Money problems are so severe in one Michigan school district that officials have given up hope of finding a solution themselves. They're ready for the extreme option: a take-over by a state-appointed "emergency manager.'
Rich Heffron used to mow grass or shovel snow in order to buy art supplies.
"I'd get a dime and I'd sneak down to the museum,' said the former Grand Rapids resident.
"You know those dioramas with all the animals and the moose in it?' the now 76-year-old Spring Lake Township resident asked. "I'd come home and paint those. I would try to duplicate the diorama.'
With warm weather approaching, safety experts are reminding Lake Michigan visitors to be safe.
"The biggest thing is to stay off of the pier and out of the water if the weather is inclement,' Grand Haven Department of Public Safety Sgt. Clint Holt said.
The Grand Haven Historic Conservation Commission is expected to give its recommendation soon regarding the Harbor Drive coal tipple.
"We're researching the history and the value of the landmark and the impact demolition might have on the area,' Historic Conservation Commission chairwoman Mary Snedeker said.
Michigan Senior Olympics gold medalist Jimmy O'Hearn will once again bring pickleball, one of the nation's fastest growing sports for all ages, back for a second season to Loutit District Library - with an added twist.
The investigation is continuing into a rollover crash on March 16 that left five Grand Haven High School girls injured.
A spokesperson at the Michigan State Police post in Rockford said on Friday that there was no definitive time when it would be done.
Brandon Pastor helped guide the Fruitport varsity wrestling team to new heights this winter as the Trojans won their first district title since 2003.
His team's success on the mat, however, wasn't enough for Pastor to keep his job.