3:00 PM May 1, 2012
National Day of Prayer continues the tradition established by the Continental Congress proclamation in 1775. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.
2:00 PM May 1, 2012
The local group of female philanthropists known as 100 (or more) Women Who Care recently awarded its third grant of their funding cycle to Love INC.
1:20 PM May 1, 2012
A vacant church building has met its market match and is scheduled for closing later this month. David Wisen, pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Spring Lake Township, confirmed Monday that his congregation plans to proceed with the purchase of the former Christ Community Church property at 225 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake.
10:40 AM May 1, 2012
Jeremy Thelen said he could sense a workman-like attitude with his Spring Lake girls soccer team during halftime of their showdown with visiting Grand Haven. "I got the feeling that they were focused and they were in this for the long haul,' Thelen said. "They were ready to fight ‘til the end.' Thelen should have expected it. His Spring Lake team is battle-tested, having returned nearly every key contributor from last season's Division 2 district championship squad.
10:34 AM May 1, 2012
The Lakers' varsity boys golf team had already scored Lakes Eight Conference jamboree wins at Ludington and Fremont earlier this spring. They weren't about to let either of their rivals come onto Spring Lake Country Club and repay the favor. Spring Lake defended its home course and in the process built on its lead in a very tight league race. To see more photos from Monday's meet, click here.
10:30 AM May 1, 2012
Spring Lake's varsity tennis team completely dominated host Fremont on Monday in an 8-0 shutout victory. The Lakers had three flights finish with 6-0, 6-0 scores, including Abbey Cook's win at No. 1 singles; Hayley Schram and Madison Khem's victory at No. 1 doubles; and Faith Lee and Morgan Khem's triumph at No. 2 doubles. Fremont managed to win only two games in its other doubles flights. Jori Henderson and Amanda Twu scored a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 3 for Spring Lake, while Stephanie Sabo and Maddie Parker won by a 6-0, 6-1 final.
7:00 AM May 1, 2012
Wet and warmer air will be settling into the area beginning today.
10:45 PM Apr 30, 2012
A new landmark came to permanent port at the corner of U.S. 31 and Seventh Street in Grand Haven on Monday morning. The new 41-foot boat - the same type used by Station Grand Haven from 1976-98 - arrived late last year after city crews removed an older 36-foot boat from the intersection and took it to a Muskegon museum. Volunteers spent the winter preparing the new boat for placement.
10:05 PM Apr 30, 2012
(UPDATED 3:30 p.m. Monday) Investigators sifted through the ashes Monday as they tried to piece together the cause of the blaze that killed a 38-year-old father.
6:03 PM Apr 30, 2012
Here's a hint: There's not a lot to cry about in Ottawa County.