Should the City of Allegan move forward with a study to determine whether a single hauler refuse service would be more economical for residents? That was a question discussed at length by the city council during a pre-session meeting on Monday, Oct. 8.
While results of residential well tests had not yet been announced at press time, municipal water systems near Otsego appear safe to drink. The City of Otsego announced its results in September, with only one well showing a trace of contamination calculated to be 100 times smaller than the safe level.
Seven groups of performers will again compete in “The Lip Sync Battle,” a fundraiser for Wings of Hope Hospice and Wings Home in Allegan. The event is loosely based on the TV show of the same name and will be Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Allegan High School Performing Arts Center.
Police have arrested a 58-year-old man they believe was responsible for a break-in and burglary at the Star of Saugatuck in September. Edward George Allen has been arraigned on two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of safe breaking and is lodged in the Allegan County Jail.
The Sylvia’s Place Fall Festival fundraiser is fast approaching, the annual event that supports the county’s only women’s shelter. The festivities will be Thursday, Oct. 11, at The Silo in Allegan from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., featuring a silent auction, raffles and a photo booth.
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A man accused of his shooting his stepfather, Robert “Mark” Hill of Casco Township, will be committed to the Michigan Forensic Center after entering a plea in Allegan County Circuit Court.
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Hopkins senior Madison Wyngarden couldn’t help but feel a little sad despite her team’s quad victories over Grand Rapids Prep and Zion Christian on Tuesday, Sept. 25.


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