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Community raises 60 foot flagpole

Community raises 60 foot flagpole

Yesterday in Coopersville, community citizens, civic leaders, students, teachers, principals, and other volunteers from the community had an old-fashioned flag raising.

The 60 foot flagpole and roundabout beautification program is a grassroots community program and this project funded by private and corporate donations.

The project completion is planned for 2012 and the flag will fly from this pole when it is properly lit in spring of 2012.

Tax-deductible donations are still being accepted.  And if you would like more information, send an e-mail to Mark Douglas mdouglas@GRAR.com or call the office at 616–997-6275.

Cable barriers still get mixed reviews

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - A $40 million project to install cable safety barriers on Michigan highways is getting mixed reviews from drivers. Some say they save lives, while others say they cause more accidents.

"The intensity of the crash, it's of the semi-hitting the car. It was just something I've never seen before," says Roger Lenneman. A split second decision saved his life. "If I was in the car when the semi hit, I wouldn't be talking to you."

It happened October 4, 2011 just before midnight. Lenneman is an associate producer and photojournalist at WZZM 13 News. He was on his way into work when he lost control of his car and hit a cable barrier on I-96 near Coopersville in Ottawa County. "Bounced off that, across the road, all the way into the guardrail on the other side."

His car was disabled and blocked one of the lanes. He got out and called for help. "And about two minutes into the conversation with 911, a semi hit my car."

City Manager's Blog - Randall Street Bridge Sewer Main Repair

From: http://cityofcoopersville.com

Work started last week Wednesday on the sewer main suspended from the Randall Street bridge. Vans Excavating has done an excellent job of replacing the sewer main and keeping Randall Street open to traffic. The project is near completion and I thank all for your patience while this project was under construction.

Final weekend for Pumpkin Train

Final weekend for Pumpkin Train

Although it has been running since September, this weekend marks the end of the line for this year's pumpkin train. The final days and times are as follows:

Saturday: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm

Sunday: 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm

Visit http://www.coopersvilleandmarne.org for a additional information.

Continental Dairy Products New Plant Staffing

Continental Dairy Products New Plant Staffing

Coopersville-based Continental Dairy Products will hold a job fair on Wednesday, November 2nd from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm in Coopersville at 708 O'Malley. The new state-of-the-art milk processing plant will be looking to hire 47 new employees. The open positions include:

Great Pumpkin Growing Contest

Great Pumpkin Growing Contest

Saturday, October 29, 2011, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Attention - all FFA members, 4H youth, amateur gardeners, hobbyists, and farmers of all ages! Register at the Coopersville Hardware & Farm Services located at 364 Main Street, on the DAY OF THE EVENT! $2 entry fee for kids and $5 for adult. You must keep a growth log in pounds or inches and must provide the name of the pumpkin seed planted.

Call (616) 997-7173 to volunteer to help!

1st place- $100.00
2nd place-$50.00
3rd place -$25.00

Painting and Carved Pumpkins displayed at the Coopersville Farm Museum on October 29, 10am - 2pm. Kids party at the Farm Museum from 1pm-2pm

Visit http://www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org/ for additional information.

Coopersville 49, Spring Lake 35

COOPERSVILLE (WZZM) -- Spring Lake Lakers (6-2) at Coopersville Broncos (3-5).

Coopersville upsets Spring Lake tonight with a 49-35 victory.