4:40 PM Oct 15, 2011
A wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. today for much of Lower Michigan, including Ottawa County. The National Weather Service said west winds will gust to 45-50 mph across the advisory area this afternoon. Driving in high winds will become difficult, particularly with higher-profile vehicles. Scattered power outages are possible this afternoon due to downed tree limbs onto power lines.
2:00 PM Oct 13, 2011
Anyone wishing to reduce their risk of becoming ill with the flu is encouraged to get a vaccine. Because the vaccine is widely available throughout the community, the Health Department is not holding vaccine clinics in its offices. For more information about flu prevention and help finding a vaccine clinic near you, visit www.miottawa.org/flu. You can also find tips and updates at www.facebook.com/flugranny.
12:02 PM Oct 12, 2011
County officials had a taste of what's to come regarding various projects taking place at parks along the Grand River. "I think that the Grand River has been an underappreciated resource,' said John Scholtz, Ottawa County Parks & Recreation director.
6:00 PM Oct 5, 2011
The monthly siren test in Ottawa County will occur at noon Friday. Ottawa County Central Dispatch will coordinate the test, utilizing the county all-call activation tones and the cancel tone after approximately 2 minutes of activation. The tests are held on the first Friday of each month, March through November. The next scheduled test, the final one for 2011, is Nov. 4.
2:00 PM Sep 28, 2011
The Ottawa County Clerk's Office has entered the digital age when it comes to sending certified documents for residents and those doing business. The office recently took on a service called TrueCertify by ImageSoft, in which people can authenticate and deliver certified documents electronically, allowing the recipient to verify the document contents via the Internet.
4:00 PM Sep 22, 2011
The Ottawa County 4-H Tech Wizards program is seeking caring adults to become mentors for youth attending Central High School in Grand Haven and Van Raalte Tech in Holland. Mentors needed are professionals working in the related fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Applicants must be age 21 and older, willing to complete a background check and be able to commit two hours per week for one school year.
2:00 PM Sep 22, 2011
With the cutoff deadline for cash assistance enacted under recent welfare reform rapidly approaching, the Michigan Works! Association this week began offering job seekers in Ottawa County - including those who may soon be losing their benefits - a full complement of tools and tips to help them find employment.
10:20 AM Sep 16, 2011
A 29-year-old Dorr man is facing home invasion charges for his alleged involvement in several Ottawa County burglaries. Richard William Bouse was arrested Monday and is facing a first-degree home invasion charge. Lt. Mark Bennett of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department said Bouse is likely responsible for a series of home invasions in western and southern Ottawa County between Aug. 29 and Sept. 12.
10:00 AM Sep 16, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for Ottawa County from midnight to 9 a.m. Friday. Temperatures are forecast to drop into the mid 30s late tonight and areas of frost are likely. Tender vegetation could suffer frost damage if not protected or brought indoors tonight.
11:30 AM Sep 15, 2011
The Ottawa County Health Department says about a quarter of third-graders in the county are overweight or even obese.

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