City of Allegan Police Chief Rick Hoyer welcomed a crowd and gave a prayer during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week when former Trooper Ray Hoffman of Allegan was remembered. (Photo by Virginia Ransbottom)
In honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a cherry tree and victims’ waiting room were dedicated at the Allegan County Courthouse on Friday, April 13, in memory of a fierce advocate for young victims of abuse and neglect—Michigan State Police trooper Ray Hoffman.
Kory Groetsch with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services tells some at a community meeting Saturday that data collected in a local citizen survey has raised enough questions that more research is warranted. Unfortunately, that work is expected to take at lest three to six months. (Photo by Ryan Lewis)
State officials said it will take time to research health and cancer records specific to the Otsego and Plainwell area, but a recent citizen-initiated survey of chronic illness had raised importance questions that warranted the work. They spoke at a community gathering at Otsego United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 14,
This drawing of what the Lumber Yard Event Center at 710 W. Maple St. would look like when finished shows its back. While there is enough room bo build onsite parking for 100 spaces to meet its occupancy permit, that option would take up the space for outdoor seating.
A new business in an old facility is struggling to come up with adequate parking spaces for an occupancy permit.
An Allegan man was sentenced to jail and probation for a pair of breakins and was given a consecutive sentence for assault with a dangerous weapon. Alexander Eddie Ruffing, 29, was sentenced Monday, April 16, in Allegan County Circuit Court.
Para educator Pam Sebright is synonymous with the Hillside Centers of Allegan Area Educational Service Agency. After 45 years, she’s retiring. Join the celebration. (Photo by Virginia Ransbottom)
Since 1973, Pam Sebright of Allegan has worked tirelessly helping students and young adults with special needs learn and experience increased independence in Allegan County.
Three-year-old Annabelle joined the Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center of Allegan to plant blue and silver pinwheels Tuesday, April 10, to raise awareness that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. (Photo by Virginia Ransbottom)
Friends, family and volunteers joined the Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center in Allegan in planting blue and silver pinwheels Tuesday, April 10, to raise awareness that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
City of Allegan Police Chief Rick Hoyer welcomed a crowd and gave a prayer during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week when former Trooper Ray Hoffman of Allegan was remembered. (Photo by Virginia Ransbottom)
Kory Groetsch with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services tells some at a community meeting Saturday that data collected in a local citizen survey has raised enough questions that more research is warranted. Unfortunately, that work is expected to take at lest three to six months. (Photo by Ryan Lewis)
This drawing of what the Lumber Yard Event Center at 710 W. Maple St. would look like when finished shows its back. While there is enough room bo build onsite parking for 100 spaces to meet its occupancy permit, that option would take up the space for outdoor seating.
Para educator Pam Sebright is synonymous with the Hillside Centers of Allegan Area Educational Service Agency. After 45 years, she’s retiring. Join the celebration. (Photo by Virginia Ransbottom)
Three-year-old Annabelle joined the Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center of Allegan to plant blue and silver pinwheels Tuesday, April 10, to raise awareness that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. (Photo by Virginia Ransbottom)

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Otsego third baseman Addison Atwater throws to first base. (Photo by Jason Wesseldyk), Allegan pitcher Alex Babbitt delivers a pitch during the first game of a twinbill against Otsego. Photo by Jason Wesseldyk)

With falling temperatures and intermittent light rain, weather conditions weren’t exactly conducive to baseball when Otsego traveled to Allegan for a Wolverine Conference twinbill on Friday, April

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