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Blitz-Winter the Cat Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Blitz-Winter, the cat, came calling today.

Blitz-Winter visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Today is ‘Count Day’ for Public Schools

Today, Wednesday, October 7 is one of two designated "count days" as required by the State School Aid Act to determine state funding for Michigan’s K-12 public school districts. Funding is based on the total student count/attendance on those two days. Obviously, it is vitally important that our schools have all of their students in attendance since their vital state funding counts the heads!

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No Christmas Tree Near Grand Rapids’ Rosa Parks Circle This Year

Downtown Grand Rapids won't be as much in the Christmas spirit this year as it has in the past due to budget issues.

The Grand Rapids Art Museum usually puts up a brightly lit tree between itself and Rosa Parks Circle...

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Photo Courtesy of the Battle Creek Police Department
Photo Courtesy of the Battle Creek Police Department
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Battle Creek Police and Child Protective Services Looking for 5-Year-Old Girl

Battle Creek Police and Child Protective Services are asking for the public's assistance in finding 5-year-old Haley Elswick.

Police say that she is with her mother, Cassandra Elswick, in the Battle Creek area.

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Does Your Child Have Food Allergies? Look for Teal Pumpkins in West Michigan This Halloween

According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), right around one in every 13 children have a food allergy, which can make Halloween a much scarier holiday for kids who just want to trick-or-treat with their friends.

FARE is trying to start a new tradition this Halloween to ease the minds of both parents and kids. To indicate which homes are safe for trick-or-treaters with food allergies, FARE has started what they're calling the "Teal Pumpkin Project".

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NFL Admits That Huge Call Was Blown at the End of the Lions – Seahawks Game

The outcome of Monday night's game between the Detroit Lions and the Seattle Seahawks wasn't preferable for any of us who consider ourselves members of the #OnePride, and it turns out that it could and should have ended differently.

The NFL has admitted that officials completely blew a call at the end of the game that would have led to the Lions getting the ball back and the half-yard line, putting them in position to score and pull ahead of the Seahawks to win the game. 

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Time Set for Michigan vs. Michigan State Football Game

It's been announced that the University of Michigan vs. Michigan State University football game will be taking place starting at  3:30 p.m. October 17 at The Big House in Ann Arbor.

The game will be carried on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. That decision will be announced next week, and most likely depends on the outcome of the Michigan vs.Northwestern game this weekend. If the Wolverines pull out a win, the game likely will likely be carried on a bigger network since it will involve two teams that are ranked in the top 15.

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Meet Van Gogh From Crash’s Landing

Crash's Landing helps find homes for cats every day. They have many available for adoption right now, but Van Gogh is not one of those cats.

Van Gogh is more of a spokescat and his story is an important one.

His story serves as a reminder that cats may seek shelter in car engines as temperatures cool.

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Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri/courtesy GRPM
Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri/courtesy GRPM
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Grand Rapids Public Museum Bringing the Budweiser Clydesdales to Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced that the famous Budweiser Clydesdales will visit Grand Rapids in October in conjunction with the new exhibition American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. This event will take place as part of the partnership with Anheuser-Busch for the exhibition, since the exhibit also includes Anheuser-Busch artifacts from the Prohibition era.

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Your Guide to Haunted Houses in West Michigan

Fall is here and that means that Halloween is right around the corner! In preparation, we've put together a list of haunted houses across West Michigan!

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"Sandy"/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
"Sandy"/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Sandy Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Sandy the dog came calling today.

Sandy visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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World Affairs Council Presenting China Town Hall at University Club

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is presenting their ninth annual CHINA Town Hall, Monday, October 5, and will feature a live, nationally broadcasted webcast panel discussion on Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States.

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