Community Notices

Mi Guadalajara restaurant is changing its name

Mi Guadalajara, Wayland’s newest Mexican restaurant, is changing its name, but not its ownership or operation. The owners, part of the Bernal family’s chain of Mexican restaurants, has changed its name in order to obtain a liquor license from the State of Michigan. The new name is Don Pocho. Owners announced on Facebook, “We are […]

Obituaries

Former Wayland MSP trooper Sgt. Matt Rogers dies at 50

Matthew R. Rogers, a former trooper with the Wayland post of the Michigan State Police, died Sunday, May 12. He was 50 years old. A long-time resident of Rockford, he joined the Wayland post in 2013. Matthew dedicated 28 years of his life to the Michigan State Police. He began his career in September 1995,

Community Notices

Wayland’s O-K Gold Scholar Athletes announced

Wayland High School’s representatives on the O-K Conference Scholar Athletes program have earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher, participated in at least four athletic seasons, and received at least one varsity letter. (Front row, from left) Dawson Wolowicz, Austin Graham, MeKenton Wilson, Brady Cassini, Austin Bouma, Colbey Jones, Lucas Varnagatas, Ty Langley, Chase

Features

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

Sports

Hopkins girls continue to win track invitationals

COVER PHOTO: Riley Homrich Regardless of what happens at the regional meet starting Thursday, it’s been a special season for both the Hopkins girls’ and boys’ track teams. Both have been blessed with a slew of record-breaking performances , such as sophomore Riley Homrich in the 100-meter dash, senior Jaeden Harshberger in the high jump,

Sports

Wildcats now 10-0 in O-K Gold Conference play

The Wayland softball team Tuesday extended its winning streak to 18 games with a doubleheader sweep of Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills. The Wildcats pitching staff, giving ace Madi Ludema the day off, consisted of Harmony Laker and Carli Miklusicak, yielded no runs by the Bengals. In the first game, won by a 21-0 count in

Articles

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.

Community Notices

Wayland HIgh School Class of ’24 scholars announced

COVER PHOTO: Summa Cum Laude (4.0+ GPA) (Back row, from left) Corin VanDenBrink, Ava Makowski, Jade Barghahn, Kayla Shook, Ty Langley, Olivia Stein, Isabel Cross (middle row): Maddy Watson, Mia Janz, Alexi Wallace, Elizabeth Hoevenaar, Bailee Merren, Lorelai Jousma, Brady Cassini, Elliot Antel, (front row): Owen Fulk, Annika Mohon, Daniel Keena, Taylor Wolf and Peyton

Sports

Vikings continue quest for O-K Silver softball title

COVER PHOTO: Junior Hannah Brinks broke the Hopkins school season record for strikeouts and the season isn’t over yet. She is currently at 123 punch outs so every time she strikes out an opposing hitter, she sets a new school record. Hopkins chalked up two more softball triumphs Monday afternoon to remain tied for first

Sports

Wildcats extend softball winning streak to 16 games

Wayland High School senior first sacker Carli Miklusicak has done some pretty heavy hitting lately. She kept it up Monday by clouting a homer and driving in four runs in a 16-0 first game triumph over Kenowa Hills. The Wildcats also blanked Kenowa 19-0 in game two of the O-K Gold Conference doubleheader to improve

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