9:50 AM Aug 30, 2011
Exchange Street will reopen to traffic today after undergoing a Safe Routes to School makeover. The village thoroughfare now sports traffic calming devices called "bumpouts' at the intersections with Prospect and Williams streets.
4:01 PM Aug 29, 2011
Amateur photographers are invited to hone their skills during a free photography class at Spring Lake District Library during the month of September. Photography enthusiast Gert Wallis will share his expertise and show attendees how to make the most of their camera equipment during the three-part class. It will be held Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m.: Sept. 7, 14 and 21. Attendees are encouraged to bring their cameras and questions.
5:24 PM Aug 29, 2011
A Spring Lake woman remains in critical condition at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids today following an accident Saturday night at the Spring Lake Aquatic and Fitness Center where she is employed. Brenda Blahnik suffered spinal and head injuries in the incident, according to her husband, Andy Blahnik. She is in the surgical critical care area at the Meijer Heart Center where she is recovering from spinal surgery, which was performed on Sunday, he said.
12:01 PM Aug 29, 2011
The First Baptist Church rolled out the sidewalks and threw a street party for the community on Saturday. "What's fun is the wide variety of people coming in,' the Rev. Doug Bytwerk said as several hundred people milled about the free event. The event included a roast pork dinner, children's games and magic shows. "We roasted three hogs and we're serving 1,000 hot dogs,' Bytwerk said. "It's our purpose to never charge for any of this. We always want to give this as a gift to our community.'
5:20 PM Aug 29, 2011
Six vehicles were involved in a crash on the M-104 bridge approaching the drawbridge late Saturday morning. Sgt. Curt Theune of the Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Department said traffic was stopped on the westbound M-104 bridge, approaching U.S. 31, shortly after 10:30 a.m. Several cars and a garbage truck collided.
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.

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