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Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

(Detroit Pistons) – Does your library or gym need a new look?

Here’s your chance to win a makeover in the School Makeover contest from the Detroit Pistons and NBA Live, Learn or Play, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

The School Makeover, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance and the Detroit Pistons, is accepting submissions from elementary and middle schools in the state of Michigan, through June 1. Submissions at www.nba.com/pistons/farm-bureau-school-makeover should include at least four images of the school’s library or gymnasium to be considered in the selection process.

“Farm Bureau Insurance agents are involved in their local communities all across the state. Michigan isn’t just a market for us, it is our home,” said Vic Verchereau, Farm Bureau Insurance vice president of Marketing. “We firmly believe in supporting safe and clean learning environments for our youth.

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

(Detroit Pistons) – Does your library or gym need a new look?

Here’s your chance to win a makeover in the School Makeover contest from the Detroit Pistons and NBA Live, Learn or Play, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

The School Makeover, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance and the Detroit Pistons, is accepting submissions from elementary and middle schools in the state of Michigan, through June 1. Submissions at www.nba.com/pistons/farm-bureau-school-makeover should include at least four images of the school’s library or gymnasium to be considered in the selection process.

“Farm Bureau Insurance agents are involved in their local communities all across the state. Michigan isn’t just a market for us, it is our home,” said Vic Verchereau, Farm Bureau Insurance vice president of Marketing. “We firmly believe in supporting safe and clean learning environments for our youth.

Rivers will crest next few days

Dry weather is expected for West Michigan the next several days and that will allow most rivers to crest by Sunday or Monday.

Forecast crests for selected locations on the Grand River.

Ionia-24.7 feet tonight

Lowell-19.5 feet Sunday morning

Ada-23.0 feet Sunday morning

Comstock Park-18.0 feet Sunday night

Grand Rapids-22.7 feet early Monday morning

Robinson Township-18.0 feet Tuesday morning

You can find the latest river forecasts here

 

 

River flooding could soon get much worse

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Come Thursday, the Muskegon River and Grand River basins could see some of their highest water levels in decades, according to the National Weather Service.

WZZM 13 visited flooded areas across Kent County and found the Grand River at two to three feet above flood stage. Hydrologist Mark Walton says that's moderate flooding.

In two days the area could hit major flood stage.

Liz Koenig has yet to check her Grand Rapids home for flood damage on Tuesday afternoon. The Grand River rose and closed in too fast for her to get her waders. She lives across the river from the Fifth Third Ballpark.

"This is the worst out of the four years I've been here," she said.

Koenig attempted to get her kayak, which was stored under her house, but was unable because the water was already three feet above her foundation.

Lakeshore attractions looking for summer help

(WZZM) - The Pure Michigan campaign is having its biggest impact to date.

According to information released during the Governor's Conference on Tourism this week, 3.8 million out-of-state visitors vacationed in Michigan and those visitors spent $1.1 billion dollars.

Meanwhile, two of the largest tourist draws on the Lakeshore are already preparing to hire summer staff.

The Double JJ Ranch will hold a summer job fair on Saturday, April 20 from 8 am to noon.  Applications are available on the company website.

Boston Marathon: At least 97 from West Mich.

BOSTON, Mass. (WZZM) - According to the Boston Marathon's website, at least 97 runners from West Michigan registered for Monday's race; however at least 19 local entrants were not listed on the race results page.

Organizers stopped the race shortly after two explosions erupted around 2:45 p.m. near the finish line. Not every entrant had finished the race at that time.

This year, 26 people from Grand Rapids registered for the Boston Marathon, but two men, 29-year-old Chad Yerrick and 65-year-old John Campbell, were not listed on the race results page.

From Holland, 14 people entered the Boston Marathon, but six were not listed on the race results page. Their names include 35-year-old Virginia Beard, 49-year-old Rick Ganzi, 60-year-old Lin Light, 56-year-old Carol Neckel, 61-year-old Dave Willard and 46-year-old Nancy Wooley.

Free program helps home and business owners deal with mercury

(ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COMPANY)– The Environmental Quality Company is proud to partner with The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Mercury Collection Project.

This is an on-going effort to collect and properly recycle mercury.  Small and large business operations have traditionally been overlooked during mercury collection events.  The project’s objective is to address this issue and promote a long-term solution for easily collecting and recycling of mercury.  The program is free to anyone located in Michigan – residents included. 

The program is easy.