During a Memorial Day service, World War II and Korean War veteran and local historian John Pahl tells a story to Bella Festerling. (File photo)
Allegan County lost a big part of its history when John Pahl, 96, of Allegan died on New Year’s Eve. He was a walking, talking history book with character. “He had the gift of gab and the gift of blarney,” said his daughter Diana Pahl, a history teacher in Massachusetts.
 (Photo by Ryan Lewis)
Greg “Turbo” Tuffelmire raised $6,638 for Wings of Hope Hospice as his part in the Ice Cold Splash for Cash. The event had five men try to out-fundraise each other, collecting donations to see them have a bucket of ice water dumped on their head outside on New Year’s Day.
Nicholas Brink is the new chief of the Allegan Fire District. (Photo provided)
Nicholas Brink was named the Allegan Fire District’s new chief on Jan. 1, 2017. Brink is looking forward to a new year after a turbulent 2016, when the 20-year chief was ousted and his replacement ended up arrested for child pornography.
Giving The Allegan County News, the Plainwell and Otsego Union Enterprise and The Commercial Record in Saugatuck a try has never been more rewarding.
An installment agreement to pay back Perrigo more than a $1 million in billing oversights has been agreed upon.
New Allegan City manager Joel Dye was sworn into office on Tuesday, Dec. 27, by city clerk Lori VanderClay as Mayor Rachel McKenzie stands witness. Danielle Bird was later sworn in as interim city clerk during VanderClay’s last city council meeting. (Photo by Virginia Ransbottom)
Transitioning into a new year, the Allegan City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 27, gave the oath of office to new city manager Joel Dye and new interim city clerk Danielle Bird. Thanks were given to police chief Rick Hoyer who stepped in as interim city manager twice before Dye was hired.
During a Memorial Day service, World War II and Korean War veteran and local historian John Pahl tells a story to Bella Festerling. (File photo)
 (Photo by Ryan Lewis)
Nicholas Brink is the new chief of the Allegan Fire District. (Photo provided)
New Allegan City manager Joel Dye was sworn into office on Tuesday, Dec. 27, by city clerk Lori VanderClay as Mayor Rachel McKenzie stands witness. Danielle Bird was later sworn in as interim city clerk during VanderClay’s last city council meeting. (Photo by Virginia Ransbottom)

Sports

It was a history-making day for the Allegan boys’ bowling team when it hosted Vicksburg on Monday, Jan. 8.
The Tigers won 16.5-13.5, posting a program-best 1,792 series in the process.

Obituaries

Walter Fredrick Ladwig, 89,

George Anthony "Tony" Thias

Opinion

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.

Sleepless in Saugatuck? Dazed in Douglas? You’ve not seen the start of it.

Happening

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