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Made in Michigan: A Truly Homeade 4th of July Meal

GRAND RAPIDS, (WZZM) - WZZM 13 News recently started a segment called Made-In-Michigan to celebrate all the businesses doing well in our state.

We thought the theme should extend to your Fourth of July celebration as well.

Reporter Stacia Kalinoski went on a grocery shopping adventure to find all the holiday staples, all made in Michigan.

She found more than enough to pack a picnic basket.

We started out at the Fulton Street Farmers Market, because it's so easy to support your local farmers this time of year. The two items on most everyone's list are strawberries and blueberries, and you can find both for your fruit salad or pie.

Potatoes were also available, a must for the All-American potato salad.

You can also find local cheese for the hamburgers and eggs for egg salad, products by Mooville at the market.

July Hot Titles at KDL

July 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:

The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva
Backfire by Catherine Coulter
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Friends with Kids (DVD)

Computer Classes & Hot Tech Topics - Registration begins today

Computer Classes & Hot Tech Topics - Registration begins today

Whether you’re a computer novice or looking to update your skills, KDL’s free computer classes can help you learn something new! Registration opens today for our August classes:

UPDATE: Teenage swimmer drowns in park pond

UPDATE (WZZM)-- Wyoming police say the victim is Douglas Payne, 17, who attended Godwin Heights High School.

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)-A teenage swimmer who went under in a Wyoming park pond has drowned.

Police say the 17-year-old boy was with his teenage brother and another teenager at Battjes Park when officers believe he encountered a steep drop off in the water and slipped under.

Officers were called to the park at 11:39 a.m. The first officer to arrive searched the water, but couldn't find the boy. Police called in Georgetown Township rescuers around 12:40 p.m., which located and pulled the boy from the water. However, the teenager died at the scene.

Police are withholding the 17-year-old's name while they contact the rest of his family.

Share Your Mango Story and Win!

Share Your Mango Story and Win!

Did you use Mango to learn French so you could converse with the locals on your “trip of a lifetime” to France? Or maybe you adopted a child from Korea and learned some key phrases in Korean  to help your daughter adapt to her new life. Perhaps you are a pastor who took a Biblical Hebrew class through Mango to prepare for an upcoming sermon.

No matter the reason, if you’ve tried our Mango Languages database, we want to hear from you!

Share your Mango story by July 31 using this form and you will get to choose a prize from our Mango treasure chest containing T-shirts, water bottles, tote bags and more! We will even send your prize to your local branch for easy pickup.

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Tax Abatement Process

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Tax Abatement Process

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

In the past, the City of Wyoming has provided 100% “PA 328” abatements for companies that are expanding employment and in most cases significantly.  Although we do not collect an income tax, the feeling has been that investments in new employment create “spin-off” in our community, for example, stronger property tax collections to support the services the City provides.  Similarly, 50% tax abatements provide a benefit to the business in addition to the income from tax dollars that support city services. 

UPDATE: Missing woman found in Indiana

UPDATE AT 3:55 P.M. (WZZM) -- Police say a Wyoming woman missing since Tuesday morning has been found safe in Indiana.

According to Wyoming Police Capt. Kim Koster, Maria Briceno walked into a police department office in Indiana and requested officers' help in returning home.

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)- Wyoming Police are asking for the public's help locating a missing woman.

Maria Delorous Briceno, 53, has been missing from a Wyoming adult foster care home since Tuesday morning. Police say Briceno left home Tuesday and rode the GRATA bus to the Heartside District of downtown Grand Rapids.

Briceno has very short black hair and brown eyes. She is 4'10' tall and weighs about 160lbs. Briceno was last seen wearing green pants with a blue ¾ length sleeve shirt with a white collar. Police say there are bleach stains on the clothing. While Briceno is pictured wearing glasses, she is no longer wearing them.