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My Town Coopersville: Registration open for Capes and Crowns 5k

My Town Coopersville: Registration open for Capes and Crowns 5k

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—  Registration is open for the Capes and Crowns 5K, which will wind through Coopersville Sunday, May 18.

The event supports the North East Ottawa Forum and Miss Coopersville Scholarship Program.  The race kicks off at Coopersville Schools at 2:30 p.m. with a one mile fun run that’s free to children.  The 5k starts at 3 p.m.  Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each age group, as well as the participant in the best hero or princess costume.

Registration is $25 and includes a race t-shirt for those who register before May 1.  To register, click here.

My Town Coopersville: Congressman Huizenga to hold roundtable April 16

My Town Coopersville: Congressman Huizenga to hold roundtable April 16

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. -- The Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a roundtable with US Congressman Huizenga Wednesday, April 16 at 4 p.m in the Community Services Building.

All are invited to come and talk with your U.S. Congressman.

My Town: Four-legged landscapers coming to Ottawa County parks

My Town: Four-legged landscapers coming to Ottawa County parks

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.--  Three Ottawa County parks will welcome some four-legged landscapers next month.

The Ottawa County Parks Department is bringing in goats to combat invasive plant species.  The goats will be released at Bur Oak Landing in Coopersville, Eastmanville Bayou in Allendale and Riverside Park in Grand Haven in May.  Parks officials say eating plants instead of grain is healthier for goats, and the animals like to eat graze on woody, shrub-like plants including poison ivy, which is in abundance at the parks. The Ottawa County Parks Department says repeated use of grazing goats has been shown to eliminate 90 percent of invasive, woody plants over three years.

My Town: Industrial companies looking to hire more employees

My Town: Industrial companies looking to hire more employees

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.--  Three West Michigan industrial companies are looking for more workers.

Staffing Inc., is working with Reeves Plastics, CTC and Plascore to hold three job fairs to hire additional employees.  On-site interviews will be available for applicants. 

Reeves Plastics is looking for general labor employees, assembly workers and packing and plastic mold operators.  The Coopersville company’s job fair will take place at the Coopersville Chamber of Commerce, 198 East Street, on Wednesday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Interested applicants who cannot attend should call (616) 451-0511.

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Mayday call leads to unsuccessful search for boater


POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Ottawa County deputies are investigating whether a distress call from a boater was real or not.

The Coast Guard received a mayday call around 4 p.m. Thursday from someone who said they were on the Grand River near 68th Avenue in Polkton Township. The person told dispatchers they "were going down," and did not give further details.

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department marine unit and a Coast Guard helicopter from Traverse City responded to the area and searched the river for the boat, but found no sign of a vessel in distress. Deputies also spoke to fishermen in the area, who said they had not seen a boat in trouble.

Crews discontinued the search late Thursday.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department at (616) 738-4000, or Silent Observer at (877) 88-SILENT (745368).


My Town Coopersville: Date set for West Randall Street resconstruction

My Town Coopersville: Date set for West Randall Street resconstruction

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—A plan to renovate a Coopersville thoroughfare is one step closer to reality.

The Downtown Development Authority is working with the Michigan Department of Transportation to iron out the details of the West Randall Street Reconstruction Project.    The project will include adding sidewalks and irrigation and power outlets so landscaping is adequately watered and lighted.

Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin the week after Del Shannon Days.  If all goes well, the project should be complete by mid-October.

Barn beam falls and injures man.


WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, Michigan (WZZM) - A man is injured after a beam from a barn fell on him Wednesday.

Ottawa County Dispatch says the barn beam fell on a man late Wednesday morning near 40th and Cleveland in Wright Township.

Aeromed was called to the scene because of the severity of the man's injuries. But, dispatchers say he was concious on the scene.

WZZM 13 News has a crew on the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.