Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Paul R. Kopenkoskey’s career as a freelance writer spans more than 30 years. The Calvin University grad has written for many West Michigan publications and he has sat in the editor’s chair for three monthly magazines. His first historical fiction novel, Karl Beguiled: A Journey of Hope and Sacrifice, is available on Amazon.com. He’ll devour a Snug Burger at Snug Harbor restaurant in Grand Haven any time of the day. He can be reached at paulrk@hotmail.com

Feature Story The Ottawa County Clerk/Register of Deeds office's Honor Rewards Program for veterans offers discounts at area businesses.
Feature Story Liv Butler is one of the mural artists for the Spring Lake Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design project.

Spring Lake murals celebrate creativity while hindering crime


Feature Story Proponants for social districts say a drink in hand makes the wait more bearable for restaurant patrons who are up to an hour away from being seated, and it benefits nearby shops.
Feature Story Barbara Lee VanHorssen talks to members of the Momentum Center in Grand Haven. A version of the program is being piloted in Holland.
Feature Story Dave Koster is the general manager of the Holland BPW.
Feature Story Rosa Chaidez wants to find affordable housing for her family.

Lakeshore housing initiatives focus on ‘missing middle’


Feature Story Rendering for the Peerless Flats project in downtown Grand Haven.

New developments take root in Grand Haven


Feature Story A trove of on-demand e-learning and Zoom classes —183 in all — paved the way for Ottawa County emploees to stretch their work knowledge. Pictured from left: HR Director Marcie VerBeek and employees Sarah Allen and Kara Bostrom Young.

E-learning, Zoom pave way for Ottawa County employees to expand skills


Feature Story Grand Haven scrapped its coal-fired power plant in favor of buying off the grid and a 12.5-megawatt combined heat and power generation facility with advanced distribution hub.
Feature Story Plans are in full swing to have the former JCPenney store in The Shops at Westshore mall in Holland Township renovated in time for fall 2021 classes.

GRCC eyes fall opening for Lakeshore campus


Feature Story Magnus Capital Partners' development in Holland Township on Felch Street will also see a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments on an 8-acre site.

Developer builds with ‘missing middle’ workforce in mind


Feature Story Area law enforcement agencies are seeing myriad benefits from a new brain training program.
Feature Story Perrigo’s new North American corporate headquarters in Grand Rapids and an expanded distribution center in Holland will increase the regional footprint of the generic pharmaceutical manufacturer, already one of Allegan’s largest employers.

Perrigo expands commitment in West Michigan with new construction, jobs


Feature Story The Futures for Frontliners scholarship is intended to help essential workers pay their community college tuition.

State scholarship pays tuition for frontline workers


Feature Story Joe Matthews is the Vice President of Purchasing and Diversity Officer for Zeeland-based Gentex Corp.

Love of language translates into action


Feature Story A 133- unit condominium and apartment development is being proposed for downtown Grand Haven.

New residential development proposed for downtown Grand Haven


Feature Story The Spring Lake Department of Public Works prepares trees for winter.

Spring Lake Township, Village reap rewards of unique DPW merger


Feature Story Sharon Yonker