7:09 am
Tue November 11, 2014

M-89 in Plainwell Shut Down Because of Downtown Fire

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Fire departments were on scene shortly after 5:00 Tuesday morning
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PLAINWELL, MI -- A structure fire at Another Man's Treasure, an antique store at 120 N. Main St. in downtown Plainwell, has closed M-89. The fire at the two story brick store has shut down M-89/Allegan Street in both directions between Church Street and Woodham Street, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.
6:35 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Evacuation ordered in Plainwell after explosion Monday

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Drug and Laboratory Disposal closed Tuesday, evacuation still in effect
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PLAINWELL, MI - Businesses in Plainwell's industrial park are closed today after a fire at Drug & Laboratory Disposal, Inc, that started Monday rekindled at around midnight, prompting an evacuation order for the area 1/4 mile northeast of the company at 331 Broad St.
SW Michigan
3:46 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Flags to fly at half-staff for Plainwell soldier

Veterans memorial at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo
Credit WMUK

Flags will be flown at half-staff Thursday in memory of a southwest Michigan soldier who died after being wounded in Afghanistan. Governor Rick Snyder issued the order Monday for Sergeant Mark Schoonhoven of Plainwell. He died in January at an Army hospital in Texas after his unit was attacked by a bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul in last December. He was part of a transportation company based at Fort Carson, Colorado. A funeral service for Schoonhoven will be held Thursday morning in Otsego.

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Fine Art
9:00 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Large-scale sculptor highlights the beauty and terror of the automobile

"Car Chase" by T.J. Aitken at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids
Photo courtesy of T.J. Aitken

Artist T.J. Aitken will dedicate his sculpture called Renaissance Race to the City of Plainwell. It looks like large spools of paper twisting and turning in the wind, with angelic figures cut into the ends of each roll. The work represents Plainwell’s past as a center for paper manufacturing, and how residents are working to revitalize the city. Aitken says he has always been fascinated by machines.

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