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.
A storage area behind Giuseppe's Pizza  is where a Thursday morning fire started. Piles of pizza boxes and other debris are pictured pulled from the building.
WAYLAND—Wayland firefighters were still on scene of a fire at Giuseppe's Pizza, 106 W. Superior St. in downtown Wayland at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.The fire was called in at 6:36 a.m. after a person cleaning snow off the sidewalk smelled smoke and alerted police. When police entered the back alley, they saw fire in a rear window.
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)
A storage area behind Giuseppe's Pizza  is where a Thursday morning fire started. Piles of pizza boxes and other debris are pictured pulled from the building.

Sports

The girls’ basketball team from Hopkins was running on all cylinders on Friday, Jan. 29.
The result was a 52-35 OK Silver Conference triumph over visiting Kelloggsville.

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Opinion

Chicago, that toddlin’ town.

“We have met the enemy and he is us,” said the cartoon character Pogo. Not so, say conspiracy theorists.

A new year brings new hope. We can learn from last year’s mistakes to make this year’s worse.

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