A visit Wednesday evening from Larry Brown, managing director of the Allegan County Road Commission, reminded members of a special Dorr Township Roads Committee that getting things done, however needed, will cost lots of money.
Brown indicated that reconstructing and paving each mile of roads in the township will cost between $500,000 and $600,000, and primary roads could cost as much as a million dollars a mile.
25 Years Ago — Oct. 18, 1989
A vote to rezone much of Wayland Township has been delayed because of a technicality and the issue had not been adequately publicized.
A county-wide election is planned by the Board of Commissioners for perhaps as early as November 1990 on the issue of establishing an Allegan County emergency 911 telephone system.
by Amy Kerr Hardin
While it turns out the Snyder-Schauer mano-a-mano town hall debate was more lame-o than anything else, its effect on the clueless voter is the larger concern.
In the space of 57 minutes, literally 20 questions were asked of the challengers, resulting in little more than an exercise of short bursts of rehearsed talking points. By design, the risk-free format evoked few interesting responses that could be of use to the fresh-faced audience of the self-identified undecided, aka — low-information voters.
Nerina "Stella" Amann, 86, of Dorr, died Monday, Oct. 13, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital.
Nerina was a vivacious women who was proud of her Italian heritage. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, Nonna, and a friend to all who knew her.
Grandville Calvin Christian officially regained the O-K Silver Conference girls’ cross-country championship Tuesday by outrunning Hopkins 28-35 in the last league meet of the season.
North Pointe was third with 70 points and Godwin fourth with 105. Kelloggsville and Lee do not field teams.
In the boys’ race, Calvin Christian dominated with just 18 points and taking the first three places. Hopkins was runner-up with 41 and North Pointe Christian had 84.
It was a really good day for more reasons than one Tuesday at Johnson Park in the O-K Gold Conference meet.
One reason was that coach Steve Harcourt’s Wayland boys’ team tied for second place with Hastings, as both recorded 70 points. Grand Rapids Catholic Central won it with a score of 68, just two better than the Wildcats.
The Wildcat girls’ team had its best finish in league competition this fall, tying for third place with Hastings with 101 points. Middleville Thornapple Kellogg won the meet with 32 points, but South Christian claimed the conference overall championship.
So a Biggbys franchise coffee shop indeed will come to West Superior Street in Wayland as an addition immediately west of the Laundromat.
Representatives from the coffee franchise, based in East Lansing, building owner Doug Vugteveen and project manager Rob Berends of Exxel Engineering of Wyoming Tuesday night presented their site plan, which was approved by the Wayland City Planning Commission.
All stray pets at the shelter have a short "stray hold," waiting for their family to reclaim them.
If you see your pet in this album it is important you call the shelter ASAP. Please leave a message with your name and number if you are calling before or after our business hours.
Please note that in order to reclaim a pet you must have some proof of ownership such as vet records, pictures, etc... There is also an impound fee as well as vetting fees and boarding.
Call shelter for details at (269) 686-5112.
PHOTOS: "Trixie," Wayland "Darla," Allegan "Barney," Allegan
New community-school officer Bernard Austhof is not working for local schools yet, though he arrived here and started Sept. 29 for the City of Wayland.
The holdup is lack of final resolution of a civil lawsuit filed against him and fellow Phoenix (Ariz.) officers, accusing them use of excessive force and violating his civil rights earlier this year. Jeronimo Fierro-Soto, who filed the suit last spring, was arrested in January for probation violation and theft of a vehicle. After it originally was dismissed, he filed suit again late in the summer.
Republicans have been accused and told they are racist and bigots because they don’t agree with President Obama’s policies and strategies and they are “roadblocks” to progress.
I agree with the “roadblocks” comments to Marxist and Socialist ideas and policies and applaud Republicans for standing up for liberty and freedom. They seldom stand for long and have spines of linguine – the withering fire from the media and radical Democrat mouthpieces.