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WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

 

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL C.H. McDANIEL

PARTICIPATES IN WEST MICHIGAN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.

One dead in early morning stabbing


SPENCER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Kent County Sheriff Department is investigating a home invasion and homicide that left one man dead and another person hurt. It happened early Monday morning at a home in the 12,000 block of Pinewood NE.

Deputies say three armed, masked males entered the home around 1 a.m. The victim, 34-year-old Brent Luttrell, exited the home and was confronted by at least one of the suspects outside.

Luttrell was forced into a red vehicle with a loud muffler, driven by a fourth person, and dropped off in the area of Lincoln Lake Avenue and Pinewood. He was found with multiple gunshot and stab wounds and died a local hospital.

Luttrell's girlfriend, cousin, cousin's girlfriend, and a child also live in the house. Luttrell's cousin received facial injuries and was treated and released from the hospital.

My Town: Meijer to hire thousands ahead of holidays

My Town: Meijer to hire thousands ahead of holidays

 

WALKER, Mich.—  A Walker-based retail store is hiring thousands more workers ahead of the holiday season.

Meijer recently announced it plans to hire more than 10,000 additional employees for stores in five states. Nearly half of the new hires, approximately 4,800 people, will happen in Michigan. The additional employees are needed to cover duties newly opened stores, as well as the upcoming busy holiday shopping season.  Meijer opened or is opening nine new stores in 2014; the retailer plans to open additional locations in 2015.

The openings will be for a variety of positions, from cashiers to meat cutting.  The majority of positions will be part time and seasonal.  Interested candidates can apply online on Meijer’s website

Meijer currently operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

Greenville's Plate sets record in win over Belding


GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Greenville running back Eric Plate set a new school record in Thursday night's 63-13 win over rival Belding.

Plate rushed for 255 yards, eclipsing the record previously held by former Detroit Lion Ty Hallock.

The Yellow Jackets avenged a loss to the Redskins in last year's season opener.


Whites Bridge rebuild group announces "BridgeFest"

Whites Bridge rebuild group announces "BridgeFest"


KEENE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM)— A group focused on rebuilding a West Michigan landmark is announcing a new fundraising festival for Ionia County.

The Whites Bridge Historical Society plans to hold the inaugural BridgeFest Oct. 3-4 at the Ionia County Fairgrounds. The event will feature locally brewed craft beer as well as live performances from a variety of musical acts across Michigan, including The Verve Pipe, Fauxgrass, Hi-Ker, Mystic Dub, Dragon Wagon, Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, Papa Jaxon, The Outer Vibe and Vertical Bridge.

Proceeds from BridgeFest will go toward building a replica of the Whites Bridge, which was burned down by arsonists on July 7, 2013. The rebuild project is expected to cost approximately $450,000.

My Town Greenville: Danish Festival caps off with parade

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) --  Several days of celebrating Greenville's Danish heritage culminated Saturday, Aug. 16 with the Grand Dansk Parade.

Members of the WZZM 13 family were among the floats and groups that took part in this year's procession.  You can see pictures of the event in our WZZM 13 photo gallery here.

The event was part of the 50th annual Danish Festival, which featured everything from a hot air balloon flight, to a fitness walk, food, and music.

"It's wonderful; it's beautiful weather this weekend, there's lots of people, and there's something for everybody between the market and the food booths and the talent -- you can see different things on stage," said Jonathan Schnicke. "It's just great; there's a lot of people and a lot of fun."

 

Danish Festival underway in Greenville


GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- You'll find a little bit of Denmark in Montcalm County this weekend.

The Danish Festival is now underway in Greenville.

The annual event is celebrating its 50th year. It features everything from a hot air balloon flight, to a fitness walk, food, and music.

"It's wonderful; it's beautiful weather this weekend, there's lots of people, and there's something for everybody between the market and the food booths and the talent -- you can see different things on stage," said Jonathan Schnicke. "It's just great; there's a lot of people and a lot of fun."

The hot air balloon flight starts at 7am Saturday at Klackle Orchards on M-57 west of town.