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Off duty firefighter helps woman attacked on the street

Plainfield Township, Mich. (WZZM) - An afternoon enjoying the great weather turned into much more for an off duty Plainfield Township firefighter.

Matt Van Dyken was driving with his mom and fiance when his mom saw a man attacking a woman.

She pulled the van over and started honking her horn.  That's when Matt jumped out and tried to stop what he says was a man choking a woman that had been thrown to the ground.

"And the female patient was laying right here and I just quickly looked down at her just to see if I could see her breathing," said Van Dyken.  "But my goal was to make sure that that guy was going to be stopped because I didn't know if he had a weapon or what his intention was, if he was just going randomly around attacking people, I didn't know what the situation was so I knew that guy needed to be stopped. 

Woman killed in Plainfield Twp. crash

PLAINFIELD TWP., Mich. (WZZM) - A 56-year-old woman was killed this morning in a crash on Cannonsburg Road.

The woman was traveling east on Cannonsburg when her vehicle collided with an SUV driven by a 16-year-old that was traveling west. 

Investigators are currently looking for witnesses to determine what happened to cause the crash.

The 16-year-old was taken to the hospital with a leg injury.

We'll have more information when it becomes available.


Northview Public Schools planning for Black Out Pediatric Cancer event

Northview Public Schools is encouraging the community to participate in "Black Out Pediatric Cancer" day on October 8th.

The district's website describes the day as "a time when all of our students and community can come together to celebrate the health of our students and help those who are less fortunate and are experiencing trial in their life with Pediatric Cancer."

Northview public schools will be selling Black Out Cancer t-shirts to be worn at the high school football game that night, along with Blackout 2010 wristbands.

The varsity soccer team and varsity football team will also be auctioning off black jerseys to raise funds.  All the money raised through the auction and the t-shirt and wristband sale will be donated to the DeVos Children's Hospital Pediatric Oncology Unit.

Grand Rogue Encampment coming to Belmont

If you drive on West River Drive west of Northland, you will see a small sign announcing that there will be an historic encampment coming on September 18th and 19th.

The Grand Rogue Campground at the confluence of the Rogue and Grand Rivers will host the living history weekend event, sponsored by West Michigan Living History.

According to the group's website, "At the Grand Rogue Encampment, history buffs from all over the Midwest, wearing authentic period clothing and living in period shelters, will present programs throughout the weekend.  Activities will include musket and cannon firing, men's and women's period fashion shows, and tactical demonstrations."

Activities will run from 10am to 5pm on Saturday the 18th and 9:30 to 4pm on Sunday the 19th.

Northview Senior Citizens

From: http://www.nvps.net

Join the seniors as they meet weekly at the Plainfield/Northview Senior Center located at 5255 Grand River Drive (just west of E Beltline). Christine Friedt is the program director. To get a complete schedule of classes and events, ask questions or sign-up, call 365-6150 or E-mail cfriedt@nvps.net

Upcoming Trips:
Cornwell’s Dinner Theatre in Turkeyville, MI presents “Smoke on the Mountain.” Set in the 1930s, this musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family who perform their traditional “Amazing Grace,” “I’ll Fly Away,” and bluegrass gospel songs. $69 pp. It’s on Wednesday, September 15. Call for details!

Attention: Northview Class of 1980

From: http://www.nvps.net

It’s reunion time on Friday, November 26, 2010 at English Hills Country Club (1200 4-Mile Rd. NW) from 6:30 p.m. – midnight. Save the date and spread the word! If you are interested in attending, please contact someone on the committee: ewells@steelcase.com (915-7924); cmanikowski@nvps.net (363-1419); bonnie.czu@gmail.com (575-8545); or pdame2002@yahoo.com (283-8121)

Northview High School Supercat Passes

The “SUPERCAT” pass provides admission to all home athletic contests at Northview High School for the entire 2010-11 school year with the exception of O.K. Conference and M.H.S.A.A. Tournaments. The cost of attending these events would easily exceed $200 for an individual, not to mention the cost for a family. Adult passes are $75. Student passes are $45. A family pass is $175 (maximum of six family members; additional $20 each). These passes will be on sale in the Athletic Office at NHS beginning August 23. Please make checks payable to the Northview Athletic Department.