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  1. Defense contractor moving to West Michigan following success of its automotive unitRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 |

    Plasan North America announced it will move its military armaments business and corporate headquarters to West Michigan from Bennington, Vermont, creating 120 new jobs and investing $12.3 million. Plasan, which makes high-tech composite materials that protect soldiers and sailors inside military vehicles and ships, announced the move on Wednesday, April 8, three years after its sister company started producing lightweight carbon fiber body panels for auto makers in Walker.


  2. The Right Place attracts innovative defense contractor to West MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | GlobeNewswire

    Regional economic development organization The Right Place, Inc., along with its local and state partners, today announced that a leading defense contractor, Plasan North America, is relocating to Walker, Michigan, bringing over 120 new jobs and $12.3 million in new investment to West Michigan. The new facility, located at 3236 Wilson Drive NW, Walker, Michigan, 49534, will bring together the company's corporate office, research and development and production resources under one roof.


  3. Man captured with help of citizen will spend decades in prison after half-dozen gas station robberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 |

    Rick Lee Nyenhuis' first known armed robbery came on May 9 at the Admiral Gas Station, 4315 Chicago Dr. SW in Grandville. A month later, he was robbing the Meijer Gas Station at 5500 Clyde Park Ave. SW in Wyoming and then drove to the Admiral Gas Station at 2366 Alpine Ave. NW in Walker, according to court records.


  4. Police are looking for a driver who crashed into a highway guardrail in Walker.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 |

    WALKER, Mich. - Police are searching for a driver who crashed into a highway guardrail in Walker early Monday morning.


  5. Grand Rapids Drive basketball team practiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | WOTV Battle Creek

    WALKER, Mich. The Grand Rapids DRIVE basketball team will end its inaugural season with a game to raise money for cancer and Parkinson's Disease research at Van Andel Institute.


  6. Murder suspect sentenced to life in prison for raping elderly Grandville womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    ... 85-year-old woman's home in June 2014 and sexually assaulted her. The convicted killer is also facing charges out of Walker for the murder of Yolanda Reyes. He and Reyes worked together at Neal Mast and Sons Greenhouse. She was found dead at a ...


  7. Murder suspect who raped 85-year-old gets two life termsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 |

    Shawn Jarrett, convicted in February of the brutal rape of an 85-year-old Grandville woman, has been sentenced to two life terms in prison. Jarrett, who also faces a murder trial for last year's slaying of a co-worker at a Walker greenhouse, was sentenced Wednesday, April 1 on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and home invasion in Kent County Circuit Court.


  8. Life in prison for man in sex assault of 85-year-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    ... standing trial for allegedly killing 42-year-old Berta Yoland Reyes. Her body was found at construction site in Walker in May 2014. He also previously served 30 years in a Pennsylvania prison for raping and murdering a neighbor in 1982. He was ...


  9. Dog found with trap on its leg up for adoption after undergoing treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 |

    The attention-loving dog, named Chuck, has undergone soft-tissue laser treatments at Kelley's Animal Clinic in Walker. He is "doing great," the clinic said on its Facebook page.


  10. Former Grand Rapids Press building weathered decades of changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 |

    ... The plastic plate technology was used until 2004, when the Press opened its state-of-the-art printing facility in Walker. Suddenly, the color photography we struggled to reproduce on the old presses came to life. In 1980s, the photographers used ...


  11. Man arrested following break-in, police chases through Kent CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    ... and another chase took place on northbound US-131 from Wealthy Street. The chase continued through the City of Walker and ended along Lake Michigan Drive near Covell Avenue , where the driver crashed. Police said no other vehicles were involved in ...


  12. Jarrett to stand trial for Grand Rapids mothera s murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    The Grand Rapids mother of four was found dead at a Walker construction site in May 2014. Jarrett was officially charged with her murder in February.


  13. Michigan e-cigarette company announces reverse stock splitRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 |

    Electronic Cigarettes International Group, Ltd., a global marketer and distributor of electronic cigarette and "vaping" products, has implemented a one-for-15-stock split for its common shares. The Walker-based company, whose brands include FIN, Vapestick, Victory, VIP, and others, announced on Monday, March 23, that it will issue one share of stock for every 15 shares of outstanding stock with the opening of trading on Tuesday, March 24. The company's shares, which closed at 13.1 cents per share on Monday, March 23, were trading at $1.62 per share, down 35 cents per share, after one hour of trading on Tuesday, March 24. The company's shares will trade the symbol, ECIGD, for 20 business days before reverting to its original symbol, ECIG .


  14. Grand Rapids Press building demolished: What we know about the future of the siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 |

    ... The Press' editorial and marketing staff are now located at 169 Monroe Avenue NW while the newspaper is printed in Walker. Jim Harger covers business for MLive/Grand Rapids Press. Email him at or follow him on Twitter or Facebook ...


  15. Muskegon junior Mardrekia Cook named Class A first-team all-stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 |

    ... a special mention selection as one who got at least two votes from the panel, and Mona Shores sophomore guard Jordan Walker, who was an honorable mention selection. Cook was one of 11 Class A players to be selected to the top team, but was one of ...


  16. West Michigan schools among 15 recognized by state for performing at a high levelRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 |

    Three West Michigan schools were among 15 recognized as performing at a high level academically at the 2015 Spring School Improvement Conference, the Michigan Department of Education announced Wednesday, March 18. Zeeland Public Schools' Creekside Middle School and Quincy Elementary and the West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, a K-12 charter high school in Walker, are among exclusive group asked to share the secrets of their success. The Reward Schools are those in the top 5 percent of schools on the state Top-to-Bottom ranking, as well as the top 5 percent of schools making the greatest academic progress over the previous four years.


  17. Driver police say hit a 4-year-old and drove away pleads no contest, faces time behind barsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 |

    ... records. A witness wrote down the license of the fleeing vehicle and police used the license plate number to find the Walker residence of Witte who was arrested on Feb. 5. A no contest plea protects Witte in the event of civil liability because it ...


  18. Meijer opens Skechers' largest shop-in-shop concept store in U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 |

    ... items at the right price," said Peter Whitsett, executive vice president of merchandising and marketing for the Walker-based retailer. Meijer has offered the popular Skechers shoes for more than a decade, and hopes to enhance the shoe-buying ...


  19. First mayoral candidate in Grand Rapids files papers, wants fluoride out of waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 |

    ... The city's water goes not only to Grand Rapids residents, but also to water customers in East Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Walker and in Ada, Cascade, Grand Rapids and Tallmadge townships as well as some parts of Ottawa County. The city's 2014 water ...


  20. Homeless man confesses to 7 armed robberies of gas stations, faces life in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 |

    ... Gas Station at 5500 Clyde Park Ave. SW in Wyoming and then drove to the Admiral Gas Station at 2366 Alpine Ave. NW in Walker, according to court records. He ended his busy June 9 by driving to the AGO gas station at 560 E. Division in Sparta where ...


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