12:00 PM Dec 23, 2013
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.
12:00 PM Dec 16, 2013
Zeeland native pushed for national health care before he was against it.
12:30 PM Dec 9, 2013
History buffs fascinated by the tale of the USS Escanaba’s sinking and survivors are well versed in the drama that unfolded on the North Atlantic on June 13, 1943.
11:57 AM Dec 2, 2013
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.
12:00 PM Nov 25, 2013
From the 1850s to the turn of the 20th century, Ottawa County storytellers entertained several legends of persons who vanished, all believed to have been murdered.
12:00 PM Nov 18, 2013
Upon first glance at a distance, one would think it was a time-darkened stone headstone. But upon approach, its material becomes apparent — the 1896 grave marker was made from wood — and for its age, is in remarkable condition.
2:00 PM Nov 11, 2013
The Nunica Cemetery, established in 1883, has long been a hot spot for ghost hunters and paranormal investigators.
12:00 PM Nov 4, 2013
Not much can be found researching the life of Adrian Vander Sluis aside from his marriage in Ottawa County at Hudsonville in December 1894.
12:00 PM Oct 28, 2013
As Halloween approaches, images of grave robbers come to mind — a popular scene in old horror films. But did this ever take place in the real world of Ottawa County, Michigan?
12:00 PM Oct 21, 2013
Joseph David Pfeiffer was born on Dec. 3, 1836, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and immigrated to America in 1851.

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