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West Michigan Election Day Results – May 5, 2015

Today, Michigan voters decided if the state sales tax would be increased from six percent to seven percent.

Voters in Byron Township, Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, Grand Haven, Hudsonville, Kentwood, West Ottawa and other communities also had issues on the ballot.

Results are in.

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Polls Open Until 8PM, View Your Sample Ballot and Polling Location

Today, Michigan votes on Proposal 1 which would increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7%. Many voters in West Michigan face additional issues on the ballot.

Prepare to vote with a look at your sample ballot and polling location.

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Sprinkles Donut Shop Bakes Up Yumminess for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Sprinkles Donut Shop just had its grand opening Jan. 31, but owner Gary VanderStelt is making extra time to take part in Dessert Wars.

The VanderStelt family-operated Hudsonville bakery and sweet shop brought in some yummy cupcakes, donuts and baked goods for Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis" to sample this morning. The visit came ahead of Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Hudsonville High School Graduate Kelsey Poe on ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’

Many in West Michigan have seen a familiar face on ABC's "The Bachelor", which began its 19th season with a three-hour special Monday night.

Hudsonville High School graduate Kelsey Poe is on the show and considered among the favorites.

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Hudsonville Ice Cream’s New Winter Flavors Now Available In Stores

Those of you who have been waiting patiently to try the winner of Hudsonville Ice Cream’s winter contest will have to wait no more. Hudsonville's new winter seasonal flavors are now available in stores.

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Nick Saltmarsh, Flickr
Nick Saltmarsh, Flickr
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Hudsonville Trying For ‘World’s Longest Salad Bar’ Record On July 27

Sometimes less is more, but not in Hudsonville on July 27.

The Hudsonville community is coming together in an attempt to enter the record books with the world's longest salad bar.

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Hudsonville Downtown Movie Night

There are so many great things about this time of year, including the various fun outdoor things that happen.  Take, for instance, the Hudsonville Downtown Movie Night!

As part of the Saladbowl Bash on July 27th, they're bringing another movie to downtown Hudsonville

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Jose Kevo, Flickr
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Michigan Releases Annual Rankings Of Public Schools

The Michigan Department of Education has released its annual report card and rankings of Michigan's public schools.

A number of West Michigan schools scored very well, while a few did not.

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Heatwave Caused I-196 To Buckle, But Was I-196 Hot Enough To Fry An Egg?

You know it's a serious heatwave when it's so hot that it buckles the pavement on a highway.  Last Friday, that's exactly what happened on I-196 near Hudsonville.

I-196 rose as much as ten inches because of the heat.

It was hot enough to buckle the highway, but was it hot enought to fry an egg on I-196?

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Glenn Harper, Flickr
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West Michigan High School Teams Bring Home State Championships

It was a very successful weekend for West Michigan high school teams.  Unity Christian, Calvin Christian, Hudsonville, Grand Rapids Christian, Hamilton, and West Catholic all brought home either team or individual championships!

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Andy Rent Holiday Festival Tour [Gallery]

Andy Rent is taking his show on the road this Holiday Season and is coming to your town! This week was a busy one for Andy with stops in Rockford at Jody's Restaurant and in Hudsonville at the Rainbow Grille!

(Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
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Hudsonville Arts Council Hopes To “Light-Up” The City

Hey Hudsonville...turn on the lights!

The Hudsonville Arts Council is sponsoring their "Lights Spectacular."  They hope it will be a fun new way to showcase homeowners and businesses unique and creative Christmas light displays.

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