Long before white settlements were established in what became Ottawa County, residents were Native Americans from Pottawatomie and Ottawa tribes. Of their many beliefs, the tribes shared fear of a creature known as the “Wendigo.”
At this time of year, many wonder what will be left under the Christmas tree for them.
For Spring Lake resident Pete Fries, what he found under a tree in 1989 was unbelievable — even if it wasn’t a gift for him.
Charles Leopold Bastian and Lewis Greene Blessing founded the Midwestern company Bastian-Blessing in 1908, and two years later established a factory in Grand Haven, which operated until closing its doors in 1988.