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My Town: Pizza to help pets Aug. 27

My Town: Pizza to help pets Aug. 27

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary invite the community to help rescued cats Wednesday, Aug. 27 by picking up a pizza.

Print a flyer from Crash's Landing's website and present it to employees at any of the 14 participating Pizza Hut locations Wednesday to donate 20 percent of your total bill to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary.  The benefit runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 27 and includes dine-in, carry out or delivery orders.

The flyer has the list and addresses of the 14 participating Pizza Hut locations in the Grand Rapids area.

Suspect arraigned for stabbing three people


PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) A 19-year-old is facing charges after allegedly stabbing three people early Friday morning.

Two men and one woman suffered injuries in the Brook Haven Mobile Home Park off West River Drive near U.S. 131. The suspect, Shayne Windisch, 19, was arrested a short time later.

Windisch was arraigned Monday on one count of Assault with Intent to Commit Murder and two counts of Felonious Assault. He is being held on a $250,000 bond.

The woman was seriously injured with a laceration on her back. The two men suffered minor injuries.

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My Town Plainfield Township: Triathlon draws nearly 1,000 to Versluis Park

My Town Plainfield Township: Triathlon draws nearly 1,000 to Versluis Park

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—More than 450 athletes filled Versluis Park last weekend to take part in Michigan’s only full iron distance triathlon.

It took more than 500 volunteers and numerous sponsors to pull off the ISI Michigan Titanium Sunday.  Approximately 60 percent of the athletes who participated are from Michigan, but some competitors came from as far away as Peru.  The triathlon consisted of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a marathon run.  Some athletes were on the course for nearly 17 hours.

This year’s top triathlon finisher for men was Jimi Minnema, with a time of 9:26:04; Josephine Weeden was the first female to cross the finish line, with a time of 11:27:46. In the half triathlon, David Vanbold finished first for men, with a time of 4:19:30; Kaitlyn Patterson was the top female finisher in the half triathlon, with a time of 4:53:57.  

My Town Plainfield Township: Supporter of Michigan Titanium challenges employees to compete

My Town Plainfield Township: Supporter of Michigan Titanium challenges employees to compete

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PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Want to work for a company that embraces healthy living? Here is one amazing example.

Ryan Leestma, owner of ISI, the new title sponsor of the Michigan Titanium,  truly embraces this philosophy. He has not only committed to support Michigan’s only full iron distance triathlon for years to come as a sponsor, but also walks the talk when it comes to his employees.

Leestma has encouraged his employees to get involved with the ISI Michigan Titanium, Michigan’s only full iron distance triathlon. If they do, he will not only purchase a bike for them, but will provide other equipment and personalize training to ensure they have a great race. Why? He knows that triathletes rank among the top earners, driven, successful personalities out there, according to a recent study by USA Triathlon.

My Town: How to find and hire the “get it done" agent

My Town: How to find and hire the “get it done" agent

If you are considering selling your home, finding the right real estate agent is critical.

You want to find the “get it done” agent in your area – the type of agent that lives and breathes real estate and has an intimate knowledge not just of your neighborhood but also with the surrounding community.  This agent will leverage his or her knowledge and expertise to maximize the sales price and educate prospective buyers on why your home and community is the right place for them. 

Finding the "get it done" agent takes a little investment on your part,  but the payoff is huge.  You deserve a high level of service, investment and communication from the agent representing your most valuable asset – your home.  When you hire an agent they become a unique contractual extension of you, so you need to make sure the fit is right. 

Woman, two men stabbed in mobile home


PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Kent County deputies are investigating a stabbing that left three people injured.

It happened around 1 a.m. Friday at the Brook Haven Mobile Home Park off West River Drive near U.S. 131.

The woman was stabbed in the back, and is in serious condition at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. The male victims' injuries were minor.

Deputies took the suspect into custody.


My Town: New study debunks myths about those in need in West Michigan

My Town: New study debunks myths about those in need in West Michigan

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—An estimated 492,100 people rely on Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank to fill their plates and feed their families.

That’s according to a newly-released study, titled “Hunger in American 2014.”  The study found 46 million people nationwide count on Feeding America food banks each year.  In West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, the need includes 58,200 seniors and at least 119,400 children.

“This study shows us that the face of hunger looks a lot like the one we see in the mirror,” said Ken Estelle, CEO of Feeding America West Michigan. “Most of us are one or two catastrophic events away from being in the same position.”

The study shows in roughly one-third of client households, at least one adult had worked for pay in the last four weeks.  Additionally, 40 percent had some education beyond high school.