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My Town Coopersville: Chamber of Commerce now a donation drop-off site

My Town Coopersville: Chamber of Commerce now a donation drop-off site

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.— The Coopersville Chamber of Commerce is now accepting donations for families in need.

The chamber office is officially a drop off location for Coopersville Cares.  Those interested in helping the pantry may drop off non-perishable food items Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The chamber will ensure all donations are delivered to Coopersville Cares, which serves local families in need.

My Town Coopersville: Teenager seriously injured in crash returns home

My Town Coopersville: Teenager seriously injured in crash returns home

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—A Coopersville teenager who was seriously injured in a crash when his seat belt failed, is back home for the holidays.

Jordan Kuperus, 18, was released from the hospital two weeks after the crash at 80th Avenue near State Road in Polkton Township.  Deputies say Kuperus’ vehicle rolled through a stop sign and hit another car.  Upon impact, Kuperus’ seat belt tore and he was thrown from his vehicle.

Emergency responders said Kuperus was in and out of consciousness as he was taken to the hospital.  According to his care page on Facebook, Kuperus suffered many broken bones and had a torn aorta.  After undergoing surgery and therapy, Kuperus was cleared to go home Dec. 11. His father says Jordan has a new nickname: miracle man. 

My Town Coopersville: The Christmas story comes alive Dec. 12-13

My Town Coopersville: The Christmas story comes alive Dec. 12-13

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.-- The public is invited to experience the re-creation of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem so many years ago.

Wander inside Little Farms Chapel  to see this live nativity scene in action. The facility at 2518 Arthur Street is heated and wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will also be available.

The live nativity will be open Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.littlefarmschapel.org or call (616) 677-6170.

Son charged in Coopersville woman's murder


COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - The son of a Coopersville woman whose body was found in the Grand River has been charged with her murder.

Sharon Roersma, 72, was found in the Grand River on September 29. Her son, Michael Roersma, 50, admitted at the time to putting her body in the river.

Thursday, the Ottawa County Prosecutor authorized a warrant on Open Murder against Michael Roersma in his mother's death. Michael had been in custody since the discovery on charges of Lying to Police, Obstructing Police, and a probation violation.

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My Town Coopersville: Dec. 13 Christmas Fair comes with freebies

My Town Coopersville: Dec. 13 Christmas Fair comes with freebies

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—Before Christmas, there’s the Christmas Fair at Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center.

Visitors to the Dec. 13 celebration can decorate cookies, make Christmas crafts, listen to music and shop.  Admission is free. 

The Christmas Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

My Town: Farm to turn cow patties into power

My Town: Farm to turn cow patties into power

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—A Coopersville farm will soon be powered by animal waste.

Sustainable Partners LLC (Spart) plans to develop an anaerobic digester for Consumers Energy and Beaver Creek Farms, located at 18080 80th Ave. The biogas plant will transform cow manure from the farm, as well as fats, oils and restaurant grease into methane using natural bacteria in an oxygen-free environment.  That methane is then used to fuel a heater and power engine that produces electricity and thermal energy.

Beaver Creek Farm owner Bill Henke says the bio digester will provide additional benefits for his farm- the manure will retain important nutrients for field spreading, but lose the odor and reduce the general hassles of managing manure.

My Town Coopersville: City Council looks to add new member

My Town Coopersville: City Council looks to add new member

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.-- A new person is expected to join Coopersville's city council.

Mayor Lloyd is recommending Brian Mooney to fill the council's vacancy.  Mooney would finish out Maud Fisher's term, which ends November 2017.  

The city council will vote on the addition of Mooney during its special joint meeting with the Downtown Development Authority and Planning Commission Monday, Dec. 8.  The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Coopersville High School.