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Zeeland Student With Down Syndrome Hits Home Run With Support From Byron Center Opponent [Video]

An unforgettable moment on a baseball field last week as a Zeeland Christian eighth-grader with Down Syndrome was given an opportunity to bat and hit a home run with the support of his team, his opponent and all in attendance.

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Byron Center Lacrosse Fight Cancer Game Features MSU vs WMU on Sunday

Michigan State University and Western Michigan University men's lacrosse teams will play their final regular season conference game on Sunday, April 23 in Byron Center.

The day includes a free clinic for young players, a carnival and multiple games including the inaugural Byron Center Lacrosse Fight Cancer Game.

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Matt Milhouse, TSM
Matt Milhouse, TSM
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West Michigan Butcher Selling Heart-Shaped Steaks for Valentine’s Day

Everyone gives flowers, chocolates and teddy bears for Valentine's Day, but one West Michigan butcher is giving you a chance to give a rare gift. Literally.

Buy heart-shaped steaks for Valentine's Day this year.

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Byron Center Comic Con Features ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Ghostbusters’

The second annual Byron Rec Comic Con is Saturday in Byron Center. The event is family-friendly and free for all to attend.

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(clockwise from top left) Jennifer Dodge/ThinkStock, Gary Duncan/ThinkStock, Matt Milhouse/TSM, dbvirago/ThinkStock
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Scented Candle Smells for 12 West Michigan Cities

We love West Michigan and all of the sights, sounds and smells it brings throughout the year. Well, at least most of the smells.

What if you could take all of those smells home with you in a scented candle?

Here's what it would smell like if you could.

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Matt Milhouse, TSM
Matt Milhouse, TSM
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The Limited Closing All Stores Including Byron Center, Woodland Mall and Kalamazoo

The Limited is closing all stores nationwide.

The Tanger Outlet store in Byron Center is already closed. Both the Woodland Mall and the Kalamazoo locations will be open for the final time on Saturday, January 7.

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Matt Milhouse, TSM
Matt Milhouse, TSM
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Top 8 Places for Indoor Ice Skating in Grand Rapids

Ice skating is a fun way to enjoy winter in Grand Rapids and many communities offer wonderful outdoor ice rinks, but sometimes indoor rinks can be more comfortable and convenient.

View a map of the Grand Rapids area's top indoor skating facilities and see their public hours for open skating.

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Christmas Parades This Week in Holland, Grandville, Lowell, Byron Center and More

It's a busy week for Christmas parades and visits with Santa around Grand Rapids.

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Matt Milhouse, TSM
Matt Milhouse, TSM
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Byron Center Chicken Going to ‘Rehab’

The Byron Center chicken is gone.

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Matt Milhouse, TSM
Matt Milhouse, TSM
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Owner of Stolen Trump Sign Leaves Message for Thief in Byron Center

Stolen political signs are being reported across the country and in West Michigan.

The owner of a stolen Trump sign in Byron Center left a message for the thief.

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Four West Michigan Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon Recognition

Schools in Byron Center, East Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Hudsonville are among a select group being honored as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Thirteen schools in Michigan earned the honor along with a total of 279 public and 50 private schools nationwide.

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Byron Center Special Olympics Athlete Hits Buzzer Beater, Does Flip, Earns Pistons Respect [Video]

Last weekend's most impressive buzzer beater and celebration was in Grand Rapids.

17-year-old Special Olympics athlete Walter Alvesteffer hit a buzzer beater then did a flip to pump up the crowd.

Detroit Piston Andre Drummond and former Piston Rick Mahorn have both tweeted about the play and celebration.

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