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Mico Industries Investing $8.2 million in Kentwood, Adding 81 Jobs

The Right Place, along with state partners and the City of Kentwood, today announced Mico Industries will invest $8.2 million to expand in Kentwood and add 81 new jobs.

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West Michigan Election Day Results – May 5, 2015

Today, Michigan voters decided if the state sales tax would be increased from six percent to seven percent.

Voters in Byron Township, Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, Grand Haven, Hudsonville, Kentwood, West Ottawa and other communities also had issues on the ballot.

Results are in.

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East Kentwood Basketball’s Brent Kimbrel Named High School Athlete of the Week

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Valentine’s Day Through Kids’ Eyes

How about Valentine's Day through kids' eyes?

And not just any kids. MY kids.

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The Snow Day Ritual

My son and daughter both have had the same 3rd grade teacher in Kentwood. And both have learned about the "Snow Day Ritual"

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National Weather Service Grand Rapids: EF-1 Tornado Struck Kentwood

That wind and rain buried in a thunderstorm Sunday night that struck Kentwood just before 10:30 p.m. included a tornado, National Weather Service Grand Rapids meteorologist Brandon Hoving said.

Update (3 p.m.): The National Weather Service said the tornado was an EF-1, with peak winds of 100 to 110 miles per hour. The tornado, which injured six people, cut a swath of 300 to 400 yards wide near Cutlerville, Wyoming and Kentwood and lasted for about 10 minutes. It touched down at 10:20 p.m. at about 2 miles west of Cutlerville at 64th Street SW and Burlingame Avenue SW in Byron Township and ended at 10:30 p.m. at Breton Road and 28th Street SE.

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Field Day In Kentwood!

You know it's the end of the school year when my kids have their annual picnic and field day at school! Hot dogs for lunch, and fun outdoor games with water balloons and relay races!

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$1 Million Mega Millions Ticket Sold At Kentwood Store

If you bought a Mega Millions ticket in Kentwood last night, you're going to want to double check your numbers.

A $1 million dollar winning ticket for Tuesday's drawing was sold at Old Mother Hubbard's cupboard, on Breton Road SE in Kentwood.

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The Hustle Daily Meme

Took the kids to the Kentwood Easter Egg Hunt. It was fun, except my son wanted to know "Why is called an Easter egg hunt when all they do is throw a thousand eggs into a soccer field?"

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Craig’s Bonus Pictures of the Day Nos. 68, 69 and 70!

It was my daughter and I's first father-daughter dance at school Saturday.

She's 10 years old and this was her first semi-formal event.

She got a new dress, had her hair done and was all stylish. And I actually wore a tie as well. Really.

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$50,000 National Dodgeball Qualifying Tournament In Kentwood On August 4

Dodgeball has come a long way since elementary school.

On August 4, dodgeball enthusiasts will compete for their chance at some big money in Kentwood.

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Drivers Avoiding 28th Street Traffic…And Getting Tickets

A major construction project on 28th Street has begun. The project is not expected to be done until November 22.

Some drivers are growing impatient, taking shortcuts, and getting tickets.

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