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Andy Rent

Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70's, Andy also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids show, and probably is the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for the better part of three decades. Andy is originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, Andy stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. He moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV where he met his wife Kathy. Andy is deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. He has served on the board of directors of the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. He also assists the Salvation Army, DeGage Ministries, JDRF, Disability Advocates, Hope Network, and various other non-profit organizations. Interests: I love golf, travel, reading, dining out, theater and movies. And, of course my children and grand children. Andy and his wife Kathy have 7 children and 8 grandchildren. They have a busy life. Music: I love all kinds - especially jazz, blues, and classical, rock and pop hits. The best part about my job: The ability to make a difference in the community.
Dan Lennon, president and CEO of Michigan Turkey Producers, Karen McCarthy of Consumers Energy; Ottawa County Commissioner Don Disselkoen; Laird; Brauer; Jennifer Owens, incubator board vice chairwoman; Merle Langeland, president of the Ottawa County Farm Bureau, and Larry Kooiker, president and owner of Agritek Industries, Inc.
Dan Lennon, president and CEO of Michigan Turkey Producers, Karen McCarthy of Consumers Energy; Ottawa County Commissioner Don Disselkoen; Laird; Brauer; Jennifer Owens, incubator board vice chairwoman; Merle Langeland, president of the Ottawa County Farm Bureau, and Larry Kooiker, president and owner of Agritek Industries, Inc.
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Consumers Energy Contributes $25,000 to Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator

A new statewide business incubator designed to spur agricultural innovation has received financial support from Consumers Energy.

Company representatives have presented a $25,000 contribution to officials with the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator at the Ottawa County administrative offices. The contribution will support new business development centered on commercializing ag-technology ideas and inventions.

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Carly Rae Jepsen Teams with Tom Hanks for Music Video [Video]

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen has a new, single out.

The Canadian artist had her first monster hit, "Call Me Maybe," a couple of years ago.

Now, with her sophomore album out, it looks like she might have another hit on her hands.

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Television Host “Fires” her Food on Show, Literally [Video]

The Food Network is a staple of most household TV watching, wouldn't you say?  We get to watch all those chefs cook, teach us new techniques and recipes. We never see a real "fail" so to speak.  But, that's not the case on Swedish television.

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Consumer Protection Tips to Safeguard Your Identity

This is National Consumers Protection Week.

John Zimmerman, a senior vice president with Fifth Third Bank West Michigan, was a guest with Andy Rent on "Andy in the Morning."

He offered some tips on protecting our identity and safeguarding our "credit lives."

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We Do Care
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We Do Care’s 30th Annual Benefit & Dance Is Saturday

We Do Care is an non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with cancer in the Grand Rapids area.

Its 30th annual Benefit & Dance is Saturday night, and tickets are still available.

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Curt Shilling Tracks Twitter Bullies Down Harassing his Daughter

Social media can be a good thing, and, can be a bad thing. The help, excitement, and love it can generate is phenomenal. However, a dark side comes with all good, and now, former baseball superstar pitcher, Curt Shilling is leading the charge to show the bad it can do.

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Jordan Leopold, shown while with the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, got traded to the Minnesota Wild after his daughter wrote the Wild's GM asking for the move. (Photo: Elsa/Getty Images)
Jordan Leopold, shown while with the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, got traded to the Minnesota Wild after his daughter wrote the Wild's GM asking for the move. (Photo: Elsa/Getty Images)
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Hockey Player’s Daughter Writes Letter Asking Minnesota Wild to Trade for Her Dad So He Can Come Home

Professional hockey is a tough sport. It is tough not only for the players, but for management wheeling and dealing for and trying to improve their team.

You don't always get your way in trying to sign the player you want, unless you're an 11-year-old girl who is the daughter of one of the players.

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