Riptide swimmers qualify for state

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Qualifying for the 2009 Michigan Swimming Long Course state championships at Eastern Michigan University are (front row, l–r) Peyton Rayburn, Delayni Kornak-Kotarba, Sara Fredricks, Meegan Snyman, Jacob Newberger, Alec Cutler; (middle) Erin Hudson, Megan Schremp, Dakota Noble, Marissa Marion, Ben Hoffmeister, Daniel Haid, David Newberger; (back) Rachel Fredricks, [...]

Classifieds – July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

HELP WANTED IF YOU CAN SELL and you would like to make a decent commission, this could be a great job. Work in and out of the office for a local weekly newspaper. More than just sales, this is a great way to learn and understand marketing in the local field. No long-distance travel, established accounts included. Must have valid driver’s license. For more information [...]

Bragging bandit busted after blowing cash

July 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

WHAT AN IDIOT—Gerard Michael Coulombe, 25, of Grand Rapids, was caught by the Kent County Sheriff Department and is suspected of robbing the Lake Michigan Credit Union Monday, July 13. He bragged to friends of the robbery and showed his picture on online news to prove it. Suspect bought drugs, gambled cash, fought off robbers with skateboard by BETH ALTENA After Gerard [...]

Fire closes Rocky’s for two days

July 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

  QUICK RESPONSE—(above) Firefighters prepare to enter a smoking Rocky’s on the corner of Main and Courtland streets Friday, July 17, after they received a call that one of the ice cream machines caught fire.   TAKE OUT WINDOW VIEW—(right) A fireman inspects smoldering equipment inside Rocky’s. A short in a soft-serve ice cream machine was found to have been the [...]

Disposal rollover trashes truck

July 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

No one was injured but this truck was trashed in a one-vehicle rollover on Ten Mile Road Tuesday, July 21, just east of the intersection of Wolven Street. Witnesses said the waste hauler, heading eastbound, drifted to the edge of the road and then jerked before rolling. The driver was up and walking after the [...]
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