Allegan County, MI


Allegan Co. mom files lawsuit against HDCH over vaccine requirement

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Fennville mother has filed a lawsuit against Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital for allegedly refusing to evaluate her 17-year-old daughter for a kidney transplant due to her unvaccinated status. The lawsuit claims the hospital’s vaccination policy would require the mother to infringe on her...
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Why's That: The Allegan man who made Civil War history

Tuesday marked an important Civil War anniversary, one with a West Michigan connection. On May 10, 1865, the Union Army captured Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, near the small South Georgia community of Irwinville. Our question-asker Sally Goddard said one officer gets particular credit for taking Davis into custody.
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66-year-old Randy Paul Billerbeck dead after a motorcycle crash in Allegan County (Manlius Township, MI)

66-year-old Randy Paul Billerbeck dead after a motorcycle crash in Allegan County (Manlius Township, MI)Nationwide Report. Authorities identified 66-year-old Randy Paul Billerbeck, from Hamilton, as the man who lost his life following a single-vehicle accident on Wednesday afternoon in Allegan County. As per the initial information, the fatal motorcycle crash took place a little before 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of 58th Street and 130th Avenue [...]
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Pat’s Bits and Pieces: All about May days

Why is it that warmer weather makes the clock go faster? In February, the days always seem twice as long. It just doesn’t seem fair that January, February and March seem to last for six months while May, June and July only seem to last about three weeks! We won’t even talk about April, which was a particularly nasty month this year… I keep waiting for more snow to fall. It just isn’t normal to have this much nice weather before Memorial Day in this part of Michigan…

Motorcyclist passes away at site of Allegan Co. crash

MANILUS TWP., MI (WKZO-AM/FM, May 11, 2022) – A 64-year-old Hamilton man lost his life after his motorcycle crashed on Wednesday afternoon in northern Allegan County. According to the county Sheriff’s Department, deputies and other first responders were dispatched to 58th Street near 130th Avenue around 12:20 PM. That was where a witness saw a northbound motorcycle going off of the roadway as it was attempted to negotiate a curve.

M-40 bridge improvements begin next week near Holland

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $1.3 million to improve the M-40 bridge over I-196 near Holland in Allegan County. Work includes deck resurfacing, substructure repair, new expansion joints, and approach replacement. County:. Allegan. Highway:. M-40 (Lincoln Road) Closest city:. Holland. Start date:. Monday, May...

Council gives thumbs up to ORV’s on city streets

Monday, May 9, 2022, the Allegan City Council finalized several pressing pieces of business. For the crowd in the audience, the most important piece was the ordinance that would allow ORVs on Allegan Streets. For city maintenance, it was approvals of purchase orders to purchase needed equipment. For the overall well-being of the city, it was moving forward the approval of the FY2023 Budget.

Motorcycle crash kills Hamilton man

MANLIUS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man died in a motorcycle crash Wednesday when the driver had a medical emergency, according to the Allegan County Sheriff's Office. It happened at 58th Street near 130th Avenue north of Fennville around noon, deputies said. Randy Billerbeck, 66, was driving north on 58th...

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

(Taken from the archives at the Then & Now Historical Library in downtown Dorr) Newaygo and Wayland took part in the annual Mayor’s Exchange Day, in which the Globe suggested the two communities shard stories about growing pains. The annual Dahlia Springfest was held in Wayland and the damp...

WHS outstanding student in chemistry is Caleb Cole

Caleb Cole has been nominated as Wayland High School’s Outstanding Chemical Student of the Year for consideration by the American Chemical Society. The society allows teachers in Allegan County to nominate a student as the Outstanding High School Chemistry Student of the Year. “Outstanding” does not necessarily refer only to having “the best” grade in chemistry, but can be more broadly defined as a student who shows particular interest in learning the subject, effectively applying the concepts learned, as well as a desire to mentor others. Chemistry teacher Karen Gabrielse nominated Cole for the honor.

Free hepatitis testing and vaccines at Allegan County Health Department

ALLEGAN, MI (WKZO AM/FM) — In observation of National Hepatitis Awareness Month this May, the Allegan County Health Department is offering a free walk-in clinic for Hepatitis A vaccinations and testing for Hepatitis B and C on Tuesday, May 17, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for adults, at 3255 122nd Avenue, Suite 200, in Allegan.

West Michigan Sex Offenders Are Being Targeted By Scammers

The Allegan County Sherriff's Office has put out a scam alert saying that phone scammers are targeting convicted sex offenders. People have been receiving a call from “Sergeant Johnson” from the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office. The fraudulent caller has told the individuals that they had “signed a certified letter” indicating that they would submit to a “secondary DNA sample per new Federal mandates” and have not complied. The fraudulent caller has instructed the individuals that they have an active warrant for their arrest and that they need to provide payment to him to satisfy the requirements of the warrant either through money order or by gift cards. The fraudulent caller has then instructed the individuals to “turn themselves in” at the Allegan County Jail after payment has been received.