GRAND RAPIDS

Mercantile Bank Corporation Increases Regular Cash Dividend

  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich./ Jan. 22, 2019 (STL.News) Mercantile Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: MBWM) (“Mercantile”) announced today that on January 17, 2019, its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per common share, payable on March 20, 2019, to holders of record as of March 8, 2019. The $0.26 cash dividend represents … Continue reading Mercantile Bank Corporation Increases Regular Cash Dividend

MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Joseph Lee King Sentenced To 48 Months In Federal Prison For Domestic Violence

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – Joseph Lee King, 59, from Peshawbestown (Leelanau County), Michigan, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for Domestic Assault – Habitual Offender, U.S. Attorney Andrew Byerly Birge announced today. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Paul L. Maloney imposed a 2-year term of supervised release that will … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Joseph Lee King Sentenced To 48 Months In Federal Prison For Domestic Violence

MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Marvin David Ramirez, Final Defendant In Staged Automobile Accident Insurance Fraud Conspiracy Sentenced

Marvin David Ramirez Sent to Prison for his Role in the Fraud at the Primary Rehab Center in Wyoming, Michigan GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — Marvin David Ramirez, 45, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was sentenced to prison in federal court yesterday. Ramirez pled guilty in June of this year to conspiracy to commit mail fraud related … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Marvin David Ramirez, Final Defendant In Staged Automobile Accident Insurance Fraud Conspiracy Sentenced

MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Dog-Fighter Damiane Buehrer Gets 46 Months In Federal Prison

Buehrer, A West Michigan Resident, Continued to Participate in Underground Pit Bull Terrier Fighting Even After Serving State Prison Time for Dog-Fighting Offense GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – Damiane Buehrer, 40, of Jonesville, Michigan, was sentenced yesterday to serve 46 months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons for participating in a dog-fighting conspiracy between November 2016 … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Dog-Fighter Damiane Buehrer Gets 46 Months In Federal Prison

MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, United States Attorney’s Office For The Western District Of Michigan Honored By Department Of Defense For Support Of Employees Serving In The Guard And Reserve

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – Michigan Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, joined U.S. Attorney Andrew B. Birge in announcing today that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of its extraordinary support of its employees serving in … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, United States Attorney’s Office For The Western District Of Michigan Honored By Department Of Defense For Support Of Employees Serving In The Guard And Reserve

MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Kenneth Nickerson Sentenced To 57 Months For Threatening To Assault A Social Security Administration Employee

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — U.S. Attorney Andrew B. Birge announced today that Kenneth L. Nickerson, 53, of Ludington, Michigan, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for threatening to assault a Social Security Administration employee. U.S District Judge Janet T. Neff imposed the sentence. On June 6, 2017, Mr. Nickerson, who was upset about … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Kenneth Nickerson Sentenced To 57 Months For Threatening To Assault A Social Security Administration Employee

Top 10 Realtors with Most Recent Number of Sales in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Featuring the Top 10 Real Estate Agents with Most Recent Number of Sales the last 12 months in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Area Grand Rapids, MI – Grand Rapids is a Michigan city on the Grand River, east of Lake Michigan.  On the outskirts, the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has a tropical conservatory and multiple … Continue reading Top 10 Realtors with Most Recent Number of Sales in Grand Rapids, Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. | Winners announced in international ArtPrize competition

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A performance about identity and race and a series of photographs about humanity’s shared connections won grand prizes in a popular art competition in western Michigan. New Jersey-based Le’Andra LeSeur’s “brown, carmine, and blue” performance won the $200,000 juried grand prize at the 10th international ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. LeSeur said … Continue reading GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. | Winners announced in international ArtPrize competition

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich | Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich  — A Michigan man curious about a rock he’d used for decades as a doorstop now knows its secret: it’s a meteorite worth $100,000. In fact, the nearly 23-pound hunk of iron and nickel is the sixth largest meteorite found in Michigan, according to the Smithsonian Museum and Central Michigan University. David … Continue reading GRAND RAPIDS, Mich | Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

DETROIT | Amway founder and Magic owner Richard DeVos dies at age 92

DETROIT— Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday. He was 92. Family spokesman Nick Wasmiller says DeVos died at his western Michigan home due to complications from an infection. DeVos was born in Grand Rapids, not far from Ada, the … Continue reading DETROIT | Amway founder and Magic owner Richard DeVos dies at age 92

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. | Sting operation recovered Dorothy’s stolen ruby slippers

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — A pair of ruby slippers used in “The Wizard of Oz” and later stolen from a Minnesota museum were recovered in a sting operation after a man approached the shoes’ insurer and said he could help get them back, the FBI said Tuesday. The slippers were on loan to the Judy … Continue reading BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. | Sting operation recovered Dorothy’s stolen ruby slippers

MINNEAPOLIS | Feds: Stolen ruby slippers worn in ‘Wizard of Oz’ recovered

MINNEAPOLIS— Federal authorities say they have recovered pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” that were stolen from a Minnesota museum 13 years ago. The slippers were taken from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids in August 2005 when someone went through a window and broke into the … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Feds: Stolen ruby slippers worn in ‘Wizard of Oz’ recovered

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich | So Yeon Ryu wins Meijer LPGA Classic

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu found her winning touch at Blythefield Country Club Ryu won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Caroline Masson. The 29-year-old South Korean player has six LPGA Tour victories, winning twice last year. “I’ve been working really hard … Continue reading GRAND RAPIDS, Mich | So Yeon Ryu wins Meijer LPGA Classic