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  • Friday Funnies – The Price of Toilet Paper

  • Water distribution moves for Parchment residents

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Water distribution for residents of Parchment dealing with contamination in their wells is changing location. The distribution is moving from Parchment High School to Haven Reformed Church at 5350 N. Sprinkle Road starting on Saturday.  There is no water distribution available for Friday.  The move is necessary due to the start of the school year. Starting next week, water will be available to residents in the contaminated area on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the church from […]

  • Delasie Night of Couture and Culture

    Delasie Night of Couture and Culture is Thursday night at the Goei Center in Grand Rapids. For more, visit

  • One person hurt in fiery crash on the East Beltline

    GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A fiery crash blocked a portion of the East Beltline Thursday afternoon. The crash happened about 1:30 p.m. on the East Beltline at 3 Mile Road NE. Grand Rapids Township Fire officials say that a car going east on 3 Mile Road went through the red light at the intersection and was hit by a pickup truck heading south on the East Beltline.  The car caught on fire after the crash. The driver of the […]

  • Erik’s Army shows up at fundraiser to protest lack of murder charges

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A group of friends and family of a man killed 35 years ago showed up at a U.S. Representative’s fundraiser Tuesday night. Erik’s Army held signs and held a peaceful walk across the street from a fundraising event in support of former State Representative Sean McCann. Erik’s Army is pressing for charges to be filed in the murder case of Erik Cross. Cross’s body was found by his father near the front yard of his parents’ home in […]

  • ‘Cottage’ at Hope College begins move to new location

    HOLLAND, Mich. A building at Hope College is in the process of changing locations. Dietz House Movers began moving the Fried Cottage Wednesday from 112 E. 12th St. to 337 Columbia Avenue. The home has been on campus at Hope for over 100 years. It will be moved to its new location, slowly, over the next two days. Columbia Avenue will be closed Friday from 11th Street to 16th Street for the move. The Fried Cottage has been used for […]

  • Friday Funnies – Be a Ladybug

  • Allegan man sentenced for getting teens to send him explicit photos

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – An Allegan man has been sentenced to over 20 years in federal prison for sexual exploitation of a minor. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Grand Rapids says that James Theodore Pyle, 27, was sentenced to 245 months in prison, ten years of supervised release after his term and a fine of $2,500. Pyle was already serving a state term of 33 to 48 months in prison for accosting a child for immoral purposes.  That sentence ends […]

  • Kent Co. Health Dept. warns of ‘serious’ West Nile season coming up

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Kent County Health Department is warning of a potentially serious outbreak of the West Nile virus this season. The virus is transmitted to people via the Culex mosquito.  The department says that they have found four times as many Culex mosquitoes in traps in Kent County this season, compared to past years.  About 26% of the Culex mosquitoes trapped have been carrying the West Nile virus. Mosquitoes are trapped in 19 locations around the Grand […]