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.
10:23 AM Sep 22, 2011
Aspiring artists are encouraged to learn basic line structure for drawing their favorite dogs and cats with local artist and instructor Corinne Roberts from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Loutit District Library's Program Room A. Students need to bring paper, pencil and an eraser. Photographs of their pets or favorite breeds to draw from are welcome.
3:10 PM Sep 22, 2011
With the stroke of a brush, organizers kicked off Grand Haven ArtWalk 2011 at the stroke of noon on Wednesday. Grand Haven Mayor Roger Bergman, city councilmen Ed Nieuwenhuis and Dennis Scott, and City Manager Pat McGinnis each painted a portion of a special ArtWalk logo that will hang in the event's headquarters, 20 N. Fifth St. "This promises to be a wonderful two-week event in Grand Haven,' Bergman said during Wednesday's opening ceremony. "The organizers and volunteers have outdone themselves.'
7:51 AM Sep 22, 2011
A staple business on Robbins Road since the 1950s will be closing its doors for good next month. Robbins Road Hardware, 948 Robbins Road, will be closing its doors by Oct. 15, store owner Vernon Wheeler said. Wheeler said he and his wife, Lisa, have decided they want to be closer to family and are relocating to North Carolina. "We are going to semi-retire and move down there,' he said.
7:05 AM Sep 22, 2011
Today: Scattered showers, mainly after 8 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. West wind between 7 and 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Tonight: A 30-percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. North-northwest wind at around 8 mph. Friday: A 50-percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. North-northwest wind around 8 mph.