1:29 PM Oct 24, 2011
Amberrose Hammond believes everyone probably has a wicked family skeleton or two hiding in a closet. The Grand Haven Township woman found hers while researching her second book, "Wicked Ottawa County, Michigan.'
1:20 AM Oct 22, 2011
While October is widely inundated with the color pink, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month - from ribbons to water bottles to pink newspaper - this month is also symbolized with the color purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
1:09 AM Oct 22, 2011
Five weeks after the 2011-12 Community Campaign officially kicked off, Greater Ottawa County United Way has tallied more than 20 percent of its $2.3 million goal, thanks to results reported this week from workplace campaigns held in area companies.
10:37 AM Oct 22, 2011
The National Weather Service has a freeze warning in effect from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. today for Ottawa, Mason, Oceana, Muskegon, Allegan and Van Buren counties.
8:00 PM Oct 20, 2011
The Center for Women in Transition is appealing to the community to donate cell phones and chargers to the center for use by its clients.
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.