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Police locate body of missing Allegan County man along lakeshore

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This past week I was thankful to see the classic lakers John G. Munson and Wilfred Sykes visit, as well as the Laura L. VanEnkevort/Joseph H. Thompson.

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Slavery didn’t end in 1863 when Abraham Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation. In reality, it took time for the message to take hold, and it wouldn’t be until June 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, that slavery had finally ended in the last holdout state of Texas.

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A wind advisory for much of Michigan, including Ottawa County, remains in effect through this evening. Gusts of 45 mph or more are possible.

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The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for portions of central, south-central, southwest and west-central Michigan from 10 p.m. Tuesday through 8 p.m. Wednesday. This includes Ottawa County.

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The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday sent the involuntary manslaughter case of the parents of accused Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley back to the Court of Appeals to consider whether there was sufficient evidence for James and Jennifer Crumbley to stand trial.

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Judge denies bid for new trial in Whitmer kidnapping case

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Sitting in a courtroom on the second floor of the Ottawa County Courthouse, it looks like a regular daily docket of court hearings, with defendants filling the gallery and each taking their turn to speak with the judge.

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Today: A 30 percent chance of showers after 4 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a south-southeast wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

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A Holland woman, who was arrested in the Grand Haven-area last week for allegedly stealing a car and credit cards, has been sentenced to nine months in jail for larceny and resisting a police officer in an incident that took place earlier this year in Holland Township.

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LANSING — The Michigan Board of State Canvassers voted unanimously Monday to certify the results of the state’s Nov. 8 general election during an at-capacity, hourslong meeting in which an audience member was escorted out by police.

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NEW YORK — Don’t look for plastic partitions or faraway benches when visiting Santa Claus this year. The jolly old elf is back, pre-pandemic style, and he’s got some pressing issues on his mind.

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The clock on the outside wall of Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland says it’s “almost December.” Christmas is in the air.

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Prosecutor: Detroit officers who killed man won't be charged

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A bid from a contracting company to replace more than a dozen fire hydrants in Spring Lake Township was approved by the Township Board at its Nov. 14 meeting.

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Two Michigan hospitals to add more beds on emergency basis amid RSV surge

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In the movie, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” the Clark Griswold character falling off his ladder while attempting to put up his Christmas lights comes across as funny. In the real world, falling off the roof is anything but comical.

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Today: A 30 percent chance of showers before 8 a.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 44. West-northwest wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

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WEST OLIVE — Back in 2021, the federal government allocated Ottawa County $57 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). To try and figure out how best to spend the money, the county surveyed residents and decided to put some of it toward affordable housing, broadband internet service…

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Today: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4 p.m. Patchy fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. South wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

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Each year, millions of Americans gather around the table for a Thanksgiving feast, but how much do you really know about the holiday?