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Sparta teen honored by YWCA

SPARTA, Mich. (WZZM) - Like any High School Senior, Kacie Gee has a bright future. She showed up for her interview in full toga attire, unashamed to show her school spirit of a true Spartan.

But unlike her classmates, she's overcome a lot of personal struggles in her life and now the YWCA is recognizing her efforts with the YWCA Judy Lloyd Leadership Award Scholarship.

The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 9th from noon - 1:30 pm at the DeVos Place. For more information or to make reservations, call 616.459.4681.

Halloween in Sparta

Halloween in Sparta

Halloween Kids Parade today at 5 pm! Enjoy games & treats following the parade by the Sparta Civic Center. Trick or Treating from 5:30 - 8 pm in Sparta! Happy Halloween!

Sparta 25, Whitehall 18

SPARTA (WZZM) -- Whitehall Vikings (6-3) came into Kent County tonight to take on the Sparta Spartans (7-2) in Division 5 action.

The Spartans held on in this close one, 25-18.

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.