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DeVos Place is Celebrating 10 Years with an Open House for Everyone

DeVos Place is Celebrating 10 Years with an Open House for Everyone

DeVos Place, West Michigan’s Premier Entertainment Destination in Grand Rapids, MI. is celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a celebration for everyone. This event takes place Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10am – 5pm.

This event will feature a Ferris wheel, carousel, fun, family activities and games, prizes, mascots and much more! Parking will be free under the convention center (as space allows) during the event.

The first 10,000 people inside the doors will received a FREE hot dog and Pepsi. Entertainment will feature music and entertainment from bands, Jump with Jill, a magician and more. You might be the winner of one of the gift cards or concert tickets to be given away hourly.

From 10am – 5pm the Northeast Stage will present acts from Alysha Sha, Jump with Jill, Freehand GR, Gabriel Estrada III “ El Charro Del Norte”, Jeremy Verwys, Lefty Malone and The Diemakers.

ChoiceOne Bank awards Scholarship Money

ChoiceOne Bank awards Scholarship Money

ChoiceOne Bank awarded scholarships to seniors from 11 different high schools again this year including Sparta, Kent City, Rockford, Cedar Springs, Kenowa Hills, Eggleston, Oakridge, Ravenna, Newaygo, Coopersville and Grant. One senior from each school won a $500 scholarship after writing a 300 word essay, “What does your community mean to you?”

“We value the youth in our communities,” said James Bosserd, President and CEO of ChoiceOne Bank. “It is our hope that our students return to their roots to raise their families once they have completed their college studies and grow their businesses. This scholarship contest helps our youth to think about the importance of community, especially as they graduate from high school. It’s a local thing.”

Included in this article are just 5 of the 11 students who received scholarship money. Congratulations to all students who participated.

MDOT study: Rumble strips reduce accident deaths by 50%


GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- New numbers show that a loud, startling warning for drivers to stay in their lane is dramatically improving safety on Michigan roads. A Michigan Department of Transportation study shows that where they're present, rumble strips have cut traffic fatalities and injuries in half.

Like thunder on the road, drivers have heard the noise and started paying attention.

"It gives you a little jolt to say, 'Hey, you're doing something wrong -- get back in your lane,'" said MDOT communications representative John Richard.

The latest numbers on rumble strips speak for themselves. A new, comprehensive study between MDOT and Wayne State University shows a dramatic drop in accidents, injuries, and fatalities on roads with rumble strips.

Emergency repairs to cause power outage in Greenville area


GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Consumers Energy says about 3,100 customers in downtown Greenville and the surrounding areas will be without power for up to three hours, starting at 9 o'clock tonight.

The utility says the outage is necessary for making emergency repairs to a substation that feeds two electric circuits.

The area affected is generally bordered by Shearer Rd. on the northwest, Lincoln Lake Ave. on the southwest, High St. on the south, and Smith St. on the east.

Consumers Energy says its outage map (at this link) will have updates on the outage as it happens.


St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry Passes 150 Mark in Donated Items To Community

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., MAY 14, 2015--Since 2007, an informal group of women from St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish has been knitting and crocheting hand made shawls, lap robes, afghans, hats, mittens, scarves and similar items to give veterans, infants, middle schoolers, hospitalized persons, those in nursing homes, parish members and community friends comfort.  Now in its eighth year, the group--known as the Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry--has passed a major milestone of donating 150 items to persons in the lakeshore community and as far away as Haiti.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Host Summer Celebration May 29

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., May 14, 2015--When St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish opens its doors to the general public for a special "Summer Celebration" on Friday, May 29, from 6 p.m. to midnight, those in attendance will be welcomed to find their place by the bandshell being brought in for a toe-tapping party in the parking lot, food, drinks, dancing and entertainment.

The event will be held on the parish grounds at 920 Fulton Street in Grand Haven.  Cost of admission is $5 per person.  Hot dogs, brat's, Jet's pizza, pop and water will be available for a minimal fee.  A full cash bar also will be available, serving keg and canned beer, wine and a variety of mixed drinks.

Live music will be provided by performers with the Scottville Clown Band from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by Soul'd Out Band, featuring lead singer and parishioner Bubba LeClair, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Life EMS donates ambulance to Greenville DPS


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) – Life EMS Ambulance will donate a fully operational ambulance to the Greenville Public Safety Department on Tuesday, May 12 as part of a "drive it forward" initiative that breathes new life into retired ambulances.

Life EMS retires vehicles when they reach between 300,000 and 350,000 miles. Most are sold or salvaged, but Greenville Public Safety plans on restoring a 2007 Ford E350 ambulance with 347,000 miles that Life EMS is donating to the department.

The ambulance is valued at between $3,500 and $4,000.