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Man, 29, killed in Holland fire


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Investigators have not yet found the cause of a fire that killed a man over the weekend.

The fire began around 4 a.m. Saturday at a house on west 13th Street.

Five people lived at the residence and one didn't make it out in time. The victim is identified as Jeremiah Smith, 29.

Crews found Smith in the house but could not revive him.

Police would like to speak with anyone who may have been with Smith earlier in the evening or prior to the fire.


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The Wonderful World of OZ at Holland Museum


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM)-- The city of Holland is celebrating Frank E. Baum's The Wonderful World of OZ book and 13 sequels with a special exhibit at the Holland Museum.

Baum wrote parts of the book and its sequels in Holland.

The Wizard of OZ runs through January 3rd at the Holland Armory on 9th Street in Holland.


Hudsonville edges out West Ottawa


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Hudsonville beat West Ottawa 45-0.

The Eagles had a huge first half, scoring 38 of their 45 points.


Zeeland West shakes off slow start; rolls to victory


BYRON CENTER, Mich. (WZZM) -- Zeeland West shook off a slow start Friday night before cruising to a convincing 62-21 win over host Byron Center.

The top-ranked Dux trailed 14-7 in the first before reeling off 35 straight points to grab a 42-14 lead.

Zeeland West, led by Nick Jasch's four touchdowns, improved to a perfect 8-0.


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Ottawa County Water Quality Forum

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Ottawa County, MI— Twenty-five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline; 475,000 feet of prominent rivers and streams; 3,600 acres of major inland lakes. These are just a few of the unique characteristics of the Lakeshore's Ottawa County—and they are worth protecting. On Friday, November 7, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and citizens are invited to the Ninth Annual Water Quality Forum. The forum brings together area experts to share and discuss ways to safeguard and preserve one of West Michigan’s most valuable resources—its water.  Register now at miOttawa.org.

New Holland Brewing Co. now distributing in Ontario, Canada


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- A West Michigan brewery and distillery has begun distributing beer and bourbon in Ontario, Canada.

In a statement on Wednesday, New Holland Brewing Company said, "New Holland Brewing shares a great many things in common with our neighbors to the north -- including the Great Lakes, an obsession with ice sports and a love of handcrafted beer and spirits."

New Holland's distribution in Ontario started this month with The Poet Oatmeal Stout being made available there. The Hatter series, Beer Barrel Bourbon, and Dragon's Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout are on their way, as well, with all of those varieties being made available in stages through November.

Part of the new distribution includes a partnership between New Holland and ten Toronto restaurants that will feature the Hatter series releases.


Bras for a Cause Lakeshore to feature male models


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HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- West Michigan men will be donning a different piece of clothing this weekend as part of a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.

The sixth annual Bras for a Cause Lakeshore will be held Friday, October 17 at 7:00pm at the Double Tree Hotel in Holland.

The event raises money for the 3-Day for the Cure and the Women's Council of Realtors.