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Morning Buzz: January 14

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Morning Buzz: Thursday, January 14
Posted at 10:53 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 11:01:55-05

1. Time to get new lottery tickets! No one won the Powerball Jackpot after Wednesday's drawing, sending the top prize to about $640 million.

This was the 34th drawing in a row without a winner. Hopeful millionaires have another chance on Saturday.

Between the Powerball and the Mega Millions of Jackpots, nearly $1.4 billion are up for grabs.

2. The Holland Rescue Mission is recognizing its longest-serving volunteer as he prepares to retire.

89-year-old Bill Plumert from Hudsonville has been supporting the non-profit since 1998.

The mission needed help with its Saturday morning bread run, and his wife, Mary, who worked with the organization's women's shelter encouraged him to give it a shot.

Now 22 years later, he's taking a step back to care for his wife full-time.

3. 9th through 12th-grade students in Kent County will have a chance to explore different career opportunities when Kent ISD hosts Groundhog Shadow Day, virtually this year.

Groundhog Shadow Day is a chance for students to get a behind-the-scenes look at different jobs, ask questions, and hopefully also make connections with a mentor in a career that interests them.

Kent ISD will host three Zoom sessions on Friday, February 5, and students will get 60 minutes to visit different careers and organizations. Students can sign up for one session or attend all three.

Sign-ups are now through January 24 on the Kent ISD website.

4. The Shyft Group is hosting two hiring events at their location in Charlotte, Michigan next week.

Shyft, formerly Spartan Motors, is looking to add more manufacturing employees, as the company ramps up production on the Velocity F2. It's a new walk-in van that'll begin delivering to customers in the spring.

Salaries range from $15 to $27 an hour depending on the position.

To learn more, visit theshyftgroup.com/careers.

5. The Detroit Red Wings take the ice tomorrow for their first game of the season. Today, they announced their new captain.

Dylan Larkin has been named the 37th captain in the team's history. He succeeds Henrik Zetterberg, who retired in September 2018. The Wings hadn't had a team captain since.

The 24-year-old centerman, who grew up on the east side of the state, is now in his sixth season with the Red Wings.

Detroit plays at home tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes.

The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.