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Comstock Park upsets Cadillac


CADILLAC, Mich. (WZZM) -- Comstock Park knocked off previously unbeaten Cadillac 19-10 in a Division 4 pre-district game.

The Panthers made the postseason with a 5-4 record, while the Vikings went a perfect 9-0.


U.S. Census Bureau looking for Field Representatives

U.S. Census Bureau looking for Field Representatives

 

U.S. Census Bureau has

Field Representative Positions

Available

Salary:

$13.55- $14.84 per hour starting salary (varies by location) 10% night differential for hours worked after 6PM 56 cents per reimbursable mile driven

Hours:

School of Choice for Teachers

School of Choice for Teachers

Thanks to Schools of Choice programs in Michigan, students are afforded the opportunity to choose a school environment that best meets their learning needs. These programs also offer our state’s educators opportunities to teach in environments that are best suited for them. Just as some teachers flourish in a traditional school, there are those who prefer teaching at a virtual public school, such as Michigan Connections Academy, the school where I teach.

I work with an incredible team of teachers – they are state-certified, specially trained in online learning, recognized as Highly Qualified under the guidelines of the No Child Left Behind Act—and live in Michigan. In fact, even though we teach in a virtual school, more than 60 teachers travel to the school’s office in Lansing every day to lead online instruction for more than 1,700 students across Michigan in grades kindergarten through 12.

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids, a “blended” tuition-free public high school for students in grades 9-12, has been awarded accreditation from the national accreditation commission, AdvancED. The accreditation report praised Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids for its ability to: effectively use technology to align student schedules based on needs; provide students with immediate feedback on assignments; and to operate the school in an efficient manner for student success.

“Receiving the AdvancED accreditation demonstrates our commitment to excellence and the high quality of our school,” said Dan McMinn, Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids principal.

Feeding America West Michigan mobile pantry hits milestone


COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM)- Since the 1990s, Feeding America West Michigan provides food to West Michigan's hungry.
It's mobile pantry allows the organizatoin to distribute fresh foods in the neighborhoods that need it most.

Last month, the mobile pantry distributed its 1,000.000th pound of food. So far, 2014 is on track to be the biggest year in the program's 16-year-history.

Ken Estelle, C.E.O of Feeding America West Michigan and Jeff Thomas, coordinator of Tuesday's distribution and son of former Executive Director, the late John Arnold shared details of the milestone with the WZZM News at Five.

Last member of "Felony Lane Gang'' pleads guilty


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - The last of five "felony lane gang'' defendants has pleaded guilty for his involvement in an identity theft and stolen check-cashing ring that targeted several West Michigan communities before they were nabbed by Rockford police.

Disguised in wigs and armed with stolen checks and IDs, they amassed more than $33,000 from banks in Kent and Ottawa counties.

Investigators determined they broke into vehicles in Grand Rapids, Walker, Kentwood, Comstock Park, Rockford, Ada and Lowell after arriving here from Florida in August, 2013. Stolen checks and identifications were used to cash checks at Bank of America, PNC Bank and Chase Bank.

Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Make a difference on Wednesday, October 22 for the precious cats of Crash's Landing by visiting one of 14 different Pizza Hut’s.

Print the flier from Crash Landing & Sid’s Sanctuary web site. Present the filier to one of 14 Pizza Hut locations from 11am – 11pm for Dine-in, Carry-out or Delivery to get 20% of your bill donated to Crash’s Landing and Sanctuary for their assistance with stray cats.