Starr fifth-grader Tyson Schoen readies his final throw at the "Chuck a Chicken" room of the carnival.
It looks like last weekend’s Starr Elementary Carnival will come close to reaching its fundraising goal. In her third and final year organizing it, Kris McGorman said that was one of the aspects of the annual event she was most proud of.
Jonathan Garcia
UPDATED (4 p.m.): Jonathan Eugene Garcia, principal at Hillside Learning and Behavior Center in Allegan, was arraigned today on 11 counts of criminal sexual conduct.
Allegan County Sheriff Blaine Koops (left) announced he would not seeke re-election; Undersheriff Frank Baker (right) announced he would seek the job in November.
Allegan County Sheriff Blaine Koops announced yesterday he would not seek re-election to his post in November. In an email to his staff, he said, “After many thoughtful discussions with family, friends and colleagues, I have decided that 42 years—26 with the City of Holland and 16 years with Allegan County—is enough.”
A Plainwell man who pleaded to federal charges of illegally shipping weapons and laundering the money received a four-year prison sentence. The case, according to federal court documents, eventually involved 15 arrests in a variety of countries, including the United Kingdom.
80th House candidates (from left): Arnis Davidsons (Libertarian), David Gernant (Democrat), Mary Whiteford (Republican)
The three candidates running for the open seat in the state House’s 80th District will meet on stage at a forum Tuesday, Jan. 26. The forum, organized by The Holland League of Women Voters, will be at the Fennville High School Auditorium, 5 Memorial Drive, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
(from left) Allegan County Sheriff Blaine Koops, Allegan Township supervisor Steve Schulz, Allegan veterinarian Jim Connell, Allegan police Chief Rick Hoyer and Allegan Fire District board chair Jon Cook. (Photo provided)
Five guys getting ice water dumped on their heads outside in the dead of winter just raised $12,320.65 for Wings of Hope Hospice in Allegan.
Starr fifth-grader Tyson Schoen readies his final throw at the "Chuck a Chicken" room of the carnival.
Jonathan Garcia
Allegan County Sheriff Blaine Koops (left) announced he would not seeke re-election; Undersheriff Frank Baker (right) announced he would seek the job in November.
80th House candidates (from left): Arnis Davidsons (Libertarian), David Gernant (Democrat), Mary Whiteford (Republican)
(from left) Allegan County Sheriff Blaine Koops, Allegan Township supervisor Steve Schulz, Allegan veterinarian Jim Connell, Allegan police Chief Rick Hoyer and Allegan Fire District board chair Jon Cook. (Photo provided)

Sports

Trojan Luke Morrell (left) drives around Allegan’s Branko Davidovic. Morrell scored a game-best 20 points to lead Plainwell to the win. (Photo by Jason Wesseldyk)

PLAINWELL—For the first four minutes of the Wolverine Conference North boys’ basketball game between Plainwell and Allegan on Friday, Feb. 5, it appeared as if neither team wanted to score.

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