A total of 13 varsity competitive cheer teams invaded L.C. Walker in Arena on Tuesday for the Mona Shores Sailor Invitational - the opening competition for many teams in the area.
The competition was split among three divisions, with Grand Haven battling against East Kentwood, Jenison and the host Sailors in Division 1, and Spring Lake and Fruitport squaring off against four other schools in Division 2.
Grand Valley State's Aaron Beebe, a senior from Grand Haven, has been named the NCAA Division II national swimmer of the week by CollegeSwimming.com after setting seven pool records at the 2011 Calvin College Winter Invitational this past weekend.
U.S. home prices fell in most major cities for the second straight month, further evidence that the housing recovery will be bumpy.
The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index released Tuesday showed prices dropped in October from September in 19 of the 20 cities tracked.
Experts say there's no single reason for the big drop in alcohol-related crashes and deaths in Michigan over the past decade.
Michigan had 4,007 crashes linked to alcohol in 2010, down 38 percent from 6,485 in 2001, according to police records.
Those in charge of a program designed to eliminate invasive phragmites from Harbor Island say this past October's treatment was successful.
"We treated approximately 46 acres of phragmites,' said Todd Bowen of Cardo-JFNew.