10:05 AM Sep 26, 2011
It might have been the start of fall, but Grand Haven Rotarians flipped on the switch Friday to a new splash pad aimed at keeping people cool in the summer heat. "I am delighted that it works - we literally finished this morning,' said Dr. Kennard Creason, past president of the Rotary Club of Grand Haven. "It's going to be a lot of fun. It was great to see the kids running around in it.' According to Creason, the Rotary Club raised $245,000 for the $240,000 project from many local individuals and organizations.
11:16 AM Sep 23, 2011
Visitors to Grand Haven's Farmers Market will be going to a temporary location in October. According to Kristen Klempel, manager of the market for the Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven-Spring Lake-Ferrysburg, beginning Oct. 5 and running through the rest of the market season on Oct. 29, the Farmers Market will be located at the Grand Haven Municipal Marina. The move is due to construction at the Chinook Pier parking lot where the Farmers Market is usually located.
8:00 PM Sep 23, 2011
Kirk Hoofman, owner of jewelry on display in the "Bling' exhibit at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, will be at the museum to share his knowledge about the jewelry you bring in for him to examine on Thursday, Sept. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. Hoofman has been collecting for more than 45 years. He will tell you what company created your piece of jewelry, who designed it and possibly what it is worth. This free program takes place at the museum's Akeley location, 200 Washington Ave. in downtown Grand Haven. Advance registration is not necessary.
12:01 PM Sep 23, 2011
With Grand Haven's Alyssia Land and West Ottawa's Lauren DeShaw sprinting toward the finish of the 400-yard freestyle relay Thursday evening, you never would have known that there was nothing tangible at stake. Land may have been touched out at the wall by the Panthers' DeShaw, but the heart that the Bucs' foursome showed in that final race put a smile on the face of Grand Haven coach Doug Thorne.
10:31 AM Sep 23, 2011
All four of the Tribune's local prep soccer teams appeared in the latest Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association state rankings this week. Two of those teams will likely remain ranked after scoring wins on Thursday, while two others - Fruitport and Western Michigan Christian - could slip out of the rankings after suffering losses. The No. 7-ranked (Div. 1) Grand Haven Buccaneers team dominated O-K Red Conference foe Jenison on Thursday, 3-0.
10:28 AM Sep 23, 2011
Grand Haven's varsity golf showed improvement in its team score, but it wasn't enough to catch visiting Rockford on Thursday at Grand Haven Golf Club, with the Rams prevailing 203-216. Grand Haven coach Roger Glass was pleased to see Kristen Carlson shoot a 47, which was the Bucs' low round. Martha Ramsey carded a 55 for the Bucs, Hailey Watkins shot a 56, Amanda Merz and Sierra Olthoff each finished with a 58, and Kira Glass recorded a 62. SL WINS HOME TRI-MEET
10:17 AM Sep 23, 2011
After being in place along the waterfront for nearly a year, Grand Haven resident Mike Westra's kinetic wind sculpture has been formally dedicated and lit up. The metal sculpture, which includes parts of the old stoplight poles from downtown Grand Haven, was installed in October 2010. It was dedicated and given nighttime lighting Thursday. It's located between the Snug Harbor restaurant and the Riverview shops, and is similar to other Westra designs.
7:11 AM Sep 23, 2011
Today: A 30-percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming north at 10 to 13 mph. Tonight: A 40-percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. North-northwest wind between 8 and 15 mph. Saturday: A 30-percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Northeast wind between 5 and 13 mph.
3:08 PM Sep 22, 2011
Grandville's talented collection of singles players put the host Grand Haven varsity tennis team in a pretty big hole during Wednesday's O-K Red Conference meet. Grand Haven's doubles teams nearly dug the Bucs all the way out. The Bucs' No. 1 and No. 3 doubles teams scored exciting three-set victories against the Bulldogs, and their No. 2 team won in straight sets, giving Grand Haven a chance to tie the match if the No. 4 team of George Austin and Reid Murphy could win at No. 4.
1:04 PM Sep 22, 2011
A Muskegon man is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 7 in connection with the break-in of a Spring Lake Township home, where he also allegedly assaulted the female occupant. William Henry Nelson, 22, pleaded no contest to three of the four charges when arraigned Monday in Ottawa County Circuit Court. He will be sentenced on charges of first-degree home invasion, assault with intent to commit sexual penetration and larceny in a building. Nelson entered a not-guilty plea on an aggravated stalking charge.

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