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Price to hold in-district office hours

Price to hold in-district office hours

State Rep. Amanda Price will sponsor in-district office hours in Grand Haven on Friday, Sept. 21, to meet with local residents and discuss issues of interest or concern.

Price will be at Coffee Grounds, located at 41 Washington Ave. from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Residents are welcome to stop by as their schedules allow during that time, and appointments are not necessary.

Residents can contact Price in Lansing at any time by calling toll-free (888) 238-1008 or by emailing amandaprice@house.mi.gov.

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115th Hope College Pull Tug-of-War is Saturday, Sept. 29

115th Hope College Pull Tug-of-War is Saturday, Sept. 29

HOLLAND – The Hope College Pull tug-of-war, a 115-year tradition, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m. on the banks of the Black River (near U.S. 31 and M-21). The public is invited. Admission is free.

The Pull, first held in 1898, is an annual fall highlight at Hope. In the competition, freshman and sophomore teams, entrenched in shallow pits on opposite sides of the river, attempt to gain the most rope through their strength and stamina.

Each team has 18 students on the rope as “pullers” and another 18 acting as guides and morale boosters, or “moralers.” The freshmen are coached by the junior class while the sophomores are instructed by the seniors. The coaching arrangement also leads to a rivalry between the even-year and odd-year classes.

This year’s Pull will pit members of the Classes of 2015 (sophomores) and 2016 (freshmen) against one another.  The freshman Class of 2015 team won last year’s Pull, which was held on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Hope College Critical Issues Symposium to Address Reconciliation on Sept. 25-26

Hope College Critical Issues Symposium to Address Reconciliation on Sept. 25-26

HOLLAND – “Reconciliation: Hope in a Divided World” is the theme of the 2012 Critical Issues Symposium at Hope College, which will begin with a keynote address Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, and continue throughout the day on Wednesday, Sept. 26, featuring a variety of presentations across campus.

The public is invited to all of the events.  Admission is free.

Ovarian cancer targets 8 women in one family

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - It's a cancer that often goes undiagnosed until it's almost too late. Each year 15,000 women will die from ovarian cancer.

If you have a history of ovarian cancer in your family, it's likely you carry the BRCA1 gene mutation. The same gene used to detect your chances of breast cancer can also detect your chances of ovarian cancer. If you have it, you have an increased chance of developing ovarian cancer by 50 percent.

One West Michigan family has eight women with the gene and now their taking the necessary steps to protect their daughters.

"I can still see her taking the pies out of the oven and cookies." Her family photos are the only reminders Linda Verburg has of her mother, "And the ring-around-the-rosey pictures in the kitchen back on the west side."

She died when Linda was just 11 years old from ovarian cancer.

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ZEHS Gearing Up for September 21 Pink Out

ZEHS Gearing Up for September 21 Pink Out

From: http://www.zps.org

The ZEHS Student Senate is joining The American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer with a Pink Out day scheduled for September 21. Pink Out T-shirts are available for $10 including at the football game on the 21st. Sale of the shirts will raise funds for the cause.

The group is also teaming up for the local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk scheduled in Holland (Riverview Park, 6th and College) on October 6. To learn more about this event, click HERE.

Support our students and support a worthy cause. Go Pink!

Hope to Begin Work on Engineering Addition to VanderWerf Hall

Hope to Begin Work on Engineering Addition to VanderWerf Hall

The addition of the Haworth Engineering Center at Hope College will provide new purpose-built space for one of the college’s most in-demand majors.

The 9,000-square-foot addition to the northwest corner of VanderWerf Hall is being named in honor of a lead gift from Haworth Inc and the Haworth family. Site preparation is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 17, with work beginning in earnest a week later. A ceremony celebrating the start of the project will take place on Friday, Oct. 12, at 12:30 p.m. in conjunction with the college’s Homecoming Weekend.

Supported by many donors through the college’s “A Greater Hope” comprehensive campaign, the project is being completed for a total cost of $3.75 million, including an endowment for ongoing maintenance. It is scheduled to be ready in time for the start of classes in the fall of 2013.

West Ottawa holds off Kenowa, moves to 3-1

HOLLAND (WZZM) -- The West Ottawa Panthers head in to O-K Red play at 3-1 after a 33-26 win over Kenowa Hills.

It was a see-saw game throughout. The Knights took the lead when Cody Ritsema hit Dylan Smith for a touchdown.

After a Panther safety, Trevor van Tuberrgen threw a touchdown pass to Ryan Verhelst to make it 8-6.

Kenowa took a 12-11 lead at the half, but the Panthers rallied for the victory.