John Potter already had plenty to celebrate this afternoon as he and his roommates graduated from Western Michigan University.
Potter, a 2008 Grand Haven High School graduate, had even more to celebrate when his cell phone rang and he realized it was Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey. Gailey told Potter that the Bills were going to select him with their final pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Local plant industry officials say new inspection guidelines recently enacted at the state level will help the industry from invasive pests and high costs.
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley this week signed legislation to better target plant nursery inspections based on risk of invasive and exotic pests.
Throngs of Grand Haven High School students shined in yellow on Friday, honoring a fellow classmate no longer with them.
Friday was the one-year anniversary of Zachary Kline's death. Zachary killed himself after being bullied, his parents - Juli and David Kline - had said.
Ottawa County residents can breathe a little easier, according to the results of the American Lung Association's annual report released this week.
According to the "State of the Air 2012' findings, the county's air quality has improved from an F to a C grade, based on ozone pollution.
First Christian Reformed Church of Grand Haven will conduct another electronics recycling event next weekend.
It will take place at the church, 516 S. Ferry St., from 1-4 p.m. Friday, May 4; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5.