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East Grand Rapids High School Girls’ Swimming’s Emily Converse and Gabby Higgins Named Athletes of the Week

East Grand Rapids girls' swimming and diving's Emily Converse and Gabby Higgins, who each captured two MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 individual state titles in addition to being on two winning relays in leading the Pioneers to a repeat state championship in Oakland, are this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week co-honorees.

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Jeff Butzow/Fish Lads
Jeff Butzow/Fish Lads
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Fish Lads’ Fish of the Week: Smoked Fish [Sponsored]

It's the Fish of the Week, presented by Fish Lads, located in the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

This week’s catch is smoked fish.

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Brady Hoke and Mark Dantonio meet before Michigan and Michigan State kicked off Saturday, Oct. 25. (Getty Images)
Brady Hoke and Mark Dantonio meet before Michigan and Michigan State kicked off Saturday, Oct. 25. (Getty Images)
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Is Brady Hoke’s Firing Good or Bad for Michigan State? [Poll]

Or does it matter at all?

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Jim Rogash, Getty Images
Jim Rogash, Getty Images
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University of Michigan Football Coach Brady Hoke Fired [Video]

After four seasons at the helm, University of Michigan Football Coach Brady Hoke was let go Tuesday.

University of Michigan Interim Director of Athletics Jim Hackett made the announcement at a news conference in Ann Arbor, saying he had come to the decision on Sunday night.

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Leon Halip/Getty Images
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Brady Hoke to Meet With Michigan Athletic Director Today

Multiple sources are reporting that University of Michigan football coach Brady Hoke will meet with interim athletic director Jim Hackett this afternoon.

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Monkey Business Images Ltd/ThinkStock
Monkey Business Images Ltd/ThinkStock
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Detroit Man Steals Ambulance For What?

Hey sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for the important things in life. A man in Oakland County made just such a sacrifice for his love.

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Mark Lewin/ThinkStock
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Christmas Shopping Primer/Countdown

Thanksgiving and Black Friday have come and gone. So have Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

After all, you've only got until Christmas Eve to do your shopping for Christmas.

Here's a list of some stores and restaurants to visit as you continue your Christmas shopping.

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Jeff Fusco/Getty Images
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Material Girl: Madonna Tops List of World’s Richest Recording Artists

Pop music icon Madonna was atop a list released today by Wealth-X of the world's top 10 richest recording artists.

The 56-year-old Michigan native, who now lives in the United Kingdom, has a net worth of $800 million to rank ahead of British rock-and-roll legend Paul McCartney.

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Catholic Charities West Michigan
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December’s Wee Difference: Catholic Charities West Michigan

Catholic Charities West Michigan serves 11 West Michigan counties in the Roman Catholic Church Diocese of Grand Rapids.

It is a community-based agency providing programs in Western Michigan, and offering a variety of services ranging from prevention and education to crisis intervention.

Throughout December, they offer many opportunities to remember the true spirit of the season and the joy of giving.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Mockingjay’ Crushes Thanksgiving Weekend

Appropriately, the Thanksgiving holiday box office was all about the leftovers. While two high profile new releases struggled to open, films from the past few weeks continued to do solid business. In fact, this was one of the most varied weekends at the box office in quite some time, with YA adaptations, animated family movies, epic blockbusters, and small independent films all performing better than expected.

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Aaron Rodgers
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The Packers Are Super Bowl Favorites & Other Things About NFL Week 13

Week 13 of the 2014 NFL season was filled with important games. A potential Super Bowl preview didn't disappoint, and the playoff picture began to take shape in both conferences. Here's a recap of this week's action:

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Bo Pelini is Gone and Other Big Stories from Week 14 in College Football

Rivalry week lived up to its name as several big games came down to the wire and knocked some powerhouses out of playoff contention.

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