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January 20, 2018

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Call us today! 231-740-9298 Open House SATURDAY 10 to 12 p.m. SUNDAY 12 to 2 p.m. Near The Lakes Mall - Take Sternberg East, then South on Sheridan for 3/4 mile to Odeno NEW HOMES BEING BUILT TRIBUNE the GRAND HAVEN ★ SPRING LAKE ★ FERRYSBURG 90 PAGE 9 THE BIG # Free-throw shooting percentage by the Rockford girls basketball team in win over Grand Haven CONNECT WITH US TOP 3 STORIES Ted Fricano aims to purchase Vic's Restaurant 1 25 deer harvested during city's cull 2 Our View: Spring Lake has new vision 3 at THANK YOU Marcia Martinovich Leonard For being our FACEBOOK of the day! WEATHER Cloudy, milder, late-day rain BY MCKENNA TWA 40 35 HIGH LOW TOMORROW'S SHIPS LOG: GRAND HAVEN RECEIVED 101 CARGOES THIS PAST SEASON SEE STORY, PAGE 3 GH, SL BASKETBALL TEAMS SPLIT ROAD TRIPS SEE SPORTS, PAGE 9 $1.25 SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018 | | Ottawa County Parks plans to offer several opportunities for people to provide input on the proposed purchase of 353 acres of dune property in the cities of Ferrysburg and Grand Haven — known as the Ottawa Sand Acquisition Project. The first comment period is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Ferrysburg City Hall, 17290 Roosevelt Road. At that first of three public meetings, Ottawa County Parks staff will provide details about the project, County Parks Director John Scholtz said. Following the Public input sought for proposed dune property acquisition OTTAWA COUNTY SPRING LAKE — During the Junior Achievement Reverse Job Shadow event on Friday, Spring Lake Intermediate School students learned from professionals in six career paths about the required skills, education and what their work entails. Thos e fields w ere e n g i n e e r i n g / ma nu f a c t u r i n g , communication, business/ marketing, health services, natural resources and human services. Kelly Schincariol, the Lakeshore program manager for JA of the Michigan Great Lakes, said it's important to introduce students to a variety of careers because it helps motivate them to set goals and connect what they're learning in the classroom with real-world experiences. Friday's job shadow event also helps highlight local opportunities and educate students about the necessary skills required to follow their interests, Schincariol said. After hearing from four professionals, fifth-grader Zane Stahl said he had learned that you have to put a lot of hard work into pursuing your passion. "It's amazing," he said. Stahl, 11, said he learned from one presenter that being a landscaper involves surveying a variety of things. Fifth-grader Ella Kleppe was surprised to learn that one lawyer can handle 15-30 cases a day. By hearing from business professionals, Schincariol said she hopes students will know more about the skills needed for local careers and the opportunities available to them. "It's important that the students be informed about the education and training needed to qualify for various careers, as well as developing a better idea of what tasks and roles are required in a career," Schincariol said. "In addition, students will learn to understand the educational concepts they are learning each day can be practically applied to the world of work." Courtesy photo Local business professionals shared information about their ca- reers during the Junior Achievement Reverse Job Shadow event at Spring Lake Intermediate School on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Courtesy map/Ottawa County Parks This map, provided by the Ottawa County Parks Department, shows the Ottawa Sand property, out- lined in red, south of North Shore Drive. Local professionals provide career advice to students EDUCATION 'It's a crown jewel' GH NATIVE DESIGNS NEW U.S. EMBASSY IN LONDON ABOVE: The new U.S. Embassy in London. Richard Bryant/ LEFT: James Timberlake, left, shares a laugh with a co- worker. Courtesy photo F ormer Grand Haven res- ident James Timberlake has added a long line of credits to his resume since graduating from Grand Haven High School in 1970. But the crown jewel has to be the design of the U.S. Embassy in London, which opened this week, he said Wednesday in a telephone interview. The new embassy was in the news recently with President Donald Trump's refusal to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $1 billion facility. An Associated Press fact- checking story from Jan. 12 quoted a tweet from the president: "Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for 'peanuts,' only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!" Timberlake said the ceremony has been indefinitely postponed. Timberlake and Stephen Kieran, partners in the Kieran Timberlake architectural firm of Philadelphia, joined 39 other firms in a competition in 2008 to win the contract to build the new embassy. That was during the Barack Obama administration, but the decision to build a new embassy was made during the George W. Bush administration, Timberlake said. The U.S. State Department conducted an audit of the old embassy at Grosvenor Square between 2004 and 2006, Timberlake said. "There were 600 people in a space designed for 200," the architect said. "They were processing 700-800 visa visits per day." Timberlake said the former embassy was designed for a much simpler day and time, and did not BY BECKY VARGO BY ALEX DOTY BY KRYSTLE WAGNER See PROPERTY on PAGE 3 See JEWEL on PAGE 3

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