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Emergency repairs to cause power outage in Greenville area

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Consumers Energy says about 3,100 customers in downtown Greenville and the surrounding areas will be without power for up to three hours, starting at 9 o'clock tonight.

The utility says the outage is necessary for making emergency repairs to a substation that feeds two electric circuits.

The area affected is generally bordered by Shearer Rd. on the northwest, Lincoln Lake Ave. on the southwest, High St. on the south, and Smith St. on the east.

Consumers Energy says its outage map (at this link) will have updates on the outage as it happens.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry Passes 150 Mark in Donated Items To Community

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., MAY 14, 2015--Since 2007, an informal group of women from St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish has been knitting and crocheting hand made shawls, lap robes, afghans, hats, mittens, scarves and similar items to give veterans, infants, middle schoolers, hospitalized persons, those in nursing homes, parish members and community friends comfort.  Now in its eighth year, the group--known as the Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry--has passed a major milestone of donating 150 items to persons in the lakeshore community and as far away as Haiti.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Host Summer Celebration May 29

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., May 14, 2015--When St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish opens its doors to the general public for a special "Summer Celebration" on Friday, May 29, from 6 p.m. to midnight, those in attendance will be welcomed to find their place by the bandshell being brought in for a toe-tapping party in the parking lot, food, drinks, dancing and entertainment.

The event will be held on the parish grounds at 920 Fulton Street in Grand Haven.  Cost of admission is $5 per person.  Hot dogs, brat's, Jet's pizza, pop and water will be available for a minimal fee.  A full cash bar also will be available, serving keg and canned beer, wine and a variety of mixed drinks.

Live music will be provided by performers with the Scottville Clown Band from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by Soul'd Out Band, featuring lead singer and parishioner Bubba LeClair, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Life EMS donates ambulance to Greenville DPS

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) – Life EMS Ambulance will donate a fully operational ambulance to the Greenville Public Safety Department on Tuesday, May 12 as part of a "drive it forward" initiative that breathes new life into retired ambulances.

Life EMS retires vehicles when they reach between 300,000 and 350,000 miles. Most are sold or salvaged, but Greenville Public Safety plans on restoring a 2007 Ford E350 ambulance with 347,000 miles that Life EMS is donating to the department.

The ambulance is valued at between $3,500 and $4,000.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

49 million people face hunger every day, including 16,000 million children. The month of May is time for the Stamp Out Hunger Drive sponsored by the Postal Service.

You have a chance to make a difference for those in need & put smiles on faces this Saturday, May9! Place non-perishable food items in a bag or box by your mailbox for the letter carriers in your area to pick up, while they drop off your mail.

These food items will be sorted & delivered to area food banks or pantries for families less fortunate.

Visit www.usps.com for more information.

Deputy, two others suffer minor injuries in crash

EVERGREEN TWP., Mich. (WZZM) - Three people, including a Montcalm County Sheriff's deputy, suffered minor injuries in a crash Saturday afternoon.

The crash happened on M-66 near Colby Road at about 4:45pm.

Investigators say that the deputy was responding to a report of a two-car crash at the intersection of M-66 and Sidney Road. The deputy was heading south on M-66 with lights and siren activated when the deputy pulled into the northbound lanes to go around traffic that was slowed or stopped for the crash. While doing so, another southbound car that was stopped turned left into the path of the deputy's vehicle. They collided and went off the east side of the road.

The two people in the car, a 19-year-old Sheridan man and a 17-year-old Sheridan woman were taken to the hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released. The 28-year-old deputy was also treated and released.

Rainbow Child Care Center Introduces Kids for Canines Program to Support Animals in Need

Rainbow Child Care Center Introduces Kids for Canines Program to Support Animals in Need

Each year thousands of animals are surrendered to local Humane Society shelters in Michigan. These Humane Society shelters rely solely on donations to sustain their operations, making the need for essential pet supplies substantial.

To aid these animals in need, Rainbow Child Care Center, a leading early childhood education provider, is introducing its Kids for Canines program. Rainbow is teaming up with humane societies across the state, including the Humane Society of West Michigan locally, to collect essential pet supplies for dogs waiting to be placed in their loving forever homes.