A 16-year-old Fennville teen  who was the subject of a missing/endangered advisory Monday, March 20, was found later in Ames, Iowa. Joy Dene Martin was found Monday evening (March 20) on the campus of Iowa State University after leaving her home sometime Saturday.
Update: School officials announced the all-clear at 10:10 a.m.   Three schools in Allegan are keeping students inside as a precaution as police investigate reports of suspicious activity in the area.
UPDATE: All lanes are now open (about 1 p.m.), per MDOT.   Original story: US-131 remained closed as of noon Friday, March 17, with a semi wedged against the guardrail near a small bridge over the Rabbit River north of Wayland.
Plainwell High School students—and their parents—will produce “Grease” March 24-26 at the Plainwell High School Performing Arts Center. (Photo provided)
Parents will make theatrical history at Plainwell High School this year by opening the spring musical with a big song and lots of laughs. The school is producing “Grease,” and the Act I, Scene I takes place at the 20-year high school reunion.
The Cabaret Band is pictured in a previous performance featuring seven band members and four backup singers. (Photo provided)
“What good is sitting, alone in your room?  Come hear the music play! Life is a cabaret, old chum! Come to the cabaret!” Tickets are now on sale for the 32nd Cabaret Band Show and, although living legend Liza Minelli won’t be there, local living legends and rising stars will be.
Me, definitely out of the office.
UPDATED: (Editor’s note: Normally, you have to pick up a paper copy of our paper to read my column. I’m going for a bit of a signal boost this week, however. So, here’s my Sunshine Week column. Read to the end, because there’s two great updates!)
Plainwell High School students—and their parents—will produce “Grease” March 24-26 at the Plainwell High School Performing Arts Center. (Photo provided)
The Cabaret Band is pictured in a previous performance featuring seven band members and four backup singers. (Photo provided)
Me, definitely out of the office.

Sports

Hamilton’s Bria Schrotenboer drives against a Catholic Central defender in a Class B regional game. (Photo by Jessilyn Rockhold)

HAMILTON—There were tears aplenty after Hamilton’s record-setting 23-2 girls’ basketball season came to a screeching halt on Thursday, March 9.

Obituaries

Lois Sylvia Ellinger, 101,

Vickie Hofacker, 61, of Pul

Lois Lugten, 91, of Hamilto

Roger David Knobloch, 86, f

Opinion

UPDATED: (Editor’s note: Normally, you have to pick up a paper copy of our paper to read my column.

I’m writing to again implore our community to write in to let us know who needs help this Christmas.

We at the Allegan County News and Union Enterprise are beginning to prepare for this year’s Christmas Wish program.

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