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Funeral Monday for crossbow murder victim

A Norton Shores man who was shot and killed with a crossbow bolt while standing in his driveway was laid to rest Monday.

Man finds twin in driveway, killed by crossbow

Norton Shores police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old shot by a crossbow, whose body was found Wednesday by his twin brother.

Mona Shores student struck by vehicle in serious condition

NORTON SHORES, MI - A Mona Shores High School student was struck and seriously injured on Seminole Road while walking home from school Wednesday.

Mona Shores schools to ask voters for 5.8-mill renewal in November

NORTON SHORES, MI - Mona Shores Public Schools will ask its community for 5.8 mills in the November election. If approved, the district's 7.55-mill levy would ...

Mona Shores schools $93M bond gets a 'yes'

The funds will be used to update all six of the district's buildings and some theater and athletic facilities.

Mona Shores schools voters to decide $93M bond plan

NORTON SHORES - Mona Shores Public School wants to invest $93,225,000 in its facilities but needs voter approval to issue bonds to do it. The 30-year bond ...

Family remembers man killed by crossbow as 'gentle, patient'  Grand Haven Tribune

NORTON SHORES – Marcus Riley Olmstead is being remembered by his family as a “patient and gentle” mentor, a dedicated Boy Scout and a multi-talented ...

Mona Shores school trustee resigns, board to appoint replacement

NORTON SHORES, MI - Mona Shores Public Schools Board of Education is seeking applications to fill a vacant seat. Trustee Michael Hansen resigned from the ...

Teacher, teen he's accused of raping met via social app: prosecutor

The Mona Shores elementary teacher has been charged with criminal sexual conduct,

New Mona Shores superintendent says 'I'm still a teacher'

The first-time superintendent has been acting the part since he was named to the job on an interim basis at the end of the 2017.

Mona Shores to add full-time police officer at middle school

The officer will work proactively with staff and students to not increase student safety, awareness and education.

NFL to firefighter: Former Mona Shores hall of famer returns to hometown  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

NORTON SHORES, Mich.-- A familiar face is returning to the sidelines this year at Mona Shores High School in Muskegon County. The hall of famer spent two ...

Mona Shores names next school superintendent

Bill O'Brien, who has served as interim superintendent since December, will take the top job.

Mona Shores student seriously injured after being hit by car  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

NORTON SHORES, Mich. -- A Mona Shores High School student in serious condition this morning after being hit by a car while walking home from school.

Mona Shores narrows school superintendent candidates to 2

NORTON SHORES, MI - The Mona Shores Board of Education has invited two superintendent candidates back for a second interview. The board held initial ...

Mona Shores holds annual 'Sailor Salute' during football game

NORTON SHORES, Mich. - The Mona Shores High School varsity football team is bringing back an annual tradition at Sailor Stadium. Friday September 21, the ...

Mona Shores school board to interview 4 superintendent candidates

NORTON SHORES, MI - Four superintendent candidates will be interviewed by the Mona Shores Public Schools Board of Education next week. A pool of 22 ...

Mona Shores AD Ryan Portenga resigns: 'I broke the trust expected of me'

MUSKEGON, MI - Ryan Portenga has resigned as Mona Shores High School athletic director, two days after it was announced that he was being suspended ...

Mona Shores school board to hire next superintendent by 2018-19 start

The district was put in a lurch after Superintendent Greg Helmer resigned in November.

Take a trip behind the scenes of Mona Shores' 'Singing Christmas Tree'

The Singing Christmas Tree has been a staple at Mona Shores since 1985.

Mona Shores schools interim superintendent gets $20K raise

NORTON SHORES, MI - Mona Shores Public Schools' interim superintendent received on $20,000 raise to take over the top job while also retaining ...

Mona Shores schools to conduct national superintendent search

Board President Stan Miller hopes interim superintendent Bill O'Brien will be a candidate.

Mona Shores graduate rows boat solo across the Atlantic Ocean

Bryce Carlson successfully rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, going from St. John's, Newfoundland to St. Mary's on the Isles on Scilly. Carlson, a graduate of ...

Mona Shores AD suspended 10 days without pay after 'rumors' investigated

MUSKEGON - Mona Shores High School athletic director Ryan Portenga has been suspended 10 days without pay by the school district over "rumors ...

Breaking down Kalamazoo's high school football regional title matchups

See what's ahead for Portage Northern, Kalamazoo United, Schoolcraft and Mendon in the regional finals.

Michigan man charged with homicide of 20-year-old who was shot with crossbow and located lifeless by twin  Infosurhoy

Authorities have identified a suspect in the death of a 20-year-old man who was shot by a crossbow outside his Michigan home. The body of Marcus Olmstead ...

Praise, concern raised at Mona Shores board meeting over Helmer decision

NORTON SHORES, MI - When the Mona Shores school board announced the resignation of superintendent Greg Helmer, the reaction was tepid, at best.

5 schools compete to be Muskegon Chronicle's first Prom of the Week 2018

North Muskegon High School held their "Roaring 20s"-themed prom on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Bella Maria's Event Center in Norton Shores, Michigan.

UB quarterback Tyree Jackson comes full circle with return to Ford Field  Buffalo News

Jackson was a QB for Mona Shores High School in Norton Shores, Mich., when the Sailors lost the Division 2 state championship game 2014 against Warren De ...

Mona Shores to present comedy 'Anything Goes' for its 2017 musical

NORTON SHORES, MI - Mona Shores High School will present its spring musical "Anything Goes" March 23-25. The musical: "Anything Goes" is The story of the ...

Northwestern banned from recruiting Michigan high school after pulling offer from injured player  The Comeback

Like so many things involving college athletics, recruiting is a shady and nefarious business that extracts joy and pain from young athletes in equal measure.

Mona Shores principal will receive MSU Distinguished Alumni Award

Mona Shores High School Principal Jennifer Bustard will receive a Michigan State University distinguished alumni award.

Top Grads: Mona Shores High School announces top 10 graduates for 2015

NORTON SHORES, MI - Mona Shores High School has announced its top 10 graduates for the class of 2015. The top students are listed according to class ...

Mona Shores superintendent resigning

The superintendent of Mona Shores Public Schools, who was placed on administrative leave earlier this month, is quitting.

High school musical: Mona Shores High School performs "Shrek" March 27-29  The Muskegon Chronicle

The Mona Shores High School choir will present its spring musical "Shrek" March 27-29.

Majority of Muskegon area schools plan deficit spending for 2017-18

Nine of 12 school districts in the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District have deficit budgets this year.

6 races to watch, where to vote in today's election in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, MI - Voters in Muskegon and northern Ottawa counties are heading to the polls today to cast primary ballots for state and local candidates as well ...

Grand Haven wrestling program celebrates fifth straight district crown  Grand Haven Tribune

NORTON SHORES — The pressure of continuing a winning streak can sometimes cause teams to falter in the important moments. That wasn't the case for the ...

Atheists protest Mona Shores high school baccalaureate as violation of Constitution

NORTON SHORES, MI -- Mona Shores school officials are distancing themselves from the annual baccalaureate ceremony for graduating seniors after a ...

Two boys gone: Mona Shores Middle School rocked by two suicides in two years  Muskegon Chronicle -

There's no way to explain the unexplainable – including why another Mona Shores eighth-grade boy, by all accounts happy and well-liked, had used a handgun ...

Mona Shores drastically reduces schools-of-choice openings, superintendent says district is full  The Muskegon Chronicle

NORTON SHORES, MI -- Mona Shores schools are nearly at capacity and have virtually no room for new schools-of-choice students next year.

Mona Shores parent who was shot getting help from Shores and Muskegon high schools

MUSKEGON, MI -- A Mona Shores High School parent who was shot a few blocks from where the football team was playing against Muskegon High last month ...

Ross Park Elementary's new principal is Mona Shores' second female leader

NORTON SHORES, MI -- A former special education supervisor has been named the new principal of Mona Shores' Ross Park Elementary School.

Skip Frizzell, former Mona Shores choir director, has died  Muskegon Chronicle -

He also was responsible for the wildly popular Pop Goes the Sailors annual concert and variety show.

Mona Shores students' choice for homecoming king shows 'what good kids they are'  Muskegon Chronicle -

Brent Davis, who was born with Down Syndrome, said the best part of the day was his ride in the homecoming parade, before he even knew he was king.

Police: Mona Shores High School student struck by vehicle while walking was on his cell phone when he collided with car  Muskegon Chronicle -

Heather Lynn Peters | Muskegon ChronicleA Mona Shores High School student, injured Tuesday when he was struck by a car while crossing Padelt Street, ...

Mona Shores band among 14 worldwide to perform in Dublin's St. Patrick's Day parade

Mona Shores is one of 14 marching bands selected worldwide to march in the festival's parade.

'Pot brownies' on 4/20 school announcements prompt outrage, apology from teacher

An ill-advised attempt at some cannabis-themed comedy has triggered an apology from the teacher in charge.

Norton Shores festival returns with craft beer, craft goods

More than 100 arts and craft vendors are expected to attend.

Two years after Oak Reed transgender controversy, Mona Shores to crown king and queen  Muskegon Chronicle -

In 2010, votes for Reed, a transgender student, to become homecoming king were tossed out by school administrators because he biologically was female.

Police: Mona Shores High School student John Burnett not on phone when struck by vehicle, but driver not at fault  Muskegon Chronicle -

It turns out the Mona Shores High School student struck by a vehicle Tuesday just minutes after the last day of school ended wasn't on his cell phone, but hadn't ...

Mona Shores Holiday Arts and Crafts Show returns for Nov. 1 showcase  Muskegon Chronicle

NORTON SHORES, MI — Tis the season to be crafty. The Mona Shores Holiday Arts and Crafts Show returns for six hours at the Mona Shores High School at 9 ...

Mona Shores choir assistant Mike D'Oyly arrested for criminal sexual conduct

Mona Shores High School choir assistant Mike D'Oyly was arrested Tuesday and will be charged with criminal sexual conduct, according to police officials.

Election 2015: Mona Shores voters reject $13.1 million bond proposal for schools

NORTON SHORES, MI - Mona Shores voters turned back a "no-nonsense" $13.1 million bond proposal Tuesday, leaving school supporters "heartbroken" and ...

Mona Shores marching band in mourning after drummer Joey Hekkema finishes his fight

Members of Mona Shores High School's marching band are mourning the loss of one of their own, junior and bass drum player Joey Hekkema who may be ...

Mona Shores band marching through neighborhoods Saturday for annual fundraiser

The Mona Shores High School Marching Band will take to the streets of Norton Shores and Roosevelt Park on Saturday for its annual fundraiser.

Muskegon's first kombucha brewery is the brainchild of two 22-year-olds

Two 22-year-olds own and operate every aspect of Lively Up Kombucha in Muskegon.

Michigan choir performs on world's largest Christmas tree

The holidays are a busy time for choirs, but one is standing taller than the rest.

Library sign change raises questions about honor for late Mona Shores High School teacher Jacob O. Funkhouser  Muskegon Chronicle -

NORTON SHORES — For years, it's been known as the Jacob O. Funkhouser Norton Shores Branch Library, a tribute to the late Mona Shores teacher and ...

New Hearthstone Bistro owner to emphasize locally sourced food

From "spinach to spirits," many ingredients will come from West Michigan.

See college-going rates for Muskegon-area high schools' class of 2016

Here is a ranking of Muskegon County high schools and their college-going rates.

See Count Day data for Muskegon area school districts

The number of students tallied during the fall count day, Wednesday, Oct. 5, was worth 90 percent of state funding. Most Muskegon area schools districts were ...

Hearthstone changes hands after 42 years as Muskegon destination

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI - The Hearthstone Bistro, a sultry eatery in Muskegon County, is transitioning into the hands of two avid fans and loyal customers.

Michigan's Associated Press high school football rankings for Sept. 19

Eisenhower #7 Max Whittwer celebrates with the touchdown with his teammates at Chippewa Valley High School Friday night, Sept. 15, 2017. (Tanya ...

'Beyond belief': Mona Shores students rally around teacher with benefit concert  Muskegon Chronicle -

The “Mr. Jeroudi Benefit Concert” will feature performances by the school's orchestra, band and concert. A silent auction will follow.

Graduation gown color change causes controversy

The decision to change a longtime tradition at Mona Shores High School sparked controversy among students this week.

Against All Odds: The Elijah Wilson Story  USA TODAY High School Sports

Mona Shores student-athlete, Elijah Wilson is finding triumph over tragedy.

5 facts about the old Kmart plaza in Norton Shores  The Muskegon Chronicle

It's been 44 years since Norton Shores approved the Kmart plaza development on Henry Street and a decade since the shopping center's anchor closed its ...

Parade, open houses planned for Fire Prevention Week

The parade will be in Norton Shores and Roosevelt Park.

Mona Shores, Kenowa Hills Share Competitive Cheer OK Black Conference Title

The Mona Shores High School Competitive Cheer Team won its first conference title in the school's history Monday, February 10. The team will share the ...

Local leaders team up for charity basketball game

Hundreds gathered at the Mona Shores Sailor Center to watch a charity basketball game raising funds to fight child abuse.

'Save the Ta-Tas' cancer-awareness T-shirts land Mona Shores High students in hot water  Kalamazoo Gazette -

File PhotoSave the Ta-tas shows one of their t-shirts. The company also has hats. The T-shirts proclaim everything from "caught you lookin' at my ta-tas" and "I ...

Good News: Education roots run deep in the Kolberg family  Muskegon Chronicle -

Megan Kolberg of Muskegon is a local educator whose roots run deep in the teaching profession. She comes from a family tree of educators. Her paternal ...

Nugent Sand South Lake: Castle Dunes developer has vision that stretches beyond Nugent property  Michigan Business Review -

Castle Dunes LLC President Jim Konecny has initial plans for Nugent Sand Co. South Lake in Norton Shores but he also has dreams of completing the Nugent ...

Falling behind: How a Muskegon psychologist is fighting for reading reform in school  Rapid Growth

Children in West Michigan, and throughout the country, are being left behind when it comes to reading — and a school psychologist in Muskegon is sounding a ...

What voter information is Michigan sending to Trump's election panel?

A list of Michigan's registered voters -- along with their addresses and year of birth -- is being provided to President Trump's election integrity commission, ...

Regional tournaments next for Grand Rapids area volleyball teams

Check out where the Grand Rapids area district tournament champs are headed next.

Lobbying for clean energy issues brings 2008 Mona Shores graduate national award for campus organizing  Muskegon Chronicle -

Elizabeth Starke, 19, is a committed activist for clean energy.

10 ways to kick off the holiday season in the Muskegon area

The Hackley and Hume Houses display their holiday decorations in preparation for festive tours on Thursday, November 19, 2015, in Muskegon, Mich. (Mischa ...

Spring Lake wrestling team continues to fight through lack of experience, numbers  Grand Haven Tribune

NORTON SHORES — With only 11 kids on the varsity roster, the Spring Lake wrestling team came into the 2016-17 season fully aware of its pitfalls. The Lakers ...

Slain Realtor beloved by friends, co-workers

Troy Dennis VanderStelt was an "all-around good guy" who was dedicated to his family, physical fitness and a career in real estate, friends and co-workers said.

In Michigan, Running Community Rallies To Help Its Own  Runner's World

When two children from a cross-country family died in a car crash, two coaches wanted to help and repay the kindness they were shown years earlier.

Today's obituary is Terra Ann Stevenson-Bingaman of Muskegon, 39

TERRA ANN STEVENSON-BINGAMAN, 39, died Saturday, June 20.

Teen drives in for pizza -- literally  Muskegon Chronicle -

He meant to drive in for a pizza. He didn't mean to do it quite so literally. Around 10:30 a.m. Friday, Ben Anonick -- just 12 days past his 16th birthday, driving on ...

Kangaroo Palace: A Muskegon play paradise for parents with children 'bouncing' off the walls  Muskegon Chronicle -

The Kangaroo Palace, 3524 Green St. in Norton Shores, features "bounce house" equipment for children's play. The business of Jeff and Cassandra Franklin ...

Meet the teacher: New staff at Muskegon Catholic, West Michigan Academy of Arts & Academics

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI-- With the start of the 2015-16 school year, MLive and the Muskegon Chronicle asked area public and private schools to share ...

Record-breaking performances highlight Jan. 17 Miss Basketball watch list

John Glenn's Kalle Martinez dribbles past Reese's Kelly Ratajczak defends her during the game Tuesday Dec. 13, 2016, at John Glenn High School in Bangor ...

Meteoric rise in banking industry for Mona Shores grad John Bultema III  Muskegon Chronicle -

John Bultema III brings a famous Muskegon name to his new position as president of Fifth Third Bank Western Michigan in Grand Rapids. His grandfather and ...

Heeres health care family tradition to continue  Muskegon Chronicle -

NORTON SHORES — When it comes to West Michigan and health care, it's all in the family for the Heereses. Dr. Dale Heeres is retiring from his Norton Family ...

Grand Haven volleyball wins 10th-straight Class A district championship  Grand Haven Tribune

NORTON SHORES — Maintaining excellence is often used as a slogan on company mission statements or a farfetched characteristic that we hope to attain ...

Hometown News: Military, college news and more for July 2014  Muskegon Chronicle


Find Memorial Day events in your Muskegon-area community

Memorial Day events and ceremonies are plentiful on Monday.

New store, Sparrow Boutique, aims to bring additional fashion options to Muskegon area  The Muskegon Chronicle

Sparrow Boutique -- a new store featuring a collection of clothing, jewelry and accessories -- opened in the space along Seminole Road in Norton Shores.

Tim Taylor mixes fun and hard work as Muskegon Lumberjacks' general manager

Tim Taylor is quite a character. Ask his wife, his older brother and his best friend and you're sure to hear some stories about Tim's antics.

Longtime construction managers join forces to bolster Muskegon's Port City Construction  Michigan Business Review -

Gary Post and Kevin Donovan worked together for 12 years at Muskegon Construction Co. and now they have joined back together at Port City Construction.

Fully involved: One of Muskegon County's first women firefighters calls it a career  Muskegon Chronicle -

Ruthanne Simila is retiring this month from her full-time firefighting job with the rank of acting lieutenant. She is the only woman on the city of Muskegon Fire ...

Muskegon-based U.S. Retail purchases six Pet Supplies Plus stores in West Michigan  Muskegon Chronicle -

U.S. Retail purchased six Pet Supplies Plus outlets in West Michigan with stores in Holland, Grandville, Wyoming and three in Grand Rapids.

A quick peek at the upcoming holiday craft shows and bazaars in West Michigan  The Grand Rapids Press -

The holiday craft shows and bazaars go into full swing now that Halloween is over. Here is a peek at some of the offerings for 2013.

Burcos Gourmet Tacos brings fusion of Mexican, Indian and Chinese flavors to Norton Shores  Mlive Kalamazoo

Burcos Gourmet Tacos, 3474 Henry, offers a fast-casual restaurant with affordable prices and *fresh* ingredients, according to owner Kheong Lee.

Muskegon's top stories of 2012: See which stories and photos readers viewed the most online  Muskegon Chronicle -

Here are the 10 stories and five photo galleries that garnered the most page views from MLive and the Muskegon Chronicle for the year.

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