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KILLER PUMPKINS? West Michigan Counties Issue Health-Warning After Outbreak Of ‘Pumpkin-Rash’

Responding to the recent West Michigan outbreak of FARS-P, known as ‘Pumpkin-Rash’, Health Department Authorities from both Kent and Ottawa Counties issued an Emergency Health Alert this morning, urging parents, teachers, children and all residents with or near a pumpkin to take immediate precautions against this Transmittable Spore Disease (TSD). FARS-P (or Fungally-Atrophiated Respiratory Sclerosis,…

Surprise Oprah Visit Shocks Grand Haven Carnival-Goers

Oprah Winfrey made an unannounced appearance in Grand Haven today, sampling local delicacies and enjoying carnival rides with shocked but delighted residents and visitors. Helena Hopewell, a 32-year-old Rockford woman currently camping at the Grand Haven State Park, got the surprise of a lifetime when she found herself standing in line for the Tilt-A-Whirl with none…

City Council Approves Grand Haven’s First ‘Adult’ Toy Store In Nearly Half A Century

Nooks & Crannies, the long-vacant Jackson Street property now under new ownership, will soon re-open as an adult toy store and dispensary of relationship enhancement equipment; Grand Haven’s first such establishment in more than forty years. In a special City Council session called on short-notice Thursday evening, Council Members voted to approve a permit for…

Tri-Cities ‘Cereal-Killer’ Strikes Again – Police Release Sketch of Possible Suspect

The Tri-Cities Cereal-Killer struck again yesterday, this time at an undisclosed Ferrysburg address, but law enforcement investigators may also finally have their first solid lead in the case, in the form of an eyewitness who saw a man leaving the scene of the most recent crime. Authorities have now released a police sketch of a…

Electric Cart Casualties May Lead To Traffic Lights In Retail Superstores

In a comprehensive report released this morning, The Federal Transportation & Traffic Administration (FTTA) is recommending to Federal and State lawmakers that retail superstores be required to install in-store traffic lights and stop signs for electric-carts. The FTTA Report follows a 14-month investigation into the alarming rise in electric-cart casualties and associated incidents of violence…

Ranch-Flavored Vandalism Hits Ottawa County

Samuel Heimenberg, a 55-year-old local resident, and a carpenter who recently opened Heimenberg Plumbing on Mercury Drive, became the latest victim in a spate of recent vandalistic crimes.  Upon leaving his home in Robinson Township for work yesterday, Heimenberg was shocked to find all the windows of his car covered with a smooth and creamy substance,…

96-Year-Old Japanese Soldier Found Behind Butch’s Beach Burritos

Owners and employees at Butch’s Beach Burritos in Grand Haven were as surprised as anyone else in town to discover a 96-year-old Japanese soldier from World War II living behind their popular establishment.  When part-time burrito-wrapper Jason Sunderson took a bag of trash to the dumpster behind the restaurant, he saw an elderly man trapped under…