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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.

"The Resistance"

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.

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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.

Rogue River floods in Rockford; crest expected after midnight


ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Rogue River in Rockford has risen above flood stage and is expected to crest early Wednesday morning.

Food stage for the Rogue River is 8 feet in Rockford, and the river is expected to crest at 8.7 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

The river is forecast to fall below flood stage Wednesday afternoon.

Minor flooding of homes is expected upstream of Rockford. The National Weather Service says this crest is comparable to a previous crest of 8.4 feet on May 31, 2010.

Click HERE for more from the National Weather Service.


My Town: Voters to decide three school district millages in May

My Town: Voters to decide three school district millages in May

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PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. --- A special election is being held May 6 for three Plainfield Township school systems:  Comstock Park, Northview and Rockford public schools.

Comstock Park Public Schools Superintendent Ethan Ebenstein said, “We are asking voters to renew our... sinking fund millage for another ten years on May 6.  This important source of special revenue helps the district make annual repairs and meet ongoing maintenance needs without taking funds from our operational classroom budget.” 

Ebenstein added, “We have an outstanding supportive community that takes great pride in our grounds and facilities, and we are seeking their assistance in helping maintain the facilities we have.”