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New Fairgrounds Get $6 Million Boost from the County

The Kent County Youth Fair has been working for years to raise the funds necessary to develop its new fairgrounds off Cascade Road in Lowell Charter Township. Today, it got a big boost with Kent County commissioners voting to allocate $6 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to the project.
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Clinton County Sheriff’s Office seeks 2 in fraud investigation

ST. JOHNS, Mich. (WILX) - The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two people. According to authorities, the two people were involved in an early November fraud complaint in the Village of Westphalia. Further details were not revealed at the time. Anyone...

An option if you’re ready for that next stage of life

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – With the holidays right around the corner, family gatherings are a good time to talk about what’s next in your stage of life. Maybe you’re ready to get rid of the big family home and downsize or maybe you’re looking for a place where you have to do less maintenance. Oaks of Rockford is an over 55 active community just north of Grand Rapids. They have homes ready now or you can plan ahead. They also offer model center tours by appointment only. First time guests who mention eightWest receive a free gift after touring the model center!

5 Most Popular Articles on Lowell’s First Look for November 2022

A pair of letters to the editor, election results and a late month entry all made the top five articles for November. Plus, a regular guest column makes its first appearance, buoyed by a pick-up from an online news aggregator. Here were the most-read articles, based on website views, during...

Lady Raiders fall to Williamston

The PHS girls basketball team hosted the Hornets of Williamston on Friday night for their home opener. Despite outscoring Williamston in the fourth quarter of play 13-10, the Raiders fell to the Hornets 39-33. Williamston was led by senior forward Leisya Newell who scored 13 points. Portland was led offensively...

Michigan woman accused of kidnapping 4-year-old daughter arrested in Texas

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) - A 4-year-old girl who was kidnapped from Michigan has been recovered safely in Texas. Background: Kent County Sheriff’s Office seeks 4-year-old girl kidnapped by noncustodial parent. The Kent County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Zora Armstrong was located Thursday and was turned over to the Texas...

GridCard Week 47 Recap: Wolverines Caught and Go Boom

GridCard is a local fantasy sports game. You can read more about its origin here. frequently asked questions. Lowell residents can play individually year-round, or they are invited to create or join a team for the Team Fantasy Football League. GRIDCARD Week 46 Recap. Game 94: Wolverines Caught. UM’s men’s...

Domestic Violence Court could be coming to Kent Co.

The Kent County Board of Commissioners has awarded more than $108 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to 30 projects across the county. One of the recipients is the Kent County Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team (DVCCRT). The group was granted $4M to build up a Domestic Violence Action Network.

Key to PBIS: it’s reinforced everywhere

Multi-district — On Fridays at lunch, sixth-grader Bryce Barry typically counts his “Be Tickets” outside the Lowell Middle School Be Store to redeem them for Jolly Ranchers. Bryce and his peers earn the tickets as part of the school’s Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports framework. “One...

‘I am here for them through it all’

Forest Hills — Heather Fix is the new assistant principal at Northern Trails Middle School. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet Your Administrators. Science teacher at Eastern Middle from 2018-2022. “I had the great opportunity to lead students through scientific inquiry and have some of the same students for two years. Seeing their growth was incredible.”

Local Animal Shelters are in Trouble. There’s Not Enough Room

We at Townsquare Media have been working with the Humane Society of West Michigan for many years featuring on our radio programs adoptable pets, dogs, cats, small animals, in hopes they will find, as they like to say, their "furever" home. We have had a lot of success as over 92% of the pets we have featured have found a loving home.

Judge denies MyPillow founder’s request for Kent County election records

A federal magistrate has shielded Kent County from MyPillow founder’s subpoena requesting 2020 election records. Mike Lindell, the founder of MyPillow, is a support of former President Donald Trump’s allegation the 2020 election was rigged. He’s publicly and repeatedly claimed Dominion voting machines manipulated vote counts across the...

Ionia ISD teaches driver safety to students state-wide

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD TV8)-Car crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. Each year, students from across the state come to Celebration Cinema North for the Strive To Arrive Alive conference, put on by the Ionia County ISD Youth Advisory Council. Click the video above to watch the Ionia County Intermediate School District’s new commercial on safe driving.