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Students rewarded with free Lumberjacks tickets

Students rewarded with free Lumberjacks tickets

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—When the Muskegon Lumberjacks take the ice on Wednesday, chances are some Muskegon County students will be watching, thanks to a new rewards program.

The program honors those who have excelled in the classroom with free tickets to a Lumberjacks home game. The students sit in a special section reserved and paid for by Community Schools Credit Union, County Teachers Insurance Agency and M3 Investment Services.

“Our partnership with the Muskegon Lumberjacks and area school districts is focused on promoting reading among area students. While many schools will use the tickets to recognize student reading efforts, many others already have student reward programs for positive behavior and academics in place.

UPDATE: West Ottawa celebrates 'Spirit Bracket Challenge' victory

UPDATE: West Ottawa celebrates 'Spirit Bracket Challenge' victory

HOLLAND, Mich.-- Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar will reward the winner of its “Spirit Bracket Challenge” November 5.

The restaurant organized the friendly fundraising competition as a way to promote school spirit while helping a dozen local schools raise money for classroom supplies and school activities.

Kenowa Hills 6th grade/Alpine Elementary and West Ottawa High School were the last two competitors standing, besting ten other schools in the Teriyaki 12 and Spicy 6 fundraising rounds.  In the end, West Ottawa won the Flamin’ Finals.  In addition to the funds students raised throughout the competition, West Ottawa will get an additional $2,500 from Buffalo Wild Wings.  The school will be rewarded with a special check during its celebratory pep rally Tuesday, November 5.

“We were so lucky to have 12 upbeat and enthusiastic schools compete in th

Singing Christmas Tree 'angel' announced as ticket sales begin

Singing Christmas Tree 'angel' announced as ticket sales begin

MUSKEGON, Mich. -- Mona Shores High School Singing Christmas Tree now has its 2013 angel.

Choir director Shawn Lawton announced senior Kathryn (Katie) Beemer has been selected to adorn the top of the human-formed tree during the December 5, 6, and 7 performances at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts.

Beemer has been a member of the Mona Shores High School Choir for four years, serving on the choir board her sophomore year.

When to trick-or-treat in your community

 When to trick-or-treat in your community

Halloween is Thursday, and many communities have set times for children to trick-or-treat.

Although the weather may not be pleasant, children are encouraged to visit homes and businesses at the following times:  

Ada Township

  • No designated time
  • Fire station #1 trick or treating: October 31,  6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Alpine Township

  • October 31 until dark/candy runs out

Belding

  • October 31, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Halloween Open House: October 31, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the fire station

Cannon Township

  • No set time; fire department will hand out treats October 31, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Cascade Township

  • October 31, 5:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.

When to trick-or-treat in your community

 When to trick-or-treat in your community

Halloween is Thursday, and many communities have set times for children to trick-or-treat.

Although the weather may not be pleasant, children are encouraged to visit homes and businesses at the following times:  

Ada Township

  • No designated time
  • Fire station #1 trick or treating: October 31,  6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Alpine Township

  • October 31 until dark/candy runs out

Belding

  • October 31, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Halloween Open House: October 31, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the fire station

Cannon Township

  • No set time; fire department will hand out treats October 31, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Cascade Township

  • October 31, 5:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.

Mona Shores Singing Christmas Tree to compete on the Travel Channel

Mona Shores Singing Christmas Tree to compete on the Travel Channel

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- Ready for the ultimate holiday mash-up of Christmas tree show downs from across America?

The Travel Channel has crossed the country in search of the most awesome Christmas celebrations and they have selected the best of the best. Now it is time for them to go head to head and the public gets the final say  on who takes home the prize. So the holiday rumble begins, for this is “Jingle Brawls.”

The Mona Shores High School Singing Christmas Tree will take on the Lobster Trap Tree in Rockland, Maine on the Travel Channel's “Jingle Brawls” Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.

Survivors of abuse share their stories through shirts

Survivors of abuse share their stories through shirts

MUSKEGON, Mich.--  In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, those affected by sexual/domestic abuse are encouraged to create a shirt in honor of their struggle.

Every Woman’s Place/Webster House Youth Services are hosting the series of workshops, which are open to the public.  All shirts decorated in memory of victims or in honor of survivors will be added to the Every Woman’s Place Clothesline Project collection, which currently consists of more than 400 shirts.

The color of each shirt has meaning: