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Breakfast with Congressman Amash

Breakfast with Congressman Amash

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a breakfast with Congressman Justin Amash, who represents Michigan’s 3rd District.  The breakfast is scheduled on Monday, December 12 from 7:30am – 9:30am at the Hilton Hotel at 4747 28th Street SE.  The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.  To register go to  www.grandrapids.org/congressional-breakfast  or call 616-771-0303.   


The 3rd Congressional District covers Barry and Ionia counties and most of Kent County.  Amash serves on the House Budget Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  He is a Republican from Cascade Township.

Sen. Hildenbrand announces district office hours

Sen. Hildenbrand announces district office hours

State Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell, announced today that he will hold office hours on Monday, Nov 28 in Grand Rapids.  The office hours are open to residents to express their opinions or request assistance with a state issue.

Date and Time-: Monday, Nov 28, 1-2 p.m.

Location: Grand Rapids Public Library --Seymour Branch

For more information, please contact Hildenbrand’s office toll-free at 1-866-305-2129 or via email at: sendhildenbrand@senate.michigan.gov. Residents unable to attend office hours may also write Hildenbrand at: Sen. Dave Hildenbrand; P.O. Box 30036; Lansing, MI 48909.

Two incumbents lose election bid; millage for museum passes with ease

Two incumbents lose election bid; millage for museum passes with ease

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Lowell voters chose two new people to represent them on the city council Tuesday.

Former Lowell Police Chief James Valentine received the the most votes followed by incumbent Sharon Ellison.  Valentine and Ellison will fill the two four year terms.  Jim Hall came in third and will fill the one two year position on the council.

Also Tuesday, voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of the millage renewal for the Lowell Historical Museum.

Click on the highlight election results link to see complete vote totals.


Election Day in Lowell; city council and museum millage on the ballot

Election Day in Lowell; city council and museum millage on the ballot

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Tuesday November 8th is election day across the state of Michigan including Lowell.

On the ballot today, 2 - 4 year council positions and 1 two year terms.  Incumbents include Jeff Altoft, Sharon Ellison,and  Maryalene LaPonsie.  Challengers include Donald Green, Jim Hall, and James Valentine.

In addition to the city council positions, there is a millage renewal on the ballot for the Lowell Historic Museum. The .25 renewal would expire in 2023.

Polls open starting 7am and close at 8pm. Click on the highlighted link to the Kent County Clerk's Office to read the complete ballot.

Amash to host Town Hall in Lowell

Amash to host Town Hall in Lowell

Grand Rapids, MI - U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (MI-03) today invited Third District residents to a town hall meeting at Lowell City Hall. Amash will discuss issues currently facing Congress and answer questions from the audience.

"I look forward to answering questions about the issues facing our country and the Third District of Michigan," said Amash.

State Sen. Dave Hildenbrand will introduce Amash.

This event is free and open to the public and the media.

WHO: Rep. Justin Amash
WHAT: Town Hall Meeting
WHEN: Monday, October 17, 2011  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
WHERE: Lowell City Hall, 301 East Main Stree

Meet and greet two new city leaders this week

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) Thursday citizens of Lowell will have the chance to officially meet the new City Manager Mark Howe and new Police Chief Barry Getzen. A 'meet and greet' is planned at the Lowell Showboat from 5p.m. to 6p.m. Thursday.  It will take place on the lower level of the boat.

The city is encouraging people to bring their lawn chairs and stay for the Summer Concert which starts at 7pm.  This week features the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra.  The show runs until 9p.m.

For more information you can contact Lowell City Hall.

Safety improvements to Main Street bridge moving forward

Safety improvements to Main Street bridge moving forward

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) The Michigan Department of Transportation is moving forward with plans to install metal rods inside decorative spaces on new bridge completed last year on Main Street. 

The city contacted MDOT about safety concerns when a mother notified officials a small child could easily fit through the gaps.  MDOT had proposed adding a mesh screen or drilling holes into the top of the railing to add steal pipes.  HDC Commission suggested pressure fitting the rods rather than drill through the top of the railing.  The plan was also approved by the city commission.

It's expected the state will move forward with changes as soon as possible.