Four area schools schedule open houses, information nights for Freedom Christian families
The closing of Freedom Christian Schools has led to four other parochial school systems hosting open houses to show displaced students and families their offerings.
Freedom Christian school closing has parents 'scrambling'
Lisa and Jeff Modert looked forward to their youngest son, Michael, graduating from Freedom Christian School, just as his three older siblings had before him.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Job Fair for Displaced Lamar Workers in Hudsonville
There were an equal amount of laid-off workers and prospective employers at a three-hour job fair in Hudsonville yesterday morning.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Serial scammer faces prison for taking money for asphalt work that was never done
A 46-year-old man who liked to take money for asphalt jobs that never happened faces prison and hefty fines after pleading guilty to false pretenses as a habitual offender.
Ice cream lovers pick the first Pure Michigan winter flavor
If you are partial to s'mores, then you will like the winning flavor of a contest to pick Hudsonville Ice Cream's first Pure Michigan Winter flavor.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Freedom Christian Schools closing due to insufficient funding
The school board of Freedom Christian, 6340 Autumn Drive, sent a letter to parents on Thursday, July 17, stating that that had recently extended teacher contracts and interviewed candidates for open teacher positions.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Twister tracker: See where Michigan's tornadoes tore across the state
When tornadoes strike Michigan, it's a strong reminder the state isn't immune from some of the country's worst weather.
Rescued Exotic Animal Euthanized After Rabies Scare
An exotic white-nosed coati on the loose in the city of Warren last week whose capture led to the discovery and rescue of 30 animals being kept in a residential garage has been euthanized at the direction of the Macomb County Health Department.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Lamar Construction Co.'s landlord seeks permission to evict its bankrupt tenant
The owners of the distinctive cantilevered office building that Lamar Construction Co.
WSJM-AM Saint Joseph
Governor Snyder Pauses, Picks Favorite New Hudsonville Ice Cream
Yes, there are problems pending that need the attention of state leaders. But in any job, there comes the need to have a little fun, and Governor Snyder did just that Wednesday with representatives from Holland-based Hudsonville Ice Cream.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
WTKG-AM Grand Rapids
A Possible LIfeline For Lamar Workers
All former Lamar Construction employees from the Hudsonville facility are invited to attend an informational and service event this event Monday, July 21st , 9 AM to 12 PM at Hudsonville High School Cafeteria, 5037 32nd Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Building trade group offers to help Lamar Construction Co. employees find new jobs
Employees of bankrupt Lamar Construction Co. should be able to find new jobs quickly in West Michigan, according to leaders of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., a trade group with more than 400 members in West Michigan.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
West Michigan birth announcements
Grand Rapids: June 24: Noah Lee to Ashley and Joel Roberson; June 27: Ayden to Jill Myers and Jorden Mitchell; June 28: Gabriel Rondae Malik to Ebony Brown; July 1: Angel Luis to Brandi Williams and Tony Cuevas; July 1: Jasiah Richard to Jamie Heath and Richard Fox Holland: June 26: Kayden William to Monique McKiness and Ben Sandee; July 5: Gavin ... (more)
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Construction Firm Announces Full Shutdown
Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning.
Lamar Construction Co. files for bankruptcy after abruptly laying off all 280 employees
Lamar Construction Co., the Hudsonville firm that abruptly laid off all of its 280 employees this week, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Friday, July 11. In a petition filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, company shareholders Carl Blauwkamp and George Holmes said they will liquidate and dissolve the company through the proceedings.
Contractor issues won't slow Canton charter
Officials from Canton Preparatory High School, the charter school being built on Cherry Hill in Canton, said the bankruptcy filing of its general contractor this week won't have any negative impact on the project.
A worker lays shingles as construction continues on a residential home in Carlsbad
Earlier this week, a Hudsonville construction company announced an immediate partial shutdown, putting 180 people out of work.
Driving record of wrong-way motorist in fiery I-96 crash shows six infractions
A 32-year-old woman in critical condition after driving the wrong way on I-96, causing a fiery crash Thursday night, had several prior driving infractions, including failure to stop for a school bus, records show.
State of Michigan
Snyder makes appointment to Veterans Trust Fund board of trustees
Thursday, July 10, 2014 LANSING, Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Brandi McBride, of Hudsonville, to the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund board of trustees.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Dave Ramsey: West Michigan student wins financial literacy challenge, college scholarship
A Hudsonville senior was among three students awarded college scholarships for winning Dave Ramsey's national Financial Literacy Challenge, according to Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance.