Roger and Michele Bird stand in front of their new Allegan home—built through a new program spearheaded by Community Action of Allegan County that connected vocational students to work on it as part of their certification. (Photo by Ryan Lewis)
There is a new house on Maple Street in Allegan that was built with many hands—and trained those hands, too. Community Action of Allegan County’s Dual Community Development Program was two years in the making and had a lofty goal: to break the cycle of poverty in Allegan County.
The National Hotel was built by Dorr’s first resident in 1869, the same year the railroad came through and the village was platted. It burned in 1905 and was rebuilt. Pictured is the rebuilt version that stood across the street from Dorr Industries. (Photo courtesy the Then and Now Genealogy Library of Allegan County)
The unincorporated village of Dorr is the next town to be celebrating its sesquicentennial year. They’ll be doing it by looking forward to a 7-day shindig that starts June 30 and doesn’t end until July 6. Looking back, Dorr Township was established in 1847, but it wouldn’t be until 1869 that the original village was platted.
Police say a Kalamazoo man stole this Corvette, crashed it along M-89/M-40 north of Allegan and continued on a spree of armed home invasions and carjackings. Police shot him as he attempted to steal a car near Fennville. This photo was posted to the Allegan Informed Facebook page.
Update, Thursday, June 20, 2019: William Thomas Travis was arraigned Thursday, June 20, in 57th District Court on numerous felony charges including home invasion, attempted murder, felonious assault and carjacking. He is currently being held at the Allegan County jail with approximately $650,000 in bonds.
  The 11th annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive will take place at participating grocery stores in Allegan County from June 20-20 as part of United Way’s global Day of Caring.
(Photo by Virginia Ransbottom)
A house at Merson Corners was smashed again by a vehicle involved in an accident at the corner M-40 and 102nd Street around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6. This time no one was seriously injured. The driver who plowed into the house was southbound on M-40 and was able to walk away from the crash.
 (Photo by Virginia Ransbottom)
A 10-year-old Allegan boy was struck by a car on M-89 at around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, while trying to cross from Family Dollar to Burrito Boss. He suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Bronson Hospital.
Roger and Michele Bird stand in front of their new Allegan home—built through a new program spearheaded by Community Action of Allegan County that connected vocational students to work on it as part of their certification. (Photo by Ryan Lewis)
The National Hotel was built by Dorr’s first resident in 1869, the same year the railroad came through and the village was platted. It burned in 1905 and was rebuilt. Pictured is the rebuilt version that stood across the street from Dorr Industries. (Photo courtesy the Then and Now Genealogy Library of Allegan County)
Police say a Kalamazoo man stole this Corvette, crashed it along M-89/M-40 north of Allegan and continued on a spree of armed home invasions and carjackings. Police shot him as he attempted to steal a car near Fennville. This photo was posted to the Allegan Informed Facebook page.
(Photo by Virginia Ransbottom)
 (Photo by Virginia Ransbottom)

Sports

Some of the younger participants at the Allegan Summer Tennis carnival make their way through an obstacle course that was set up on one of the courts. (Photo by Jason Wesseldyk), A young tennis prospect shows off his skills during the Allegan Summer Tennis carnival that kicked off this year’s program on Monday, June 17. (Photo by Jason Wesseldyk)

The 2018-19 school year marked another successful showing by the Allegan High School boys’ and girls’ tennis programs.

Obituaries

Charlene Ann M

Darlene Rose Stumpf, 75, of

Kristi Ann Rastall, 62, of

Brandy Lynn Ri

Opinion

I happened to read an article by the online investigative news magazine The Bridge the other day.

With Easter approaching, we came up with a way to share with our readers something inspired partly by how my dad (or mom,

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

Happening

Special Sections

Kaechele Publications, Inc.
241 Hubbard St.
P.O. Box 189
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: 269-673-5534
Fax: 269-673-5535

Meet the staff

The Union Enterprise
P.O. Box 483
Plainwell, MI 49080
269-673-5534

The Commercial Record
3217 Blue Star Hwy.
P.O. Box 246
Saugatuck, MI 49453
269-857-8187 or 269-857-4637

Comment Here