On the one hand, Ottawa County Judge Jon Hulsing makes the decision to put people behind bars. But on the other, he helps them as they return to the community and try to get established in mainstream society.
Today: A chance of snow, mainly before 1 p.m., then a chance for flurries. Cloudy, with a high near 35. North-northwest wind between 11 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
A Grand Haven man arrested after taking items from cars is likely not the same person involved in recent "smash and grabs' in the area, according to Lt. Renee Freeman of the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety.
A close game was turned into a rout Friday night as Western Michigan Christian's varsity girls basketball team outscored host Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian 21-3 in the final quarter on its way to a 55-30 River Valley Conference win.
In recognition to Black History Month, Grand Valley State University's Dr. Veta Tucker will present "Journeys to Freedom in Michigan' at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in Loutit District Library's Program Room A.
The Ottawa County Health Department and Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will be hosting an "Emerging Drug Trends/Panel Discussion' presentation for parents and caregivers on Thursday, Feb. 23.