Wings worth the wait
Are you ready for some football? I know I am! I cheer for my favorite college and pro teams, but really I love football season for the food. Chili, burgers, chili dip, pretzels ... I love it all. But, to me, no tailgate is complete without chicken wings.
Tracy, a 35-year-old 7,600 pound elephant, walks (from left) 5-year-old Maylee Mitchell of Otsego and Plainwell’s Julie Shea around the circus area. Armando Loyal (right), who said he has been training elephants his whole life, was directing Tracy during the rides.
The Kelly Miller Circus performed at Otsego’s Memorial Park on Thursday, Aug. 21. The Otsego Chamber of Commerce helped coordinate the event and received a portion of the profits. Besides the one-ring show, attendees were able to ride camels, ponies and elephants. 
Instructors at Dance Kraze were iced by students on Thursday, Aug. 21. From left, Amanda Howe, Shayna Boone, Tracey Robrahn, Elizabeth Luitje, Jessica Cardeccia and Sabrina Reou were iced by (back, fom left) Maddie Rasler, Hannah Beauregard, Sara Kennedy, Madison Enos, Faith Enos, and  Trysten Meyers.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge had taken the social media world by storm and Allegan County has been no different! The challenge is raising awareness and funds for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, research. Send us photos of you doing the challenge and we will add them to the album!
AAESA board president Larry Collier stands by while Family Court’s Judge Michael Buck swears in (from left) L.E. White Middle School assistant principal Jaym Abraham, Allegan High School assistant principal Ron Orr and Allegan Alternative Education principal Laura Feffer.
Three Allegan Public Schools principals were sworn in as truancy officers Monday, Aug. 18, as part of a statewide initiative to combat absence and truancy issues. “It came about because truancy is a really hard issue to nail down,” said Jolene Clearwater, director of family court probation, attorney referee and author of the program.
Former county and township official Terry Burns will serve jail time, probation and pay a yet-to-be-determined additional amount of restitution after pleading to attempted embezzlement.
Andrea Estelle
Otsego library director Andrea Estelle has been chosen for a statewide award recognizing her work. The Michigan Library Association announced its award winners Friday, Aug. 22, including Estelle for the Up and Comer Award, given to Michigan librarians who demonstrate leadership early in their careers.
Wings worth the wait
Tracy, a 35-year-old 7,600 pound elephant, walks (from left) 5-year-old Maylee Mitchell of Otsego and Plainwell’s Julie Shea around the circus area. Armando Loyal (right), who said he has been training elephants his whole life, was directing Tracy during the rides.
Instructors at Dance Kraze were iced by students on Thursday, Aug. 21. From left, Amanda Howe, Shayna Boone, Tracey Robrahn, Elizabeth Luitje, Jessica Cardeccia and Sabrina Reou were iced by (back, fom left) Maddie Rasler, Hannah Beauregard, Sara Kennedy, Madison Enos, Faith Enos, and  Trysten Meyers.
AAESA board president Larry Collier stands by while Family Court’s Judge Michael Buck swears in (from left) L.E. White Middle School assistant principal Jaym Abraham, Allegan High School assistant principal Ron Orr and Allegan Alternative Education principal Laura Feffer.
Andrea Estelle
Wings worth the wait

Janet's Notebook

Are you ready for some football? I know I am! I cheer for my favorite college and pro teams, but really I love football season for the food. Chili, burgers, chili dip, pretzels ... I love it all.

Sports

Southpaw Lauren Ramey played number one singles for the Saints and was named the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference’s tennis Player of the Year as well as an NAIA All-American.

MARTIN—The Clippers have had several outstanding athletes pass through their halls over the course of years, but this Martin athlete never set foot inside the school, because her sport was not offe

Obituaries

Marilyn Schrotenboer, 85, o

Ann Marie (Mills) Riley, 73

Martha Deam Severt, 84, of

Casimir “Chuck” Rakowski, 8

Opinion

Last up: Local township ballot proposals with multiple precincts.

Up next: Allegan and Wayland public school district millages.

Up next: the Saugatuck-Douglas District Library millage. Voters turned down both of the library’s ballot proposals Aug.

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