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Online threat lands Rockford teen in jail


ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) - A Rockford High School student told that he would have to repeat the 11th grade is now charged with making threats against the high school.

"I'm just going to shoot everybody up,'' 17-year-old Jagar Ray Schwartz wrote in Sept. 13 a message to another student that was recovered by police, court records show.

On Monday, the Belmont teen appeared in 63rd District Court where he was ordered to stand trial for making a false report or threat of terrorism. Judge Sara Smolenski also bound him over to circuit court for an Aug. 24 break-in at Grand Rapids E-Liquid store, 5255 Northland Drive NE in which a rock was thrown a window.

Schwartz faces a misdemeanor charge of malicious destruction of property for causing more than $200 in damage at Plainfield Township offices, 6161 Belmont Avenue NE. That incident occurred Sept. 27.

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Sheridan VFW to host Veteran's Dinner

Sheridan VFW to host Veteran's Dinner

Veteran’s Day is just around the corner and the Sheridan VFW Post and Auxiliary are sponsoring a dinner to pay tribute to Veterans who served in any and all wars or conflicts. They will also honor those who served in non-combat areas during wars or conflicts.

There will not be a charge for the dinner but you must make a reservation, so they can plan accordingly. If you are undecided about attending, please do not make a reservation. They are planning on approximately 200 people and right now have 183 reservations. Phone: 989-291-9680

The keynote speaker for the evening will be Lindell Holm, retired Marine Corps with the rank of Lt. Colonel.  Other guests will include representatives from the VFW Department and District and Auxiliary Department and District. Past Commanders and Past Presidents will be honored as well that evening.

V.F.W. Post in Sheridan November 7, 2015

209 W. Washington (Co. Farm Rd.)

Pumpkin Carving / Lit Trails Walk

Pumpkin Carving / Lit Trails Walk

If your family likes carving pumpkins and hiking lit pumpkin trails, Kent City is the place to be.

Registered guests are welcome on Friday, October 30th from 5:00pm – 8:30pm to the Howard Christian Nature Center located at 16190 Red Pine Drive NW in Kent City. Pumpkin carving takes place from 5-6:30pm and guided pumpkin lit hikes are scheduled promptly for 7:00pm & 7:45pm.

Crafts on the Ridge

Crafts on the Ridge

This crafty event on the Ridge, offers one of a kind gift ideas for the upcoming holidays!

Fall is upon us & it’s that time of year again to make plans to check out the creations of talented crafters. Besides the many craft booths, there will also be baked goods galore & concession. 

Visit Mamrelund Lutheran Church located at 4085 Lutheran Church Road in Kent City, Michigan on Saturday, October 24 from 9:00am-2:00pm for this fun event.

Call: (616)887-8873 or visit www.mamrelund.weebly.com for more information.

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Elderly siblings take on zipline course


BELMONT, Mich. (WZZM) -- Three siblings, Rod Moedel, Ruth Broyles and Carol Cardinal gathered at Cannonsburg Ski Area to celebrate Ruth's 80th birthday on Saturday. Carol says she wanted to go ziplining with her siblings as part of Ruth's birthday celebration.

"I loved just laying back and watching the sky go by on top of the trees. It's a lot of fun," said Carol.

"I'm just really proud of my brother and sister for coming out. He's 75, she's 80 years old. This is her birthday present. I wanted to take her out on the zipline. She talked about it before and we thought we'll do it," and so they did.

The story of these three siblings is not just one of celebration. It's also one of inspiration.

Both Ruth and Rod have battled with cancer and they are cancer survivors.

"I've had cancer, that's why I talk different," said Rod.

Taste of Greece November 6th & 7th in Grand Rapids

Taste of Greece November 6th & 7th in Grand Rapids

Friday, November 6, 2015 from 11am – 8pm and Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 9am – 1pm is the Annual Taste of Greece at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. This group is known for their Souvlaki at the Festival of Arts and Yassou Greekfest.

There will be delicious food for dining in or take out all day long. A great menu of Greek Style Lasagna, Salad, Spinach Pie/pita, fresh baked breads and Greeks pastries will be available.

There will be pastries and imported gifts to purchase throughtout the day along with beer & wine available after 5pm.

The church is located at 330 Lakeskide Dr. NE in Grand Rapids, MI., across from Romence Gardens Greenhouse. A donation of $12 for the dinner is appreciated.

Additional information can be found at 616-454-6563 or check them out on Facebook at YassouFest or www.GRGreekfest.com

Taste of Greece November 6th & 7th in Grand Rapids

Taste of Greece November 6th & 7th in Grand Rapids

Friday, November 6, 2015 from 11am – 8pm and Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 9am – 1pm is the Annual Taste of Greece at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. This group is known for their Souvlaki at the Festival of Arts and Yassou Greekfest.

There will be delicious food for dining in or take out all day long. A great menu of Greek Style Lasagna, Salad, Spinach Pie/pita, fresh baked breads and Greeks pastries will be available.

There will be pastries and imported gifts to purchase throughtout the day along with beer & wine available after 5pm.

The church is located at 330 Lakeskide Dr. NE in Grand Rapids, MI., across from Romence Gardens Greenhouse. A donation of $12 for the dinner is appreciated.

Additional information can be found at 616-454-6563 or check them out on Facebook at YassouFest or www.GRGreekfest.com