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Mercantile Bank MVP - Week 9 - Kory Brown

(WZZM) - Sparta quarterback Kory Brown is the week nine winner of the 13 On Your Sidelines Mercantile Bank MVP award.

In a 17-7 win over Cedar Springs, Brown accounted for 254 total yards and 2 touchdowns.

Congratulations to Kory Brown, the Mercantile Bank MVP award winner for week nine.

Wolverine World Wide Employees Help Build New Trail at Nature Center

Wolverine World Wide Employees Help Build New Trail at Nature Center

Birds, chipmunks, deer and most Michiganders have been spending the last warm days of fall preparing for winter. Volunteers at the Howard Christensen Nature Center have been busy too! On October 21, they completed a new trail to benefit cross country skiers. This extension of the Ranger Trail will allow skiers to avoid the sometimes treacherously icy interpretive center parking lot to reach the Arrowhead Trail.

Safe way to get rid of unwanted medication

Safe way to get rid of unwanted medication

What’s in your medicine cabinet?  Do you have bottles of old medication?  Flushing the pills down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and health hazards.  There is another way to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs in Kent County.

On October 28, 2011, from  8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Kent County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to Kent County Sheriff’s Office at 701 Ball Ave NE.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. 

This effort is part of the Nationwide Prescription Drug "Take-Back” Day.

ChoiceOne Bank donates to Sparta Education Foundation

ChoiceOne Bank donates to Sparta Education Foundation

Sparta, MI – ChoiceOne Bank recently donated $560 to the Sparta Education Foundation.  Sparta Area School employees were given the challenge – for every Health Savings Account (HSA) they opened at ChoiceOne Bank within a certain time frame, the Bank would donate $10 to the Sparta Education Foundation. 

“As the local community bank we are proud to assist the Sparta Area School employees with all their financial needs,” said President & CEO of ChoiceOne Bank, Jim Bosserd. “HSAs are great accounts for the schools and their employees as they help save money for medical expenses now and into retirement. This challenge was a win-win for everyone.”

Customers who open HSAs at ChoiceOne Bank can access their HSA funds to pay for their “qualified medical expenses”.  Access to their account is easy with an HSA debit card, HSA checks, electronically or in person.  HSAs are a tax-advantaged way to save and pay for healthcare. 

Turkey Trot Gobbling Up Runners

Turkey Trot Gobbling Up Runners

The 1st annual Turkey Trot in Sparta is becoming as popular as squash at Thanksgiving.  Why all the interest?  This Turkey Trot is only $10 per person, benefits the local Sparta Rugby Club, and close to home.  Runners are tying up their shoes in anticipation of this 5K that is being sponsored by volunteers in the community.  Registration and information can be obtained through The Club Fitness & Tanning (P 616-887-1116) located on S. State Street.

5K Turkey Trot Application

Reminder: Pink Extravaganza Night is Tonight

Reminder: Pink Extravaganza Night is Tonight

Join in on Tuesday, October 25 to raise funds for the Susan G Komen Foundation. Watch Junior BBall guys vs Senior BBall guys and Staff vs. "Lady Spartans" Varsity team!

Visit http://spartami.org for additional information.

13 On Your Sidelines week 9 MVP candidates

(WZZM) Voting is underway for the week nine Mercantile Bank MVP award for 13 On Your Sidelines. This poll marks the final week of fan voting for our weekly award. The three candidates are:

Kory Brown - Sparta   254 total yards, touchdown run, touchdown pass versus Cedar Springs.

Troy Schierbeek - Unity Christian   185 total yards, three touchdowns versus Unity Christian.

Spencer Viening - Zeeland East   188 total yards, four touchdowns versus Hamilton.

To cast a vote click here.

Voting will end at 1:00 pm Thursday. We will present the winner Friday night on our round one playoff edition of "13 On Your Sidelines" at 11:15.