Thursday Aug 28
Heading to Wolverine Worldwide Mega tent sale? Shoppers share deals, tips
With more than 16,000 shoes to sell, there will be a lot of deals at Wolverine Worldwide's annual mega tent sale, which runs today, Aug. 28, until 6 p.m. Shoes and apparel from Wolverine's 16 brands will be priced between $5 and $40, reflecting up to an 80 percent discount off the suggested retail price.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
First pick of apples marks Riveridge anniversary
Volunteers for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank helped pick the first apples of the season for Riveridge Produce Marketing in Conklin, Mich., Aug. 27 as the grower-shipper marked 25 years in business.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Riveridge pursues vacuum harvest technology
Riveridge Produce Marketing Inc., Sparta, Mich., plans to expand use of a vacuum harvest aid on apples this fall after a six-week pilot test last year found benefits in productivity and quality.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Sparta woman injured after car goes off road, hits pine trees
The incident took place at about 3:20 a.m. when the driver of a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt headed west on Leonard Street near 24th Avenue lost control of his vehicle, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
The Detroit News
Allen Trieu: Four-star Columbus LB Anthony McKee gets 'good vibes' at Michigan State
Columbus Marion-Franklin linebacker Anthony McKee visited Michigan State last week with many expecting the four-star prospect to make a commitment to the Spartans.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Watch Michigan State players cool off with ice bucket challenge, swimming pool antics
The recent social media craze of the ice bucket challenge that raises money and awareness for ALS found its way to the Michigan State practice field, where four Spartan players dumped cold ice water on their heads.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Severe coughing fit causes man to pass out, veer off highway
A 60-year-old Sparta man veered off the highway and into a tree Tuesday night after an excessive coughing fit caused him to pass out at the wheel, police say.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Northern Kent County road closed for motorcycle crash
A northern Kent County road remains closed as police investigate a crash between a passenger vehicle and motorcycle early Tuesday morning.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Riveridge Produce adds to staff
As of Aug. 4, Mitch Brinks is a new account manager in Riveridge's Sparta, Mich., sales office, according to a news release.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
The Right Place supports creation of 114 jobs in West Michigan
Regional economic development organization The Right Place, Inc., along with its local and state partners, today announced two new West Michigan economic development projects that will bring 114 new jobs and nearly $10 million to the region.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
$200 million Kent District Library tax approved by voters
Voters gave solid support Tuesday, Aug. 5, to funding the 18-branch library with a 1.28-mill property tax, up from the current 0.88-mill levy.
Farm Worker College Nights open door to higher education for migrant and farm seasonal workers
The dream of attending college is alive for migrant and seasonal farm workers in Michigan, according to sponsors of Farm Worker College Night.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
WTKG-AM Grand Rapids
Michigan Primary: What to expect at the polling station
Michigan holds primary elections Tuesday. Apart from general election issues, several key pieces of legislation will appear on the ballot.