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.
1:00 PM Sep 15, 2011
The Greater Ottawa County United Way officially launched its community campaign today with the annual "Day of Caring.' Close to 800 volunteers pitched in to clean county parks, landscape school grounds, stock food pantry shelves, and paint and pound for those in need. Locally, Grand Haven and Spring Lake school staffs swapped sides of the bridge to work on each other's landscaping projects. At a noon picnic for volunteers, Campaign Chairman Scott Remenschneider announced this year's campaign goal of $2.3 million.
2:00 PM Sep 8, 2011
The first day of school marks a significant milestone in the life of a child. It's an exciting time for seeing old friends, making new friends, learning new things - and, for some, riding the bus to school. Each year, more than 20 million students across the country ride the bus to and from school; while countless others walk, ride bicycles or are dropped off by their parents.
2:00 PM Sep 7, 2011
Scott Remenschneider, vice president of Huntington National Bank in Holland, will serve as chairman of the Greater Ottawa County United Way's 2011-12 Community Campaign. The campaign will kick off Sept. 15 - which is also the local United Way's Day of Caring, the largest one-day volunteer event in the county. Remenschneider will announce the campaign goal at NASCAR RV Park (formerly Yogi Bear Camp & Resort) in Grand Haven Township at 12:30 p.m. that day.
9:01 AM Sep 3, 2011
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment has issued an action day for elevated levels of ozone for today for Ottawa, Muskegon, Kent, Allegan, Mason, Oceana and Van Buren counties. It's the second straight day for an air quality alert for West Michigan.
6:00 PM Sep 1, 2011
Ottawa County Parks will host several naturalist-led walks this fall. The walks last about 90 minutes and will be canceled if it is raining. There are no program fees and advance registration is not required. Be prepared for outdoor conditions.