County officials are taking the next in an initiative to educate Ottawa County employees, host annual forums and get more involved in community diversity programs, after kick-starting an initiative in 2013
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Frank Parcheta met a milestone Thursday while surrounded by family and friends. The local World War II veteran celebrated his 100th birthday.
After kicking off in March 2019, the Ships Log column has sailed until January 2020, and now it’s time to finally layup for the winter as we received our last cargo of the season.
A winter weather advisory for portions of central, south-central, southwest and west-central Michigan (including Ottawa County) is in effect from late tonight until Saturday evening.
Aline “Sybil” Holland grew emotional Wednesday when members of the VFW Post 2326 Honor Guard handed her a red carnation in honor of her late husband, John, who served in the National Guard and U.S. Army.
MUSKEGON — It could be a state record, but even if it's not, Orchard View Public School's Mrs. Lake has been in the classroom for 55 years — and counting.
WASHINGTON — Congressman Bill Huizenga, Republican co-chairman of the Great Lakes Task Force, led a bipartisan effort with 40 of his colleagues emphasizing the importance of infrastructure projects across the Great Lakes region.
LANSING — A state senator is under fire Wednesday after telling a female reporter she should stick around at the Capitol because a group of high school students from an all boys school, touring the Capitol, could “have a lot of fun” with her.
An easy-to-remember, three-digit number similar to 911 for those contemplating suicide could save lives, experts say, but it also represents a symbolic shift in a still stigmatized world — that mental health emergencies are just as important as physical ones.
A 47-year-old Grand Rapids woman and an Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputy were injured in a head-on crash early Wednesday morning in Georgetown Township.
Today: A chance of snow before 1 p.m., then rain likely, possibly mixed with snow between 1 and 2 p.m.; then rain likely after 2 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 38. East-southeast wind 6 to 11 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation …
The inaugural Grand Haven Hispanic Heritage Fiesta was Sept. 28, 2019. Six months in the making, its organizers’ goal was to showcase and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the area's Hispanic community.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — A dog rescued from a burning mobile home will be OK, according to officials at the scene of a fire Tuesday afternoon at the Forest Lake Estates in Spring Lake Township.
ST. PETERSBURG — In 2019, Florida Banana managed to eclipse Florida Man. From alligator antics to naked people doing wacky things, Florida did not disappoint in the weird news department this year.
A Norton Shores woman, charged in a Thanksgiving Day incident that resulted in a police officer colliding with another vehicle, pleaded guilty Monday morning in Ottawa County District Court.
A less than forceful winter storm combined with people heeding warnings to stay off the roads may have contributed to a lighter-than-expected load for emergency personnel this past weekend.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Fire damage was minimal but smoke damage was substantial in a house fire Sunday night in Spring Lake Township, according to Spring Lake Fire Chief Brian Sipe.
Searches for two persons missing in separate incidents in Ottawa County are continuing, according to Capt. Mark Bennett of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.
More than 100 years of highway history will be the focal point for a new display in the second floor gallery of the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, 200 Washington Ave.
LOS ANGELES — Once a month, a very particular Sunday service unfolds on a patio outside a Starbucks in El Monte, California. When jets fly overhead, members of the congregation have to shout across the table at one another.
DEARBORN — There is a knock at the door and inside the house several young faces are smiling through the glass, jostling to get a better view of their afternoon visitors.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — United Methodist Church leaders from around the world and across ideological divides unveiled a plan Jan. 3 for a new conservative denomination that would split from the church in an attempt to resolve a decades-long dispute over gay marriage and gay clergy.