Local districts throughout the county are offering ways to stay active  and keep warm throughout the cold weather season. Hamilton Hamilton Community Schools offers pool and walking facilities throughout the winter.
Allegan High School band members will perform music composed by one of their own during the 2015 Honors Composition Concert hosted by the Michigan Music Education Association at Amway Grand Plaza’s Ambassador Ballroom on Jan. 24. Conducting “Grass and Goodwinds” will be Christian MacCartny who composed it.
During the second basketball game for the newly formed Martin High School Pep Band, parent Joseph Nash, Deb Noteboom from the Class of 1969 and Samantha Conley from the Class of 1999, were among the alumni, parents and grandparents who have joined seventh- through 12th-graders to form the band.
New Martin High School band director Sarah Powell has resurrected the official pep band after a 10-year hiatus with some of its members getting the chance to play again after a lapse of decades. However, the alumni, parents and grandparents are showing the seventh- through 12th-graders that it’s just like learning to ride a bicycle.
Lydia Smith (left) and Mikayla Oviatt of Plainwell tend to the serious business of candy gathering during the Plainwell parade.
Plainwell and Otsego both held their Christmas festivities Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6. The communities celebrated with tree lightings, parades, visits with Santa and more.
Crab-Artichoke Dip
Oh hello 2015... I see you sneaking up on me. How can the new year be here already? It seems like only last week I was planning last year's New Year's Eve party!
Gert/George is proud as a peacock about progeny Junior (next picture).
“Gert” the White Goose may in fact be “George,” judging by the evidence. “He or she has been coming here for years,” said Tower Marine owner R.J. Peterson, who is no spring chicken himself. Peterson, who will turn 88 New Year’s Eve, is among local residents who feed Gert/George, who stands out from his Canada geese consorts.
During the second basketball game for the newly formed Martin High School Pep Band, parent Joseph Nash, Deb Noteboom from the Class of 1969 and Samantha Conley from the Class of 1999, were among the alumni, parents and grandparents who have joined seventh- through 12th-graders to form the band.
Lydia Smith (left) and Mikayla Oviatt of Plainwell tend to the serious business of candy gathering during the Plainwell parade.
Crab-Artichoke Dip
Gert/George is proud as a peacock about progeny Junior (next picture).

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Otsego senior Sarah White drives to the basket during the Bulldogs’ season-opening win over Portage Northern.

OTSEGO—Based solely on the final score, you might think the Otsego girls’ basketball team had an easy time during its season opener against Portage Northern on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

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