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Human Interest Story - What a Difference a Letter can make

Human Interest Story - What a Difference a Letter can make

In this day and age, a personal letter from someone seems to be a rarity. Not so though with my friend and former neighbor, Sally Howard.

Sally has a hobby of collecting autographs from “Potentially Famous People” and has done it for years, knowing that one day one of these autographs will pay off, whether in notoriety or value. She has hundreds of them filed away in order.

Just recently, Sally told me a story about an unusual experience she had and how it turned out. This is her story:

Sally attended the Michigan State Diving Championship meet in March of this year being her grandson, Cameron, a sophomore, was diving for Grandville High School. She said, “While I was attending, I got the chance of a lifetime to experience the true meaning of what it takes to be outstanding in performance and character. Sally is referring to Will Brenner who is a senior at Huron High School in Ann Arbor, MI.

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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.

Hudsonville Schools Millage Renewal

Hudsonville Schools Millage Renewal

With 19 out of 19 Precincts reporting, Hudsonville Schools Millage Renewal resulted with Yes - 5,093 votes to No - 3,228 Votes.

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.

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See video of Grandville jewelry burglary


GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Investigators have released new surveillance video of a robbery at Richard Engels Jewelers.

The robbery happened early Friday morning, April 24 on Chicago Drive SW in Grandville.

Video shows a single masked suspect breaking the glass rear door to get inside the store. The burglar then took a large amount of jewelry, but items not valuable enough to lock in the store safe.

Anyone with information is asked to call Grandville police or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345. The owner of Richard Engels Jewelers is also offering a $2,000 reward.


Wyoming Concerts in the Park Announces 2015 Lineup

Wyoming Concerts in the Park Announces 2015 Lineup

The Wyoming Community Enrichment Commission (WCEC) has unveiled the lineup for its popular series, Concerts in the Park presented by Kentwood Community Church.  The schedule includes a variety of family-friendly performances from a diverse lineup of entertainers.  The ten-week concert series kicks off with a special Kids Night concert and closes out the season with the Music & More Fest.  The shows take place at Lamar Park (2561 Porter Street SW, Wyoming, Michigan) on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES:

June 2:           Deep Fried Pickle Project - FIRST Day, brought to you by Grand Rapids First Church, will feature kid's themed music, activities, and FREE chili dogs to everyone in attendance!

Grandville nondiscrimination ordinance sought


GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- The City of Grandville on Monday night held its first city council meeting since auto shop Dieseltec made it to the national spotlight because of the owner's statements about refusing to serve openly gay customers.

Many people who spoke at Monday's meeting called for the city to create an ordinance that would ban discrimination.

The city council said that's unnecessary because of Grandville's code of ethics.

"We the elected representatives of the City of Grandville confirm that Grandville, a community of over 15,000 residents and over 18 million visitors each year, believe in individual rights and fair treatment of everyone," said councilmember Lee Cook.

The council voted to reaffirm the code of ethics, five votes to two.