Most of America takes a three-day weekend to welcome the unofficial start of summer. Some travel, some go to the beach, some get together with family for picnics and cookouts, and some march in parades.
Six-year-old Neil Root was doing his mom a favor, but no good deed goes unpunished.
As Root pulled weeds in a strawberry patch, he was attacked from behind by an unsuspecting creature - a female red-tailed hawk. The Nunica boy yelled so loud the neighbors heard him.
A debris fire in a makeshift backyard fire pit was fanned by strong winds Thursday.
It took off through the yard and into the brush, threatening homes in nearby subdivisions, said Capt. Brian Sipe of the Spring Lake Township Fire Department.
For Danny Hiemstra, painting requires standing almost nose-to-canvas with his project.
The Grand Haven man has 5/500 vision, meaning he is legally blind. With glasses, his vision varies from 20/400 to 20/600.
A Grand Haven woman and her 12-year-old son were ordered to leave their home Monday when police said they determined it was an unfit place to live.
Marijo Keller said she rented the home at 1720 Waverly Ave. from its owner, Gary Stillson.
Grand Haven's varsity boys track team had three first-place finishes - including a pair by standout hurdler James DeWitt - as the Bucs got a feel for a state championship-style meet at Thursday's Meijer West Michigan Invitational.
If it is indeed true that time heals all wounds, then the University of Michigan athletic department should have no qualms about welcoming back members of the Fab Five and other basketball standouts from the late 1990s inside the Crisler Center next year.
Division 2 standouts from Fruitport and Spring Lake proved they were no slouch against competition from larger Division 1 schools at Thursday's Meijer West Michigan All-Star Track Meet at Reeths-Puffer High School.