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" The Lowell 50 "

" The Lowell 50 "

Race Description: The Lowell 50 is a classic old world style gravel road race. You’ll race along the banks of the Flat River and through rural Ionia County on approximately 70% unpaved roads. You may choose from either the 50 or 28 mile race, both routes are single loops.  The courses are challenging, scenic, fun. Included are two historic wooden covered bridges dating back to the mid-1800s’. They are very cool!


Saturday, March 31 at Fallasburg Park

Start time 10:00am




Local Snowmobiler Rides for a Cause

Local Snowmobiler Rides for a Cause

Lowell resident Amy Rathsburg and Rockford resident Deb Manson will ride in the Easter Seals Michigan's 25th Anniversary for Women Only (FWO) Snowmobile Ride in Gaylord February 3-5.

The two riders are among 40 women statewide who have committed to sled in support of Easter Seals' mission to serve people with disabilities or special needs so they can successfully live, learn, work and play in their communities.

To learn more about FWO, visit www.easterseals.com/fwo.

Lowell High School’s Noel Dean receives Power of Influence award

Lowell High School’s Noel Dean receives Power of Influence award

Lowell High School head coach Noel Dean has been named the 2011 Power of Influence Award recipient. Dean was nominated by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA). Presented jointly by the American Football Coaches Association® and the American Football Coaches Foundation®, the award was given to Dean at the AFCA Coach of the Year Dinner on Tuesday, January 10, at the 2012 AFCA Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

The Power of Influence award was created as a way for the AFCA and AFCF to honor a deserving high school football coach. Coaches who receive this award are recognized for their impact on their team and players, as well as the legacy they leave with the school and community. This award is not based on wins and losses; however, it is noted that coaches of powerful influence have longevity and success. It is the first AFCA award specifically designed to honor a high school coach.

Fall Sports Recap

From: http://www.lowellschools.com/

The fall season is winding down and our teams have been very competitive.

The girls' golf season has concluded and they experienced improvement through out their season. They fielded a young team and with the experience returning they anticipate continued improvement.

The boys' tennis team competes in one of the top tennis conferences in the state. They also are a young team graduating only one senior from their varsity lineup with hopes of movingup the conference ladder next year.

The boys' cross country team has increased in numbers this year and throughout the season have improved their personal times.

The girls' cross country team continues to increase in popularity and has begun moving up the conference pecking order.

Zumba Gold Comes to Green Acres Retirement Living

Zumba Gold Comes to Green Acres Retirement Living

Zumba Fitness proves age is just a number as it brings the fitness party Zumba Gold to senior population.  Zumba Gold is designed for the active older as well as the de-conditioned exercise. 

You're only as old as you feel, and Zumba Gold is helping a whole new generation feel young, vibrant and sexy.  Research shows those who remain active in their golden years can see tremendous benefits to their health and quality of life.  A growing number of 70 to 90 year old Zumba-fanatics confirm it.

Freshen up your bike riding safety skills before new trail officially opens

Freshen up your bike riding safety skills before new trail officially opens

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) The Lowell Area Trail will provide a new place for families to ride bikes, but it could also lead to more injuries if people don't follow basic safety rules.

The Lowell School District is organizing a bike safety class for Wednesday October 5th.  Stephanie Mills from Mary Free Bed will lead a brief workshop talking about the importance of wearing a helmet and basic bicycle rules.  After the hour-long workshop, Stephanie will lead a bike ride down the new Lowell Area Trail.

The class is free and all registered participants will receive a water bottle and shoe ID tags courtesy of Mary Free Bed.  Beach registrant will also receive a bicycle helmet from Lowell Rockford Ambulance and Lowell Community Wellness.

For more information, or to register, call 616-987-2565 or email mjohnson@lowellschools.com.