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  1. Lowell gives biodigester cold shoulder as creditors seek restartRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 26 |

    A $6.5 million biodigester built to convert waste from one of Lowell's biggest employers into energy may be cut out of the deal. The privately funded biodigester has been sitting idle on the city's property at 625 Chatham St. after city officials shut it down six months ago.


  2. Lowell's reeking biodigester: What went wrongRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 |

    LOWELL, MI The smell of rotting salad dressing and decaying food waste plagued the almost 4,000-person town of Lowell for months in 2016 and city officials eventually shut the plant down six months ago. But what led to the smell of decay that wafted into nearby homes and schools? And why did the digester nearly explode Nov. 27, 2016, spilling thousands of gallons of waste onto the ground? Photos taken by Lowell Police Department of a waste spill outside of the Lowell Energy AD biodigester Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016.


  3. How horses through hippotherapy are improving quality of lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 |

    Perched on top of the Norwegian Fjord horse, Sunniva, 5-year-old Harrison gently tapped her mane and with her smooth gliding gait his hippotherapy session began in an arena at Rivendale Stables. Walking beside Harrison, offering encouragement and giving direction, is Beth Macauley, a speech-language pathologist and associate professor of communication sciences and disorders at Grand Valley State University.


  4. Kent County Youth Fair buys Lowell golf course, plans new fairgroundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 |

    In a matter of a few years, the Kent County Youth Fair hopes to have a brand new home at the 140-acre property currently operating as Deer Run Golf Club . The youth fair's sponsoring organization, the Kent County Youth Agricultural Association, announced the purchase of the property in a press release issued Monday, June 12. "Our announcement today is the culmination of years of work done by volunteers, philanthropists, sponsors and government representatives who all believe in the mission of the fair," Jon Bieneman, president of the nonprofit agricultural association, said in a statement.


  5. Bert Bleke leaving GRCC Board of Trustees, candidates sought to fill vacancyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 |

    Bert Bleke announced he would leave his position on the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees, effective June 8, during the board's Monday, May 15, meeting. The board is now seeking candidates to fill the vacancy on the seven-member board.


  6. WB I-96 closed in Lowell, helicopter called to injury crashRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 |

    An Aero Med helicopter has been called to the scene of a vehicle crash, which closed westbound lanes on I-96 in Lowell Township. Police were dispatched around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday to the incident on I-96 between Alden Nash Avenue and Segwun Avenue, according to dispatch recordings.


  7. After barn fire killed 13 horses, Lowell woman concerned for safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 |

    A Lowell woman whose 13 horses died in a barn fire earlier this month has filed a personal protection order against a man who lives nearby her home. Kathryn "Kat" Welton filed the request April 13, five days after the nonprofit Barn for Equine Learning was destroyed .


  8. Candidates start their campaigns for local office across Kent CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2016 |

    Candidates across Kent County are starting their campaigns for local office -- including for the Grand Rapids city commission, where every race will be a contested one this year. Though voters in communities from Lowell to Kentwood to Grandville will be choosing their next city council members, there aren't enough candidates to warrant a primary.


  9. Sex offender met teens on Facebook Messenger, had sex with girl, 13Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2017 |

    A Lowell man was convicted of multiple charges after he used Facebook Messenger to befriend a 13-year-old girl, have sex with her and convinced her to shared sexually explicit photos. Justin Michal Walling, 27, was convicted by a federal court jury of two counts of enticement of a minor, sexual exploitation of a child, receipt of child pornography and committing a felony offense involving a minor while being a registered sex offender.


  10. Fire damages home in LowellRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 |

    Emergency crews responded Thursday, April 20 to a residential fire in the 2600 block of Lincoln Lake Avenue in Lowell.


  11. Hope women's tennis marches past Alma for MIAA winRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 |

    Playing for the fourth time in four days, the 23rd-ranked Hope College women's tennis team did not yield one game in five flights en route to a 9-0 win at Alma on Monday. The Flying Dutch improved their record to 13-3 overall and 4-0 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play.


  12. Grand River expected to crest Monday in Kent CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 |

    The Grand River in Grand Rapids may not hit flood stage Monday as forecast , according to the National Weather Service. The river is at a depth of 17.5 feet as of 10:30 a.m. Monday in Grand Rapids - about half a foot shy of its 18 foot flood stage, according to the NWS.


  13. Grand River to hit flood stage for the first time since 2013Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 |

    The Grand River is expected to hit flood stage this weekend for the first time since its historic flood in 2013. Flooding is "imminent" for the Grand River and its tributaries from Lansing to Lowell and Grand Rapids, west to Robinson Township, the National Weather Service announced Friday.


  14. No. 23 Hope women's tennis sweeps Edgewood in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2017 |

    The 23rd-ranked Hope College women's tennis team swept Edgewood, Wisconsin for a 9-0 victory on Saturday in Orlando, Florida. Three Hope players claimed points in singles and doubles play: senior Nancy Benda of Birmingham, Michigan at No.


  15. Vietnam War veterans to be honored at Grand Rapids ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 |

    Michigan's Vietnam War veterans and their families are invited to participate in a lapel pin ceremony in Grand Rapids this weekend. The ceremony will be held at noon Saturday, March 4, at the American Legion Boat and Canoe Club, 401 N. Park St. NE in Grand Rapids.


  16. Man stuck in mud for more than a day rescuedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 |

    A man said he spent more than a day stuck in mud in an area between Saranac and Lowell before rescuers were able to free him and get him medical attention. Emergency crews were dispatched around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 to the area of Riverside Drive and Hotchkiss Road, west of the Village of Saranac, according to a Saranac firefighter.


  17. Retired investigator sets up P.O. box, seeks tips in Deanie Peters cold caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 |

    Fifteen years after retiring from the Kent County Sheriff's Department, Vic Weeks remains personally invested in solving one of West Michigan's most well-known missing person cases. In between working a handful of cases over the last few years, he has spent his free time investigating the disappearance of 14-year-old Deanie Peters .


  18. 27 new jobs, $2M investment, with supplier to cage-free egg producersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 |

    Poultry Management Systems Inc., a Saranac-based company that makes computerized equipment for cage-free egg production, is planning to create 27 high-tech jobs and invest more than $2 million in a new facility near Lowell. The 36-year-old company, owned by Big Dutchman of Holland and headquartered in leased space at the offices of Herbruck's Poultry Ranch, plans to build a new corporate headquarters at 890 OE Bieri Industrial Drive in Vergennes Township.


  19. Betten-Baker grows to 8 car dealerships, expansion to continueRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 |

    In January, Betten-Baker acquired its seventh location, and said they weren't finished - less than a month later they have eight. Muskegon-based Betten-Baker purchased Gary Trimarco Chevrolet Buick GMC from Gary and Lynn Trimarco, according to a release on Tuesday, Feb. 7. "We feel this is a great location and market to continue to expand the Betten-Baker brand," said Chris Baker, co-owner.


  20. Lowell biodigester misses deadline, city backs off legal threatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 |

    A troubled Lowell biodigester hasn't met a deadline for dismantling its equipment, but city officials are backing off threats of legal action. Repeated issues with the biodigester at 625 Chatham St. - mainly its extreme smell - ultimately pushed the Lowell City Council and Lowell Light and Power board to force its operator, Lowell Energy AD , to shut down.


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