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Bygone Days: A look at the past in NE Allegan County

(Taken from the archives at the Then & Now Historical Library in downtown Dorr) 25 Years Ago — May 17, 1999 The Dorr Township Board is working on a prospective ordinance governing private roads and their use. Supervisor Don Kaczanowski said the main goal is to make these roads passable for emergency vehicles.  The spate […]

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Harding’s will be missing familiar face after Friday

Heidi Chappell-Davis is retiring Friday at the Wayland Harding’s Market after working at the grocery for 30 years. She posted on Facebook today: “I started the store when I was 18 years old. I have had many hats throughout my years. I ran the service counter, the video department. I trained the carry-out kids when

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Pine Street students learn about drawing a dot

Students in Kelli VanderGeld’s class and others at Pine Street Elementary were visited Thursday morning by Jenifer Saylor, a guest reader from the Michigan Department of Education. She read to a few classes “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds, which is about a young girl who discovers her artistic talent by drawing a dot. Afterward,

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Bygone Days: A look at the past in NE Allegan County

(Taken from the archives at the Then & Now Historical Library in downtown Dorr) The old Plank Road passing by a house in Martin Township in the late 19th century. 25 Years Ago — May 10, 1999 Because of the recent Columbine school shooting tragedy, there seems to be an uptick in phony bomb threats

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Bygone Days: A look at the past in NE Allegan County

(Taken from the archives at the Then & Now Historical Library in downtown Dorr) The Michigan State Telephone Company (the predecessor of Michigan Bell) purchased its first motor vehicle in 1905. It was a one cylinder Cadillac truck that was mainly used for emergency services as the horse and wagon still remained the main method

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Local fire depts., students take part in’Wash Away’

The Leighton, Dorr and City of Wayland fire departments Wednesday took part in a “Wildcat Wash Away” event. Students who signed up to attend the event would gather in our bus loop to participate in this unique experience. Students wrote words or phrases that hold them down, things they need to let go of, and/or

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WHS choral ensembles shine at solo & ensemble

The Wayland High School choir program attended State Solo and Ensemble this past Saturday, April 20, at Allendale High School. Both Honors and Select Choirs did well. Select Choir received a rating of a one, and Honors Choir received a rating of a high two, only two points away from a one. Ten soloists attended this event

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Little Miss, Mister winners chosen for Summerfest

The 2024 Little Miss and Mister of Wayland winners are Miss Rylee Andringa and Mister Noxx Klaver. They will be crowned at Summerfest Wayland Saturday June 8. Rylee is the artist of the school drawing and Noxx is the artist of the big W drawing. This event is done in partnership with Wayland Union Schools.

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Bygone Days: A look at the past in NE Allegan County

(Taken from the archives at the Then & Now Historical Library in downtown Dorr) 25 Years Ago — April 26, 1999 Firefighter Larry Areux has been selected as chief of the Hopkins Area Fire Department. The Wayland Board of Education has given approval to Pine Street Elementary’s request for starting one hour earlier, at 7:55

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Wayland robotics team #6090 back from Houston

The Wayland High School robotics team #6090 has returned home from competition at the FIRST World Championship for FRC in Houston on the Archimedes field. A spokesperson said, “It was an incredible experience. Following our 10 qualification matches, we were chosen to join the second alliance team, ultimately achieving the finalist position on our field.

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