12:00 PM Oct 13, 2014
Local history is most often about the people and events that happened in your hometown. But, sometimes it can be someone or something that came through town, or was seen in the sky from town.
12:00 PM Oct 6, 2014
Everyone in Ottawa County knows the place to go for a Pronto Pup. While the tiny establishment on Grand Haven’s Harbor Drive is now closed for the season, a debate is still open as to who created the tasty hog dog treat.
12:00 PM Sep 29, 2014
Secret societies were nothing unusual in the latter half of the 1800s in Ottawa County. Most were labor movements or temperance organizations.
12:00 PM Sep 22, 2014
On Nov. 9, 1867, a small boat headed north from Washington Street across the Grand River to the train depot at the foot of what in now Dewey Hill capsized. The four occupants — three adults and one child — all drowned.
12:00 PM Sep 15, 2014
Rudolph and Josephine (Bushur) Stiphany immigrated to America around 1899. He was born in Bohemia; she in Switzerland.
12:01 PM Sep 8, 2014
An unusual event put Spring Lake in newspapers across the nation nearly 140 years ago.
12:00 PM Sep 2, 2014
Winsor McCay, a pioneering animator and a Spring Lake native, is known worldwide for his contributions to the world of cartooning.
12:05 PM Aug 25, 2014
Funerals are for the living — and a time to grieve. Going to a funeral shouldn't prove fatal, but it has occasionally in Ottawa County history.
12:00 PM Aug 18, 2014
The Pere Marquette train on display in Grand Haven is a popular tourist attraction.
12:04 PM Aug 11, 2014
On the evening of March 8, 1994, residents of southwest Michigan began seeing strange things in the skies over Lake Michigan, to the south of Holland.