12:30 PM Oct 13, 2011
Both Grand Haven's boys and girls cross country teams closed out their O-K Red Conference seasons with 6-1 records following their wins over Jenison and East Kentwood on Wednesday at Grand Haven High School. The Bucs' girls lone loss came on Sept. 14 against Hudsonville, but head coach Greg Russick still believes his team is ready to defend its Division 1 championship. On Wednesday, Grand Haven easily outdistanced Jenison, 18-45, and East Kentwood, 18-44.
7:22 AM Oct 13, 2011
There's rain on the way.
11:30 AM Oct 12, 2011
A 0.7-mile construction project on Harbor Drive from Y Drive to Prospect Street is making progress, officials said.
12:03 PM Oct 12, 2011
For one half, Grand Haven's young water polo team held its own against one of the state's top teams. But the No. 4-ranked Eagles of Hudsonville pulled away from the host Buccaneers after halftime, scoring a 19-7 victory.
10:30 AM Oct 12, 2011
When Amy Schaap started the volleyball program at Lakeshore Christian Academy in Grand Haven, there were some significant growing pains to overcome. The Virginia native clearly remembers the Conquerors' first-ever varsity game, and marvels at how far the program has come in just three years. "Our first match, we lost 25-0,' Schaap said, shedding a laugh at the humble beginnings. "When we first started, except for maybe a couple girls, most of them didn't know what volleyball was all about.'
10:17 AM Oct 12, 2011
Barb Carlson of Spring Lake will be teaching a class on designing your own unique gourd at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, 200 Washington Ave.
7:03 AM Oct 12, 2011
What's in store for us?
11:11 AM Oct 11, 2011
Auditions for Central Park Players' upcoming production of "Seussical: The Musical' will be held tonight and Wednesday at Lakeshore Middle School's auditorium, 900 Cutler St. in Grand Haven. Ages 5-14 will audition between 6 and 7:30 p.m., and ages 15 and older will audition from 7:30-9 p.m. Show dates are Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 2-3.
1:00 PM Oct 11, 2011
West Michigan is such a pleasant place to live that the furthest horizon for many is where the waters of Lake Michigan meet the sky. But for Newaygo native Christopher Barrett, the horizon is endless. Barrett, 42, has studied in England and worked in Mauritania, India and Nicaragua. He only recently returned from a year in Iraq and now is readying to move to Thailand - where he, his wife and young daughter will live for the next four years. Barrett is an officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), an arm of the U.S. State Department.
6:00 PM Oct 11, 2011
Loutit District Library's local history and genealogy specialist, Jeanette Weiden, will conduct a series of three weekly genealogy programs on Thursdays, beginning Oct. 13. "Beginning Your Family Genealogy' will kick off the series on Oct. 13. Weiden will explain how to begin, how to stay organized and where to find records.

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