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Recommend eBooks for KDL to Purchase

Recommend eBooks for KDL to Purchase

Lots of you have been taking advantage of KDL’s extensive collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks — we’ve recorded over 200,000 checkouts so far this year!

And now we have a great new feature on our ebooks.kdl.org site: you can search the entire catalog of digital materials offered by our OverDrive eBook/eAudiobook service, and with just a simple click of a button, recommendtitles that KDL doesn’t yet own!

Motorcycle crash involving semi truck near Sparta

SPARTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - A motorcyclist was injured in a collision with a semi truck Thursday.

The crash happened around 5:15 Thursday afternoon in the 2800 block of 13 Mile Road, east of Peach Ridge near Sparta.

Investigators say the rider was attempting to pass the semi while the truck was turning. The motorcyclist ran into the truck. 

The motorcycle rider lost control and drove off the road. He was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The semi-truck driver was not hurt.

Kent County deputies say the motorcycle rider was at fault in the accident.

Pumpkin Lit Walk

Pumpkin Lit Walk

Howard Christian Nature Center at 16190 Red Pine Drive NW in Kent City is hosting a Pumpkin Lit 2 mile Walk/Hike on Saturday, 10/27/12 from 5pm to 8:30pm.

Bring the family at 5pm to carve your own pumpkin or one will be given to you by the Center. After carving the pumpkins, they’ll be placed on the trails at 6:30pm. The fun walk/hike will begin at 7pm where your family has the opportunity to see all the pumpkin carving creations along the way. The evening will end with hot chocolate & brownies. Dressing up in costume is optional.

Cost: $5.00 Donation per person or $20.00 per family of four or more.

Call: (616)675-3158 or on-line at www.lilysfrogpad.com for more information.

Milestones on Mainstreet: I Remember

Milestones on Mainstreet: I Remember

There was a time in the 1960’s, maybe some of you remember, when the Sentinel Leader featured a column written by Arzie Pickney called “I Remember.” As a young girl I looked forward to Arzie’s stories of days gone by. His stories told of life in Sparta at the turn of the last century. I thought it might be fun to share a few “I Remembers” from the mid to later part of the last century. It makes me feel a bit old, but here goes...

Shop Sparta Event – Christmas!

Shop Sparta Event – Christmas!

Remember the tradition of shopping in your home town for your family for Christmas?  Stopping in the local stores, where they call you by your first name, and remember the important events in your life?

Consider a night of traditional Christmas shopping in downtown Sparta this year.  Join us on Friday, November 16th for a Sparta Christmas Shopping Event as we celebrate the tradition of shopping in your own hometown.  The Sparta Shopping Event will include sales, free gift wrapping, and an experience of tradition in Sparta.

Merchants in Sparta will be hosting sales and specials on November 16th you will not want to miss!

Comstock Park 44, Sparta 8

SPARTA (WZZM) -- The Comstock Park Panthers tuned up for their playoff run (7-1) at Sparta Spartans (2-6) Friday night.

And this was all Panthers, winning this one 44-8.

Congratulations Sparta High School Marching Band!

Congratulations Sparta High School Marching Band!

From the Sparta High School Facebook page:

Our Marching Band earned straight ones last night (10/17) at Grand Haven. The sun always shines on the Sparta High School Marching Band! Great job to Mrs. Cordell and the Spartans! Best of luck at Jenison on Saturday.