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Kentwood invites Residents to Join in helping restore Trees

Kentwood invites Residents to Join in helping restore Trees

The City of Kentwood is still trying to recoup from the loss of so many large trees that were lost to the Emerald Ash Borer disease. The idea is to restablish some of the beautiful tree lined streets that were lost.

They have initiated a program called Residental Street Tree Program where they invite residents to contact them with a request for a tree to be planted in the boulevard by their homes, between the sidewalk and the street. The City will split the cost of the tree and installation, thereby costing the home owner approximately $200 per tree.

You are invited to contact Community Developement at 616-554-0707 for more on this program.


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Wyoming, Metro Health tout successful drug take-back day

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Metro Health Hospital and the City of Wyoming say they had a successful effort collecting unused medications Saturday.

They also collected devices with mercury inside, like outdated electrical components and thermometers.

The effort, as part of National Drug Take Back Day sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, resulted in people turning in 431.5 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Nationwide, drop-off sites collect those medications, including controlled substances, with no questions asked, in order to keep people from abusing them or disposing of them in a way that lets them into local waterways.

Metro Health's mercury collection saw people get rid of 4.4 pounds of mercury, which was a record, according to the hospital. Those who dropped off a mercury thermometer got a digital thermometer in return from the city.

Grandville Senior Center Offers Many Activities

Grandville Senior Center Offers Many Activities

The Grandville Senior Center is a great place to meet new people and engage in activities with others if you are 50+ in age. For additional information, call 616-531-5250.

The Center offers a variety of opportunities for older adults to remain active and healthy both mentally and physically with activities such as dance classes, exercise class, learning computer with internet, educational programs, and many more. You also have the opportunity to Volunteer if this is something you desire and enjoy.

Just sharing a meal with others can become a very satisfying thing, especially for seniors who live alone. Staying social and connected is so important for everyone. Maybe you have a friend who would consider going with you, especially if you are wary about going alone for the first time. Take time to check this Center out.

Hopkins too much for Kelloggsville

HOPKINS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Hopkins raced out to a 16-0 lead in the first quarter and coasted past Kelloggsville 36-6 Friday night.

It was the second straight OK Silver Conference win for the Vikings, who improved to 4-1.

The Rockets, who got a late touchdown from Austin Spartling, dropped to 3-2. on the season.

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Calvin Christian hands Godwin Heights first loss

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Calvin Christian squandered a 15-point lead, but rallied to knock off previously unbeaten Godwin Heights 29-28 Friday night.

The Wolverines (4-1) scored 22 consecutive points after trailing 22-6, but the Squires scored the eventual game winner in the third quarter on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Austin Heeres to Troy DeGroot.

Heeres completed 16 of 27 for 148 yards and two touchdowns.

Driver leads police on high-speed chase

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police have arrested a driver who led them on a high speed chase through Wyoming.

It started shortly after 4 a.m. Friday, when officers were going after a stolen car.

The driver led them along Prairie Parkway at speeds of up to 70 miles an hour. At one point, the driver tried to run a police officer off the road.

Investigators caught the driver near Prairie Parkway and Michael Avenue after a short foot chase.

We have a crew headed to the scene, and will have developments online and on the WZZM 13 Morning News.

Wyoming apartment fire contained to one unit

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Crews are determining what caused an early morning fire in a Wyoming apartment building.

It happened around 2:45 Friday morning in an apartment complex on Burton southwest near Collingwood. Police officers were the first on scene, spotting smoke and flames coming from one of the units. They helped people get out of the building.

Firefighters kept the fire to just one apartment. No one was injured.