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Teen injured in wrong-way crash


Two 16-year-old boys were injured in a car crash Maple Valley Township in Montcalm County Sunday while driving on the wrong side of the road.
Troopers from the Michigan State Police Post in Lakeview investigated the serious personal injury crash on Sunday, September 11,  at about 3:01 p.m. Police said the 16-year-old male driver was driving a Toyota pickup westbound in the eastbound lane of Coral Road, near Black Road, and collided with a Chrysler 300M traveling eastbound. The driver of the Toyota and his 16-year-old passenger were both injured in the crash. One of them was taken by Aero Med to Grand Rapids for treatment. The 52-year-old female driver of the Chrysler was transported to Butterworth for treatment.
At least two of the injured were wearing seatbelts, and alcohol is not believed to be involved.
Assisting at the scene was Maple Valley Township Rescue/Fire and Montcalm County EMS.

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Community health forum


On Friday, September 11, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Community Health, Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section, and Division of Health, Wellness, and Disease Control, will offer a free community health forum in Grand Rapids to address public health disparities in the area.

Located at the John M. Burgess Wellness Center on 550 Henry St. SE, the Community Conversation event will offer professional presentations on a variety of community health concerns in an effort to help bring health equality to Michigan communities.  Participants will be encouraged to join in the discussion to develop solutions to health disparities in Kent County. The free event is open to the public and will provide an opportunity for guests to network, plan and partner with other individuals and organizations interested in health equality. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Some of the issues addressed will include: health concerns in Kent County communities, the impact of social conditions on community health, local groups working to improve health, resources needed to make health changes, and changes in laws that might be beneficial to community health.

If you would like to attend the Community Conversation on Friday, September 11, please register for free by contacting the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan at (800) 482-1455.

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