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Hunter safety classes offered in Marne

Hunter safety classes offered in Marne

The Marne Conservation Club is offering hunter safety classes for anyone who is interested.

Classes will be held May 16 and 17  from 5 p.m.  to 9 p.m. and again on May 18  from 8 a.m.  to noon.

Certification requires that participants attend all three sessions.  Classes are held at Marne Conservation Club, located at 1719 Johnson St. in Marne. Registration can be made by calling Bill Walters at (616) 583-1968.

Students from three schools team up to win national titles

Students from three schools team up to win national titles

A team of students from Grand Rapids City High-Middle School, Forest Hills Northern, and Coopersville High School are celebrating victory in the National Academic Games Tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Five teenagers-- Dan Scherphorn (City High), Jack Culp (City High), Ian Wesolowski (City High), Jacob BronkemBekker (Coopersville), and Trey Moore (Forest Hills Northern) won second place in Linguishtik and third place in both Equations and Onsets. Dan Scherphorn and Jack Culp each had perfect scores in Linguishtik. Jack Culp and Jacob  BronemBekker each had perfect scores in Equations.
 

Academic Games Leagues of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing “thinking kids” of character, excellence, and integrity.  The organization’s tournaments challenge students to use higher order thinking skills when it comes to language arts, English, history, and mathematics.

Senior Odyssey of the Mind Competition

Senior Odyssey of the Mind Competition

Senior Odyssey of Michigan will host teams of older adults who will compete against each other in Odyssey of the Mind, on Saturday, April 27th at the Ceglarek Fine Arts Center in Allendale from 10:00am – 12 Noon. The center is located at 10760 68th Ave. in Allendale. Julie Lake can be reached for more information at 616-233-0283.

Lunch will be available for purchase at the Center.

Some things really do get better with age, like Odyssey of the Mind.

New to Facebook? Coopersville library offers free help

New to Facebook?  Coopersville library offers free help

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. – More than 1 billion people use Facebook each month, making it a very important tool in meeting others and growing business.

If you’re new to Facebook, the Coopersville library is here to help.  The library is hosting an introduction class Wednesday, April 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  People who register for the class will learn how to sign up for Facebook and create a basic profile page.  Although the class is free to Coopersville, Allendale and Ravenna residents, prior computer knowledge is required, and you must register in advance.

Coopersville Area District Library is located at 333 Ottawa Street. For more information about classes, call (616) 837-6809 or visit the library’s website.http://www.coopersvillelibrary.org/

Law Enforcement Memorial to be built in Ottawa County

Law Enforcement Memorial to be built in Ottawa County

Ottawa County Sheriff, Gary Rosema, is heading up a drive to build a commemorative wall to honor law enforcement officers who serve and have served Ottawa County. The wall would also serve as a memorial to any and all officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

Sheriff Rosema, who may be serving his last term in office, has been dwelling on this idea for more than a decade but funds for a project like this are just not available. Finally, this spring, he launched a fundraising campaign to erect this memorial wall and garden near the entrance of the Ottawa County Filmore Complex, located at 12220 Filmore St in West Olive. No public money will be used for this project expected to cost $80,000.00. Ottawa Co. Sgt. Val Weiss is the coordinator for the fund raising project and said $5000 has already been donated by Northwestern University.

Coopersville Queen Competing for "Michigan's Homecoming Queen"

Coopersville Queen Competing for "Michigan's Homecoming Queen"

Kalie Laug, the Homecoming Queen from Coopersville Area Public High School in Michigan, is competing for Michigan's Homecoming Queen. The event is at the Radisson Hotel Lansing on April 28, 2013. If she becomes a State Finalist, she will be eligible to compete for the title of America's Favorite Homecoming Queen (AHQ). The public determines who wins the title, as well as a cash scholarship.

Hudson Named Bronco Football Coach

Hudson Named Bronco Football Coach
Hudson Named Bronco Football Coach

Coopersville High School football players have met their new Head Football. Jared Hudson was selected to head the Coopersville Football program.  Hudson replaces Todd Van Houten, who stepped down in December following 3 years in the position. 

For the past two years, Hudson has coached at Coopersville, first at the middle school level and recently as the Offensive Coordinator for the Bronco JV team.  Hudson is a teacher in the special education field at Coopersville High School.  In addition to coaching football, Hudson has also coached basketball and baseball for the Broncos.

Read more about Hudson from CoopersvilleAthletics.com