The earliest person of European ancestry to regularly visit what is now Grand Haven was Charles-Michel Mouet de Langlade, who was ordered to open a trading post at the mouth of the Grand River by French military authorities in 1755.
The winter storm warning has been canceled for Ottawa, Allegan and Barry counties - and replaced with a winter weather advisory in effect until noon Saturday.
The National Weather Service office in Grand Rapids forecasts moderate to heavy snowfall between 7 and 10 tonight. Another round of moderate to heavy snow is possible after midnight.
Although her team has been turning in double-digit margin of victories recently, Grand Haven coach Katie Kowalczyk-Fulmer hasn't been completely satisfied with the play of her Buccaneers' varsity girls basketball team.
Grand Haven coach Steve Hewitt said his Buccaneers' varsity boys basketball team was lacking three ‘Es' during the first-half of their O-K Red Conference game at Jenison on Friday: Enthusiasm, energy and effort.
The weather this morning led to a dicey commute for motorists in West Michigan - especially in Crockery Township where a car slammed into the back of a semitrailer truck along Cleveland Street, just west of Interstate 96.
(UPDATED: Friday, 11:40 a.m.) A winter storm warning is in effect until 5 p.m. today.
The warning area includes Ottawa, Muskegon, Kent, Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Isabella, Montcalm, Gratiot, Ionia, Clinton, Allegan, Barry, Eaton and Ingham counties.
Grand Haven came up short against Jenison, losing 66-54. The Wildcats made 12-of-14 foul shots in the fourth quarter and were lights out from 3-point range, hitting 8-of-12 triple tries. Connor Grimes led the Bucs with 15 points and eight rebounds, while Isaak Newhouse added 13 points. Korey Searle scored nine points for the Bucs (15-4, 10-4 O-K Red).