Hastings resident shares EEE survival story, favors spraying

More than 30 years ago, Rene Swift of Hastings contracted Eastern equine encephalitis from a mosquito bite.


Greg Chandler

Staff Writer


Rene Swift

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Make way for a Steinway

Band director Spencer White discusses the reasons a Steinway grand piano is unique. (Photos by Rebecca Pierce)



It’s nearly

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Four bridges undergoing repairs

County expects work to be done by month’s end



The Center Road bridge over the Thornapple River is one of four

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Maple Grove joins peers in opting out of marijuana

Taylor Owens

Staff Writer



As a majority of townships and villages in Barry County have done, Maple Grove Township

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Municipalities inch toward permanent decision on marijuana

The City of Hastings is still collecting information on the recreational marijuana law and its possible effects before it makes

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Case against accused killer proceeds; wife sues for divorce

Orangeville Township resident Jon Burnett, who is facing eight felony counts, including two homicide charges, listens to his wife, Lynne,

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Hastings DDA talks streetscapes at workshop

Two proposals defining a scope of work and plan for downtown streetscape improvements in Hastings were the focus of the

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Players’ ‘Blithe Spirit’ opens tonight

Ellen Bennett as Madame Arcati, Jen Zech as Violet Bradman, Nicholas Smith as Charles Condomine, Jordan Dimock as Ruth Condomine

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