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Ottawa County Board votes unanimously to retain Hambley as health officer
OTTAWA COUNTY — Thirteen months after the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners, led by a new far-right majority, attempted to fire her, officials have agreed Adeline Hambley will remain the county's health officer, after all. Following a nearly 12-hour closed session Monday, Feb. 26, commissioners voted 11-0 to keep...
See all homes sold in Ottawa County, Feb. 19 to Feb. 25
The following is a listing of all home transfers in Ottawa County reported from Feb. 19 to Feb. 25. There were 44 transactions posted during this time. During this period, the median sale for the area was a 1,485-square-foot home on Krueger Street in Spring Lake that sold for $309,900.
Michigan man sentenced to prison in starvation death of his disabled brother
A Michigan man who pleaded guilty in his disabled brother's starvation death was sentenced Monday to a minimum of 30 years in prison by a judge who said the defendant is "one step away from becoming a psychopath."Paul Ferguson, 21, pleaded guilty in December to first-degree child abuse in the death of 15-year-old Timothy Ferguson. He was sentenced Monday to a minimum of 30 years and a maximum of 100 years in prison.Timothy Ferguson, who had autism and was speech- and motor-impaired, weighed only 69 pounds (31.3 kilograms) when he died in July 2022 at the family's western Michigan home...
Taste of Spring Lake: 4 Pizzas That Will Blow Your Mind
In this article, we'll be exploring four outstanding pizzerias in Spring Lake. Have you had the chance to taste their unique pizzas yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Ottawa County Administrator Accused Of Various Types Of Inappropriate Workplace Behavior
(Grand Rapids, MI) – Ottawa County Administrator John Gibbs who is currently on paid administrator leave is being accused of multiple forms of inappropriate workplace behavior. Administrator John Gibbs allegedly made sexually disparaging comments about a commissioner and threatened to attack an attorney. Reports say that the comments about the commissioner were typically about their religion and about them being a woman. He also was accused of saying he wanted to beat county attorney Jack Jordan to death.
Judge tosses $2 Muskegon Lake property deal, saying city made it in ‘bad faith’
MUSKEGON, MI – The city of Muskegon acted in “bad faith” and violated the state constitution when it sold public access to Muskegon Lake property for $2 to a developer planning a dry marina operation there, a judge has ruled. Muskegon County Circuit Judge Kenneh Hoopes said...
Muskegon-area boys basketball district scoreboard for Feb. 26
MUSKEGON, MI – The opening round of any postseason tournament can often provide some of the most memorable moments of a deep playoff run. The 2024 Michigan high school boys basketball district tournament had a little bit of everything on Monday night from blowouts to overtime thrillers and even a few surprising upsets.
Ottawa Co. Property Taxes Go Up as County Board Continues Personnel Meetings
OLIVE TWP., MI (WHTC-AM/FM, Feb. 25, 2024) – Overshadowed by the ongoing drama over Administrative Health Officer Adeline Hambley and Administrator John Gibbs at the Ottawa County Administration Building in West Olive is the fact that property owners in the county will have to fork over more money in taxes.
Marcia Meoli: Beware of what 'tactical civics' actually means
On Feb. 8, Nancy Pochron wrote an excellent letter about “tactical civics” arriving in Ottawa County under the guise of “Save the Campbell.” On Feb. 11, The Sentinel published a comprehensive report of the apparent effort by some to keep Consumers Energy, a private company, from decommissioning and demolishing the Campbell power plant in Port Sheldon. Consumers Energy made the business decision to phase out coal plants by 2025.
Arsonist of Muskegon Boys and Girls Club sentenced to 11 months jailtime
MUSKEGON, MI - The man accused of setting the Muskegon Boys and Girls Club on fire last summer was sentenced Monday to nearly a year in jail, records show. Bruce Potter, 22, was sentenced to 11 months in jail after pleading no contest to third-degree arson, according to Muskegon County court records. He was given credit for 115 days served, records show.
WATCH: Single-engine plane lands outside Coopersville diner, takes off
COOPERSVILLE, Mich. — An unknown pilot landed his small single-engine airplane on a street in Coopersville during the lunch hour last Friday, parked it at a truck stop diner, then later took off, according to witnesses. “I got to the restaurant to meet my dad for lunch and the...
First-half barrage headlines Muskegon-area boys hoops roundup for district openers
Wine, cider and liquor coming to Lake Michigan’s Burning Foot Festival
MUSKEGON, MI -- More drink options are coming to an annual end-of-summer bash on Lake Michigan. The Burning Foot Festival at Pere Marquette, happening on Aug. 24, is known to draw crowds in the thousands and offer hundreds of craft beverages from Michigan and the Midwest. If you purchase a...
City hears update from assigned county deputy
FERRYSBURG — An Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputy assigned to the Tri-Cities presented the latest updates from his team at the latest City Council meeting. Sgt. Jake MacKellar told the council he’s been working the Ferrysburg/Spring Lake area for 20 years.
Exploring Muskegon's Culinary Scene: 6 Mexican Eateries You Can't Miss
In this article, we're exploring six exceptional Mexican restaurants in Muskegon. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments below!
Norton Shores Feb 24 Weekly Crime Report
During the last week, Norton Shores reported a total of 41 crime cases. The most common type of crime was 'Suspicious Situation', with 15 instances, followed by 'Argument' with 12 instances. These two categories make up nearly 66% of the total crimes reported. Other less frequent types of crimes included 'Other' with 7 instances, 'Arrest' and 'Theft', each with 3 instances, and 'Assault' with a single case. It's concerning to note that despite the majority of cases being classified as 'Suspicious Situation' or 'Argument', there were still instances of more severe crimes such as 'Theft' and 'Assault'. This indicates a need for continued vigilance and proactive measures from both the community and law enforcement in Norton Shores.
Stolen trailer returned, police still looking for suspects
A trailer that was stolen from a Spring Lake business was found and has been returned to its rightful owner. “It appears the thieves stole it and brought it to Chicago to resell it,” said Capt. Jake Sparks of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.
Muskegon Feb 25 Weekly Crime Report: 161 Incidents and 3 Crime Stories
Muskegon Feb 25 Weekly Crime Report: 161 Incidents and 3 Crime Stories. During the last week, Muskegon witnessed a total of 161 reported crime cases. The most frequent type of incident was 'Suspicious Situation', with 46 instances, followed by 'Other' with 40 instances, and 'Argument' with 30 instances. More severe crimes like 'Assault' were reported 18 times, and 'Arrest' followed with 12 instances. Lesser severe but still significant crimes such as 'Theft', 'Burglary', and 'Vandalism' were reported 9, 3, and 3 times respectively. These statistics indicate a concerning prevalence of suspicious activities and disputes in the place. The local authorities are urged to take appropriate measures to ensure the safety and security of the residents.
EGLE grant to help Muskegon Heights cover cost of replacing aging water lines
A grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy will provide more than $19 million to overhaul Muskegon Heights’ water system.
Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Two Yolks Café boasts unique brunch options in Grand Haven
GRAND HAVEN, MI - Two Yolks Café has served fresh, farm-to-table ingredients in a cozy, relaxed atmosphere for a few years. Owners Joanna and Mark Peterson took over the fairly new local spot at 1099 S. Beacon Blvd. in Grand Haven in September 2021 to serve dishes that stray from traditional brunch fare.