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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — A 52-year-old Marne man survived when his single-engine airplane crashed into a wooded lot off Ferris Street on Tuesday afternoon.

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Nobody was injured when a pole barn near a Crockery Township home was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon.

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Injuries were minor in a secondary crash that occurred close to a property-damage-only crash being policed at around noon Wednesday on Mercury Drive, east of Robbins Road in Grand Haven Township.

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A wood stove is the likely cause of a fire that destroyed a Robinson Township home Monday morning, according to Township Fire Chief Paul VanVelzen.

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Local police and fire organizations recently updated their mutual aid agreements, allowing each other to “get a lot more help if needed,” according to Grand Haven Department of Public Safety Director Jeff Hawke.

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WRIGHT TWP. — A 29-year-old Conklin man was injured when he rolled his pickup truck Friday afternoon on 16th Avenue near Comstock Street.

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FERRYSBURG — Two people were injured when a semi-truck jackknifed on southbound U.S. 31 just north of the Grand Haven drawbridge early Thursday afternoon.

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Area firefighters were at several Northwest Ottawa County locations this past Friday and Saturday collecting toys and financial donations for the annual American Legion Goodfellows Crusade for Toys.

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School and business closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to have an effect on local non-profit ventures, including the Crusade for Toys, which is put on by the American Legion Goodfellows and area fire departments.

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FERRYSBURG — The driver was injured when a semi-truck hauling gravel tipped over on the entrance ramp to northbound U.S. 31 in Ferrysburg Tuesday morning.

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OLIVE TWP. — One person was injured in a two-car crash Thursday evening at the intersection of West Olive Road and Port Sheldon Road.

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A man charged in connection with burning down his Spring Lake Township mobile home in 2019 was sentenced to jail time and probation Monday in Ottawa County Circuit Court.

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ROBINSON TWP. — A Grand Haven woman was pinned in her vehicle after a two-car crash Friday morning at the intersection of Lincoln Street and 136th Avenue in Robinson Township.

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While local and state officials paid virtual tributes to Jim Koster and the Koster family legacy Monday night, the longtime firefighter and now deputy chief of the Spring Lake Fire Department said, “The real honor is being able to serve this community.”

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Area fire departments have canceled all Fire Prevention Week open houses for this week due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Firefighters cut two large holes in the roof of a home at 14673 Ammeraal Ave. in Grand Haven Township in order to extinguish a fire there Tuesday afternoon.

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John Stalzer says one of his main goals as Spring Lake’s new fire chief is to hire three full-time firefighters early next year.