11:30 AM Oct 14, 2011
A sewer line leak near 210 S. Park St. in Spring Lake on Thursday morning spilled an estimated 300-500 gallons of untreated wastewater into the Grand River - but the situation was resolved in about two hours, according to Village Manager Ryan Cotton. "The line is now capped off and the leak stopped,' said Cotton, who notified the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Ottawa County Health Department and neighboring communities, per prescribed procedures.
4:00 PM Oct 14, 2011
The Trace invites the public to join them to be part of a live recording performance on Saturday, Nov. 5. It will take place at Seven Steps Up, 116 S. Jackson St. in Spring Lake. A new CD will be mixed from the concert to go on sale shortly thereafter. Admission is $10 and seating is limited to 100. Tickets can be purchased online at runamokpromotions.com or www.thetrace.us.
3:00 PM Oct 14, 2011
When a state tournament rolls around in any sport, coaches are often concerned about their players being affected by outside distractions. Spring Lake coach George Bitner is one of them. The longtime Lakers' coach is hoping the Homecoming festivities at Spring Lake this weekend won't be a downfall for his Lakers' squad, which is making its first state finals appearance since 2003.
10:18 AM Oct 14, 2011
Spring Lake chalked up nine first-place finishes, including a pair of relay victories, which helped the Lakers beat Coastal Conference rival Ludington on Thursday, 104-79. "It was a fun meet, but an important win for us towards the conference championship,' said Spring Lake coach Nikki Theune. "Most of the girls are holding near their best time, which is where we as coaches want them right now before we start to get ready for the conference meet in early November.'
1:01 PM Oct 13, 2011
A back injury sidelined Spring Lake's Ryan Fedewa for several weeks this fall, but the Lakers' sophomore is finally back at full strength, and just in time. Fedewa, who plays No. 1 singles, leads the Lakers' varsity boys tennis team into Friday's Division 3 state finals at Holly/Grand Blanc. He's got a chance to make a nice run at the state meet thanks to a favorable draw.
8:00 PM Oct 13, 2011
State Rep. Amanda Price will be at Spring Lake District Library from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, to talk with constituents about their concerns.
4:00 PM Oct 12, 2011
An arts and craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church.
12:19 PM Oct 11, 2011
For the three captains of the Spring Lake varsity soccer team, the feeling of losing a game in the Lakes Eight Conference is unknown. That's because it has yet to happen. The streak of 30-straight wins will carry over to at least next fall after the Lakers clinched the final game in Lakes Eight competition this season, winning the conference tournament championship game over visiting Orchard View on Monday at Spring Lake Middle School, 1-0.
10:38 AM Oct 10, 2011
Spring Lake's varsity volleyball team suffered a disappointing loss in the semifinals of the Lakers' home invitational to Lakes Eight Conference foe Grant on Saturday. The Lakers fell to the Tigers in two games, 25-20, 25-19. "We played consistently through the day until the semifinals,' said Lakers' coach Sarah Bulthuis. "In this match, we had too many hitting errors and our passingwas not consistent enough.'
12:49 AM Oct 8, 2011
The theme of the night was pie, and everyone got a piece of the action Friday at Jeffers Elementary School. The P.I.E. (peace inspiring education) Harvest Festival included children's games, prizes, pizza, raffles, a pie-baking contest and a silent auction for the chance to throw pies in the face of Spring Lake Public Schools staff. The annual school fundraiser was expected to raise close to $10,000, according to Jeffers Parents Organization President J.J. DesJardin.