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Wyoming hot tub fire under investigation

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)- Fire investigators are trying to determine whether a hot tub was intentionally set on fire.

Crews were called to a home in the 500 block of 32nd in Wyoming around two o'clock Tuesday morning.

The hot tub, which was located outside of the home, was fully engulfed in flames. The fire spread to a nearby vehicle. The home also suffered some damage.

No one was injured in the fire.

Zeeland East dominates Wyoming Park, stays undefeated

WYOMING (WZZM) -- Brad Horling scored five touchdowns in the first half in leading Zeeland East to a 53-7 win over Wyoming Park.

The first of Horling's touchdowns came on the opening series, a 40-yard run to give the Chix a 7-0 lead. A six-yard Horling score put the Chix up 14-0 after one quarter.

Keegan Denuyl extended the lead to 20-0 with a three yard run in the second quarter. A 45-yard run from Horling made it 26-0 and the Chix would cruise from there.

Can't do a float for the 2010 Santa Parade?

From: http://www.southkent.org

Employees with Santa hats can march with YOUR company banner and pass treats to the kids and flyers and brochures to the parents.

Our 2009 parade had more than 50 entries. Kids, parents and grandparents attended from all over Kent County. Some of them may have been your customers or potential customers. The crowd gets bigger every year as the community begins to look forward to this annual event. It's fast becoming a family holiday tradition in the Wyoming and Kentwood Communities.

Many Chamber Member businesses are already becoming annual fixtures in the parade and the spectators look for them to go by. Don't miss this opportunity to brand your business.

Don't miss this fun and unique community marketing opportunity. How will your business help us welcome Santa and the Holiday Shopping season?

Deal could save Israels Furniture

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - There is new hope for Israels furniture and a possible deal that could keep the company alive in West Michigan.

The Israels family says they are in talks with Gorman's furniture, which is based out of Southfield. The exact nature of those business talks is not yet clear, but Gorman's company officials say they will remain committed to Israels' existing customers and will take care of warranties during this transitional time.

Owner Bob Israels announced last weekend Klingman's and Israels furniture are going out of business. The surprise announcement comes just weeks after Macatawa Bank announced it was filing a lawsuit demanding immediate repayment of a $6 million loan.

Israels and Klingman's employ about 150 people in West Michigan.

The City of Wyoming - Committed to Energy Efficiency

From: http://www.wyomingmi.gov

Some initiatives not new, but the right thing to do

A year ago, the City Manager issued an Energy Management and Efficiency Policy, and an Energy Efficiency Team was formed with a goal of reducing energy use by the City of Wyoming by 10%.

Water and wastewater services have historically had the greatest use of electricity and natural gas. Occupancy sensor light switches were installed in these facilities, as well as variable frequency drive motors on water treatment equipment. We altered building temperatures and revised process management strategies. Wherever possible, procedures that use a lot of energy are accomplished at night, when energy costs are lower.

Klingman's and Israels preparing for going out of business sale

Grand Rapids, Mich. (WZZM) - The Klingman's and Israels furniture stores are going out of business.

Ron Bishop the store manager for Klingman's tells WZZM 13 that David Israels called a meeting Saturday to make the announcement. About 150 employees will be affected when the stores close their doors for good.

Both stores will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday in order to begin preparing the $25 million dollars worth of retail that must be sold.

In August, Macatawa Bank announced it was filing a lawsuit demanding immediate repayment of a $6 million loan.

 

 

Bicyclist hit by car in Wyoming

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)- An accident has injured a bicyclist in Wyoming.

It happened in the 4800 block of Division Avenue around 1 p.m. Saturday.

Police say an adult bicyclist was hit by a car. The rider was taken to Spectrum Hospital downtown.

It's unclear what led to the accident.