10:54 AM Sep 13, 2011
Police are looking for suspects who caused more than $25,000 in damage to West Ottawa High School's football field press box over the weekend. Sgt. Valerie Weiss of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department said the damage was discovered Sunday. Police believe someone caused the damage late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Weiss said the vandals destroyed the building's sound equipment and items left inside the press box, and they also smashed all of the windows in the building.
10:59 AM Sep 7, 2011
Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in Holland Township early Sunday. Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department said police were called to the 300 block of Hoover Street at about 1 a.m. on reports of a fight occurring. Upon arrival, Garvelink said officers discovered a 20-year-old Holland man had been stabbed. The man, whose identity has not been released, was taken to Holland Hospital by AMR ambulance for treatment of his injuries.
10:43 AM Aug 15, 2011
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will host a musical recital and visual art display on Thursday evening. The church is at the corner of Quincy Street and 112th Avenue in Holland Township. The doors will open at 6 p.m. for the display, followed by a musical performance at 7 p.m. The vocal stylings will include straight opera (Puccini to Gershwin), musical theater and 1930s swing music. The artist mediums represented will include paintings, photography, sculpture, quilting and cross stitch. The event is free and open to the public.
10:49 AM Aug 11, 2011
The Holland Kennel Club will hold an AKC-sanctioned "B' match on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Helder Park, 3751 104th Ave. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and judging will start at 10 a.m. The competition will offer conformation classes divided by breed and age, as well as junior showmanship classes. The match is open to dogs and puppies, 3 months and older, that have not been spayed or neutered and possess full AKC registration papers. The entry fee is $8 for conformation and $4 for junior showmanship. A free plush dog toy will be given to each entry.
9:52 AM Jul 9, 2011
No one was injured when a Park Township woman crashed her vehicle into the front of a Holland-area restaurant Friday afternoon, police said. Witnesses told police that Mary Jillson, 75, was attempting to back out of a parking space in the lot at Zoup!, 3435 W. Shore Drive, but instead drove forward. Police and firefighters responded to the restaurant shortly after 2 p.m. to find that Jillson, whose vehicle was about halfway through the front entrance area of the building, was trapped in her vehicle, police said.
10:31 AM Jun 30, 2011
A medical issue is believed to be the cause of a crash that sent a 38-year-old Holland Township man to the hospital Wednesday afternoon, police said. Police responded to the accident on 120th Avenue, south of Riley Street, at 3:48 p.m., said Ottawa County Sheriff's Sgt. Brent Converse. Investigators said Eric Cook had been driving south on 120th Avenue when he had a medical issue and lost control of his 2000 Chevy Malibu. The car crossed over the center line and went off the east side of the road, and then hit and broke off a tree, causing the car to flip.
11:00 AM Jun 20, 2011
A 24-year-old Holland man is in custody after fleeing the scene of an accident early this morning, police said. An Ottawa County Sheriff's patrol car came upon a car that had crashed into a utility pole on Butternut Drive north of James Street shortly after 3 a.m., Ottawa County Sheriff's Sgt. Keith Garvelink said. As the deputy approached the scene, he saw two people run away from the car. The driver was found later near 136th Avenue and James Street with the help of a K-9 unit. He was taken into custody. His passenger, who also fled, was not found, Garvelink said.
10:43 AM Jun 14, 2011
Three Zeeland men were hospitalized after their sport utility vehicle went under a semitrailer at a Holland Township intersection on Monday, police said. Police said the accident happened shortly after 6:15 p.m. when Amrit Mundy, 23, of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, drove his semitrailer truck through a red light on southbound U.S. 31 at Quincy Street. Sgt. Brian Buter of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department said the empty semitrailer was struck by a 2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor being driven east through the intersection by 67-year-old Ron Sisouphone of Zeeland.
7:55 AM Jun 14, 2011
Ottawa County deputies said three men survived being run over by a semitrailer truck in a crash that closed U.S. 31 for nearly two hours on Monday evening. The accident happened around 6:15 p.m. on southbound U.S. 31 in Holland Township.
11:13 AM May 26, 2011
Investigators have determined that a fire that broke out in a Holland Township mobile home early Tuesday and killed a toddler was not caused by foul play. Trenton Harlen, 1, died in the fire that destroyed his family's mobile home in the Leisure Estates Mobile Home Park on Butternut Avenue. It reportedly broke out at around 2 a.m.

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