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Rockford escapes with thrilling win over Hudsonville

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- A failed two-point conversion in the final minute of the game allowed Rockford to slip by Hudsonville 28-27 Friday night in OK Red action.

In a back and forth affair between two unbeaten squads, Rockford led 14-7 at half and 28-21 in the fourth, but the Eagles got a long touchdown pass from Mason Opple to close the gap.

Opple rolled up 279 yards of total offense.

Preview: Wolverine Worldwide YMCA's Game Day 5K

BELMONT, Mich. (WZZM) – The Game Day 5K, hosted by the Wolverine World Wide YMCA, is Saturday Oct. 4 and there is still time to sign up and get involved.

Runners are encouraged to wear their favorite sports team jersey and for runners with a competitive spirit, there will be prizes for the top three.

The Game Day 5K starts at 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, but there will also be a free fall festival from 9-1 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under.

Click on the video above for more information or call (616) 363-3000.

Rockford wins defensive struggle against Mona Shores

ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) -- In a defensive struggle, Rockford scored all of its points in the first half and outlasted Mona Shores 10-7 in the WZZM Game of the Week.

Darece Roberson scored on a 79-yard run for the Sailors in the first quarter, but it was the only points they could muster.

The Rams got a 33-yard field goal from Quinn Nordin and a 11-yard touchdown run from Tyler Bradfield.

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance






GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.

My Town: Meijer to hire thousands ahead of holidays

My Town: Meijer to hire thousands ahead of holidays


WALKER, Mich.—  A Walker-based retail store is hiring thousands more workers ahead of the holiday season.

Meijer recently announced it plans to hire more than 10,000 additional employees for stores in five states. Nearly half of the new hires, approximately 4,800 people, will happen in Michigan. The additional employees are needed to cover duties newly opened stores, as well as the upcoming busy holiday shopping season.  Meijer opened or is opening nine new stores in 2014; the retailer plans to open additional locations in 2015.

The openings will be for a variety of positions, from cashiers to meat cutting.  The majority of positions will be part time and seasonal.  Interested candidates can apply online on Meijer’s website

Meijer currently operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

My Town: New art center opens in Rockford

My Town: New art center opens in Rockford

ROCKFORD, Mich.—A new arts center is now open in Rockford.

Business owner Meg Frantz is temporarily donating the space at 52 Courtland until she makes a decision on what to do with the downtown facility.  Frantz also owns Bow Dacious Designs at 27 N. Main Street.

Creative Art Center-Rockford has named the facility "Arts Rockford!"  The building, which opened Sept. 2, includes an office, art gallery and space for meetings, events and potential art classes.

“Meg is a great friend and a huge supporter of the arts,” said Creative Art Center-Rockford Executive Director Linda Humbert.  “She called and asked me, ‘What can I do to help?’  Being able to open a temporary facility downtown right now is a wonderful opportunity for our organization to be able to connect with the community as we work through our separation with the city government.”

Rockford wins season opener

ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Rams opened up the 2014 campaign with a 28-10 home win over Utica Eisenhower.