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Field set for state legislature and congressional races


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The ballot is set for the Aug. 5 primary election to fill seats in Congress and both chambers of the state legislature.

Statewide, 926 candidates filed petitions before Tuesday's deadline. Winners of the August primary will face off in the general election in November.

Judicial candidates are also on the ballot, including seven lawyers seeking to replace retiring 63rd District Court Judge Steven Servaas. After 41 years, Servaas – Michigan's longest serving judge-- has decided to hang up his robe.

The candidates are Charles Boekeloo , Brent Boncher, Kristin Britt, Andrea Crumback, Jody Jernigan, Jeffrey O'Hara, all of Rockford, and Rock Wood of Cedar Springs.

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My Town: Rockford Farm Market opening for the season May 10

My Town: Rockford Farm Market opening for the season May 10

ROCKFORD, Mich.—The countdown is on to the official opening of the Rockford Farm Market.

The market will open for the season on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The market will hold the same hours during the remaining Saturdays in May.  On June 7, the market will open at 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will maintain those hours every Saturday through October 25.

The Rockford Farm Market is located in the South Squires Street parking lot off Main Street.  It was voted America’s Favorite Farmers Market in 2011 in a contest sponsored by the American Farmland Trust.  The dog-friendly venue features a variety of locally made food and art.

For additional information, contact Kim McKay at (616) 825-5005 or kmckay@rockford.mi.us

My Town Rockford: Register now for 23 Second Fun Run

My Town Rockford: Register now for 23 Second Fun Run

ROCKFORD, Mich.—If you want to support a charitable cause without the long-term training many races entail, United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan may have the perfect event for you.

Registration is now open for the 23 Second Fun Run.  Admission is $10 for children and $30 for adults and includes an event t-shirt and goody bag with discounts to area businesses. Proceeds from the event will benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan.

No strollers or bicycles are allowed at the 104 meter race, which will take place on the White Pine Trail in Rockford on Saturday, May 3.  For more information or to register, visit the race website here.

My Town: Kent Intermediate School District gets health program grant

My Town: Kent Intermediate School District gets health program grant

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—  The Kent Intermediate School District is getting a federal boost to physical and nutritional education programs. 

 U.S. Department of Education has awarded 67 grants totaling more than $33 million to local education agencies and community-base organizations.  Only two groups in Michigan were awarded funding; KISD is getting $429,404 for programs to help K-12 students develop healthy lifestyles and meet state standards for physical education.

“A healthy, active lifestyle is an important ingredient of academic success,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “These grants are a resource to help schools and communities develop programs that teach students the importance of staying active and developing healthy lifestyles. We need more states, districts, schools and communities to recognize the critically important role of physical education in improving student engagement and achievement.”

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2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings


(WZZM) - Find your 2014 Lenten Fish Fry here! If you have any questions or need some clarifications, be sure to call the locations ahead of time.



Click here to add your organization's Fish Fry. We'll update the list periodically.

WWII Dutch Resistance Fighter: 94 Year Old Grand Rapids Woman Remembers It All


In 1940, Diet Eman was a newly-engaged 20 year old looking forward to her wedding, family, and a long life with her soon to be husband. In one night .... everything changed. It was World War II .... and Adolf Hitler and his troops had just invaded her country. As Eman and her fiance watched Hitler round up the Jewish families - they became angry and knew they had to fight back. The two joined a Dutch Underground Resistance group - helping hide hundreds of Jewish men, women and children from Nazi persecution. Eman's dangerous choice eventually led to her being arrested and sent to a Nazi work camp for years.

Eman, now 94, remembers almost everything from that time. Her incredible and brave story is now a full scale musical theatre production called "The Resistance" now being performed over Easter Weekend.

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My Town Rockford: Grillapalooza 2014 to benefit new arts center

My Town Rockford: Grillapalooza 2014 to benefit new arts center

ROCKFORD, Mich.--  Get ready to fire up those grills, as the annual Grillapalooza returns to Rockford May 3.

Hosted by Herman’s Boy Coffee Ranch, the event begins at 10 a.m. and will feature grilling demonstrations, food samples and performances by a range of local artists.  This year’s Grillapalooza will showcase the Rockford Community orchestra, band and choir, the Rogue River Artists, the Rogue River Community Theatre Company, the North Kent Camera Club and the School of Rockford Ballet.  Visitors can also check out the Artist’s Market and enjoy family friendly activities organized by the Rogue River Artists Association.  Artists will be on site creating paintings and drawings for immediate sale.

A Big Green Egg Grill & Smoker donated by Herman’s Boy will be raffled off at 3 p.m., with all of the proceeds going to a new arts center in Rockford.  Organizers say they’ve already sold most of the 200 available raffle tickets.