Our network

Share your ideas for things to do in your town over Spring Break

Share your ideas for things to do in your town over Spring Break

Most school districts in West Michigan are on Spring Break all next week.  A WZZM 13 Facebook poll revealed most folks are staying close to home during the time off from school.  We thought this would be a great opportunity for you to share things to do in My Town Communities all over West Michigan.  Post things to do in your town in the comment section under his article.

Gas prices top $4 per gallon

SPARTA, Mich. (WZZM)- The gas price at many West Michigan stations is between $4.08 and $4.15 per gallon for regular unleaded.  So would you wait in line at the gas station for $3.86 a gallon?

Many drivers in Sparta did when operators of an Admiral gas station decided to delay raising their price from $3.86 per gallon.  People waited in line for up to 10 minutes for their chance to fill up.

The drivers we talked with say it is not a surprise prices have gone over $4 but it is still a bit unbelievable.

Val Norton said, "Yeah, who'd thought you'd be waiting for $3.86 but, I want to top the tank before it goes up any more."

Brandi Quist said, "If it were like 5 cents- no, I'd just go to a regular gas station. I never get gas from Admiral but its totally worth it to save 30 cents."

Jack Dinkel said, "Fill 'er up and we'll wait for it to go back down."

Fish Dinner

Fish Dinner

For the Lenten season the Holy Family Church Knights of Columbus invite you to their Fish Dinner on Friday, March 30, 2012 from 5pm-7pm in the church Hall at 425 S. State Street in Sparta. This dinner features Butter Crumb Scrod, Baked Potato, Mac & Cheese, Coleslaw, Applesauce, Dinner Roll, along with Juice, Coffee & Dessert. Take out is available!

Cost is: $7.00 for Adults, $4.00 for Children under 13 years of age and $22 - Immediate Family Maximum.

Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back! - Relay for Life 2012

Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back! - Relay for Life 2012

From: http://www.spartahistory.org/

What an apt way to describe June 8 & 9 at Spartan Field!
Sparta Township HistoricalCommission (STHC) wants to celebrate, remember, and fight back with each of you who have a loved one touched by cancer. Our goal is three-fold:

Celebrate- Come to our Tribute Tent to view activities from the previous four Relays held in Sparta.

Remember-Send us a photo of your loved one(s) who are either survivors or victims of cancer along with a short paragraph tribute and a $5 donation for each photo. We will  frame the picture, attach your tribute, and position on a Wall of Honor to remember and celebrate the loved one you have chosen.

Viewer Video: Someday I want to (Sparta High School)

Viewer Video: Someday I want to (Sparta High School)

Corrie Hobbs sent us the above video regarding a creative writing project at Sparta High School.

Sparta Schools - Breakfast Offered

From: http://www.spartaschools.org

Sparta Schools Food Service offers breakfast every morning. The price is $1.30 or 30¢ for a reduced price student. If your child qualifi es for free lunches then they qualify for free breakfast.

Parents may apply for free/reduced price meals at any time during the school year. Applications are available in each building and at spartaschools.org. Applications may be fi lled out online at lunchapp.com.

If you have any questions about the breakfast and lunch program please contact Tim Kleaveland at foodservice@spartaschools.org.

Spring Clean Up on April 19, 20 & 21

Spring Clean Up on April 19, 20 & 21

Sparta Village & Township will be holding a Spring Clean-Up for residents on Thursday, April 19th & Friday, April 20th between the hours of 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Saturday, April 21st between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. The drop off site will be behind the DPW garage at 276 W. Division.

Yard waste, rubbish (including 4 tires), metal and appliances, batteries, propane tanks and electronics will be accepted. Hazardous wastes including paints, oils and other liquids WILL NOT be accepted.

Residents are expected to unload their own yard waste, rubbish,  etc. Village and Township personnel will assist with unloading as much as possible.

ID’s WILL BE CHECKED AT THE GATE