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Muskegon Heights Public Schools to auction surplus items

Muskegon Heights Public Schools to auction surplus items

Biddergy.com will be conducting multiple online public auctions to liquidate all surplus assets owned by Muskegon Heights Public Schools. The second auction is scheduled on Monday July 9th and will consist of all assets of the former Glendale Elementary School which includes furniture, woodshop equipment, building materials, textbooks, copy machines, and more! All items can be viewed and bid online at www.biddergy.com.

Muskegon Heights first auction which occurred in June was a tremendous success with over 13,693 visitors from 48 different States and from 25 different Countries entered the auction online. Other online auctions will be scheduled throughout the summer months as multiple buildings within the district will be closed indefinitely. Items will include furniture, food service equipment, audio / visual equipment, building controls, and more!

Child killed in alley crash with SUV

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- A two-year-old boy is dead after an SUV hit him while he was riding a tricycle in an alley.

The accident happened around 1 p.m. Monday in an alley between Southern and Grand avenues near 6th and 7th streets in Muskegon.

According to police, the boy was riding his tricycle in an alley by his home when he was hit by a 45-year-old woman driving a Chevy TrailBlazer SUV.  The child was killed in the collision.

County victims services workers are offering counseling to the boy's family.

Muskegon Police say they are still investigating what happened.  Anyone with information on the collision is asked to call police at (231) 724-6750, or Silent Observer at (231) 722-7463.

Greater Muskegon Jaycees named Chapter of the Nation

Greater Muskegon Jaycees named Chapter of the Nation

After a review of over 700 chapters, the Greater Muskegon Jaycees were named the 2011 Harold A. Marks Memorial Award winner as the most outstanding chapter in the nation.

The announcement and presentation of the award was made during the 2011 United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees) Year-end awards ceremony, held this week in Des Moines, IA.

"I am very proud of what President Tara Mack and her team accomplished in 2011," said 87th Michigan Jaycee President David Worthams (Kalamazoo). "When the Jaycees talk about building leaders from young professionals, this is what we envision. Young leaders, who are active in their communities, working together to improve the quality of life around them."

Group's Bible reading celebrates religious freedom

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- A lakeshore group is celebrating America's religious freedom by celebrating the holy book of their faith.

Volunteers are reading the entire Bible -- chapter and verse -- out loud 12 hours a day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. They expect to complete the readings by July 2.

"I love sacred Scripture and I love God, says Sandra Elder, one of the readers. "For me, it's very fun."

Volunteers are reading in shifts on the Olthoff Street Stage in downtown Muskegon. There are benches where pedestrians can sit and listen to the readings.

"We had time, so we thought we would sit down here in the shade," says Larry Bradfield, who stopped to listen to the Bible readings.

"I think it's a great idea," says Sharon Bradfield. "I wish more people would come down and listen to it."

"Many people sit on the benches and listen during their lunch hour," says Elder. "People's reactions have been either ambivalent or positive."

Auto dealership celebrates 100 years

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - A Muskegon auto dealership is celebrating 100 years in business.

When Witt Buick opened the first car they sold was a 1912 model 43. It cost about $1,700. That's about three times the cost of the average Model T.

Friday, staff and long-time customers of Witt Buick celebrated the century in business with a party and car show. Buick collectors and customers gathered on Western Avenue where Charlie and Frank opened their first showroom in 1912.

Owners promise they are committed to their location in downtown Muskegon.

 

Rockstock 2012 this weekend at Heritage Landing

Rockstock 2012 this weekend at Heritage Landing

From the Muskegon Rockstock Facebook page:

The people have spoken. They want their Muskegon Rockstock! And they want alot of it!

It's been too long since Michigan’s local & regional bands came together to pay homage to all who makes West Michigan rock!  Coming to Heritage Landing June 29 & 30th, 2012 ~ Get ready for 2 days of Michigan homegrown live music! Tickets are $5 per show and kids 10 and under are in FREE!

This year's Rockstock is sure make history as we step up to fill the gap left by the absence of Summer Celebration - Muskegon Rockstock 2012 will showcase 19 local and regional bands, and supports all things local and all things Michigan! 

It truely is a Homegrown Festival! 

Patients have opposing views of health care law

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - The Supreme Court's ruling immediately sparked an emotional debate for families on the front lines, who've been fighting both for and against the healthcare law. 

Dozens of comments poured into the WZZM 13 Facebook page over the decision, and two of the commenters came forward to share their personal stories and opposing views of the law.

In Muskegon, Deedee Reubens battles asthma.  In Caledonia, Jody Avery is fighting multiple sclerosis.  They are two people, each with a medical condition -- and their reactions to the health care ruling couldn't be more different.

"I was extremely excited because I haven't had health care," says Jody.

"My heart sank.  I can't afford the fine and can't afford the health insurance," says Deedee.

It appears a win for one is a loss for the other. 

Deedee says the Affordable Care Act will force her to buy insurance she can't afford.