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Hundreds show up for Perrigo job fair in Holland

HOLLAND, Michigan (WZZM) - Hundreds of people showed up Tuesday to apply for job openings at Perrigo in Allegan County.

The Ottawa County office of Michigan Works! held a job fair and interviews for about 70 openings at Perrigo, the medical products maker. Hundreds of people lined up around the building for their chance to apply. At times the line wrapped around the building and down the sidewalk.

The job fair continues until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Michigan Works! office in Holland, at 121 Clover Street.

The openings are for a variety of positions ranging from manufacturing to clerical.


“Brown Bag Concert” at Holland Area Arts Council Oct. 1


HOLLAND – Hope College musicians will perform through the monthly “Brown Bag Concert” series at the Holland Area Arts Council on Friday, Oct. 1, at noon.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Founded and directed by Dr. Andrew Le of the Hope music faculty, the concert series takes place on the first Friday of each month. Each hour-long program consists of a variety of musical offerings from Hope students and teachers.

“The Brown Bag Concerts are designed to provide a variety of music in a casual atmosphere with the performers, dressed in jeans, sharing a bit about each piece to provide background information to the audience,” said Le, an assistant professor of music. “Listeners are encouraged to bring their kids or their co-workers on the lunch hour, pack a brown bag lunch and enjoy some exceptional music.”

The Holland Area Arts Council is located west of Columbia Avenue at 150 E. Eighth St.

Ottawa Co. Michigan Works holding Perrigo job fair Tuesday

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM)- Tuesday, Manpower will be at the Ottawa County Michigan Works accepting applications for jobs at Perrigo.

The Allegan drug manufacturer is looking to fill 70 open positions.

The jobs range from manufacturing to clerical work.

Manpower will be accepting applications from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Candidates must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED, and possess computer skills. Candidates should also bring a resume and dress for an interview.

Ottawa County Michigan Works is at 121 Clover Street in Holland, Michigan.

Myrella De La Rosa dies at 17

Myrella De La Rosa's laughter and quirky sense of humor was the glue her parents say kept the family together.

"She's definately a joker, has good comebacks. If you just met her she's extremely polite, she's so soft hearted always wants to help somebody," said parents Angelica and Todd Freeman.

Though much more quiet and focused on the basketball court, Myrella's coach noticed the same caring nature with her teamates.

"She didn't always have a lot to say amongst the group when we were off the court, but whenever she spoke it was always something of value," said Varsity Basketball Coach Amy Baltmanis.

Baltmanis said that she saw De La Rosa Friday in the hallway and seemed fine. Likewise students say De La Rosa attended Zeeland West's football game later that night, against Zeeland East, and appeared fine.  Angelica Freeman says she sent Myrella to bed after the game because she looked tired.

Nolan Spruit scores game-winner for Zeeland East

ZEELAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Zeeland East and Zeeland West met on the football field last Friday night in our "13 On Your Sidelines Game of the Week," with the Chix coming out on top.

Same result happened on the soccer pitch Monday night. Zeeland East's Nolan Spruit scored the game-winning goal as the Chix beat the Dux, 3-2, in a shootout.

The match was scoreless at halftime, but it didn't take Zeeland West very long to change that early in the second half. David Mora fed it ahead to Spencer Brower who tapped it into the net to give the Dux a 1-0 lead.

Back came Zeeland East. Nate Pole fed Brad Clevenger with a perfect pass in front and Clevenger beat the Dux keeper near post, tying the match at 1-1.

The match would go to overtime where the Dux went on top first. David Mora timed a midfield steal perfectly and walked in alone on the Chix keeper and scored, giving the Dux a 2-1 lead.

Streets of downtown Holland filled on 'Live Mannequin Night'

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- A total of 45 businesses participated in Live Mannequin Night by hosting live mannequins in their windows and storefronts.

More than 100 volunteers from the community posed as mannequins, each representing this year's music-based theme. The mannequins represented singers and bands to song lyrics, composers and musicals.

A panel of judges evaluated each of the live mannequin displays and awarded prizes to the mannequins in the following categories: Best Storefront, Most Creative, Best Mannequin (Male and Female), and Best Overall.

More than 4,000 people attended the event and were invited to place their votes for their favorite live mannequins for the People's Choice Award. The overall winner of the People's Choice Award was Crane's In The City, with 285 votes.

Still no cause of death/arrest in Sandra Flores case

ZEELAND, Michigan (WZZM) - It's been nearly six weeks since the suspicious death of Sandra Flores from Zeeland.

The ten year old passed away at Holland Community Hospital after falling ill at home in early August. The community put aside its questions Saturday and took steps to improve the lives of other children.

Candles were lit, then placed around a large page of signatures, with a picture of Sandra in the middle. The quotes were too many to count.

"Spread your wings; you are safe now", one read. "Too beautiful for earth," was another. It was all to honor a young life, taken too soon.

"It was really devastating when we lost her," says Judy Tuttle, Principal at Roosevelt Elementary School, where Sandra attended. "This let's us know that people really care and that they're supporting us and that the work we do with kids really matters."