2:00 PM Aug 27, 2011
Spring Lake Wesleyan Church, 15550 Cleveland St., is hosting an evening of free family entertainment beginning with a show by illusionist Tom Coverly at 4 p.m. Sunday. Coverly, a Grand Rapids resident, is known as the Christian Criss Angel and David Blaine and has shared the stage speaking with many of the nation's most recognized speakers and Christian bands. Following Coverly's performance will be a concert, games and carnival concessions.
1:56 PM Aug 26, 2011
A year ago, Spring Lake scored a touchdown as time expired to beat Whitehall in the season-opener for both teams. On Thursday night, the Lakers looked poised for another dramatic win, but a costly interception by quarterback Keegan Wolter with just over a minute remaining helped the visiting Vikings hold on for a wild 33-31 win over the host Lakers at Thomas E. Grabinski Field.
10:57 PM Aug 25, 2011
A year ago, Spring Lake scored a touchdown as time expired to beat Whitehall in the season-opener for both teams. On Thursday night, the Lakers looked poised for another dramatic win, but a costly interception by quarterback Keegan Wolter with just over a minute remaining helped the visiting Vikings hold on for a wild 33-31 win over the host Lakers at Thomas E. Grabinski Field.
2:00 PM Aug 25, 2011
There will be magic in the air Saturday at the First Baptist Church annual Street Party. Colorado magician David Laflin will perform at noon and 2 p.m. at the free event. It will also include food, games, crafts, kiddie train, inflatable 60-foot maze, climbing tower, double-lane slide, dunk tank and a fire truck. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church parking lot, 118 E. Exchange St., across from the Spring Lake District Library.
10:28 AM Aug 25, 2011
It's been a roller-coaster season for a trio of Spring Lake linemen, and the Lakers haven't even played a game yet. Coach Jerry Rabideau was looking forward to having the services of seniors Tyler Goeglein, Andrew Hissom and Zach Boeve, but all three suffered various injuries during the offseason or early in fall camp that would keep them out a minimum half of the season.
2:00 PM Aug 24, 2011
West Michigan residents will be transported back to the excitement and triumph of V-E Day at Bravo On the Boat 2011 - a fundraiser for The Little Red House Adult Day Care Services on Saturday, Sept. 24. Think Bob Hope, Andrews Sisters and Marlene Dietrich; flyboys and GIs; the Jitterbug and Lindy; and swinging to Big Band sounds. Bravo! On the Boat 2011 will take place aboard the USS LST-393 in Muskegon. The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, and music from the Lakeshore Big Band. A strolling dinner will follow at 7 p.m.
4:00 PM Aug 24, 2011
The ballot is set for the Sept. 13 Village of Spring Lake election, but write-in candidates have until 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, to file a declaration-of-intent form. Village Councilman Jim MacLachlan is running unopposed for a two-year village president term. Village President Bill Filber said he decided to not run for re-election. Councilmen Stephen Nauta and David Bennett are seeking re-election to four-year council seats. No one is running for a third vacant four-year council term.
10:54 AM Aug 24, 2011
Volunteers are needed for the Old Boys Brewhouse Oktoberfest races being held Sept. 16-17. The Kids Race on Friday, Sept. 16, kicks off the weekend of events. Saturday's races include a marathon beginning at 8 a.m., half marathon beginning at 8:15 a.m., and 5k beginning at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed for both Friday and Saturday.
10:37 AM Aug 24, 2011
A two-year agreement is in place with Spring Lake Public Schools teachers that will enable the district to significantly reduce its labor costs. The Spring Lake Board of Education on Tuesday approved a two-year contract with the district's 132 teachers. The teachers had already ratified the agreement on Aug. 18. Teachers have agreed to a two-year wage freeze and significant changes in their health insurance plans. Teachers who are eligible for step pay raises will receive one-half of a step increase during the second year of the contract.
7:34 AM Aug 24, 2011
An autopsy has been completed on the body of a man pulled out of the Grand River Saturday evening, but the cause of his death is still undetermined, Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Chief Roger DeYoung said late this morning. Michael Kirby, 51, of Coopersville, died sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning when he fell into the water behind his boat docked at the Village Cove Marina, 900 W. Savidge St. in Spring Lake. Kirby was last seen by friends after 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn, police reported. He was discovered missing Saturday morning.

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