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Fire destroys deck at nature preserve

NORTH MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - North Muskegon Police are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a large observation deck Tuesday morning.

The fire at the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve was discovered by a woman walking her dog on a bike path at about 8:45am.

Anyone with information is asked to call North Muskegon Police.

Hot Lumberjacks stay home again this weekend

Hot Lumberjacks stay home again this weekend

MUSKEGON, Mich. – The Muskegon Lumberjacks have found a winning formula at home, and hockey fans can also win this weekend with a trip to L.C. Walker Arena.

The first $1 Beer/$1 Hot Dog Night presented by John Morrell highlights a two-game weekend for the Lumberjacks, who will host Eastern Conference rivals Youngstown and Cedar Rapids this Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Courtesy of John Morrell, the Jacks are offering larger, more filling hot dogs as part of their revamped concession menu, and fans can purchase the new dogs as well as beers for $1 apiece from 6-8 p.m. during every Friday home game this season.

In addition, Friday night is Military Night, with active service members getting into the game free with an ID. Retired military personnel and veterans will receive $5 tickets with proper paperwork or identification.

Muskegon suspends park event reservations

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)-- Muskegon city officials will currently not take park wedding reservations.

A city worker says  site reservations are being suspended until the city reviews a potential price increase.  The proposal includes increasing site rental fees from the current $100 to $125, generating more revenue for the cash-strapped city. 

City officials are scheduled to discuss the proposal in January 2012.


Copper wiring stolen from sports complex

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM)- Police say vandals have  caused thousands of dollars in damage at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex. 

Thieves hit the sports complex over the weekend.  It is the second time the Laketon Township property has been hit in the past two months.

Investigators say in each of the attacks, thieve ripped out copper wiring from lights along the cross-country ski trail.  Several lights were also smashed and damaged.

Jim Rudicil with the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex says, "It hurts.  It is right out of our pocketbook and impacts the things we do here for the community."

If you know anything about the vandalism you're asked to call Silent Observer at (231) 72CRIME.

Muskegon Builder on Advisory Board of North America’s Largest Recycler

Muskegon Builder on Advisory Board of North America’s Largest Recycler

John Hughes of Hughes Builders Inc in Muskegon was appointed as a member of the Midwest Division Builder Advisory Council of Nucor Corporation. Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel in bars, beams, sheet, and plate; steel, joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; light gauge steel framing; steel grating and expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh and is North America's largest recycler. Hughes was the only representative selected to serve on the council from Michigan.

Hallo Snow Party deemed a success

NORTH MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)-Snow isn't blanketing Muskegon County just yet, but that didn't stop the Hallo Snow Party at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex Saturday.

Children raced their pumpkins down the winter luge track, competing for the best time. They could also ride down the wheeled luge track at half price.

Officials say the complex is a perfect place to stay healthy as the temperatures tumble. The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex is located in Muskegon State Park in North Muskegon.

Muskegon 40, Mattawan 19

MATTAWAN (WZZM) -- Muskegon Big Reds (7-2) had to take to the road for their opener in the Division 2 playoffs.

But they still took down the Mattawan Wildcats (8-1), winning this one big, 40-19.