West Michigan residents and World War II veterans Blanch Mason, Ken Beelen and Tony Bouman were welcomed Tuesday to the World War II Memorial in Washington by a congressional delegation that included U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland.
Jason of Grand Haven asked, "In my free time on these nice, early fall days, I enjoy setting up my camping hammock for a few hours to read a book while enjoying the sounds and smell of fall. Do any of the local parks have any rules against this?"
After a tiring journey from Los Angeles to Detroit for a wedding, David Zorn and Jennifer Li were looking forward to a few days of camping at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northern Michigan. Instead, their visit was cut short Tuesday as the park closed because of the partial government shutdown.