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Coopersville Schools Cabin Fever Family Outing

Coopersville Schools Cabin Fever Family Outing


Friday & Saturday, March 25th and 26th at The Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City. A special group discount rate of $129.00 Includes a hotel room and admission to the Waterpark for a family of four an additional $25.00 per person after four persons. Maximum room occupancy is six. For more information or to register call Dori at 997-3606.

Coopersville Teacher Presents Research at National Conference

Coopersville Teacher Presents Research at National Conference

Coopersville Area Public Schools speech pathologist and former CHS graduate, Katie Smoes, presented at the national American, Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) conference in Philadelphia. Katie presented "Language and Literacy; A Trans-national Research Project". It was a West African research project she took part in. Katie works at the West Early Childhood Center and is a great addition to the Coopersville Speech and Language Team.

Coopersville Schools Co-Ed Open Gym


 WEDNESDAYS 6:00-9:00 P.M.. Volleyball/Open Gym & Walking


High School students and older, now - April 2nd at South Elementary Halls and/or Gym

Cost: $2.00 per class - For more information or to register call Dori at 997-3606


THURSDAYS 6:00-9:00 P.M.. Basketball/Open Gym & Walking

FRIDAYS 6:00-9:00 P.M.. Open Gym & Walking

SATURDAYS 10:00-1:00 P.M.. Basketball/Open Gym & Walking

SUNDAYS 7:00-9:00 P.M..

Coopersville Schools Leisure Fitness Classes by Deb Beginning Now



Monday & Thursday

This class is a fun mix of high and low impact dance movements for a great cardio workout. We will do some strength, balance, flexibility, core or plyometrics at the end of class for total training. We will incorporate a variety of equipment to leave you feeling strengthened, lengthened and energized.



Basic yoga interspersed with fitness moves for a total body toning experience. We will focus on breathing, flexibility and strength.



This class combines dancing and fitness moves set to Latin and other world music. Test your endurance while grooving to some hot hits.

Coopersville football stadium to get makeover

Coopersville football stadium to get makeover

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. - As changes and renovations have come to Coopersville Public Schools campus, one area remained untouched. That will change this April when workers begin renovations on the football stadium's south side.

"With ADA compliance the primary goal, the project will finally complete Broncos Stadium," said Athletic Director, Steve Bennink. "The south end of the stadium is the only remaining area on campus that has not been addressed in previous renovations. This project will define the stadium and become a focal point for visitors and sports fans entering our stadium for sporting and other community events."

Final cost of the the project is budgeted at 1.6 million dollars.

"Funding from donations from the athletic booster group, individual donors and the rest from bond money," said Assistant Superintendent, Ron Veldman.

The renovations will also include concessions, team rooms, maintenance/operations work areas and storage.

UPDATE: Doctor's golden retriever found after I-96 rollover

(WZZM) - The golden retriever lost by a Coopersville veterinarian after a rollover crash on Monday has been found.

Emmy was turned into the Kent County Humane Society Monday night just before closing.  The office opened at noon today and made contact with Dr. Ira Engeltjes about the dog.

We'll have more on this story when it becomes available.

Read yesterday's story about how Emmy ran from the crash scene HERE.


Dog missing after I-96 rollover

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - Knowing animals as he does, Coopersville veterinarian Dr. Ira Engeltjes says he understands why his dog ran away when the truck they were in rolled and crashed on I-96.

"Because she was scared out of her mind," he says

His 8 year old golden retriever Emmy was the only passenger when Dr. Ira lost control of his truck on I-96 near the Marne exit.

He says the truck swerved and he couldn't bring it back.

"I'm talking to the dog the whole time," he says. "'Hang on Emmy, we are going into the ditch'. Not only did we go into the ditch, but we rolled at least once."

Nearly blind because of blood flowing into his eyes from a head wound, Dr. Ira says he managed to squeeze out of his wrecked vehicle.

"When I got out and onto the shoulder they asked me if I was the only person in there.  I said, 'Yes, but my dog is in there'.
I was way more concerned with my dog than me."