Richard Kloote, who has been serving as an Ottawa County District Court judge since 1982, will be retiring at the end of the year. The upcoming vacancy spurred an election for his seat, and two candidates are vying for the position.
The sales of fireworks under one tent in the Grand Haven area surpassed on the first day what would have taken a week prior to a change in state law allowing the discharge of aerial fireworks, said the owner of the makeshift business.
The 2011-12 school year was one of the most memorable in recent history. A pair of team state championships. Three soccer teams playing for a state title in the same day. A swimmer winning a pair of individual state titles. A thrilling end on the biggest stage.