12:00 PM Sep 23, 2013
Strange creatures lurking in area bayous and waterways have made headlines in the Grand Haven Tribune since the latter half of the 1800s. In the 1890s, Tribune Publisher Horace Nichols wrote that having a sea serpent somewhere near a hotel or resort was actually good for business, as it drew in tourists.
11:56 AM Sep 16, 2013
Several times in the past decade, West Michigan newspapers have reported on a strange canine-like creature people claim to have seen in woodlands — not the legendary Chubacabra, but the Michigan Dogman.
12:00 PM Sep 9, 2013
One of the saddest cases of a family struck down by disease in Ottawa County history is that of the Chappell family, who suffered the loss of seven members in less than three years.
10:00 AM Sep 3, 2013
It is a tiny house on a really small lot — but it caused quite a stir back in the 1960s and 1970s, according to one person who claims she knew the homeowners, when paranormal activity went on there.
12:00 PM Aug 26, 2013
It has been more than a century since Martin C. Golden, a popular Dennison general store keeper, was gunned down after closing up shop.
1:33 PM Aug 19, 2013
Eighty years ago Sunday, mobster Baby Face Nelson and five associates rode into Grand Haven and robbed the Peoples Savings Bank.
12:00 PM Aug 12, 2013
While the robbery of The Peoples Savings Bank of Grand Haven 80 years ago by Baby Face Nelson and his cohorts ranks as the most famous in Ottawa County history, one of the most peculiar bank robberies involved a talking doll that essentially outed the mastermind of the 1931 Hudsonville bank heist.
11:56 AM Aug 5, 2013
Eighty years ago, Grand Haven resident and businessman Edward Kinkema secured his way into history books for his heroic actions during a shootout that took place at the time of the Peoples Savings Bank robbery.
12:00 PM Jul 29, 2013
After residing in Forman, N.D., for several years, 24-year-old Sherman K. Wells returned to his mother's home in Polkton Township in December 1902. Sherman, born in 1878 to Delmar and Lizzie Wells, was one of three Wells children.
12:30 PM Jul 22, 2013
On the evening of July 13, 1875, the body of a well-dressed man was discovered washed ashore on the Lake Michigan beach near Holland in Ottawa County. In the man's pocket was a bottle, in which was a letter. The message, determined to be written by the deceased, identified the man as Daniel K. Albright of Fort Madison, Iowa.