Candace of Spring Lake Township asked why they're called bayous. "I'm fairly new to West Michigan, and notice the small inlets off the river and Spring Lake are called bayous. Why are they called bayous? That sounds more appropriate for Louisiana than Michigan."
Not much will change at local Spartan grocery stores after a merger was announced earlier this week between Grand Rapids-based Spartan Stores and Nash Finch, another Midwest grocery wholesale distributor and retailer.