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Benefit dinner for Megan Hanges

Hudsonville, MI - Friends and family of Megan Hanges, who was critically injured in a vehicle rollover accident along eastbound I-94, will be holding a benefit dinner/raffle on November 7th from 3pm to 7pm in an effort to raise money to help pay for any unexpected costs that may arise in the future.

If you are interested in attending, please send your RSVP to: meganhangesbenefit@hotmail.com

When: November 7, 3pm to 7pm
Where: American Legion, 401 N Park, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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HPS - October 11th Parent Presentation

From: http://www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us

We want to thank all of the parents, community members, and staff who attended our presentation on "21st Century Learning". Your follow up comments, questions, and thoughts confirmed your support for the steps we are taking to transition our learning environments into ones that will truly prepare our students for the world as it is defined today. There were several requests to share the video presentation on our website for those who were not able to attend on October 11.

Rockford flattens Grandville

ROCKFORD (WZZM) -- A win over the Grandville Bulldogs Friday would keep the Rockford Rams tied atop the O-K Red Conference.

Some highlights: Mark LaPrarie gave the ball to Zach Schmuck who took it into the endzone give Rockford a 42-0 lead.

Later the Bulldogs tried to get it going but Thomas Currey couldn't find an open receiver and he was sacked.

Grandville never sniffed the red zone all night.  Rockford blanked the Bulldogs 56-0.

Jenison to Host 25th Annual Band Invitational

The sound of music will fill McKenzie Stadium on Saturday, October 23 as Jenison host the 25th annual Jenison Invitational. This year, 40 bands will take the field in competition with the Jenison Marching Band and the GVSU Laker Marching Band performing in exhibition to close the evening of performances.

The opening ceremony will begin at 8:45 a.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and students in grades K-12, children preschool age and under are admitted free. Admission for a family (maximum of 2 adults) is $20. For a schedule of the days events please visit the Jenison band's website at www.jenisonbands.org.

This annual competition is a celebration of the dedication and effort of thousands of high school students from across the State of Michigan, we hope you will join us for this exciting event.

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Bicyclist critically injured in Ottawa County

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM)- A Kalamazoo County man is in critical condition after he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle Wednesday.  It happened just before noon on Pierce Street, West of 42nd Avenue, in Ottawa County's Georgetown Township.

The Sheriff's Department says 20-year old Zachary Sompels was taken to Spectrum hospital with internal injuries.

The driver was not hurt.

Hudsonville High School Eagle Renaissance Food Drive

The Eagle Renaissance students of Hudsonville High School will be hosting a food drive at the last home football game on Friday, October 22, 2010.   They will be accepting non-perishable food items and personal products to stock the HHS Helping Hands Food Pantry.  All items brought to the game will be accepted at the gates upon entry.

Metro Council Long Range Transportation Plan Meeting

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Georgetown Offices

From: http://www.gtwp.com/

GVMC Would Like Your Input! The Grand Valley Metropolitan Council (GVMC) is beginning development of the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and needs your input about future transportation needs in our region. Please consider attending any of eight kick-off meetings, scheduled between October 11-14, 2010. For more information or to view the current LRTP, go to www.gvmc.org.

If you are unable to attend, written comments will be accepted throughout the development of the LRTP until January 30, 2011.