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Tickets now available to 'Footloose' at Coopersville High School

Tickets now available to 'Footloose' at Coopersville High School

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—Buy your tickets early and get a deal! 

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home.

Coopersville All-Class Reunion October 4

Coopersville All-Class Reunion October 4

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—  All alumni of Coopersville High School are invited for the All-Class Reunion Friday, October 4.

The annual gathering begins at 2 p.m.  There is a small admission to cover event costs.  Hundreds of alumni are expected at this year’s reunion.  Each member of the graduating class of 1963 who attends will be honored.  The reunion includes a program in the performing arts center and refreshments in the cafeteria with a chance to share memories and reunite with old friends.

For more information, contact Coopersville Area Public Schools at (616) 997-3200.

Mayor to honor rescuers who saved girl's life

Mayor to honor rescuers who saved girl's life

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—On Monday, Mayor Kenneth Bush is expected to honor an Ottawa County deputy who helped save a teenager’s life.

On July 23 around 5:40 p.m., a 14-year-old girl suffered a seizure on the soccer field of Coopersville Public Schools.  Deputy Chris Reuwer was first to arrive on scene and found the girl was not breathing.  He began administering CPR with the help of Coopersville Rescue Squad 471 members Jason Karell, Joshua Swart, Patti Eldred, Adam Sherman and Erica Acton.  When the girl did not respond, Reuwer grabbed the automated external defibrillator from his patrol vehicle and shocked her heart once.  The rescue team then continued CPR until the girl’s pulse returned.  She was breathing on her own as she was taken to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

 On July 29, the 14-year-old girl was released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Church eyes shuttered elementary school

Church eyes shuttered elementary school

WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The Superintendent of Kenowa Hills Public Schools says new plans may be forming for another shuttered elementary school.

Superintendent Gerald Hopkins says a church is considering buying Marne Elementary to keep it in the community.  Hopkins says the church has been eyeing the property for about six to eight months now.

Marne and Fairview elementary schools closed in 2010 because of declining enrollment. In August 2012, Wright Township officials offered to buy Marne Elementary for $1, but the school board rejected the deal.

The Salvation Army has an agreement with Kenowa Hills to possibly purchase Fairview Elementary for $500,000 and transform it into a service center.

Three catholic schools consolidated under new name

Three catholic schools consolidated under new name

The Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids is virtually consolidating three satellite campuses.

On July 1, St. Catherine in Ravenna, St. Joseph in Conklin and St. Michael in Coopersville will be combined to form Divine Providence Academy.  All three schools began operating under the same blended learning model, called the WINGS model, after facing potential cuts in July 2010.

Kendra DeYoung will be principal and director of the new academy, which will continue to operate under the WINGS model, which allowed the Diocese to consolidate its administration and services.  The superintendent of catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids says enrollment has also increased.

A special mass and event will take place at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year to celebrate the new Divine Providence Academy.

New college courses available at Coopersville Area Public Schools this fall

New college courses available at Coopersville Area Public Schools this fall

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—Coopersville Area Public Schools is teaming up with Muskegon Community College to provide new classes starting this fall.

According to the district’s Facebook page, MCC will begin English 101(ENG-101-F53) and Psychology 201(PSYC-201-F53) in the newly renovated CAPS Community Services Building. 

For more information, visit http://www.muskegoncc.edu/pages/1.asp.  The Psychology class is listed under location; the English class is listed under hybrid-in person/online class offerings. 

'Touchback' film tribute ready for signing in Coopersville

'Touchback' film tribute ready for signing in Coopersville
COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—  Participants in a movie filmed in Coopersville are invited to sign a permanent tribute to the film project. Kathy Gomez, who works at Coopersville Area Public Schools says Pals Diner had dropped off a photoboard for particpants of “Touchback” to sign.  The finished photoboard will hang in the diner where parts of the movie were filmed. The photoboard will be available for signing at Gomez’s office at East Elementary for the next couple of weeks. Pal’s Diner is located at 6503 28th Street SE in My Town Ada/Cascade.