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My Town: Crash sends three people to the hospital

My Town: Crash sends three people to the hospital

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Three people are recovering after a two-vehicle crash in Montcalm Township.

The crash happened shortly after 1 p.m. Friday on South Greenville Road, north of Colby Road.  The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department says a 67-year-old Belding woman driving a Dodge Durango was trying to turn left into a private driveway when she crossed in front of oncoming traffic.  A pickup truck driven by a 74-year-old Stanton man hit her vehicle.

The drivers and a 47-year-old Stanton man who was a passenger in the truck were all taken to a Greenville hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The Belding woman was ticketed for failing to yield right of way.

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Elderly woman found after overnight walk


GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - A elderly woman, missing since Saturday afternoon, was found in good health early Sunday morning after a Michigan State Police K-9 Trooper found her on his way home.

The woman was reported missing from the 8000 block of Backus Road in Eureka Township Saturday. Family said that the 81-year-old was an active person and like to walk around the block daily, but they were unable to locate her. K-9 units from the Montcalm County Sheriff's Office and MSP, as well as the Michigan State Police helicopter were used in the search.

The woman was found about 5:00am Sunday walking alongside Lincoln Lake Road near 8 Mile Road in Kent County, by a trooper on his way home from work. She was cold, but in good condition. She was checked out at an area hospital and returned home.


My Town: Greenville to participate in National Day of Prayer May 1

My Town: Greenville to participate in National Day of Prayer May 1

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Community members are invited to “Pray 4 America” during the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 1.

Participants are encouraged to meet at noon at the flag pole in Heritage Park to pray for the nation for half an hour.

Heritage Park is located on the corner of M-57 and M-91.  For additional event information, contact Marie Neitzel at (616) 754-8513.

My Town: Belding native named Michigan FFA president

My Town: Belding native named Michigan FFA president

BELDING, Mich.—Belding is home to the newest president of Michigan’s Future Farmers of America.

Alexandria Schut, 18, was recently elected to a one-year term.  She'll lead a team of 12 state officers throughout the state, and travel more than 20,000 miles to represent the 6,200 members of the Michigan FFA. She will finish out her term by leading the 87th Michigan FFA Convention in March 2014.

Schut is a senior at Caledonia High School, were she holds a 3.9 grade point average as an honor student.  Her relatives say she plans to study animal science and agricultural law at Oklahoma State University through online courses, once she graduates.

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Charter school serving two counties to close in June

Charter school serving two counties to close in June


ORLEANS, Mich. (WZZM)-- A charter school serving Ionia and Montcalm county families is closing at the end of this academic year.

Threshold Academy sent a letter home to parents this week, explaining that its lead institution, Central Michigan University's John Engler Center for Charter Schools, will not be renewing its contract with the K-5 school. Dan Petersen, president of EightCAP, Inc., which manages Threshold Academy, says the school posted its highest MEAP proficiency this year, but the gains were apparently not enough for the John Engler Center for Charter Schools.

Threshold Academy serves approximately 158 children. About 95 percent of students rely on the school's free or reduced-price lunches.

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings


(WZZM) - Find your 2014 Lenten Fish Fry here! If you have any questions or need some clarifications, be sure to call the locations ahead of time.



Click here to add your organization's Fish Fry. We'll update the list periodically.

Gowen man injured in Kent County rollover crash


SPENCER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Deputies believe alcohol was a factor in a rollover crash that injured a driver in northeast Kent County.

It happened around 9 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of 18 Mile Road and Meddler Avenue NE in Spencer Township.

According to investigators Gregory Reed, 21, of Gowen, was westbound on 18 Mile Road when he lost control of his Jeep. He reportedly crossed the center line and hit a tree on the south side of the road.

Emergency crews transported Reed to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital via Aero Med for treatment of serious injuries.