12:00 PM Apr 6, 2015
In nearly four years of writing this column, the majority of the content has been concerning history in Ottawa County. And that's what this column is with this entry — history.
12:00 PM Mar 30, 2015
This is a year of celebration for St. John's Lutheran Church of Grand Haven, marking its 150th anniversary. But its beginning was not without challenges — one akin to spiritual warfare.
12:01 PM Mar 23, 2015
There have been many Grand Haven mayors since its first, George Parks, was elected in 1867. But there has only been one who, for a period, conducted his duties of office from a jail cell.
12:00 PM Mar 16, 2015
There are plenty of roads in Ottawa County. One of them, U.S. 31, is a highway that becomes a boulevard in Grand Haven.
12:00 PM Mar 9, 2015
The Jan. 10, 1894, edition of the Lewiston (Maine) Daily Sun wasn't the only newspaper in the nation to sound the end times alarm concerning the rift at the Seventh-day Adventists convention in Ottawa County’s Wright Township.
12:00 PM Mar 2, 2015
We've all heard the expression “scared to death.” But has anyone in Ottawa County’s history literally experienced such a thing?
12:00 PM Feb 23, 2015
Nina E. Solomon didn't spend much of her life in Ottawa County, but she was born in Jamestown Township in 1877 to George and Delia Solomon. Soon after her birth, the family relocated to Osceola County.
11:57 AM Feb 16, 2015
When it comes to an ideal place for viewing strange lights in the sky, or “unidentified flying objects,” Coopersville seems the place to be.
12:00 PM Feb 9, 2015
In 2001, Heidi, her husband and three children moved from Ferrysburg into a home on Fulton Avenue in Grand Haven. They were unaware of the house’s dark history.
12:00 PM Feb 2, 2015
No doubt many people arrived at work this morning with a hangover they can attribute to a Sunday Super Bowl party. More than 150 years ago, if Pastor James Ballard had his way, it would have been a dry Super Bowl celebration.