The City of Allegan is about six months away from becoming certified as a Redevelopment Ready Com­munity by the Michigan Economic Development Cor­­p­oration. 
The show gathered quite a crowd in the basement of Griswold Auditorium in Allegan.
The Allegan Area Arts Council hosted “Art in the Garden” on Saturday, April 12, at Griswold Auditorium in Allegan. The juried art show featured nature-inspired art and garden-related wares as well as educational demonstrations in creating glass art, planting in containers and building a pond.    
To commemorate 40 years of benefit rides, we are asking our readers to submit their photos from rides past! To submit your photo, email it to kdeneau@allegannews.com
  The Allegan County Pleasure Riders 40th Annual Benefit Ride will again benefit Wings of Hope Hospice and the Wings Home on Saturday, April 19, at Silver Creek County Park in Hamilton.
Next week, Martin school board members will interview six candidates for the job of superintendent and high school principal. On Monday, April 21, interviews are scheduled for Beth Robb at 6 p.m., Robert Sieko at 7 p.m. and Garth Cooper at 8 p.m.
    Hopkins Public Schools continued its superintendent search with community forums on Tuesday, April 1. The forums were held simultaneously at Hopkins High School and Sycamore Elementary School. Only three attended the high school’s forum.
The show gathered quite a crowd in the basement of Griswold Auditorium in Allegan.
To commemorate 40 years of benefit rides, we are asking our readers to submit their photos from rides past! To submit your photo, email it to kdeneau@allegannews.com

Sports

Hamilton junior Nick Carlson hopes to win another individual state title this season after placing second last year.

The boys' golf season is getting into full swing. Check out the Allegan County teams in the April 17 issue of The Allegan County News.

Obituaries

David Alan Hanson, 74, orig

Linda Marschall, 78, of Ots

Jaryd Ford, 21 of Plainwell

Christopher R.

William "Bill" Oss West, 77

Opinion

Senior correspondent Leo Martonosi was at the West Michigan Whitecaps’ 2014 season home opener on Tuesday, April 8.

In ”Ulysses,” Odysseus tells how adverse winds blew his ship off course to the land of the lotus eaters.

Imagine that: the first major fealty has been paid to the Internet kings.

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