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Meet the man behind Walker Police Department’s humorous Facebook page

WALKER, MI – When the Walker Police Department first created its own Facebook page, the officer manning the operations knew he wanted to be different from other police social media accounts. He wanted a page that wasn’t completely fact-based and centered around basic, routine information police typically release.
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Carter Dethloff returns in goal for Mona Shores, shuts out Jenison

MUSKEGON – The Mona Shores hockey team set its sights on Jenison on Saturday for an O-K Baum conference opener at Lakeshore Sports Centre. The Sailors cruised to a 3-0 shutout of the Wildcats behind the steady goaltending of Carter Dethloff. The senior goalie stopped all 17 Jenison shots...

Meet the Grand Rapids ‘police scanner lady’ who runs a 23,000-member Facebook page

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Back in June, a Grand Rapids woman had an idea. She wanted to create a Facebook page to keep people informed of police and fire emergencies in the area. Within six months, that Facebook page has grown into a community of 23,000 members. The Greater Grand Rapids Scanner Calls page is run by Lisa Judi, a lifelong Grand Rapids resident.
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Parent of Grand River Bank forms new mortgage company with national scope

GRANDVILLE — In a move to diversify revenues to support further growth, the parent corporation for Grand River Bank has formed a mortgage company to write home loans across much of the nation. Parent corporation Grand River Commerce Inc. launched Grand River Mortgage Co. LLC this fall, extending into...
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Explore Grand Rapids for free during your winter break by using a GoSeeGR Pass!

The GoSeeGR is a program offered to enroll Grand Rapids Community College students that allows for free admission to local venues including the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Children’s Museum as well as John Ball Zoo. “Students can pick...

Moelker Orchards will close after 115 years in Ottawa County

TALLMADGE TWP. — Moelker Orchards announced it will be closing this month after operating for more than 100 years. In an announcement posted on Facebook on Thursday, Dec. 1, the business wrote the farm market and Old Bell Bakery will close permanently Dec. 23, and the farm will be put up for sale in early 2023.
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People in the news: Dec. 5, 2022

Michigan Capital Network has named new leaders for angel investing groups in Grand Rapids and Detroit. Ashley Ward, the CEO of professional recruiting and executive search firm Hire for Hope LLC, was named director for Grand Angels. The Grand Rapids-based Michigan Capital Network — the umbrella organization for five angel groups and four venture capital funds in Michigan — also appointed Troy Szopo as director of Woodward Angels. Michigan Capital Network also named Michael Koziara as the chair of a new Angel Investment Review Committee. Koziara, previously a venture capital analyst with Michigan Capital Network, will work with committee members to research investment prospects for consideration.
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GRPD: Suspect killed self after shootout

A man wanted for murdering his ex-girlfriend took his own life after shooting at police when they came looking for him Thursday, the Grand Rapids Police Department says. A man wanted for murdering his ex-girlfriend took his own life after shooting at police when they came looking for him Thursday, the Grand Rapids Police Department says.