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Eschelons to perform in Rogers Park

Eschelons to perform in Rogers Park

Eschelons are headlining August 15th's installment of the Concerts in Rogers Park series. The band will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 at 75 N. Union Street, Sparta, MI.

Rogers Park's weekly concert series continued last Wednesday with Blue Molly. Eschelons will look to entertain everyone who comes out on the 15th with their repertoire of 50s and 60s Rock 'N Roll.

This free, family-friendly series will continue every Wednesday at the same time and place through August 22.

Join the Team!! Become a WZZM13 Community Content Provider

Join the Team!! Become a WZZM13 Community Content Provider

In addition to stories generated by our news team, we’ve signed up a team of citizen journalists and local neighborhood organizations to post news reports, community bulletins, event announcements, photos and video directly to their community’s My Town website where the news can be viewed and shared by thousands of visitors to WZZM13.com.

If you live or conduct business in any of our My Town communities, and you have a nose for news, you can become a Community Content Provider today. Email mytown@wzzm13.com or call (616)559-1446. Our community website producer will get back to you with a username and password along with instructions for uploading your copy, photos and videos.

Dirty Apple 5K Online Registration

Dirty Apple 5K Online Registration

This is a 5K combination road run and obstacle course that includes agility, strength, and speed!  And like the name states, participants will get dirty!  This course is designed to be both family friendly for all ages to participate in the Family Division and a competitive race for the single Participant and 4 Person Team Member Divisions.  

Registration begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, September 15 at the Sparta Civic Center at 75 N. Union, Sparta, MI 49345.

Each preregistered participant will receive a limited edition Dirty Apple  T-shirt, two beverage tickets good for water, pop, or alcoholic beverages (must have valid photo ID) at the Harvest Beverage Station in Roger's Park. 

Consider bringing extra clothes and towels to enjoy the rest of the festivities after the race.

Dirty Apple Race Course: This run is a 5K run that includes a road run with 12 obstacles...

Police veteran continuing on in race for sheriff

KENT COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM)- A former deputy of chief for the Grand Rapids Police Department is continuing on in the race for Kent County Sheriff.

The primary race was called in favor of James Farris Tuesday night. With 50 percent of precincts reporting, Farris had 4,533 votes; Democratic contender Michael Scruggs garnered 2,413 votes.

Farris will face Republican Incumbent Larry Stelma in the November election.

Send us your summer pics!

Send us your summer pics!

It's not over yet, but we want to see your summer photos!! Has there been a moment that you've photographed that just screams summer or was there a moment when you thought to yourself, "It's finaly here!" Well, send us your best summer photo and we'll add it to our West Michigan Summer 2012 photo gallery.

Please send your photos to mytown@wzzm13.com along with your name and location.

Thank you!

2 women survive rollover crash

KENT CITY, Mich. (WZZM) - Michigan State Police responded to a rollover crash near Kent City just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night. The crash happened on M-37 just north of 15 Mile Road.

Two women were inside the car and had to be taken to the hospital, but suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the car was traveling north on M-37 when the driver lost control of the car causing it to roll over multiple times.

Police believe alcohol played a roll in the crash.

Lowell and Sparta Area Schools chosen as finalist to compete for up to $25,000 Grant

Lowell and Sparta Area Schools chosen as finalist to compete for up to $25,000 Grant

Winning a grant of $10,000 or $25,000 can enhance educational opportunities for a school district in a rural community. Lowell Area Schools and Sparta Area Schools were recently named as finalists to receive consideration for an America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant. Lowell and Sparta Area Schools are two of 19 finalists in Michigan.

“We received so many outstanding applications from rural school districts across the county,” said Deborah Patterson, President, Monsanto Fund. “The finalists truly went above and beyond what was expected and stand out as top tier choices.” 

More than 61,000 farmers shared their passion for rural education by nominating more than half the eligible school districts. Finalist schools were chosen for their program ideas and funding needs. Lowell and Sparta Area Schools also benefited from community support through numerous farmer nominations which strengthened the respective districts’ application.