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Rockford beats Hudsonville

HUDSONVILLE (WZZM) -- The Rockford Rams could win a share of the O-K Red title with a win over the Hudsonville Eagles Friday.

Some highlights: A touchdown by Zach Schmuck to put the Rams in front 20-0.

More woes for the Eagles later when Blake Hibbits fumbled the snap.  Andrew Cunningham found it and that set up more Rockford.

In the end the Eagles were no match for Rockford. The Rams topped Hudsonville 27-7.

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"Fire Coats 4 Kids--No Child Goes Cold"

The 2nd Annual “Fire Coats 4 Kids- No Child Goes Cold” campaign, sponsored by the Georgetown Fire Department is underway. Last year, through generous donations from the community, over 800 coats were distributed to children living in Jenison and Hudsonville.  The department is hoping to surpass this number during the 2010 campaign.  Your donation of new or gently used winter coats, gloves, and hats will ensure “No Child Goes Cold.”

Your donation may be dropped off at any of following four locations:

GTFD Station 1: located on the corner of 44th St. and 14th Ave.

GTFD Station 2: located at 7518 Church St., just west of Main St.

GTFD Station 3: located south of Baldwin on 36th Ave.

Georgetown Twp. Library at 1525 Baldwin St.

Donations will be accepted until mid December.

Man arrested for more than 35 Kent County burglaries

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - The only reason nothing was taken from the Crushed Grape wine store is because the alarm went off.

"He jimmied open that door it took him longer to open the door than he was in the building," said store owner Gary Grier.

Grier says several businesses were targeted near Knapp's Corner in Grand Rapids Township.

"He's looking for an easy target or what he perceived as an easy target in his mind to get in to get out quickly, obtain either cash or something he can redeem for cash to support his drug habit," said Lt. Kevin Kelley of the Kent County Sheriff's Department.

The suspect was caught early Thursday morning in Grandville while trying to break into Belle Tire on 28th St. SW.

"When [Grandville Police] responded, they were able to apprehend a 32-year-old Plainfield Township man on the property and place him under arrest," said Lt. Kelley.

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.

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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.

Grandville man faces child porn charges

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM)- A Grandville man is facing child pornography charges after a repair shop found explicit photos saved on his computer hard drive. 

Daniel Arnold, 58, pleaded no guilty Monday to charges of possession of sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime.

Detectives say Arnold took his computer to a repair shop on 28th Street and technicians turned him in after discovering explicit images of children on it.

Local dentists takes stand against sweets this Halloween

Hudsonville, MI - More and more dentists are getting on board the effort to help save teeth this Halloween. Dr. Bradley Dykstra of Hudsonville Dental Associates is one of several in the area that are offering $1 per pound of unopened candy on November 1st.

Global sugar consumption for kids increases by about 2% annually and currently sits at 50 million tons per year. Candy, as well as hurting children’s teeth, can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain. In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to broken teeth and damaged braces.

Candy will be collected at Hudsonville Dental Associates at 3250 Central Blvd. on Monday, November 1 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. for children ages 2-12. The candy will then be shipped to troops overseas.