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2010 MHSAA Football Playoff Pairings

All Games Times Eastern - Dates, Times and Fields to be announced throughout the day Monday, Oct. 25

Division 1

R1-D1: Traverse City West (6-3) 73.175 at Rockford (8-1) 103.889
R1-D1: Holland West Ottawa (7-2) 83.111 at Grand Haven (8-1) 102.889

R1-D2: Brighton (6-3) 68.333 at Howell (6-3) 80.444
R1-D2: Hartland (6-3) 71.000 at Holt (6-3) 76.222

R2-D1: Ann Arbor Pioneer (5-4) 61.556 at Canton (9-0) 120.000
R2-D1: Saline (6-3) 74.000 at Plymouth (7-2) 89.444

R2-D2: Detroit Mumford (5-4) 63.889 at Detroit Catholic Central (7-2) 93.778
R2-D2: Livonia Franklin (7-2) 84.222 at Northville (8-1) 92.444

R3-D1: Davison (7-2) 79.556 at Lake Orion (8-1) 100.444
R3-D1: Grand Blanc (6-3) 81.000 at Clarkston (7-2) 89.444

R3-D2: Rochester (6-3) 69.667 at Utica Eisenhower (8-1) 97.667
R3-D2: Utica (7-2) 81.667 at Romeo (8-1) 94.667

Police searching for man and woman who robbed Wyoming oil change business

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Wyoming Police are asking for information on the man and woman responsible for the robbery of an oil change store.

It happened around 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pennzoil Quick Change location in the 4300 block of Clyde Park Ave. SW.

A man carrying a two-foot long steel pipe and a woman with a small revolver entered the business. The male suspect assaulted an employee before the couple left with money from the cash drawer.

The male suspect is black, 30-35 years old, 6'3" and about 260 lbs. He was wearing a black and white Echo jacket, baggy black pants and a white DC ball cap.

The female suspect is also black, 20-25 years old, about 5'4" with a thin build, and has short black hair with a red streak in front of her bangs. She wore a black parka with a fur-lined hood, a red polo-style shirt, and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Wyoming Police or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.

Rubbish rates decreasing in Kent County

KENT COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM)- People who live in Kent County could soon pay less for trash disposal. 

The Kent County Waste to Energy Facility is lowering rubbish rates starting January 1, 2011.  The county says its costs are dropping because it has paid off its 20 year construction debt for the facility.

The lower rates affect people who live in Grand Rapids, Grandville, East Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Walker and Wyoming.

South Kent Business Connections

From: Grandville/Jenison Chamber of Commerce

Our friends at the Wyoming Kentwood Chamber have invited us to attend and participate in their South Kent Business Connections. Member rates do apply to Grandville Jenison Chamber Members for Sponsorships and Events.
Business Connect Flyer 1    Business Connect Flyer 2

Thursday, October 28, 2010
1:00 p.m.

Charter Amendment Proposal

From: http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us

The City Council has placed a proposal to amend the Charter on the November 2, 2010 ballot. This proposal would expand the permitted use of funds raised by what is called the Capital Improvements Millage (CIP). The CIP millage is currently levied at 1.8678 mills, and can be used for sewer, water and street improvements. If the proposal is adopted by voters, the CIP millage funds could also be used for general operations of the City. The City Council heard from many residents that they would prefer to see some dedicated millages “undedicated” to provide more options when planning the budget each year.

A certain portion of CIP funds collected each year, about 40%, is committed to paying off bonds, or debt, that were issued to finance large construction projects, such as Byron Center Avenue and Wilson Avenue improvements.

Allendale wins OK Silver battle with Kelloggsville

ALLENDALE (WZZM) -- The Kelloggsville Rockets and Allendale Falcons clashed in a game Friday that had both playoff and O-K Silver title implications.

Allendale scored first leading 7-0 in the first quarter.

In the end the Falcons won 19-13.

FBI: Kentwood bank robbers are recent parolees, spent loot on drugs

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Two recent Michigan parolees are facing a return to prison following their arrest for a Kentwood bank robbery.

Police arrested Donald Luckett, 43, and William Sadler, 41, on Wednesday.  They appeared in court Thursday on charges of bank robbery and conspiracy.

In an FBI complaint filed on Friday, agents say the men robbed the Comerica Bank on 28th Street near East Beltline Ave. SE, on Tuesday to get money to support their drug addictions.

The complaint says the men also used some of the $2,100 in stolen funds to buy crack cocaine, marijuana, snacks and to have a prostitute book a room in a Wyoming motel.

Investigators tracked the men to the motel on Wednesday, where they were arrested.

Sadler was paroled on September 29 after serving time on a 2008 conviction for assault with intent to rob and drug possession.  Luckett was paroled on September 15 after serving a sentence on a 2009 drug conviction.