Allegan earns win over visiting Fennville

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Fennville’s Lila Rosema poured in a game-best 24 points against host Allegan during this SAC girls basketball contest on Friday, Jan. 17.The was the bad news for the Tigers. The good news was that they limited the rest of the Fennville roster to 11 combined points and picked up the 48-35 Read More… Read More 

Lilge still missing after four years

A man left an interview with Michigan State Police in Allegan and hasn’t been seen since.Officials said he drove to a state park after the interview, parked his car in the area and left the keys inside.Todd Michael Lilge has been missing for four years. He was last seen by police on Jan. 18, 2019.He Read More… Read More 

Saugatuck girls come up short in comeback bid against Allegan

By Jason WesseldykSports EditorThe Saugatuck girls basketball team nearly pulled off a big comeback against Allegan on Monday, Jan. 16.Down by 14 through three quarters, the Trailblazers cut the deficit to four with less than three minutes to play. And they appeared poised to draw even closer to the Tigers.But a layup attempt wouldn’t fall, Read More… Read More 

Obituary: Barbara A. Middaugh

Barbara A. Middaugh, 88, of Allegan, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023, at Allegan County Medical Care Community. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Glenwood Seventh-day Adventist Church, 51089 Glenwood Rd, Dowagiac, with Pastor Alex Niculaescu officiating. Friends may visit with the family Read More… Read More 

David Lyle Ayers

David Lyle Ayers, age 77, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2022. He was born January 28, 1945, in Allegan, Michigan, to the late Lyle & Beaulah (Weller) Ayers. Cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held at this time. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Da Read More 

Ukrainian exchange student speaks of war, American customs

By Leslie Ballard Mykola Dziuba is not like the other exchange students at Allegan High School this year. The 17-year old comes from war-ravaged Ukraine, a democracy fighting for its life since the Russians invaded his country on Feb. 24, 2022.Mykola left his hometown of Kyiv in April to stay with some family friends in Read More… Read More 

County signs agreement to add broadband to 12,000 residences

By John RaffelCorrespondent ALLEGAN – Allegan County Board of Commissioner chairman Jim Storey reported during Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting the County and 123.NET signed an agreement to provide wired broadband infrastructure and service to 12,000 unserved addresses.“The addresses do not have access to download speeds of over 100mb,” Storey said. “The final agreement was negotiated quickly Read More… Read More 

Fennville Schools enlist grief counselors

The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office says the woman who was shot and killed along with her two children this weekend was in the process of packing up to leave. Deputies believe a 34-year-old man from Fennville shot and killed his family Saturday afternoon, before turning the gun on himself.Police say 35-year-old Cindy Clouse and her two daughters Read More… Read More