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Today’s obituary: Henry Dobrowolski of Muskegon dies at 86

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - July 29, 2014 - 11:53am
HENRY DOBROWOLSKI, 86, died on Saturday, July 26, 2014. HENRY DOBROWOLSKI, 86, died on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Dobrowolski served in the United States Army during the Korean War......
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A look back: Top Muskegon-area prep volleyball moments of 2013

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - July 29, 2014 - 11:00am
None of the Muskegon-area high school volleyball teams made it to Battle Creek for the state semifinals and finals, but there were still many memorable moments from the 2013 season ......
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Muskegon Township man, apparently high on acid, shows up armed, wearing only a towel at pizza business

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - July 29, 2014 - 10:22am

A 27-year-old Muskegon Township man armed with a handgun, allegedly wearing only a towel and apparently tripping on acid, was arrested Saturday after firing a weapon outside Happy's Pizza.

 

MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, MI – A 27-year-old Muskegon Township man armed with a handgun, allegedly wearing only a towel and apparently tripping on acid, was arrested Saturday after firing a weapon outside Happy's Pizza.

The incident was reported at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, outside Happy's Pizza, 1701 E. Apple, after the Muskegon Township man showed up to the business "wearing only a towel and carrying a gun," according...

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Muskegon Township man, apparently high on acid, shows up armed, wearing only a towel at pizza business

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - July 29, 2014 - 10:22am

A 27-year-old Muskegon Township man armed with a handgun, allegedly wearing only a towel and apparently tripping on acid, was arrested Saturday after firing a weapon outside Happy's Pizza.

 

MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, MI – A 27-year-old Muskegon Township man armed with a handgun, allegedly wearing only a towel and apparently tripping on acid, was arrested Saturday after firing a weapon outside Happy's Pizza.

The incident was reported at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, outside Happy's Pizza, 1701 E. Apple, after the Muskegon Township man showed up to the business "wearing only a towel and carrying a gun," according...

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Things to know about Coast Guard Festival July 29: Kids Day, carnival, Grand City Skiers

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - July 29, 2014 - 9:48am

Games, crafts and entertainment specifically for kids are on the schedule at the 90th festival in Grand Haven.

GRAND HAVEN, MI – Coast Guard Festival is all about the kids today, July 29.

Games, crafts and entertainment specifically for kids are on the schedule at the 90th festival in Grand Haven.

More than 300,000 people are expected to attend the 10-day festival, which will feature parades, fireworks, live entertainment and, of course, tributes to the Coast Guard.

Each day, MLive Muskegon Chronicle will be providing a list of things to do at the festival. Here are some highlights for today:

More about Kids Day...

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Republican Primary: Where Amanda Price and Matthew Wiedenhoeft stand on the issues

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - July 29, 2014 - 8:30am

Incumbent Amanda Price and challenger Matthew Wiedenhoeft are facing off in the Aug. 5 Republican primary election.

GRAND HAVEN, MI – Incumbent Amanda Price and challenger Matthew Wiedenhoeft are facing off in the Aug. 5 Republican primary election.

The winner of the primary race will face Democratic challenger Don Bergman in the Nov. 4 general election. The state house of representatives' 89th district encompasses northwest Ottawa County.

Research Michigan candidates and issues

 

This is one of several preview stories about key races in the Muskegon area for the upcoming primary election. Visit MLive's Voter Guide to get more information...

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White Lake Chamber Music Festival to showcase close to 30 events starting Aug. 1

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - July 29, 2014 - 7:31am

The White Lake Chamber Music Festival enters its fifth year of bringing classical music to the White Lake area, which will feature nearly 30 different events in 10 days.

WHITEHALL, MI — Piano keys and musical notes have been on the brain of Sandra Cross for the past few weeks.

The music director for the Arts Council of White Lake has been preparing for the 10-day music festival that will take over Whitehall and Montague from Aug. 1–10.

The White Lake Chamber Music Festival enters its fifth year of bringing classical music to the White Lake area, which will feature nearly 30...

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Class Dismissed: Muskegon area school districts say goodbye to teachers, principal

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - July 29, 2014 - 6:39am

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI -- Local school districts are saying goodbye to teachers and a principal who have either retired or resigned.

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI -- Local school districts are saying goodbye to teachers and a principal who have either retired or resigned.

Follows is a list of who is leaving local school districts:

Fruitport

Paul Pretzer, high school English teacher

Montague

Kristine Mast, fifth-grade teacher

Van Lawrence, high school computer and biology teacher

Tim Todd, high school marketing teacher

Terri Paterson, social worker

Oakridge

Deanna Amstutz, middle school special education teacher

Jennifer Opfermann, lower elementary music teacher

Orchard View

Mark Kutches, high school science teacher

Ravenna

Scott Panozzo, middle school principal

Brandyn Thorsen, special education teacher

Reeths-Puffer

Diana Adame,...

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Muskegon morning weather and beach report: Hail in July? It’s possible, say weather experts

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - July 29, 2014 - 6:10am

The hazardous weather outlook issued this morning indicates the storm, which isn't expected to be severe, will affect Ottawa, Muskegon, Kent and several other surrounding counties until tomorrow, July 30. Hail is possible, the National Weather Service indicated.

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – Following a slight chance of showers today, July 29, there's a possibility of scattered thunderstorms that could produce half-inch size hail, according to the National Weather Service.

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 71 degrees.  The swim risk at Lake Michigan beaches is low. The water temperature is at a chilly 53 degrees, according to...

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Republican Primary: For Michigan’s 91st District House of Representatives, three’s a party

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - July 29, 2014 - 5:44am

Michigan's 91st District House of Representatives is Democratic, but there's no shortage of Republicans looking to take back that seat for the Grand Old Party.

NORTON SHORES, MI – Michigan's 91st District House of Representatives is Democratic, but there's no shortage of Republicans looking to take back that seat for the Grand Old Party.

Former state representative Holly Hughes, former Montague Mayor Kevin Erb and retired Army Lt. Col. Max Riekse are all seeking the Republican nomination for the office in the Aug. 5 primary election. Incumbent Collene Lamonte (D, Montague ) will face the Republican nominee and independent...

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Muskegon’s Andy Ruthkoski fires 64 to take first-round lead at Tournament of Champions

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - July 28, 2014 - 7:09pm

BOYNE FALLS, MI – Muskegon's Andy Ruthkoski appears intent on defending his Tournament of Champions title this week. The 31-year-old Ruthkoski fired a blistering 8-under 64 in the first round of the tournament at Boyne Mountain Resort's Alpine Course Monday to take a two-shot lead over five-time champ J.R. Roth. Each of the 100 competitors has won a Michigan...

BOYNE FALLS, MI – Muskegon's Andy Ruthkoski appears intent on defending his Tournament of Champions title this week.

The 31-year-old Ruthkoski fired a blistering 8-under 64 in the first round of the tournament at Boyne Mountain Resort's Alpine Course Monday to take...

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Weekly road report: Find out what Muskegon-area roads will be closed or under construction this week

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - July 28, 2014 - 5:55pm

Here's a look at some routine and special projects planned by local municipalities, the Muskegon County Road Commission and the Michigan Department of Transportation during the week of July 28 - Aug. 1.

MUSKEGON, MI – Here's a look at some routine and special projects planned by local municipalities, the Muskegon County Road Commission and the Michigan Department of Transportation during the week of July 28-Aug. 1.

During the week, agencies have planned work that could affect motorists' commutes, including new and ongoing projects.

The proposed work schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions and other unexpected circumstances:

Muskegon County &...

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See who filed to run for open school board, college and council seats in Muskegon, Ottawa, Oceana, Newaygo

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - July 28, 2014 - 5:20pm
MUSKEGON, MI -- Several school board and council races will come down to write-in contests in November after not enough candidates filed for open spots on the ballot. The filing deadline for school board, Muskegon Co......
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Muskegon Clippers have a chance to win league title/secure World Series berth in make-up game tonight

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - July 28, 2014 - 4:29pm

MUSKEGON, MI – The Muskegon Clippers put together a successful trip to Motor City this past weekend to set up a winner-take-all make-up game against the River City Rapids today. The Clippers, an amateur baseball team comprised of college-age players, went 3-0 against Motor City over the weekend, including a doubleheader sweep Saturday, to put themselves in a position...

MUSKEGON, MI – The Muskegon Clippers put together a successful trip to Motor City this past weekend to set up a winner-take-all make-up game against the River City Rapids today.

The Clippers, an amateur baseball team comprised of college-age players, went 3-0...

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Abandoned baby: Family describes finding newborn girl near road, how dog led them to her

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - July 28, 2014 - 3:45pm

A black Labrador mix led a family and police to a newborn baby that had been left outside.

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MI – A black Labrador mix named Bobby had a hand in finding a naked newborn girl - just hours old - who had been left under a satellite dish Monday morning, said Jeff Kopp of White Cloud.

Police were called to the a short distance away from Kopp’s home in the 500 block of West Marion Avenue in White Cloud on Monday after he found the baby while heading out to walk his daughter’s dog, he...

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