Local officials are preparing to get back into the swing of things with the start of construction season just around the corner.
At Grand Haven's Department of Public Works, officials are preparing to get started once again on the improvements along Harbor Drive.
Traffic on U.S. 31 north of Grand Haven was stalled, then stopped for more than three hours when a semitrailer truck went out of control and flipped onto its side about 10 a.m. Tuesday on the southbound lanes of the highway.
The death of a White Pines Middle School student on Sunday "is not related to a contagious event,' said Superintendent Keith Konarska in a letter to parents of Grand Haven Area Public Schools students on Monday.
The earliest person of European ancestry to regularly visit what is now Grand Haven was Charles-Michel Mouet de Langlade, who was ordered to open a trading post at the mouth of the Grand River by French military authorities in 1755.