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The World’s Largest Food Truck Rally is Coming Soon to West Michigan

The food trucks are coming! 100.5 The River and Ionia Free Fair are bringing the World's Largest Food Truck Rally to the Ionia Fairgrounds on September 17th! Every kind of food you can think of or crave will be there, including desserts to complete your meal!

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National Weather Service
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Six Tornadoes in West Michigan; View Tornado Maps, Radar, More

The National Weather Service has concluded there were six tornadoes in West Michigan on August 20, 2016.

See a map and detailed descriptions of each tornado.

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Michael Powers via Twitter
Michael Powers via Twitter
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Pictures of the Damage from the Storm in Ionia

What a scary day for residents of Ionia. A storm blew through Ionia Wednesday, ripping down a bunch of trees. Unfortunately, some of those trees fell on people's homes.

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Facebook via Ionia County Central Dispatch E911
Facebook via Ionia County Central Dispatch E911
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They Found Lou the Bearded Dragon in Ionia!

See I wasn't the only one needing a little sunshine in their life. Tuesday we found out Lou, the bearded dragon, was lost on the streets of Ionia...

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Facebook via Ionia County Central Dispatch E911
Facebook via Ionia County Central Dispatch E911
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Have You Seen This Bearded Dragon in Ionia?

Ionia Police have issued an A.P.B. for a missing… bearded dragon!  His name is Lou and he’s somewhere in the area of Jones & Johnson in Ionia.  ...

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Ionia and Allegan County Ratio of Population to Primary Care Physicians Among the Highest in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report examines a variety of health measures across the country. This week, we are taking a closer look at what the report has revealed about West Michigan.

The report found that the ratios of population to primary care physicians in Ionia County and Allegan County are among the highest in Michigan.

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Muskegon and Ionia Counties Among the Most Obese in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report is out. This week, we are examining the results to see what they teach us about West Michigan.

The report says Muskegon and Ionia counties are among the most obese in Michigan.

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Austin Gregory/Ionia High School
Austin Gregory/Ionia High School
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Ionia Boys’ Basketball’s Austin Gregory Named High School Athlete of the Week

Austin Gregory, a senior who is the all-time scoring leader for Ionia High School's boys' basketball team, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Olivera's Sports Pub & Grill/Facebook
Olivera's Sports Pub & Grill/Facebook
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Two Men Sitting on Roof in Ionia to Raise Money for Charity

Eric Geister and Chris Jammer are sitting on top of Olivera’s Sports Pub and Grill in Ionia for 55 hours for the Roofsit 4 Warmth.

They are raising money for EightCAP to help families in Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm counties stay warm this winter. 

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Brenda A. Carson, ThinkStock
Brenda A. Carson, ThinkStock
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Enjoy Meteors, S’mores, and Star Wars in Ionia on August 10

The Perseid meteor shower is expected to be visible from Michigan in August.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is celebrating by hosting a number of meteor shower watch parties with complimentary s'mores, movies, and speakers.

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Why Michael David Elliot Was Able to Escape From State Prison in Ionia

On February 2, 2014, convicted murderer Michael David Elliot escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility in Michigan.

A new report lists a variety of reasons why Elliot was able to escape.

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VIPDesignUSA, ThinkStock
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Ventra to bring up to 144 Jobs to Ionia

The Ionia County Economic Alliance and The Right Place, Inc. announced today that Ventra plans to invest up to $8.5 million to expand operations in the City of Ionia.

The expansion is expected to create up to 144 jobs.

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