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God and Country Concert, August 9th

God and Country Concert, August 9th

Veterans will be honored at the Gospel and Patriotic Music Concert on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 6:00pm at the New Life Baptist Fellowship Church. The Church is located at 6252 Burlingame SW in Byron Center.  (Corner of Burlingame and M-6)

The Concert will feature Todd Allen Herendeen, #1 hit recording artist of the Patriotic Sensation, “My Name is America.”

All Veterans will be honored and presented with a Special Certificate suitable for framing. This is a Free Concert to honor our Veterans.

Call 616-942-1405 or 616-350-9376 for Free tickets. Additional information may be obtained at www.toddallenshow.com.

 

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Mark DeJong will lead Vanguard Charter Academy for 2015-2016

Mark DeJong will lead Vanguard Charter Academy for 2015-2016

Mark DeJong, who holds a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from St. Cloud State University and a master’s in educational leadership from Bethel University, will serve as the new principal of Vanguard Charter Academy for the 2015-2016 school year. Mark replaces Daryl Vriesenga who retired at the end of this past school year.

Mark is a familiar face around school, having served as assistant principal and academic dean since 2011. He has spent the past 15 years in education in the classroom and leadership. Before moving to Michigan he served as the superintendent and principal of an elementary school in Minnesota along with leading an elementary school in the Dominican Republic as their principal.

Independence Day message from your American Legion Clubs

Independence Day message from your American Legion Clubs

Happy Independence Day

 

This message is from your local American Legion Clubs all over our Nation:

 

We, as Americans, are blessed to live in the “Home of the Brave.” Join us this Independence Day in celebrating the freedoms we hold so dear, while thanking the brave men and women who fought at home and abroad, and their families who sacrificed along with them, to allow us this privilege.

On Independence Day and every day, display your American flag prominently and your American Legion Auxiliary membership proudly to spread your passion and dedication to our nation’s veterans and to the best and largest women’s patriotic service organization in the world!

May God bless America and each one of you. Happy Independence Day!

Wyoming Check 'n Go armed robbery suspect arrested


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Montai Riley has been arrested by U.S. Marshals in Memphis, Tennessee.

Riley was taken into custody on Monday, June 29. He has been charged with armed robbery and habitual offender, third offense. The 30-year-old was arrested without incident.

Riley is being held at the Shelby County Jail in Tennessee and will be transported back to Michigan after it is determined whether he will face local charges in Memphis.

He is expected to appear in court Monday.

Back here in Michigan, Wyoming police believe Riley robbed a cash advance business on June 22.

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Vigil for worker killed at GR Plastics one year ago


Wyoming area hit hard by storms


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Thousands of residents and businesses were without power Monday afternoon after storms rolled through West Michigan.

Portland was hardest hit, where a suspected tornado tore through the town's business district, causing a Goodwill store to partially collapse and heavily damaging multiple other businesses. No one was seriously hurt.

"It was loud and continuous - it was something I had never seen before," said resident Ted Smith.

Protest planned against anti-gay billboard


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Facebook effort is underway to organize a protest against an anti-gay billboard on U.S. 131 near 36th Street.

The billboard says being gay is not a civil right. It shows people of different races, next to a rainbow face saying that people are born with their skin color, but choose to be gay.

The billboard is from the Michigan Oak Initiative, our state's branch of a church based in South Carolina.