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Meijer Scholar Athletes: Justin Zimmer & Sean O'Brien

Greenville, MI. (WZZM) - WZZM and Meijer are pleased to introduce not one but two Greenville High School students as this week's Meijer Scholar Athletes.

Senior Justin Zimmer is a member of the undefeated Yellow Jacket football team. He also is an outstanding wrestler who finished seventh at the state meet last year. And in track season, Justin throws the discus and the shotput.

In the classroom, Justin takes advanced placement courses, has been in Student Council for three years and is in the National Honor Society sporting a 3.77 grade point average. He hopes to play football in college while studying business, finance, or exercise physiology.

Senior Sean O'Brien plays running back for the Yellow Jacket football team. He is also a three-sport athlete playing basketball and track in the winter and spring.

Grand Rapids man arrested for 7th drunken driving, 11th driving while license suspended

HOWARD CITY, Mich. (The Daily News)- A Grand Rapids man was arrested Saturday for his seventh operating while intoxicated charge and 11th driving while license suspended charge.

According to Howard City Police Chief Steve DeWitt, a motorist reported a reckless driver on the U.S. 131 expressway at 10:22 p.m. The reckless driver was allegedly crossing the center line and leaving the roadway numerous times.

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Arrests made in vandalism at Greenville church and businesses

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Department of Public Safety has made an arrest in several cases of burglary and vandalism in the city.

On September 16th, vandals broke into The Free Wheeler Bike Shop, The VFW and St. Paul's Episcopal Church.  The church was heavily damaged.

The Montcalm County Prosecutor issued a six count felony warrant in these cases and a juvenile petition is pending.

Authorities are not releasing a name at this time.

Job opportunities at Greenville Public Schools

Greenville, MI - Greenville Public Schools are seeking several people to fill positions within various departments including athletics, performing arts and transportation. Visit http://www.greenville.k12.mi.us/jobs.cfm for a list of available positions and information on how to apply.

5 surprising unbeatens in H.S. football

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The high school football season passed the halfway point last Friday night. A handful of unbeaten teams remain in West Michigan including a few surprises. Highschoolsports.net's "13 On Your Sidelines" rates the five biggest surprises in the first five weeks.

Number 5: The Greenville Yellow Jackets. The Jackets are 5-0 for the first time since 2004 and are averaging 40 points per game. They get their biggest test of the season this Friday against East Grand Rapids.

Number 4: The Montague Wildcats. Yes, they're the two-time defending state champions but after losing the best senior class in program history last year, the Cats have come back to once again be the team to beat in the West Michigan Conference. 26 straight wins and counting.

BAS - Have You Heard….?

From: http://www.bas-k12.org/

Semantics…what is it and what difference does it make? Semantics is the meaning of words and phrases. Try this semantic exercise: How many meanings can you think of for the word “hood”? How did you do? Your answer may depend on a number of factors including your age, gender, where you live, your profession, your education and so on. Some possi-ble meanings are 1. A covering for the head and neck; 2. The folding, wa-terproof canopy of a baby’s pram; 3. The hinged metal cover over the engine of a car; 4. A lawless member of a gang of criminals. Number 3 is most readily associated with American English while number 1 is used primarily by British people. Again, who you are will influence whether or not you know what a words means and if the word is in your vocabulary (the words you know and use). Now suppose I ask you what “moggie” means. Is it a word within your vocabulary?

Wanna be arrested? Visit Cedar Springs next weekend!

Greenville Danes looking to be “arrested” in Cedar Springs over the weekend can forego wearing red for the 71st annual Red Flannel Festival. The “Keystone Kops” who drive around their famous antique fire truck will toss away just about anyone not wearing red (or sometimes for wearing too much) on Red Flannel Day, October 2. It's all in good fun, as many returning festival-goers are aware, visitors are tossed in an outdoor jail until they pay the $1 bail money and receive a souvenir button boasting their survival.

“Ringing in the Fun… at 71!” is the theme to this year’s festival, which kicked off yesterday with activities such as the Red Flannel Bed Races, a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, 5K run and more. Tinsley Nulph was crowned the new Red Flannel Queen on Saturday, September 25 at the Kent Theatre. The annual Chili Cook-off warmed up area residents on a perfectly chili fall day at the Cedar Pub.