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Mystery surrounds pilot's death in west Michigan airplane crash

Local and federal medical officials came to conflicting conclusions on what caused the death of a west Michigan pilot whose plane crashed near Ottawa Executive Airport in 2020. Dale DeWeese, 61, and his wife, Joyce, 59, died on Sept. 19, 2020, as the Van's RV-9 kit aircraft he was piloting...
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30 X 60-Foot American Flag That Has Flown 57 Years Stolen In Holland

Someone has stolen a giant iconic flag from a car dealership in Holland, Michigan, that has flown over the lot for 57 years. Thirteen alternating horizontal stripes of red and white with a blue rectangle holding fifty stars. Old Glory is a symbol of freedom and one of the most recognizable flags in the world.

Deer Hunter Becomes the Hunted When Buck Charges Full Force: VIDEO

The most heart-pounding hunts tend to be the ones with bison, bear and other towering, big game animals. However, not to be underestimated are whitetail deer. More often than not, hunters tend to scope out a pair of antlers from the vantage point of a tree stand or from behind the fabric of a blind. But this hunter decided to forego the extra equipment and position himself in between the breaks of the brush.

ATV crash leaves 2 children injured in Mecosta County

MECOSTA COUNTY, MI - Two 7-year-old children face none life-threatening injuries after crashing an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) into a pole Sunday morning. On Sunday, July 3, at 11:35 a.m., deputies were dispatched to an ATV incident driven by a Grand Rapids 7-year-old female and her 7-year-old brother, police said. The...

Hamilton's Eli Timmerman is Holland Sentinel Boys Golfer of the Year

HAMILTON — Ever since Eli Timmerman started playing high school golf, he's asserted his dominance across the area. The Hamilton junior earned first-team all-confernce honors in the OK Blue, qualified for the individual state finals and was named the Holland Sentinel's Boys Golfer of the Year for the second consecutive season. He earned five individual medals on the season and had a 9-hole scoring average of just 37.8.

Senior care provider exec sees generous community giving amid economic disruptions

A Q&A with Curtis Gritters, vice president of development at Holland Home. Curtis Gritters moved from one health care setting to another in April when he became vice president of development at Grand Rapids senior living and care provider Holland Home. A registered nurse who also holds an executive MBA from Grand Valley State University, Gritters worked for 19 years at Spectrum Health, most recently as director of provider contracting and analytics at insurance affiliate Priority Health. Gritters recently discussed his new role, where he is responsible for fundraising to support services and capital projects at the nonprofit Holland Home and its Faith Hospice.

Holland Sentinel All-Area boys golf team

ON THE LINKS: OK green all-conference honorable mention, state qualifier. COACH’S VIEW: "Jack started the season a little slow but played consistent golf for us all season. He finished strong in the Regional Tournament to earn a spot in the state finals. He was our number one player and scored in the top four in almost every event this season. I look forward to seeing him improve over the summer to give himself another chance at the state finals next year," - Carla Stowie.