Community members and visitors filled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parking lot on Saturday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of upgrades to the boardwalk and 35 years of supporting the city of Grand Haven with waterfront and pier projects.
The last pair of purple martins nesting in the gourds at Grand Haven State Park may have a tough time getting their young ready in time for the flight south to the Amazon rainforest.
In Colorado, a law passed this spring requires any sex education taught in the state’s public schools to be medically accurate and, in an unusual move, carves out $1 million to pay for it.
A budding Lutheran church in Kingston, Jamaica, is getting a helping hand from Lutheran congregations from across the United States. And, this fall, a team from a Grand Haven church will join the fix-up mission.
Emergency crews from the Ottawa County Sheriff Marine Patrol and Coast Guard Station Grand Haven sped out the channel onto Lake Michigan late Sunday afternoon on a call of boaters in distress with the boat possibly sinking.
“He’s still in charge – I’m just the go-fer,” joked Scott Klaassen as a group of Coast Guard Festival and carnival officials rallied around the longtime chairman of the festival’s carnival committee, Dan Guzek, on Wednesday.
There was smoke but no fire, and the fourth annual Coast Guard Festival Waterball Tournament went on to completion after a radiator hose blew on the fire truck pumping water for the event.
Doug and Diana Sovis parked their fifth-wheel camper at the Covenant Life Church parking lot for 25 years so they could be in the thick of things during the Coast Guard Festival.
Heroes and Legends was the theme of the annual Coast Guard Festival Cardboard Boat Race, but some of the heroes found their boats making a break for the launch instead of the seawall finish line Saturday afternoon.
Coopersville-area residents are encouraged to line the city’s streets late Saturday morning when the family of Ken VanDoorn gives their loved one his last ride in a tow truck.
Last week, several members of the Tri-Cities Family YMCA Board and members of the community learned what it takes to provide “The Best Summer Ever” through Summer Day Camp at the local Y.
They haven’t seen any heat exhaustion cases so far this summer at the Grand Haven Animal Hospital’s emergency clinic, but people should be on the lookout for that possibility.
Sailing the Great Lakes is a “bucket list” trip for John Lecznar, but he says his main goal is to raise awareness for the research of his nephew’s disease.
Extended periods of hot weather after a cool spring have resulted in algae blooms and spurts of weed growth in Spring Lake and area bayous.
The Flahive Memorial Cruise is going strong after 24 years and organizer Kurt Pravda expects around 150 cars for this year’s event, which will take place Wednesday evening.
Ryan Venhuizen rode in a single engine airplane for the first time as a 15-year-old at a Young Eagles event and now, 26 years later, he brought his kids for their first experience with the program.
A weekend-long search for a missing Grand Haven man ended when the body of 25-year-old Dylan Tarr was located in the Grand River late Sunday morning.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Residents will get a chance to chat with Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies over an ice cream cone during the Cops & Cones event Saturday at Skoops, 16830 Robbins Road.
Three people on a personal watercraft were rescued after the vessel flipped over Sunday afternoon in large waves near the south pier head at Holland Harbor.
FERRYSBURG — The meaning of the Fourth of July is a little different for everyone, whether it’s just about America’s birthday, celebrating or remembrance of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
ROBINSON TWP. - Felix Pytlinske wasn’t born when his parents traveled from Chicago and opened a small marina and store on July 4, 1929, on Stearn’s Bayou.
Police say the recent installation of new life rings on Grand Haven’s south pier enabled bystanders to rescue a struggling swimmer from Lake Michigan on Saturday night.
An increased law enforcement presence will be on the water over the Fourth of July holiday with officers on the lookout for intoxicated boat operators.