Yellow- and rust-shaded parts of this map show which properties will pay part of the cost of a proposed dam for Dumont Lake. Some residents there petitioned to raise the lake level.
A plan to raise Dumont Lake’s water level received court approval today. Allegan County Circuit Court Judge Margaret Zuzich Bakker approved an amended plan Friday, Aug. 29, that would increase its depth approximately 1 foot.
When nine people failed to show up for jury selection for a trial Aug; 6, the proceeding had to be rescheduled to September as there were too few in the jury pool.
Law enforcement hopes to identify this suspect in a credit card theft case.
Allegan County Sheriff Department officers are seeking help identifying the man pictured, a suspect in the use of a stolen credit card from the Lake Doster area.
Kid Rock, “the redneck rock-n-roll son of Detroit” is returning to the Allegan County Fair on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m.
The 162nd Allegan County Fair opens Friday, Sept. 5, with midway rides starting at 3 p.m. and tractor pulls featured in the grandstand at 7 p.m. “We’re going to have a lot of great new rides,” said fair manager Saree Miller. “There’s something for everyone.”
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. 
Yellow- and rust-shaded parts of this map show which properties will pay part of the cost of a proposed dam for Dumont Lake. Some residents there petitioned to raise the lake level.
Law enforcement hopes to identify this suspect in a credit card theft case.
Kid Rock, “the redneck rock-n-roll son of Detroit” is returning to the Allegan County Fair on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m.
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.

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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