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Ducklings rescued from drain on US-131


PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - If you were driving north on US-131 just past I-96 around midday Thursday, you might have witnessed Kent County Animal Control in action.

They were busy removing a family of ducks who had crossed the highway and fallen through a drain.

It started just before noon, when an off-duty Kent County Sheriff's Deputy witnessed several people stopping and swerving on the highway to avoid the animals. He was concerned about the ducks causing an accident, so he called Kent County Animal Control.

In the end, six out of the seven ducklings were rescued from the drain. The mother couldn't be found. The ducklings were taken to the Wildlife Rehab Center in Grand Rapids. They will eventually be returned to their natural habitat.

Restaurant chain to open 13th location in G.R.


PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- The former Blockbuster on Northland Drive will soon be a New Beginnings Restaurant.

This will be the chain's 13th location in West Michigan. New Beginnings Restaurants are family-owned and well known for their breakfast and lunch only dining.

NAI Wisinski of West Michigan broker Bill Tyson, representing the property owner, and Liberty Realty Corporation's Fred Otterbein, representing New Beginnings Restaurants, negotiated a long-term lease of 3,600 square feet at 5202 Northland Drive.

Let's go to Bat for Kids Ballgame June 25th

Let's go to Bat for Kids Ballgame June 25th

Let’s Go to Bat for Kids!!

Thursday, June 25, 2015 is the day to be at 5/5 Ballpark at 5:30. Bring all the kids, admission is FREE. Parking is $6 per car but the evening includes children’s games and activities along the concourse, local mascots and a fun night at the ballpark.

In 2014, Catholic Charities of West Michigan welcomed over 4500 West Michigan fans for this event. Let’s see if we can break that record this year, 2015. This event benefits the family strengthening programs of CCWM that help keep families together here in our community.

This ballgame is played by clergy, religious leaders on the Padres team and media celebrities on the Media Giants team.

Come on out to the Ballpark located at 4500 W. River Dr. NE in Comstock Park, MI 49321. More info at bstowe@ccwestmi.org or phone 616-551-5663.

Remodeled Corner Store Provides Creston Community with Convenient Amenities

Remodeled Corner Store Provides Creston Community with Convenient Amenities

Residents of Downtown Grand Rapids and the Creston neighborhood have a new, upgraded market located in the heart of their community with the re-opening of the new Creston Market. Located at 1403 Plainfield Ave NE, the market reopened this month after undergoing extensive remodeling to provide updated amenities, expand product selection and incorporate a variety of specialty items.

Crash causes power outage along Plainfield Ave.


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Electricity has been restored this evening to more than 2,700 people after a crash on the city's northeast side.

Around 2 p.m. Monday, two cars collided at Four Mile Road at Miramar Avenue NE.

One of the vehicles hit a utility pole, knocking it over before ending up in the woods.

The lines connected to that pole provided power to about 2,700 Consumers Energy customers that live within a one-mile radius of Emerald Lake.

Shortly after 5 p.m., the Consumers Energy outage map (at this link) showed power had been restored to most of those affected customers.

Ridge Cider Co Grand Opening Saturday May 16th

Ridge Cider Co Grand Opening Saturday May 16th

The Ridge Cider Co. in Grant Michigan on M-37 is celebrating their Grand Opening with live music, food, and hard cider from noon to 11pm on Saturday May 16th.  Blessing of the Bikes travelers are welcome to visit and gather in the nice big parking area to for your tour North.  Live music by the "Bear Creek Brothers" will entertain crowds as they fuel up with BBQ pulled pork.  Fifty cents of each food plate purchase will be donated to St Ann's Senior Nutrition Program in Baldwin, MI.  Ridge Cider is located at 351 W 136th in Grant - right on M37.  For more info, contact Matt DeLong at (231) 519-2402.

Reed Kamyszek, former Kenowa Hills Track/CC Star, still Running

Reed Kamyszek, former Kenowa Hills Track/CC Star, still Running

Syracuse runner Reed Kamyszek hopes to continue athletic career at graduate school

By Sam FortierAsst. Sports Web Editor

5 days ago

Reed Kamyszek’s dad knew something big had happened. His son had never been one to get very excited.