backlogs in providing well and septic inspections and permits.
Jim Galiger hugs a newly discovered brother-in-law at the airport while meeting his father (right) for the first time since he was an infant. (Photo provided)
For 47 years James Galiger of Allegan searched for his birth father with no luck. First he went on a wild goose chase after being given the wrong name. Adding to his frustrations were search tools of the era, which included long distance operators and a rotary dial phone.
After months of delay, an Otsego man pleaded to several crimes connected to a series of home invasions in Watson Township in August 2016.
Matt Poling performs at Allegan's recent Oktoberfest. (File photo)
The reception area would be moved and designed after the old historic bank originally housed at city hall. With an elevator installed, the lobby would no longer be underneath a staircase. (GMB Architect rendering)
Jim Galiger hugs a newly discovered brother-in-law at the airport while meeting his father (right) for the first time since he was an infant. (Photo provided)

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Hopkins senior Mason Shaendorf dives for a touchdown in his team’s lopsided win over Calvin Christian. (Photo by Julie Smith)

HOPKINS—Hopkins football coach Cody Francis had nothing but praise for his players following their OK Silver game against Calvin Christian on Friday, Oct, 6.

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