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Preview: Wolverine Worldwide YMCA's Game Day 5K


BELMONT, Mich. (WZZM) – The Game Day 5K, hosted by the Wolverine World Wide YMCA, is Saturday Oct. 4 and there is still time to sign up and get involved.

Runners are encouraged to wear their favorite sports team jersey and for runners with a competitive spirit, there will be prizes for the top three.

The Game Day 5K starts at 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, but there will also be a free fall festival from 9-1 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under.

Click on the video above for more information or call (616) 363-3000.


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10 Mile Road Construction Update

10 Mile Road Construction Update

Traffic Light installation and road construction continues on 10 Mile Road at Wolverine Boulevard.  Traffic is one lane in both directions and is is being re-routed around the intersection. Here are the details of the projects from the Kent County website:

Wolverine Boulevard @ 10 Mile Road

Modify and upgrade existing traffic signal, with box span configuration, LED signal heads and updated detection.

 

Contractor:                     Strain Electric

Start Date:                      July 28, 2014

Planned Completion:  September 26, 2014


    

10 Mile Road – from Wolverine Boulevard to Courtland Drive

Rockford wins defensive struggle against Mona Shores


ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) -- In a defensive struggle, Rockford scored all of its points in the first half and outlasted Mona Shores 10-7 in the WZZM Game of the Week.

Darece Roberson scored on a 79-yard run for the Sailors in the first quarter, but it was the only points they could muster.

The Rams got a 33-yard field goal from Quinn Nordin and a 11-yard touchdown run from Tyler Bradfield.


WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

 

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL C.H. McDANIEL

PARTICIPATES IN WEST MICHIGAN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.

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Schools with Unique and Flexible Learning Models Host Information Sessions

The new school year has arrived and some families may still be undecided on the best education option for their child.

My Town: Meijer to hire thousands ahead of holidays

My Town: Meijer to hire thousands ahead of holidays

 

WALKER, Mich.—  A Walker-based retail store is hiring thousands more workers ahead of the holiday season.

Meijer recently announced it plans to hire more than 10,000 additional employees for stores in five states. Nearly half of the new hires, approximately 4,800 people, will happen in Michigan. The additional employees are needed to cover duties newly opened stores, as well as the upcoming busy holiday shopping season.  Meijer opened or is opening nine new stores in 2014; the retailer plans to open additional locations in 2015.

The openings will be for a variety of positions, from cashiers to meat cutting.  The majority of positions will be part time and seasonal.  Interested candidates can apply online on Meijer’s website

Meijer currently operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

My Town Rockford: Art in the Park returns Sept. 6

My Town Rockford: Art in the Park returns Sept. 6

ROCKFORD, Mich.—Dozens of Michigan artists will showcase their talents once again this year during Rockford Art in the Park.

The exhibition is Saturday, Sept. 6 in the Garden Club Park between the Rogue River Dam and White Pine Trail.  Art will be on display, as well as for sale.  This year, 25 vendors will be offering up a variety of art, from pottery to jewelry and photography.  A panel of judges will award six “Best of Category” awards.

For more information, visit the Rockford Chamber website.