Former Grand Haven City Councilman Ed Nieuwenhuis said he has fond memories of Fred Meijer's humbleness and "ground-floor' work ethic.
Nieuwenhuis served as Meijer Inc.'s vice president of logistics and customer service for three decades.
They aren't growing rain, but Spring Lake Township officials hope a new rain garden will serve as a model for future growth.
The rain garden was installed late last week at township-owned land in the River Run subdivision, north of Leonard Road.
The colorful figures that make up the Nativity scene in the front window at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum probably date back to the 1940s, according to Steven Radtke, curator of exhibits for the Grand Haven museum.