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Bicyclists collide with school bus at Grand Haven High School

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM)- The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says two teenagers have bumps and bruises after colliding with a school bus at Grand Haven High School Friday afternoon.

It happened in the bus entrance, near a bike path, around 2:50 p.m.  A bus driven by Vicki Ykema was entering from Ferris Street when the teenagers rode out from between other buses and in front of Ykema. 

Megan Grant, 19, and Victoria Morgaine, 18, were taken to North Ottawa Community Hospital.  They were treated and released with bumps and bruises.

Spring Lake High School Marching Band to perform at the Rockford High School Invitational

The Spring Lake High School Marching Band will perform at the Rockford High School Invitational Saturday, September 18th. The band hits the field at 5:55 PM and performs at 6:00 PM.

Harvest Bible Chapel has a new home

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM)- A Spring Lake Township church has a new home.  Harvest Bible Chapel will operate in the warehouse for International Aid.  The township approved the the proposal during its meeting Wednesday night.

Click here to read about the decision from our news partner the Grand Haven Tribune.

Grand Haven vs. West Ottawa

(WZZM)- It was the battle of the undefeateds in the OK Red Conference in Holland Friday night as the Grand Haven Buccanears took on the West Ottawa Panthers.

The game did not start well for the Panthers.  A sloppy punt over the kicker's head put the Bucaneers up with a safety.

On the ensuing kick, the Bucs' Alex Smith ran the ball back to the Panthers' 5 yard line.  Three plays later, Dalton Stenberg scored the touchdown.

The Panthers responded with a touchdown.

Later in the 2nd, West Ottawa's Ryan Verhelst caught a pass in the back of the endzone for a 13-9 lead.

Grand Haven retook the lead 15-13, but then it was all West Ottawa.  The final score, West Ottawa 29-15 over Grand Haven.

Western Michigan Christian High School Break Through the Noise Event

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Please join us at 7:30, September 24th for the 8th grade student and parent event to answer the question, "Why WMCHS?" The teachers will be doing some really cool activities in the classrooms and there’s a lot of other fun stuff going on. Students and parents can tour the school, meet teachers and current students at WMCHS. RSVP online to get free tickets to the Volleyball Triangular at 6pm at: tickets.wmchs.net. Parent and student event starts at 7:30 and goes until 9pm.

Meijer Scholar Athlete - Erik Johnson

Grand Haven, MI. (WZZM)- WZZM and Meijer are pleased to introduce Grand Haven High School senior Erik Johnson is our Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of September 12th.

Erik is an all-state academic football player and swimmer for Grand Haven High.  He sports a 4.1 grade point average and has won numerous other awards including first and second place Science Olympiad medals.

Away from school and sports, Erik plays the violin and spends time on Tuesdays at Sanctuary at the Shore nursing home playing for residents.  He tells us classical music is his favorite type of music to listen to while studying.

Erik has been described as "an incredible student leader in his church's youth group and a wonderful example to other teens."

WZZM and Meijer congratulate Erik Johnson for his hard work! 

Pets to breathe easier in Spring Lake

Two Fire departments in Ottawa County recently have received a donation that will help prevent pets from falling victim to smoke inhalation due to fire.
 
Invisible Fence Brand located in Rockford, Mi will be donating oxygen recovery mask kits for pets to the Spring Lake Fire Stations next week, September 20 at their Fire Training meeting @ 7pm, at Station #2.
 
"With this donation, we hope to contribute to saving more pets and hopefully protect pet owners that may risk their own life to save a pet in a fire," says Tom Winquist, owner, Invisible Fence.
 
Although the number of pets that die in fires is not an official statistic kept by the U.S.