Betty Jean Meconis, 89, died Sunday, March 9, after a courageous battle with C.O.P.D.
A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who always put her family first, Betty worked and retired from Lear Siegler after 30 years of service. She was a member of the Wayland VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Foul odor evacuates Dorr Elementary
Dorr Elementary School was evacuated Monday morning because of a foul odor emanating from and area near the parent drop-off area, which then spread throughout the building.
A clogged drain was determined to be the cause and a plumber was summoned to take care of the problem. The evacuation lasted about an hour.
After some students said they felt ill as a result, the youngsters were sent across the street to the Dorr Township Station just as a precaution. No one needed to be hospitalized.
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 & 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 the shelter for details. (269) 686-5112.
PHOTOS: Bash, Allegan Simon, Fennville Cleo, Pullman
By Jeff Salisbury
There’ll be another school board meeting tonight, Monday, March 10, and on the agenda?
Yet another vote on the proposed and apparently assured to-be-built Wayland Union High School science wing. And very likely, we’re headed for another 5-2 vote.
To be fair, the pro-science wing argument has basically three components...
1 — The science department faculty would like more square footage to accommodate more students - new cabinets, counter-tops, gas, electrical, water lines and such.
Driveoff gets away with $60 in gas
The CD Quik Mart in downtown Hopkins reported a motorist's driveoff without paying for gas Saturday afternoon.
A Quik Mart employee said the driver of a black Dodge Durango bought about $60 worth of gasoline and then left the premises without paying. He was accompanied in the vehicle by a younger male.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Allegan County Sheriff's Department, Silent Observer or CD Quik Mart.
Wayland’s streaking boys’ varsity basketball team, winner of 10 straight and 19 of its last 21 games, will play Lansing Catholic Central in the regional semifinals at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Spring Arbor University gym.
The Wildcats earned a district championship at Ionia High School Friday evening with a 70-45 triumph over Portland after winning their first two district encounters earlier in the week against host Ionia and Lake Odessa Lakewood.
Their opponent once again is a member of the Capital Area Athletic Conference. The Cougars will bring a 14-8 overall record to the contest.
Clara Rewa, 88, of Dorr, died Thursday, March 6, at Allegan County Medical Care Community, where she had been cared for the last six years.
The last of ten children born to Artimus and Clara Hill, Clare was a registered nurse and valued both Catholic and higher education for all her children. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Visitation Church after leaving her city life in Lowell to marry Francis and move to the country in the Dorr area.
Three quarters of amazing defense turned a wild and frenzied competitive offensive battle into a rout and a Class B district basketball championship for Wayland Friday night at Ionia.
The Wildcats, who led only 22-21 after the first eight minutes of play, shut down Portland during the subsequent three periods en route to a convincing 70-45 victory in the tournament finals. The win was Wayland’s 19th in its last 21 games after opening the season with a two-game bout with the “free throw flu.”
The Martin girls' varsity basketball team's Class D district championship was the first for the school in 19 years. The Clippers defeated Climax-Scotts 41-37 to capture the crown Feb. 28 and finally bowed out of a fine 16-5 season after losing to Wyoming Potter's House in the regional semifinals March 4. Team members include head coach Doug MacVean, Zoey Veltman (1), Jazmin Hildebrand (30), Cassidy Beazley (35), Amanda Klaasen (24), Kahla Kimmel (12), Samantha MacVean (2), Andrea Brown (22), Carley Nauseida (11), (front) Olivia Gorton, Mekala Smith and Taylor Curry.
Martin High School sophomore wrestler Dayton Vanderploeg placed fourth in the 103-pound division at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 4 state individual championship at the Palace of Auburn Hills. He entered the state tournament with a 32-7 individual record and both of his losses were very close. After the tournament had concluded, it was discovered he had wrestled with a broken thumb.