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Congratulations Mango Winners!

Congratulations Mango Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Share Your Mango Story and Win contest! We loved learning about all the different ways that our patrons have used Mango.

Congratulations go out to Kathleen and Cassandra, the grand prize winners! They will each receive a Sony eReader. We hope to share their stories on our Branches page in the coming months.

If you haven’t tried Mango Languages, check it out today!

Court overturns Wyoming's ban on medical marijuana

Update at 11:00 P.M. (WZZM) - Now that he's won in court, Wyoming resident John Ter Beek says he will start growing marijuana in his basement as soon as possible.

"I follow the law," he says. "The law says I can grow, so I'm going to grow."

In 2010, when Wyoming banned the cultivation and use of medical marijuana in the city, state certified patient John Ter Beek sued the city. After losing in Kent County Circuit Court, Wednesday Ter Beek learned the state court of appeals unanimously supported his case.

"I'm very happy the appellate court took a close look at it," he says.

In 2008, 63 percent of Michigan voters approved the use of medical marijuana. The court of appeals says Wyoming and other municipalities cannot overrule the people.

"I knew it," says Ter Beek. "I knew they couldn't do what they were trying to do. They will not let Wyoming continue to spit on 63 percent of the voters."

August Hot Titles at KDL

August Hot Titles at KDL

If you want it, we’ve got it! At KDL, we are committed to providing the popular materials you want to read, listen to or view. Look what’s new this month:

Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood
The Importance of Being Seven by Alexander McCall Smith
To Love and Cherish by Tracie Peterson

Wyoming Schools Community Picnic

Wyoming Schools Community Picnic

From: http://www.wyoming.k12.mi.us

Wyoming Public Schools is holding a free  community event to showcase and celebrate  the re-branded WPS (The Wolves) at the  high school, 1350 Prairie Parkway SW.  There  will be a free Hot Dog Dinner for all and  free activities for children on the field by the  football stadium.  Enjoy this opportunity to  tour the Wyoming High School, hear the new  fight song, meet the district administration  team, see the new school mascot, and view   the new sports uniforms/colors.

Please join us with your children on Thursday, August 23  

3:55 PM:
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  

4:00-6:00 PM:
Open House at Wyoming High School  

Free Hot Dog Dinner in the  Wyoming High School Cafeteria

Local residents receive Purple Heart Medals

Local residents receive Purple Heart Medals

Rep. Justin Amash presented the Purple Heart Medal to Ford Elmer Briggs of Rockford and James Dwaine Fryman of Wyoming this morning at a ceremony at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Briggs is an Army veteran of the Korean War, and Fryman served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

Briggs received a Purple Heart with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster for wounds received in action on October 25 and November 1, 1952, in Korea. Briggs also received the Army’s Good Conduct Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

“Mr. Briggs’ courageous actions served the country he loves so deeply. It is an honor to present these awards to him,” said Amash. 

While serving in Vietnam on September 29, 1970, Fryman decimated hostile forces while sacrificing his own safety. As a superior officer reported, “Through his timely and courageous actions, he was instrumental in thwarting the enemy assault and minimized friendly casualties.”

District 9 Big League girls' team advances in regionals

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- State tournaments are well underway for area Little League baseball and softball teams, but the District 9 Big League girls' team already advanced past regionals tonight, beating the team from District 11 in Indiana 10-1.

It was scoreless in the bottom of the first inning when District 9's Danielle Freeman unloaded a two-run homerun into center field to put her team up 2-0.

District 11 challenged the girls in the top of the third inning, scoring a run to make it 2-1. District 9 would give itself some cushion in the bottom of the third however, scoring two more runs and never looking back.

This is familiar territory for District 9. The girls are the defending Big League World Series champions and if they can win another one in Kalamazoo next month, that will make four world championships in five years.







Fire at dance studio caused by gel candle

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)- A gel candle is likely the cause of a fire that damaged a local dance studio. Now, the owner wants others to be aware of the dangers.

"What happened was, I blew the candle out. We were here for about 1/2 hour after we blew it out. It was still smoldering and I didn't know that," says owner Mark Tetro.

It happened Wednesday night after a photo shoot at the studio. "We lit the candles for affect. So, normally we don't light them."

Tetro went home that night and didn't discover the fire until the next morning. "When I opened the doors, I was overcome by black smoke. I called the fire department."

Thanks to a fire retardant material on the walls, the fire didn't burn through the building. But, there was extensive damage inside the studio. The Wyoming fire investigator says it likely started with the gel candle. The flammable decorative material around it quickly caught on fire.