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Price to hold in-district office hours

State Rep. Amanda Price will sponsor in-district office hours in Grand Haven on Friday, March 16, to meet with local residents and discuss issues of interest or concern.

Price will be at Coffee Grounds, located at 41 Washington Ave. from 9 to 10 a.m. Residents are welcome to stop by as their schedules allow during that time, and appointments are not necessary.

Residents can contact Price in Lansing at any time by calling toll-free (888) 238-1008 or by emailing amandaprice@house.mi.gov.

Ottawa County Presidential Primary Election Results

Ottawa County Presidential Primary Election Results

The Presidential Primary Election was held throughout Michigan on Tuesday. In Ottawa County, the majority of voters supported Rick Santorum.

The top three candidates were Rick Santorum with 21,090 votes, Mitt Romney with 15,352 votes and Ron Paul with 3,671 votes.

Voter turnout for the election was almost 25%.

Full election results can be seen by clicking here.

West Michigan Civil Conversation Project explores “The Common Good” in first public conversation

West Michigan Civil Conversation Project explores “The Common Good” in first public conversation

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- The first gathering of the West Michigan Civil Conversation Project (WMCCP) will be held Tuesday, February 21, at the Loutit District Library from 7:00-8:45 p.m in the program rooms A and B.

In this month’s inaugural gathering, participants will discuss the topic: The Common Good: E Pluribus Unum?

The project is an organized response to the growing lack of civility in our public discourse—books that demonize the author’s opponents, TV and talk-radio pundits who shout much and hear little, defamatory letters in the local paper, and more. It is intended to provide a place and process by which people can learn and practice the ability to discuss important issues with those who have differing viewpoints—and to do so with mutual respect and civility.

Deadline to apply for Ferrysburg City Council is Tuesday, Jan 24

Deadline to apply for Ferrysburg City Council is Tuesday, Jan 24

From: http://www.ferrysburg.org

The Ferrysburg City Council invites any person who has been a registered voter and a resident of the City of Ferrysburg for at least one (1) year to indicate his or her interest in appointment to the office of City Council Member for one of two open positions. One position is for a term which will end in November 2013, the second position is for a term which will end in November 2015.

Application for Appointment forms are available at Ferrysburg City Hall during regular business hours, or will be mailed upon a request to 842-5803.

Grand Haven businesses team up for "Occupy Small Street"

Grand Haven businesses team up for "Occupy Small Street"

Grand Haven, Michigan - Meg Lawton of West Michigan Company Soulseeds (www.soulseeds.com), has begun a campaign called "Occupy Small Street". She encourages everyone to support small independent businesses this holiday season. Meg Lawton believes we should get off Wall Street and put our money where our mouths are by shopping back on "Small" Street.

Lawton commented, "My heart breaks when I drive past closed family-owned retail shops. I imagine all the shattered hopes and financial stresses of the individuals involved and wish our communities could support them more. Just by being a little more mindful of where we spend our money we can help our communities grow."

Grand Haven Election Results

Grand Haven Election Results

Elections were held throughout the country on Tuesday. In Grand Haven, voters had just three races to vote on.

Geri McCaleb has been elected Mayor with an uncontested 57.28% of the votes. She replaces Mayor Roger Bergman who has been serving since 2003.

Mike Fritz and John N. Hierholzer were elected to City Council with 53.27% and 46.03% of the votes respectively.

Larry L. Kieft and Gerald A. Witherell came out on top over Michael Ciofu to take two seats on the Board of Light and Power.

Full election results can be seen by clicking here.

November Elections

November Elections

There are several proposals and candidates on the ballot for tomorrow's elections being held throughout the Grand Haven area.

For a complete list of proposals and candidates, visit Ottawa County's elections page by clicking here.