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Woman dies after Grand Haven Twp. crash


GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- A woman has died following a crash Monday afternoon in Ottawa County's Grand Haven Township.

It happened around 12:30 p.m. at intersection US-31 and Comstock Street.

As the left-turn traffic signal was flashing yellow, a car driven by a 60-year-old woman started turning from southbound 31 onto Comstock, but she pulled into the path of a van headed north on 31, where the signal was green. After the car and the van collided, the van then crashed into a utility pole.

The car's passenger, 91-year-old Doris Hartwick of Fruitport, was taken to North Ottawa Community Hospital in critical condition. She passed away at 5:50 p.m. at the hospital.

Both drivers were also hospitalized.

The crash remains under investigation.


Class rallies to buy ring for classmate


FRUITPORT, Mich. (WZZM) -- We hear of acts of kindness often, but it may be hard to top the act a high school freshman class in Fruitport pulled off for one of their classmates.

Caden Buway, a freshman at Calvary Christian High School, wasn't going to be able to get a class ring because his family didn't have the means to pay for it. So other members of his freshman class decided to pool their money together and buy a class ring for him.

Caden was stunned when his classmates presented him with his new ring Wednesday afternoon at school.

"There was no way we would have been able to afford something like this, so getting a class ring is amazing," said Buway with a big smile across his face. "It's like something out of a dream; of all people, why me?"

Lost Boat Ceremony in Muskegon at USS Silversides Museum

Lost Boat Ceremony in Muskegon at USS Silversides Museum

On Sunday, May 24, 2015, the USS Silversides Submarine Museum will hold the 29th Annual Lost Boat Ceremony to honor the 52 USN submarines that were lost during WW11 and the over 3500 men who are still on “eternal patrol.”

The ceremony will begin at 11:00am with a fly over by a local warbird group, The Hooligans. The keynote address will be delivered by Captain Michael B. Ryan, commanding officer and professor of Naval Science at the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit at the University of Notre Dame. The ceremony concludes with the starting of the Silversides’ engines.

You are invited to a free lunch following the ceremony and will have time to explore the museum and vessels at no charge up until 1:00pm.

If interested and wanting more information, contact Frank Marczak, Associate Director, at 231-755-1230 or e-mail to: fmarczak@silversidesmuseum.org

Hillary Hovinga joins United Way as Director of Marketing and Communications

Hillary Hovinga joins United Way as Director of Marketing and Communications

Ottawa County has named Hillary Hovinga as Director of Marketing and Communications for United Way. She will be responsible for the development and implementation of Greater Ottawa County United Way’s marketing strategies, planning, marketing communications and public relations activities.

Previously she worked with United Way as a marketing and graphic design contractor. She brings over ten years of experience in the field of marketing, public relations and graphic design.

Hillary lives in Holland with her husband and two daughters. She volunteers at Engedi Church and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Advocacy Center along with other organizations.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

49 million people face hunger every day, including 16,000 million children. The month of May is time for the Stamp Out Hunger Drive sponsored by the Postal Service.

You have a chance to make a difference for those in need & put smiles on faces this Saturday, May9! Place non-perishable food items in a bag or box by your mailbox for the letter carriers in your area to pick up, while they drop off your mail.

These food items will be sorted & delivered to area food banks or pantries for families less fortunate.

Visit www.usps.com for more information.

Farmers Market to Open

Farmers Market to Open

On Saturday’s starting May 9 from 8am – 1pm, the Grand Haven Farmers Market will again be open for the community to shop fresh & local from area farmers.

Fresh seasonal produce & flowers to baked goods and so much more will be found at the Chinook Pier located at 301 N. Harbor Drive in Grand Haven.

Call: (616)842-4910 or visit www.grandhavenchamber.org

Five major historic preservation projects honored with Governor’s Awards

Five major historic preservation projects honored with Governor’s Awards

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