9:42 AM Oct 7, 2011
Police said the pilot of a single-engine plane was killed when his aircraft crashed near the runway at Tulip City Airport on Thursday night. The crash happened on the northeast end of the airport around 6:45 p.m. Police have not released the name of the pilot, as they were still trying to notify his family members. The Holland Sentinel reported on its website that the pilot was a 60-year-old Gobles man who was practicing "touch-and-go landings' at the Holland airport; and he was the only occupant of the experimental, home-built plane.
6:00 PM Oct 4, 2011
The Hope College Standards Ensemble, Mainstream Ensemble and Jazz Arts Collective will present "Jazz Night at the Knickerbocker' on Thursday night. It will be held at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited and admission is free.
12:00 PM Oct 3, 2011
Two Grand Rapids-area men were taken to the hospital and treated for hypothermia after their fishing boat swamped in Lake Macatawa and they had to swim to shore, said Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department. Terrance Mullenix, 39, of Wyoming; and Brett James, 32, of Grand Rapids, went fishing in a 16-foot fiberglass boat about 5 p.m. Friday, Garvelink said. The boat started taking on water when the men were about 200 yards south of the Anchorage Marina on the north side of the lake.
6:00 PM Sep 30, 2011
A major research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to Dr. Graham Peaslee of the Hope College chemistry faculty will be used to support a project aimed at recycling at the atomic level. Peaslee is leading an effort to develop a system for collecting left-over radioisotopes generated through the use of large particle accelerators. He noted that the material, which currently goes to waste, could then be put to a variety of uses depending on the type collected - from cancer treatments to detecting illicit nuclear activity abroad.
11:08 AM Sep 30, 2011
Hope College musicians will perform a "Brown Bag Concert' at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 E. Eighth St., at noon Friday, Oct. 7. The public is invited and admission is free. Founded and directed by Dr. Andrew Le of the Hope music faculty, the concert series takes place on the first Friday of each month. Each hour-long program consists of a variety of musical offerings from Hope students and teachers.
10:55 AM Sep 29, 2011
Police arrested a man and a teenage male Tuesday at a Holland apartment complex. Shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday, a resident in the MeadowLane Townhouse complex told police he saw two individuals carrying items out of a neighbor's residence. The resident said he yelled at the suspects, who then took off running. A maintenance man in the complex said the suspects, who were wearing masks, ran through the complex. The maintenance man gave chase, police said, but the suspects attempted to elude him.
7:21 AM Sep 29, 2011
A West Michigan call center is looking to hire 50 new employees. The positions are for roadside assistance specialists at the Novo One Center in Holland. The starting wage is $9 per hour with benefits. Applicants who want to apply should go to the Michigan Works office on Clover Street in Holland from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Novo One is asking that you apply online and bring your resume. If applicants do not have a computer, the Michigan Works office will provide them to use.
10:41 AM Sep 26, 2011
The rain held off for a majority of Grand Haven's trip to the Holland Quad tennis tournament on Saturday, with just a pair of matches rained out. Bucs' coach Jeremy Case said his squad was plagued by too many losses in third-set tie breakers and not enough consistent play throughout the tournament in their fourth-place finish.
10:53 AM Sep 23, 2011
The Hope College Great Performance Series is returning for the 2011-12 season with a range of cultural events - dance, music and drama. From the alluring movements of the River North Dance Chicago Company to sounds of jazz legend Kenny Barron, the series will feature a range of events suitable for anyone to experience.
10:43 AM Sep 23, 2011
In partnership with Hope College, Herrick District Library will host author Heather Sellers from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Sellers will discusses her book, "You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know.' Following her talk, there will be a book signing and a free boxed lunch provided for participants. After lunch, Sellers will lead a two-hour writing workshop on "writing your story.'