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Yonker to sponsor bipartisan transportation town hall

WHAT: Bipartisan transportation town hall meeting.

WHO: State Reps. Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia; Rick Olson, R-Saline; and Roy Schmidt, D-Grand Rapids.

WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Kentwood Public Library located at 4950 Breton SE.

WHY: To discuss transportation issues and the findings of a special road funding report.

3rd Congressional District Presidential Primary Results

3rd Congressional District Presidential Primary Results

The Presidential Primary Election was held throughout Michigan on Tuesday. In the 3rd Congressional District (includes the cities of Grand Rapids, Ionia, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, and Walker among others), the majority of voters supported Rick Santorum.

The top three candidates were Rick Santorum with 31,990 votes, Mitt Romney with 30,876 votes, and Ron Paul with 7,792 votes.

Full election results can be seen by clicking here.

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.

Kentwood Election Results

Kentwood Election Results

Elections were held throughout the country on Tuesday. In Kentwood, voters had just three items to vote on.

Sharon R. Brinks has been elected Commissioner-At-Large.

Michael W. Brown came out on top over Bill Mills with 792 votes to 448 votes respectively.

And finally, the charter amendment proposal that adds a felony conviction as a disqualification from elective office passed with 1746 "yes" votes to 805 "no" votes.

Full election results can be seen by clicking here.

Tuesday is the last day to file nominating petitions in Kentwood

Tuesday is the last day to file nominating petitions in Kentwood

KENTWOOD, MI -  May 10th is the last day to file nominating petitions for the city of Kentwood's next election. The Clerk's Office is accepting nominating petitions for people interested in the following offices:

   -  1st Ward Commissioner - 4 year term

   -  2nd Ward Commission - 4 year term

   -  Commissioner-At-Large - 4 year term

For more inforation call the City Clerk's Office at 616-698-9610.

Kentwood Fire Chief Decides to Retire

KENTWOOD, Mich.  He's held the postion for two decades and now longtime fire chief James Carr has decided to retire.  Carr, 71, announced his decision earlier this week.

He says he has been thinking about the idea of retirement for the past six months and will officially leave his post June 24th after which he plans to travel extensively.

"We are going to drive up Route 66.  That is how people used to get from Chicago to California," said Carr.  "I'm just going to have fun and enjoy the country."

Kentwood’s Independence Day Celebration planned for July 2

Kentwood’s Independence Day Celebration planned for July 2

The City of Kentwood is planning an Independance Day celebration starting at 9:30am on Saturday, July 2nd. A parade will feature bands, bikes, floats and more. Click here for more information.