Long-distance swimmer Jim Dreyer, who calls himself "The Shark," jumped into Lake St. Clair near the Michigan-Canada border on Monday morning to begin what he hopes will be a 22-mile success story — all while hauling a ton of bricks.
Don of Grand Haven asked, "When was the last Coast Guard cutter stationed in Grand Haven? You would think, with Grand Haven being Coast Guard City USA and all, we would have a big ship here, and not just during the Coast Guard Festival."
Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case — the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago.
Eighty years ago, Grand Haven resident and businessman Edward Kinkema secured his way into history books for his heroic actions during a shootout that took place at the time of the Peoples Savings Bank robbery.