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City of Coopersville Holiday Hours

The City of Coopersville administrative offices will be closed the following days:

Thursday, December 22, Closing at Noon
Friday, December 23, Closed All Day
Monday, December 26, Closed All Day
Thursday, December 29, Closing at Noon
Friday, December 30,Closed All Day
Monday, January 2, Closed All Day

Coopersville Farm Museum December Newsletter

Coopersville Farm Museum December Newsletter

If you're looking for things to do throughout the month of December, the Coopersville Farm Museum's December newsletter is a great place to look.

Click Here to read the newsletter.

Friends and family remember crash victims

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- A memorial service took place Monday for a West Michigan brother and sister killed when their car crashed into the back of a school bus.

Sixteen-year-old Bruce Privacky and his 13-year-old sister Antonia, of Ravenna, were remembered in Coopersville High School's auditorium, about 15 miles northwest of Grand Rapids. 

Bruce Privacky was driving behind the bus when he hit it Wednesday afternoon in Ottawa County's Polkton Township. Antonia was a passenger in the front seat. Both were wearing seat belts. No one on the bus was injured.

Several of the Privacky's classmates spoke during the service.   Bari Lee, a 17-year-old friend of the family said the service "was really moving and I don't think it could have been done in a better way."

Boy raises money for Privacky funerals

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Visitation took place Sunday for the Privacky teens.

Family and friends paid their respects to a brother and sister killed in a crash. Sixteen-year-old Bruce Privacky and his thirteen-year-old sister Antonia, died Wednesday when their Subaru crashed into the back of a Coopersville School Bus.

Hours after the accident, their classmates gathered outside Coopersville High School to comfort one another-- and pray.

Sunday people paid their respects at Ravenna Middle School for a visitation service for the two teenagers. The principal of Coopersville High School felt it was important for students to have time to grieve.

After hearing about the teens death, a 7-year-old from Ferrysburg, decided to help the Privacky's. Landon Wiedenhoeft is going door to door to raise money for the Privacky's funeral.

Memorial for brother, sister killed in crash

RAVENNA, Mich. (WZZM) -- Memorial services are planned for a teenager brother and sister killed in a Coopersville-area crash this week.

Bruce Privacky, 16, was driving a station wagon on 56th Avenue on Wednesday afternoon with his 13-year-old sister Antonia in the passenger seat.  Their vehicle hit the back of a stopped school bus, and both teenagers were killed.  They were wearing seatbelts, according to Ottawa County deputies.  No one on the bus was injured.

Previous Coverage: Investigation underway into crash that killed siblings

The memorial service for the siblings will be at 12 p.m. Monday at the Coopersville High School Center Stage Auditorium. 

Investigation underway into crash that killed siblings

COOPERSVILLE, MICH. (WZZM)-- There are new details about the crash that killed two Coopersville teenagers, but investigators are still trying to determine why the teenage driver didn't stop before crashing into a school bus.

The driver, 16-year-old Bruce Privacky, was a student at Coopersville High School. His sister, 13-year-old Toni Privacky, was a passenger in the car. Thursday morning, counselors were on hand to help their grieving classmates.

Principal Pete Bush felt it was important for the students to come together, grieve, and build a memorial.

"We had our industrial arts program that Bruce was very involved in. They made a Christmas tree. Kids were able to make decorations and put it on the tree," said Bush.