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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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Community Action Partnership of Kent County
Community Action Partnership of Kent County
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Walks for Warmth Help Keep Michigan Families Warm [Sponsored]

Consumers Energy is encouraging the public this winter to take part in Walks for Warmth, which help raise money to keep Michigan families warm.

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Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department and Michigan DNR Rescue Boy Who Fell Through Lake Macatawa Ice

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department and Michigan Department of Natural Resources rescued a 13-year-old boy who fell through the ice on Lake Macatawa while chasing his dog.

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Ottawa County Expected to Receive $100,000 Grant for a 1.3 Mile Trail

Ottawa County is one of nine community parks expected to receive part of $930,700 in grants from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Ottawa County Announces Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, Michigan Invests $500,000

The Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, announced in Ottawa County today, will specialize in helping farmers and entrepreneurs turn their ag-tech machine, equipment, or software ideas and inventions into successful businesses.

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Catherine Yeulet, ThinkStock
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Ottawa County, Spring Lake, Wayland and Wyoming Receive Grants Totaling Over $200k

Ottawa County, Spring Lake, Wayland and Wyoming were among 16 municipalities receiving more than $6.6 million to offset local government costs associated with mergers, consolidations, inter-local agreements, and cooperative efforts among municipalities, authorities, and school districts.  

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Aaron Francis, Getty Images
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DNR Planning a Prescribed Burn on the Grand River in Ottawa County

The Department of Natural Resources is planning a prescribed burn on the Grand River in Spring Lake Township sometime this summer or early fall.

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2014 Expected to Bring Job Growth to Ottawa County

Ottawa County experienced job growth in 2013.

That trend is expected to continue in 2014.

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Police Believe Ottawa County Man Found in Snow Clubbed to Death [Video]

His Park Township family says they can't imagine who would kill Jose Hernandez, our news-gathering partner WZZM-13 reports.

The body of Hernandez, 38, was discovered late Monday night near his Amberwood Apartments residence on 152nd Avenue

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Fight Hunger: 10 Donation Ideas for Food Banks; Find and Give Help in Grand Rapids

This time of year, food banks and food pantries are working extra hard to keep their shelves stocked.

For those in a charitable mood, you might wonder what these charities seeking for donations. Here are 10 ideas:

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Ottawa County Police Find Two Missing Jenison Boys

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Holland man in connection with his alleged parental kidnapping of his two sons from the Jenison area, according to WZZM-TV, Channel 13.

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Counting All Dogs…Counting All Dogs…in Ottawa County

Anyone have a dog?  Sure, many of us do.  And, if you live in Ottawa County, county workers are tracking you down...so to speak.

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