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  1. Robert Dudley RuellRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    Robert Dudley Ruell, longtime resident of Manton, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was 70. Robert was born February 21, 1944, south of Lake City in what was known as Sandstown, Michigan, to David and Helen Ruell.


  2. Grand Rapids to celebrate new Amtrak stationRead the original story

    Oct 8, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    The Michigan Department of Transportation says the first Chicago-bound train is set to leave Vernon J. Ehlers Amtrak Station on Monday morning. It will be celebrated with a grand opening ceremony that's open to the public and will be held a couple of hours after the train departs.


  3. 2 charged with abusing boy who's accused of murderRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    The mother and stepfather of a 12-year-old boy accused of murder in the Grand Rapids area have been charged with child abuse. TV station WZZM reports that they're accused of striking the boy with an extension cord, months before he was charged with killing a 9-year-old boy at a Kentwood playground.


  4. Grandville High retires No. 11 to honor athleteRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    A school in the Grand Rapids area has retired jersey No. 11 in three sports to honor a beloved student who died before a big hockey game.


  5. Michigan woman convicted of manslaughterRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    A Michigan woman who faced a murder charge has been convicted of a lesser manslaughter charge in the stabbing death of her boyfriend. A Kent County jury declared Kenyia Townsend guilty of voluntary manslaughter following more than six hours of deliberation on Thursday.


  6. Grand Rapids schools boosting marketing effortsRead the original story

    Sep 29, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    The Grand Rapids Public Schools district is ramping up its marketing efforts with a campaign to recruit more students from the city. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal discussed the "We Are GR - We Are Proud Parents" campaign during a Monday school board work session.


  7. Samuel M. J. LongRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    Samuel M. J. Long, of Cadillac, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids. He was 64. He was born on January 25, 1950, in Lansing, to Samuel M. and Edith C. Long, and they preceded him in death.


  8. Former Grand Rapids Mexican cafe to become brewpubRead the original story

    Sep 28, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    There's a lot of work to finish before Harmony Hall opens in Grand Rapids next year, but to get an idea of what the new brewpub will look and feel like inside, think Aztec Temple meets Oktoberfest. On the ground floor of what used to be Rauser Quality Sausages, and later, Little Mexico CafA , a wooden bar salvaged from the Herkimer Hotel in Heartside sits covered in sawdust amid a pile of old custom-carved wooden log chairs.


  9. Group gets $1.1 million for Plaster Creek cleanupRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    A group is getting a $1.1 million state grant to expand cleanup efforts in a polluted western Michigan watershed. The Grand Rapids Press reports Plaster Creek Stewards will do work including creating rain gardens and restoring habitats at three sites in the Plaster Creek watershed.


  10. Sheriff: Grand Rapids teacher dies in bike crashRead the original story

    Sep 23, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    Ottawa County authorities say a Grand Rapids high school teacher has died after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle. The sheriff's office says South Christian High School math teacher and golf coach Rod VanDyke was struck and killed early Tuesday morning in Georgetown Township.


  11. Man found with stolen gun gets 8 years in prisonRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    A Grand Rapids man who said he purchased a stolen rifle that belonged to a state trooper has been sentenced to eight years in prison. The Grand Rapids Press reports 34-year-old Todd Jeffrey Simmons was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Kalamazoo.


  12. Police help out deer trapped on softball fieldRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    A young deer that couldn't find its way out of a softball field got a helping hand from police in western Michigan. The Grand Rapids Press reports Officers Ryan Bruggink and Josh Mollan were dispatched to Plaster Creek Family Park in Grand Rapids on Wednesday when a caller reported the animal was trapped on the fenced field.


  13. Anglers find body in Grand River in Ottawa CountyRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    TV reports that anglers called authorities after spotting the body about 10 a.m. Monday floating in several feet of water in Ottawa County's Polkton Township, northwest of Grand Rapids.


  14. Judge: 625-pound man can enter plea via InternetRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    A 625-pound western Michigan man charged with making a false bomb threat will finally get his day in court - via the Internet. WOOD-TV reports that a Kent County judge ruled Friday that Jeffery Klein can plead guilty from his Grand Rapids home.


  15. Grant aimed at improving health in Grand RapidsRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    A health department that serves the Grand Rapids area will receive more than $2 million over three years to reduce chronic disease and promote healthier lifestyles. The money is coming from the federal government.


  16. Driver who fatally struck cyclist dies in crashRead the original story

    Sep 9, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    Authorities say a man struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash in western Michigan was the driver in a summertime crash that killed a Grand Rapids bicyclist. The Grand Rapids Press reports that 61-year-old Steven Jones was killed Wednesday morning while walking in Newaygo County's Merrill Township.


  17. Mayors, volunteers join up for Grand River CleanupRead the original story

    Sep 5, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell and officials representing Wyoming, Grandville and Walker put on gloves and helped pick up trash on Saturday.


  18. Dorothy J. TylerRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    She is survived by her children: Patricia Jackson, David Tyler, Tim Tyler, Becky Dorrell; grandchildren: Bethany Baar, Bretton Jackson, David Tyler II, Alison Ward, Amy Yoder, Libby Dorrell; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Kloock; and brother, Ed Compton. Dorothy was born and raised in Romeo, Michigan.


  19. Former Cadillac resident identified as victim in wrong-way crashRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    A former Cadillac resident and Cadillac High School graduate has been identified by police as the driver killed in a head-on collision between two sport utility vehicles Sept. 14 in Grand Rapids.


  20. West Michigan man killed by wrong-way driver ID'dRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    Western Michigan authorities have released the name of a 58-year-old man they say was killed when a drunk woman drove her SUV east on westbound Interstate 96, hitting his car head on. The crash happened about 3 a.m. Sunday in Kent County's Grand Rapids Township, near Grand Rapids.


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