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Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

For the Valentine’s weekend, it’s a free fishing weekend for residents and out of state visitors.

All fishing license fees are waived for two days in Michigan, February 13 & 14 from 6:00am – 10:00pm. This allows fishing enthusiasts to enjoy the chance to catch all types of fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters during their respective open season. Just remember that all regulations still apply.

Call: (517)284-5839 or email walters@michigan.gov for more information. Visit www.michigan.gov for details.

Blue Water Ramblers CD Release & Fundraiser Concert

Blue Water Ramblers CD Release & Fundraiser Concert

315 W. Main Street in Lowell comes alive with a wide range of diverse folk music performed by the Blue Water Ramblers on Saturday.

Larkin’s the Other Place welcomes guests for this Lowell Arts Fundraiser Concert & Silent Auction on Saturday, January 30 at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Tickets are $12, at the door. Call: (616)897-8545 for Presale tickets.

Visit www.lowellartsmi.org for more information.

City council fires Lowell city manager


LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Lowell City Council voted to fire City Manager Mark Howe.

Council members voted 4 to 1 on Tuesday in favor of firing Howe. According to the Lowell city clerk, no specific reason was given.

Jim Hodges was the only council member to vote no.

Pub Poker Run on Tuesday

Pub Poker Run on Tuesday

The Community is invited to the first Pub Poker Run presented by the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce.

Cost is $10 per hand for the opportunity to take part in networking, enjoy 5 businesses, win cash prizes and just have fun!

This Poker fun takes place at the Lowell Chamber of Commerce located at 113 Riverwalk Plaza on Tuesday, January 19 beginning at 5:30pm.

 Call: (616)897-9161 or visit www.lowellchamber.org for details.

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.