A Grand Rapids man drowned after the jet ski he and his son rode overturned on Dumont Lake on Sunday, July 15. Gregory Troy Williams was pronounced dead after the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office dive team recovered his body near the middle of the lake.
While construction starts this month on the splash pad, it likely won’t be completed until the fall. A nearby fireplace will be just in time for the colder months, however. (Graphic provided)
Residents of Allegan will start to see the finishing touches on the downtown riverfront project in two weeks when construction begins for a splash pad, outdoor fireplace and other park amenities.
The original Route 131 is shown being cemented in downtown Wayland in 1911. The Wayland Hotel is shown on the right. Originally a plank road, it put Wayland on the map in 1855. US-131 as we know it west of town was built in 1958.  (Photo provided)
After the county around Wayland was gradually cleared from dense woods and the swamps were drained, the farming countryside became a productive dairy section.
An Allegan County judge denied a motion to resentence a man who joined in a robbery and pistol-whipping of a Lee Township man at his home.
Stacie Stotmeister
The Mayor of the City of Allegan apologized for giving her resignation at the close of the city council meeting on Monday, July 9. Stacie Stotmeister said she was given a job opportunity in Charlotte, N.C., she could not refuse. Her last day as Allegan Mayor was July 10.
HEATH TWP.—A Hudsonville man died Saturday, July 7, in an ORV crash in the Allegan State Game Area. According to the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office, first responders were called about 10:13 p.m. to a spot on a trail about one half mile off 47th Street and found an ORV had run into a fallen tree.
While construction starts this month on the splash pad, it likely won’t be completed until the fall. A nearby fireplace will be just in time for the colder months, however. (Graphic provided)
The original Route 131 is shown being cemented in downtown Wayland in 1911. The Wayland Hotel is shown on the right. Originally a plank road, it put Wayland on the map in 1855. US-131 as we know it west of town was built in 1958.  (Photo provided)
Stacie Stotmeister

Sports

Members of the Mudville Nine 13U team show off the first-place medals they earned by winning the inaugural Summer Slam tournament. Team members are (back from left) Colin Wesseldyk, Aiden Tolliver, Vance Muenzer, Callum Wesseldyk, Evan Leece, (front), Culver Neldon, Zach Vist, Caleb Wesseldyk, Casey DeYoung and Drake Buell. (Photo provided)

The Fourth of July had already come and gone, but that didn’t stop the Mudville Nine 13U baseball team from providing a few additional offensive fireworks at the inaugural Summer Slam tournament at

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