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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

49 million people face hunger every day, including 16,000 million children. The month of May is time for the Stamp Out Hunger Drive sponsored by the Postal Service.

You have a chance to make a difference for those in need & put smiles on faces this Saturday, May9! Place non-perishable food items in a bag or box by your mailbox for the letter carriers in your area to pick up, while they drop off your mail.

These food items will be sorted & delivered to area food banks or pantries for families less fortunate.

Visit www.usps.com for more information.

Kenowa Hills Schools Bonding Proposal Results

Kenowa Hills Schools Bonding Proposal Results

With 15 out of 15 Precincts reporting, the Kenowa Hills Schools Bonding Proposal resulted in Yes – 2,004 votes to No - 3,304 votes. 

    

Radio Shack on Alpine Avenue is closing

Radio Shack on Alpine Avenue is closing

The Radio Shack store at 3233 Alpine Ave NW in Walker is going out of business.  Right now, everything in the store is selling for 40 – 60% off the regular price.  Store employees say they expect to get at least one more shipment of new merchandise before the store closes on June 30th.

The closure is part of Radio Shack’s bankruptcy reorganization, which plans to close 1,784 stores across the country, including more than 50 stores in Michigan.  As for the remaining stores, RadioShack said it signed a purchase agreement with General Wireless, an affiliate of Standard General, to sell between 1,500 and 2,400 of the stores.  General Wireless is expected to work with Sprint to set up the “store within a store” concept.

New Wausau Homes Builder Opens Design Studio to Serve Area Homebuyers

New Wausau Homes Builder Opens Design Studio to Serve Area Homebuyers
(Allendale, MI) (May 1, 2015)  The hammering has stopped and the dust has settled. It’s time for new Wausau Homes builder Duke Schut to celebrate his Grand Opening! He is hosting an open house on Saturday May 16th from 12:30 pm to 3 pm to offer a look at the future of home-building. He is located at 11307 Edgewater Drive in Allendale. Visitors can tour the new, state-of-the art Design Studio that showcases a welcome area where homebuyers can share their life story and vision for their new home. It also features everything from cabinets and countertops to siding and shingles while providing the latest technology to help homebuyers plan and customize their newhomes.

Construction begins on sidewalk on I-96 overpass

Construction begins on sidewalk on I-96 overpass

Alpine Avenue is finally getting a sidewalk on the I-96 overpass in Walker.  Construction is underway on the nearly half-mile long sidewalk. 

Right now, pedestrians, bicyclists, and people in wheel chairs, have to walk or roll on the grass and on the narrow shoulder of Alpine Avenue, with vehicles whizzing by just inches away.  The new sidewalk will connect with two existing sidewalks, which now end in front of Logan’s restaurant north of I-96 and in front of Home Depot south of the freeway.

The city of Walker is spending more than $80,000 in Federal Community Development block grant money to build the sidewalk and safety fence on the west side of Alpine Avenue and I-96 overpass.

McDonald’s rebirth in Walker

McDonald’s rebirth in Walker

If you were planning to stop at McDonalds on Alpine Avenue in Walker to grab a burger, you’ll have to make other plans.  The owners of the restaurant  at 2652 Alpine Avenue are in the process of tearing it down to make way for a new McDonald’s. 

The 50 year old fast food restaurant no longer met the needs of today’s customers.  Plans call for three drive-thru windows, a smaller dining room, and the removal of the play area.

The demolition and construction of a new restaurant is expected to take about 60 days.

Rainbow Child Care Center Introduces Kids for Canines Program to Support Animals in Need

Rainbow Child Care Center Introduces Kids for Canines Program to Support Animals in Need

Each year thousands of animals are surrendered to local Humane Society shelters in Michigan. These Humane Society shelters rely solely on donations to sustain their operations, making the need for essential pet supplies substantial.

To aid these animals in need, Rainbow Child Care Center, a leading early childhood education provider, is introducing its Kids for Canines program. Rainbow is teaming up with humane societies across the state, including the Humane Society of West Michigan locally, to collect essential pet supplies for dogs waiting to be placed in their loving forever homes.