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Free Healthy Michigan Renewal/Enrollment Assistance

Free Healthy Michigan Renewal/Enrollment Assistance

Cherry Health will host a free event to educate, answer questions and help community members enroll and renew their Healthy Michigan health insurance.  The event will take place on Thursday, May 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Kent District Library – Wyoming Branch, 3350 Michael Avenue, Wyoming.


Enrollment staff will be present to provide information about Healthy Michigan and how to sign up for health insurance or renew current insurance.  Staff will also be available to assist with Special Enrollment Period or SEP, for the Health Insurance Marketplace, for those who qualify.


Additionally, computers will be available for community members to use to enroll or renew their Healthy Michigan coverage.  Certified Application Counselors will assist with the enrollment process as needed.  Spanish assistance will also be available. 


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.

Driver rams Kent Co. cruiser in chase

ALTO, Mich. (WZZM) -- Kent County Deputies have found a man who led them on a chase Wednesday morning.

It started around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday while deputies were checking out a noise complaint at a business on Whitneyville Avenue near 66th Street. A car drove off at a high rate of speed. Officers chased him, then backed off for safety, but later found his empty vehicle at Lakefield Ct. and 92nd. St.

The man was spotted again around 4:20 a.m. in a car reported stolen from the area of 92nd Street east of Whitneyville. The driver rammed a sergeant's cruiser before authorities backed off again for safety reasons.

The suspect and the stolen vehicle were later found at different locations in Wyoming. Authorities say the suspect, a 39-year-old man who recently moved from Caledonia to Wyoming, admitted to trying to break into the Car Lovers Car Wash at 6790 Whitneyville Ave. SE.

Godwin Heights Bonding Proposal Results

Godwin Heights Bonding Proposal Results
With 7 out of 7 Precincts reporting the Godwin Heights Bonding Proposal came out with Yes - 603 votes to No - 561 votes.

Police ID woman struck crossing 28th Street

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police have identified a woman who was struck and critically hurt while attempting to cross 28th Street Tuesday morning. The incident happened just west of Clyde Park Avenue SW at about 5:45 a.m.

Officers say Andrea Stroud, 33, walked into the curb lane of eastbound 28th Street and was hit by a white Pontiac Grand Prix.

Stroud was not carrying identification and police asked for the public's help in identifying her Tuesday. She remains in critical condition and her family has been located.

The driver of the car, a 24-year-old man, was not hurt.

Wyoming Department of Public Safety detectives continue with their investigation into the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call (616) 530-7300 or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.


GRAND RAPIDS, MI, April 24, 2015 – Dan DeVos and Diane Maher, President of D.P. Ventures, along with the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce will be cutting the ribbon promptly at 11:30 am this morning for the Grand Opening of Fox Subaru, a state-of-the-art, 25,000 square foot stand-alone Subaru dealership and 3,200 square foot detail center located at 6045 28th Street, Grand Rapids, MI.The new Fox Subaru facility includes express service lanes that are dedicated to basic maintenance including oil changes and tire rotations. The express lanes decrease wait times and improves the ability to make basic maintenance easier and more convenient for customers. New technological advancements include LED super-efficient lighting throughout the facility, Hormann high-speed service doors and upgraded outdoor display areas with heated pads.

Metro Health execs take comments on proposed CHS deal

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Better choices, or a setback for health care in West Michigan?

Metro Health executives heard a lot of public input Thursday night about a proposed joint venture with a for-profit hospital.

Metro Health is proposing an 80/20 partnership with Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, in which CHS would own 80 percent of Metro Health. CHS is affiliated with more than 200 hospitals and is growing.

Many people at Thursday's meeting said they're concerned about hurting the quality of local health care, while some medical organizations said the larger budget would expand and improve services.

"CHS believes in partnering with independent practices, this provides a community with more choices," said Orthopaedics Associates of Michigan CFO Patrick Reid. "This provides a community with specialized services."