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Majestic Air offering Fall color tours leaving from Lowell Airport

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) Before you know it the fall colors will be close to peak throughout West Michigan.   Majestic Air, based at the Lowell Airport, is offering tours from the air.

Jeff Ostrander owns Majestic Air.  He says the flight is roughly 20-25 minutes long and costs $50 per person for one individual, and $30.00 for 2 to 3 people at a time.

Ostrander says most of his customers come from roughly 20 miles around Lowell.  He says the schedule is flexible and anyone interested in booking a tour should call 616-514-8880. If you aren't able to book a trip now, Ostrander says he offers flights through the Winter.

 

Lowell Harvest Celebration

The annual Lowell Harvest Celebration is Saturday, October 9th.  Main Street will be closed 10am-6pm, so you can enjoy shopping, horse drawn shuttle rides, mask making, music by Easy Idle and Lonesome Canyon Band and more.  Get more details by going to the Lowell Chamber web site:  http://www.lowellchamber.org/harvestcelebration.html

City of Lowell, MDOT host ribbon-cutting event for completion of M-21 bridges

Lowell, MI - On Thursday, October 7th at 9:30 am the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invite the public to attend a ribbon-cutting event to mark the completion of the new M-21 (Main Street) bridges over the Flat River in downtown Lowell.

The project replace the two bridges, marking their first reconstruction since they were built in 1941. The $2.15 million investment is expected to extend the life of the bridges and increase ride quality.

The event, which is being held to acknowledge the positive impact of the project and recognize the contributions of all those involved, will be attended by several federal, state and local elected officials as well as officials from MDOT and the Federal Highway Administration.

Where: 201 E. Main St. (next to the Flat River Grill, parking is available across the street from the Flat River Grill)

Special accommodations: 616-464-1800

 

 

Lowell's first female mayor dies from cancer

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) - Jeanne Shores, Lowell's first female mayor, passed away on Sunday following a two-year battle with cancer.

Shores served 28 years in various parts of the city government. Her service includes the planning commission from 1980-1992 and city council from 1994-2009. Shores became the city's first female in 2002 serving until 2005 and again in 2008-2009.

Jeanne Shores died at Fountainview on Sunday.  Funeral services are pending.

 

Lowell's first female mayor dies

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Jeanne Shores, Lowell's first female mayor, passed away on Sunday following a 2 year battle with cancer.

Shores served 28 years in various parts of the city government. Her service includes the planning commission from 1980-1992 and city council from 1994-2009. Shores became the city's first female in 2002 serving until 2005 and again in 2008-2009.

Jeanne Shores died at Fountainview on Sunday.  

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at Roth-Gerst Funeral Home, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell. Funeral will be Thursday 1:00 PM, at First Baptist Church of Lowell. She will be buried at Oakwood Cemetary.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Pink Arrow Project, Alzheimer’s Association, and Faith Hospice.

Lowell crushes Grand Rapids Christian

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The Lowell Red Arrows tried to stay perfect on the year as they faced the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles.

In the first quarter, Gabe Dean would punch it in from five yards out opening up what would be a huge night for him and the Red Arrows. Still in the first, Dean would break a 57 yard touchdown run that would put Lowell up 14-0.

Gabe Dean would score seven touchdowns on the night as the Red Arrows roll all over Grand Rapids Christian by a final of 55-7.

Author John Otterbacher to appear at Englehardt branch library

Lowell, MI - Author John Otterbacher will appear at the Englehardt Branch library in Lowell to talk about this book "Sailing Grace" and the 30,000 mile family cruise across the open seas that inspired it. The book, which was honored as "Best New Non-Fiction Book" by Indie Awards, is available at several bookstores around West Michigan.

The event is free and will take place on Tuesday, October 5th at 7:00 pm.