Wayland City Council members approved a request by the Wayland Fire Department to exchange their 1999 Tahoe to Wayland Area Emergency Medical Services in exchange for First Responder Classes to any Wayland firefighter wanting to take the class.
An open house to collect thoughts on what the public would like see in downtown Allegan will be Thursday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Griswold Auditorium, 401 Hubbard St.
Friends Lucas Ruiz (center) and Collin Carlson of Allegan clamored to the top of the prize-winning, 918-pound pumpkin while it was on display at the Ag building, while the proud grower—John Haluch—looks on. (Photo by Ryan Lewis)
John Haluch of Martin won bragging rights and set a new Allegan County Fair record by bringing in a 918-pound pumpkin for competition this year. The father of two said this behemoth of a gourd was actually only his first successful attempt.
Pictured trying out their new tools in the new high bay area in the automotive technology lab are (from background to foreground) Austin Ricketts of Allegan, Hunter Belden of Allegan and Lauren Shroll of Wayland.
Last week, the Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center celebrated the completion of its 12,000-square-foot, $3.2 million expansion. Crews worked through the winter after breaking ground last September, and administrators, staff, students and the public were on hand for the official ribbon-cutting Wednesday, Sept. 13.
The Fennville branch of Chemical Bank has notified the City of Fennville it will be closing by Dec. 15.
While John Michael Montgomery sang  “I Swear” on stage Friday night at the fair, a couple got engaged in the grandstand with concertgoers as witness. (Photo by Teressa Curtiss)
After the 165th Allegan County Fair came to a close Saturday, Sept. 16, overall gate numbers for all nine days were down this year—but the 4-H Livestock auction broke an all-time record. The auction brought in $689,003 in sales beating the old record of $667,125 in 2014.
Friends Lucas Ruiz (center) and Collin Carlson of Allegan clamored to the top of the prize-winning, 918-pound pumpkin while it was on display at the Ag building, while the proud grower—John Haluch—looks on. (Photo by Ryan Lewis)
Pictured trying out their new tools in the new high bay area in the automotive technology lab are (from background to foreground) Austin Ricketts of Allegan, Hunter Belden of Allegan and Lauren Shroll of Wayland.
While John Michael Montgomery sang  “I Swear” on stage Friday night at the fair, a couple got engaged in the grandstand with concertgoers as witness. (Photo by Teressa Curtiss)

Sports

Sydney Kubiak was one of four Otsego girls to finish in the top four at the Sparta Invitational. (Photo by Jason Wesseldyk), Otsego’s Alex Comerford (left), Will Finch (middle) and Hunter Zartman (right) compete in a recent race. (Photo by Jason Wesseldyk)

Senior Maddie Marciniak joined some elite company when it comes to the Otsego girls’ cross country program with her performance at the Sparta Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Obituaries

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