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Pine Island bridge gets historic designation

ALGOMA TWP., Mich. (WZZM) - A Kent County bridge has earned a rare distinction.

A new Michigan historical marker was dedicated today at the Pine Island Drive Bridge. The 90-year-old 'camelback-style' bridge is between Ten and 11 Mile Roads in Algoma Township.

Kent County Road Commission engineers say the structure is likely the only remaining concrete 'rainbow arch' bridge in the country.

The bridge was completed in 1927 at a cost of $27,000.

Musicians mourn death of GVSU saxophone student

Allendale, MI (WZZM) - Impossible to replace. A mentor and role model. The heartbeat of a saxophone quartet.

Those are some of the ways classmates and teachers at Grand Valley State University are remembering Alex Aninios.

"It's impossible to replace someone of Alex's caliber," says friend and classmate Mike Mitrovich. "We went to high school together at Walled Lake Northern. We were very close.

The 22 year old Grand Valley senior was killed Monday morning when his car collided with a semi, on Belding Road in Cannon Township near Rockford.

Rockford teaching assistant killed in Belding Rd. crash

ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Metro Detroit man has died after his vehicle was broadsided by a semi truck on Belding Road near Ramsdell Avenue NE.

Kent County Sheriff's deputies say Alexander Aninos, 22, from Commerce Township, was leaving the Bostwick Bakery and Coffee Shop around 8 a.m. Monday when he turned into the path of a truck on Belding Road.

The force of the crash pushed his white car into a yard across the street and snapped a power pole. Utility trucks were on the scene working to repair the downed wires.

The truck driver was not seriously hurt. Belding Road was closed from Young Avenue to Ramsdell for several hours.

Aninos was a student at Grand Valley State University and a music teaching assistant at Lakes Elementary in Rockford.

First annual Rockford Ninja Warrior competition underway

ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) -- The first annual Rockford Ninja Warrior competition is underway this weekend. The most serious competitors are finishing the final day of an intense obstacle course.

The Competition runs from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. today on Childsdale Avenue, near the site of the old paper mill on the Rogue River. Admission is free to spectators.

For more information visit the Rockford Ninja Warrior website at http://www.rockfordninjawarrior.com/.

Rockford rallies for OT victory over Grand Haven

GRAND HAVEN -- Rockford rallied for a thrilling 27-21 overtime win over host Grand Haven Friday night.

The Rams trailed 21-14 early in the fourth quarter, but tied it and then won it with a score in overtime.

Rockford (6-1) now leads the OK Red Conference.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Will Host Juried Arts and Crafts Show With 1,000 Items Nov. 14-15

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., OCT. 10, 2014―Over 1,000 arts and crafts items from among 50 vendors will be featured for the general public and Christmas shoppers during the St. Patrick―St. Anthony Parish Juried Arts & Crafts Show.  The event will be held Friday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the parish Family Center.


St. Patrick―St. Anthony Parish is located at 920 Fulton Street, directly off Highway 31 in Grand Haven.  Anyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge for admission.


The parish’s “MOM’s Group” will put on a festive luncheon both days, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Attendees may choose from among a display of hearty soups, salads, quiche and desserts available.


“We are encouraging anyone to come and make it a ladies day outing, as this event coincides with the opening day of deer-hunting season,” said Ellen Valdez, St.

Defense leads Rockford to victory over Grandville

ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) -- Rockford's defense was the difference in Friday night's 21-6 OK Red win over visiting Grandville.

The Rams allowed a first-quarter touchdown, but shut the Bulldogs out the rest of the way enroute to their fifth win of the season.