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Spartans vs. Bronco Boys Varsity Basketball Game

Spartans vs. Bronco Boys Varsity Basketball Game

Don’t miss the action of the Sparta Spartans & Coopersville Bronco Boys basketball game this Friday, February 3 at 7:30pm taking place at Sparta High School located at 475 W. Spartan Drive off 12 Mile Road NW in Sparta, Michigan. Good luck to both teams!

Leadership West Michigan Graduates 27 in December 2011

Leadership West Michigan Graduates 27 in December 2011

The 2011 class of Leadership West Michigan (LWM) graduated on December 15, 2011. The class of 27 participated in 8 day sessions over the past 4 months which included a two day bus tour of the region and culminated in Regional Trustee day and graduation.

Patricia Ackerberg - Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce  
Justin Arnold - WMPS  
Charles Ash, Jr. - Warner Norcross & Judd LLP  
Douglas Bagley - Ottawa Area ISD - MTEC  
Michael Brecht - St. Mary's Health Care  
Marlene Brostrom - Michigan Works Ottawa County  
Cindy Brown - Hello West Michigan  
Frederick Bw'Ombongi - Spectrum Health  
Valerie Byrnes - Barry County Chamber of Commerce  
Kyle Dannenberg - Ottawa Area Intermediate School District  
Lori Duff - TrueNorth Community Services  
Kathy Finkler - Davenport University  
Jeffrey Hoerle - Priority Health  
Ammy Johnson - Harbor Hospice  

Sparta Little League signups this Saturday

Sparta Little League signups this Saturday

It's time to start thinking about the warmer weather ahead and baseball.

Sign up for Sparta Little League begins on Saturday, February 4th at Sundaes at the Park.

You will need:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate (if your child did not play in 2011)
  • Medical insurance information
  • Payment

The cost is:

$45 per player for T-Ball and Machine Pitch

$55 per player for Minor and Major Leagues

$65 per player for Junior and Senior Leagues

$150 family maximum

Boys ages 5 to 18 by April 30, 2012 can participate along with girls ages 5 to 18 by December 31, 2011.

Sign up times:

Saturday, February 4th from 9am to 12pm

Saturday, February 11th from 9am to 12pm

Thursday, February 16th from 6pm to 8pm (additional $10 late fee)

Sundaes at the Park - 182 N. State Street in Sparta

Schedule of American Red Cross blood drives in Allegan, Kent and Ottawa Counties

Schedule of American Red Cross blood drives in Allegan, Kent and Ottawa Counties

Like the emergency room of a hospital, the American Red Cross must be prepared to respond to patient emergencies with blood products 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Through the everyday support and generosity of blood and platelet donors, the Red Cross can be prepared to do this day-in and day-out, no matter when or where these blood products are needed.

“We are so thankful to our loyal sponsors and volunteers for everything they do each and every day,” said Sharon Jaksa, CEO for the Great Lakes Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross.  “It is because of them that we are able to provide services for people in our communities in their times of need.”

Candlelight Snowshoe Walk

Candlelight Snowshoe Walk

Two Candlelight Snowshoe Walks take place at Howard Christian Nature Center located at 16190 Red Pine Dr. NW in Kent City, Michigan on Saturday, January 28 and Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Surprise the family or a loved one with this fun outdoor opportunity to experience a relaxing 2 mile tour-guided excursion evening through the candlelit Nature Center’s scenic trails. Maybe, a full moon will also help guide the way! All snowshoe equipment will be provided and hot refreshments will be available. Cost: $8/adults, $5/seniors or $25/family (4 or more).

Chamber Unveils New “Morning Mingle” Opportunity

Chamber Unveils New “Morning Mingle” Opportunity

The Sparta Chamber of Commerce is presenting the new “Morning Mingle” program that will take place four times per year giving chamber members the chance to network with other businesses with refreshments and a round table topic or speaker presenting important topics to small businesses.  The Morning Mingle will host its first meeting at the Sparta Township Office located at 160 E. Division on Wednesday, February 1 at 8:00 am.  Why the new format, one might ask?  “This is a fantastic new way for the Sparta Chamber businesses to participate in a networking series that also provides another benefit for their membership!”  The Chamber Board of Directors had been researching and reviewing what would bring a new fresh perspective on networking for Sparta businesses, and the Morning Mingle was the result.