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Federal grant money will go toward lock boxes for businesses

Federal grant money will go toward lock boxes for businesses

GREENVILLE, Mich.—The Greenville Public Safety Department plans to use federal grant money to purchase lock boxes for local businesses.

The lock boxes would be installed so police and firefighters have access to a set of keys for each business if an alarm sounds or an emergency arises. 

The lock boxes will be paid for with a $29,439 grant the city recently received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters grant program. On Tuesday, June 18 the Greenville city council considered a resolution to accept the grant money specifically for purchasing lock boxes.

Man sentenced for selling counterfeit razorblades at Meijer Stores

A Florida man will spend 30 months in prison for trying to sell counterfeit razorblades at Meijer Stores.

As part of his punishment, 56-year-old Jeffrey Steven Telsey also faces three years of probation and must pay $400,506.17 in restitution, as well as a $25,000 fine.  

In January 2008, Homeland Security Investigations was notified that counterfeit Gillette Mach3 razor refills were being distributed through Meijer Stores.  Homeland Security began buying up the counterfeit razorblades from Telsey, who operated JCA Enterprises.  At the same time, Meijer Stores issued a company-wide recall for the counterfeit blades.

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Elementary students join fight against cancer during Relay Recess

GREENVILLE, Mich.--  Students from Walnut Hills Elementary school took left their desks for a few hours Monday to join the fight against cancer.

 Relay Recess is a youth-focused version of the traditional Relay for Life.  Monday’s event featured volleyball, a dance part and relay races. Many of the activities held during Relay Recess teach children how to make healthy choices to reduce their risk of cancer.

 Cancer survivors kicked off Monday’s event with a survivor walk.  The children also walked laps in honor of those who have been touched by cancer.

This is the second year for Relay Recess; last year students raised more than $1,500 to support Relay for Life of Montcalm County.  This year’s Relay For Life will take place June 14 through June 15.  To find out how you can help, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit the Relay For Life website here

Business celebrates 65 year anniversary on May 18

Business celebrates 65 year anniversary on May 18

GREENVILLE, Mich.—   A Greenville company is celebrating 65 years in business.

Sage’s Meat Processing offers slaughtering and processing services, bulk meat bundles and catering.  The business is celebrating its anniversary with an open house May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Visitors to Sage’s Meat Processing can sample a variety of meats and side dishes.

For more information about the business, visit the website for Sage’s Meat Processing.

Michigan Historical Commission approves tribute to Meijer family

Michigan Historical Commission approves tribute to Meijer family

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Grand Rapids is getting another tribute to the men behind Meijer Stores.

On May 8, the Michigan Historical Commission approved a marker to honor Hendrik and Fred Meijer, who in 1962 became the first grocers to combine two popular retail models—discount department stores and supermarkets—into a single store on 28th Street, called “Thrifty Acres.”  The Meijers then took their model to Holland and Muskegon. 

Meijer now has nearly 200 stores across the Midwest, including Kalamazoo, Walker, Wyoming, Jenison, Rockford, Plainfield Township, Forest Hills, Lowell, Grandville, Kentwood, Grand Haven and Greenville, where Hendrik Meijer opened his very first store in the 1930s.

The new historical marker will be added to more than 1,700 green and gold signs found across the state, that chronicle the people, places and events that make Michigan’s heritage unique and unforgettable.  The historical markers are nominated by spons

Restaurant seeking community votes to expand

BELDING, Mich.--  A local restaurant wants to expand, but it needs your vote.

Millie’s Family Restaurant in Belding is in the running for a contest by Intuit, which is granting 15 wishes to help small business spring forward this season. The owners of Millie’s would like to add a new seating patio outdoors in front of the restaurant so customers can enjoy the weather, community and their food.

In Millie’s entry submission, Lora writes, “It’s been very hard with the economic times to make any improvements and still keep our doors [open] and employees working.”

Intuit also plans to award a suite of Intuit products to the top five submissions with the most votes. To cast your vote for Millie’s Family Restaurant, click here.

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Sunday Vote!

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Sunday Vote!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products. If you don't know a product, you may want to search the products name in the search bar on the top of the page and check out a past Made in Michigan feature story that aired earlier.

Also, check our WZZM13 Facebook page starting March 25th for ways that you can win some Made in Michigan merchandise.

A new poll will be posted each day.