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Schools attempt to set world record “Most people eating apples at one time”

Schools attempt to set world record “Most people eating apples at one time”

October 3, 2012 at 2:12pm students across Muskegon County will join forces to set a new world record.  Seven School districts across Muskegon County will take a moment and bite into a crisp apple in a joint effort to encourage healthy eating as they attempt to set the world record for eating the most apples at one time.

Mr. Gorman Montague/Whitehall’s Food Service Director plans to smash the world record set last year of 9,329.  The event is this year’s first activity of Muskegon’s County’s 1 in 21 School Subcommittee of the One  in 21 movement that hopes to make Muskegon County Michigan’s healthiest by 2021. 

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November 6, 2012 General Election Ballot

November 6, 2012 General Election Ballot

From: http://www.muskegon-mi.gov

To view a copy of the November 6, 2012 General Election Ballot, visit the link below, fill in your name, dob, and zip code.

webapps.sos.state.mi.us/mivote/

Please note this ballot will be a two-page ballot containing 11 proposals. Those unable to wait in long lines may want to consider applying for an absentee ballot. For an application, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 724-6705.

City students’ artwork wraps up bus powered by alternative energy

City students’ artwork wraps up bus powered by alternative energy

Imagine getting out your markers and drawing a picture with the hopes it will be plastered on the side of city bus? That is exactly what students from Muskegon High School, Three Oaks Public Academy, and Wesley School did as part of a contest held earlier this year.

MATS (Muskegon Area Transit System), County Commissioners, and some of the artists themselves will unveil the new compressed natural gas bus featuring the six winning student drawings on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at 4:15 p.m. at the Muskegon County Hall of Justice (990 Tearrace Street) following the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners meeting.

35 sticks of dynamite found in freezer

HOLTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - Michigan State Police say three dozen sticks of dynamite were safely disposed of Tuesday morning in Muskegon County. The explosives were discovered around 10 a.m. at a home in the 8000 block of Brickyard Road, near Swenson Road.

Lt. Chris McIntire of the Michigan State Police Rockford Post tells WZZM 13 that a woman found the dynamite while cleaning. The explosives are believed to have belonged to her husband who had passed away.

The bomb squad found approximately 35 sticks of nitroglycerin-based dynamite in a freezer. Authorities burned the dynamite on site to prevent it from detonating. Lt. McIntire says burning dynamite caused an intensely hot fire that burned for about 10 minutes.

No one was injured.

It's not known why the deceased man stored dynamite in the freezer, but Lt. McIntire believes it could have been to prevent the dynamite from "sweating" which poses an explosion risk.

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Mother, newborn twins homeless after explosion

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Samantha Rands called home to ask her boyfriend a question about the birth certificate for their newborn twin daughters, Aaliah and Arianna. But what she heard on the line was almost more than she could process.

A suspected natural gas explosion destroyed a vacant rental home in the 1600 block of Elwood Street. Samantha Rands lived in a neighboring house.

She says the explosion sent a section of the roof completely over her home. The force of the blast separated her walls from the ceiling, exposing the family to dust and possibly asbestos in the insulation.

Authorities say it's a miracle no one was hurt.

"It just pushed my walls in and then sucked them back out, making the house unlivable. I just had to find a place to live last night and we stayed in a hotel, and we'll stay in a hotel again tonight too until we can find somewhere more permanent," says Rands.

Muskegon house explodes, damages two other homes

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Some Muskegon residents were literally shaken out of bed Sunday morning , from a house explosion.

Some say they could feel the ground shaking nearly two miles away.

The house at 1681 Elwood Street was vacant according to the landlord when it exploded around 8:30 in the morning.

It immediately caught fire, Muskegon firefighters were able to stabilize the fire and determine no one was inside at the time of the explosion.

Homes on both sides were damaged by flying debris but no one was injured.

The Muskegon Fire and Police investigators will be looking into the cause over the next few days. At this point there is no specific cause for the incident.

One of our WZZM viewers George Evans sent us the following video of the explosion:

http://youtu.be/KDDo4-MuOv0

West Michigan Underwater Preserve Ribbon Cutting

West Michigan Underwater Preserve Ribbon Cutting

Thanks to the hard work of the members of the West Michigan Underwater Preserve, a group created in 1980, close to 345 square miles of underwater treasures will be protected. Shipwrecks and other underwater structures in West Michigan waters will now become a part of  Michigan’s Underwater Preserve System which protects some of the region's most sensitive underwater resources. Although shipwrecks and other underwater cultural resources are protected under the law anywhere in Michigan's Great Lakes waters, the preserves are "underwater museums" that protect concentrations of shipwrecks, unique geological features and other submerged sites.