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Dorr Township Board adopts 2024-25 budget

The Dorr Township Board last Thursday evening adopted a nearly $2 million budget for fiscal year 2024-25. Revenues have been pegged at $1,627,000. Expenditures are expected to be $1,890.066. The money in the find balance is expected to make up the difference. In other business at last Thursday’s meeting, the Township Board: • Approved the […]

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General RV wins site plan approval for fuel island

The Wayland City Planning Commission Tuesday night approved General RV’s site plan proposal with a condition that the local fire chief or someone from the fire department give their blessing as well. Tony Sutton, operations manager of the recreation vehicle dealer, told the commission the plan for a fuel island does not include customer use.

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Wayland schools to pay for 2 traffic intersection devices

Wayland Union School District officials plan to deal with a couple of traffic issues this summer after receiving a number of citizens’ complaints. Superintendent Tim Reeves said a couple of devices with strobe incubated light systems will be installed at the corner of East Superior Street and the high school entrance and at the corner

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New Allegan County health officer appointed

Jacqueline Billette was chosen last month as the new Allegan County health officer. The Allegan County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to appoint her, but it remains subject to final approval from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Billette most recently has been employed by the Central Michigan District Health Department, which serves six

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Fire Chief Stoddard recovering well from heart attack

Interim Wayland City Fire Chief Jon Timmers told the City Council that though the number of calls are up and Chief Jim Stoddard is recovering from a heart attack, the department is still well equipped to take of business. Timmers appeared at Monday night’s meeting to thank the community and city officials for their support

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Leighton to seek 2 millage requests on Aug. 6 ballot

The Leighton Township Board Thursday night decided to place two millage requests on the Aug. 6 primary election ballot. Voters will be asked to approve a one-mill increase for roads, from one to two mills for four years, and a one-mill increase for police and fire services, from one and a half to two and

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Galloway Landings air park request granted again

Galloway Landings essentially got what it wanted Thursday night after a public hearing on his new plans to expand the air park. The Leighton Township Board approved developer Clark Galloway’s request for a rezoning from rural estates to planned development, thereby giving its blessing to an expanded and paved runway, hours from 7 a.m. to

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Rock ‘N Bowl may soon be able to sell alcohol

The projected new owners of the Rock ’N Bowl establishment got a huge boost from the Leighton Township Board Thursday night. Tim Elzinga and Dean Rosendaal of Pin3LLC are forging a contract agreement with former owners Ron and Linda Lannon. The two newcomers indicated they understand bowling establishments are in decline nationwide, so they are

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2nd school forum again attracts sparse crowd

It was Round Two of community forums for the Wayland Union School District, and this time the community attendance was even more shabby than the first time. Only five people showed up to a program Tuesday in Dorr intended to talk about progress on the $49.7 million bond project passed nearly a year ago and

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John Tuinstra will seek 4th term at Dorr Twp. after all

Dorr Township Trustee John Tuinstra has decided to seek a fourth four-year term on the Township Board after all. Tuinstra’s and several other incumbents’ names were absent from the list of candidates whose deadline for filing was 4 p.m. Tuesday. However, in his case, his name appeared after 4:15 p.m. Tuinstra, a fierce defender of

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