For some holiday cheer to lift the Christmas spirit, here are some of the hometown holiday events happening throughout Allegan County:   Allegan
Christmas celebrations begin this weekend for many area towns, and the Otsego Area Historical Society hopes to provide a little history to go with everyone’s holiday cheer.
This photo shows the getaway truck (left) boxed in by the Schanz Tire & Auto Supply truck (right) and sheriff cruiser (obscured). (Photo provided)
As it turns out, the arrest two weekends ago of an adult male in the woods behind Meijer was the tail end of a robbery gone bad in Otsego.
This is what the library construction site looked like a week ago as work began in earnest to place the auger pilings. (Photo provided)
If you want a library twice the size of the current one, you have to dig deep. That’s what construction crews have been busy doing for the last week or so as they drill and fill concrete augured pilings that will be the deep foundation of Plainwell’s new Charles A. Ransom District Library.
The proposed new pool would be built at the high school if voters pass a proposed $18.2 million bond.
The second community input meeting on the Otsego Public Schools proposed bond vote next year will be tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Dix Street Elementary School.
Allegan High School Drama is cutting “Footloose” on Nov. 14-16 at the Allegan Performing Arts Center. The stage production of the movie by the same name takes the audience on a journey through some of the most iconic songs from 1984 including the hits “Holding Out for a Hero,” “Almost Paradise” and the Kenny Loggins hit “Footloose.”
This photo shows the getaway truck (left) boxed in by the Schanz Tire & Auto Supply truck (right) and sheriff cruiser (obscured). (Photo provided)
This is what the library construction site looked like a week ago as work began in earnest to place the auger pilings. (Photo provided)
The proposed new pool would be built at the high school if voters pass a proposed $18.2 million bond.

Sports

Hopkins senior Carsen DeLao saw his prep football career come to an end with a loss to Kalamazoo United in the distrit finals. (Photo provided)

Carsen DeLao, a two-year starting linebacker for the Hopkins football team, was beyond sad on Friday, Nov. 8, after he played his final prep football game for the Vikings.

Obituaries

Nancy Hayward Milani, 81, p

Phillip Baker, 72, of Otseg

Martin “Marty” Southard, 91

Opinion

I happened to read an article by the online investigative news magazine The Bridge the other day.

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