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Lowell Pub Poker Run

Lowell Pub Poker Run

Come join in this fun Lowell community event to lift you out of the Winter Blues!  The Pub Poker Run begins at 5:30 pm at the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce building (across from the Showboat).  From there, the crawl will continue to five other food and drink establishments.  Cost is $10 per person.  You may end up with a winning poker hand; cash prizes will be awarded.  Contact the Chamber at 616-897-9161 for more information.

Lowell schools launch app to keep parents informed


LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Lowell Area Schools district says it's the first in Kent County to launch a free app providing important information to parents.

District leaders qoute a statistic saying there will be more than 2 billion smartphone users worldwide in 2016, and people expect to have information at their fingertips.

The app will include a staff list, school calendars, and a link to Infinite Campus, where parents can find students' grades and missing assignments.

Best of all, they say: it's a free download for your mobile device.

Learn more about the app at this link.

Caledonia man killed in crash on slippery road in Lowell


LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM)-- Slippery road conditions may have caused the crash that killed a 23 year old Caledonia man.

Kent County Deputies responded to the accident in the 3100 block of Alden Nash just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

They say Tyler Kroll was driving southbound in a Pontiac Grand Prix and 67 year old Carol Ingrim from Greenville was driving northbound in a Chevy Impala, when the two collided.

Kroll was pronounced dead at the scene, and Ingrim was taken to Spectrum with minor injuries.

There were no other passengers, and alcohol is not a factor in the crash.

The accident is still under investigation.


Man charged in intoxicated driving crash that killed girlfriend


LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Lowell man has been charged with intoxicated driving causing death following an August crash on Vergennes Road SE that killed his girlfriend.

Brian Daniel Welch Jr., 22, was intoxicated when his Ford Taurus left the road on Aug. 19 and struck a tree, court records show. His front-seat passenger was killed.

A blood draw indicated the presence of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in his system, according to records in 63rd District Court.Police said Welch does not have a medical marijuana card.

Welch appeared in court Friday for a probable cause hearing on the felony charge. A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 30.

The crash on Vergennes near Alden Nash Avenue SE was discovered about 7 a.m. by a Grand Rapids police officer who happened upon the scene.

Food-mobile in Lowell on November 21

Food-mobile in Lowell on November 21

The Flat River Outreach Ministries invites Lowell residents the opportunity to visit the Food-mobile this Saturday.

With the holidays just around the corner, Lowell area residents are invited to bring a box for free food, mostly produce. Flat River Outreach Ministries located at 11535 Fulton Street in Lowell will showcase the Food-mobile starting at 10:00am on Saturday, November 21 until the food is gone.

Call: (616)897-8260 for more information.    

Lowell HS needs your vote to win $100,000


LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) -- Lowell High School is among the top 100 finalists in a national competition for $100,000. It's sponsored by State Farm Insurance.

A portion of the money would be used to educate students on safe driving habits under a program called "Drive 2N2." The idea is to drive with two hands on the wheel and two eyes on the road.

District officials say any money not used for the driver safety program would be divided equally between the arts, technology, and athletics.

Teachers, coaches, and advisors at the high school are eligible to apply for grants in those areas. Two years ago, Lowell High School won $25,000, which funded 13 grants at the high school.

Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk Returns

Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk Returns

For the 6th year in a row, the community can come together for the annual Turkey Trot taking place at the beautiful Wittenbach/Wege Center in Lowell

Family members or individuals should register soon to lace up their athletic shoes and put one foot in front of the other this Saturday, November 7 starting at 9am.