February 24, 2017

Kentwood 50: Registration deadline for Kentwood’s Got Talent coming up quickly

The registration deadline for the Kentwood’s Got Talent is March 3. The first round auditions take place March 9.

By:WKTV Staff

February 23, 2017

Need to make some home repairs? Kent County increases grant funding

Kent County Board of Commissioners increase grant funding for home and repair modifications for low-to-moderate income families.

By:Lisa LaPlante, Kent County

February 23, 2017

Kentwood 50: 16th Annual ‘Taste of Kentwood’ — Bigger, tastier than ever

Tickle your tastebuds with a variety of gastronomical delights at the 16th annual Taste of Kentwood March 2.

By:WKTV Staff

February 22, 2017

Kentwood kicks off year-long 50th anniversary celebration with a special city commission meeting

Monday, Feb. 27, is 50 years to the day when Kentwood had its first city commission meeting. This Monday, the commission will officially kick off a year-long celebration honor all who have made Kentwood a “great place to live, work and raise a family.”

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

February 22, 2017

City of Kentwood seeks candidate to fill commission seat

The City of Kentwood is looking to fill a Commissioner-At-Large position and will be taking applications through March 10.

By:WKTV Staff

February 20, 2017

Recycling Facility in Grand Rapids shut down due to baler malfunction

UPDATE: The Kent County’s Recycling & Education Center is now open and processing recycables as of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22.

By:Kristen Wieland, Kent County Department of Public Works

February 20, 2017

Kentwood resident reveals a little behind the mask magic in company’s upcoming production

Hole in the Wall Theatre, lead by Kentwood resident Tim Corbett, is set to charge back on the stage this weekend during the annual theater festival Lake Effect Fringe Festival.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

February 20, 2017

Game on: WKTV’s featured games for Feb. 20-25

This week, WKTV coverage crew will be at East Kentwood for girls basketball game Feb. 21 and a hockey game on Feb. 25.

By:WKTV Staff

February 20, 2017

Local high school sports schedule: Feb. 20-27

Here is your weekly list of Wyoming and Kentwood area high school varsity sports events.

By:Mike Moll

February 17, 2017

Spring-like weather has Kaufman Golf Course, along with others, open Monday

Tee times are being accepted today through Kaufman’s pro shop. Other area courses, such as Maple Hill and Pines Golf Course, also are planning to be open.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

February 15, 2017

Get to know your neighbor at the first-ever Wyoming Winterfest

This Saturday, seven different locations will have a variety of activities to help residents start the conversation about what they can do to improve their neighborhood.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

February 13, 2017

Game on: WKTV’s featured games for Feb. 14-17

This week in WKTV’s coverage crew will be at Wyoming Lee for boys basketball game and then at East Kentwood for a hockey game.

By:WKTV Staff

February 13, 2017

Local high school sports schedule: Feb. 13-20

Looking for a Wyoming and Kentwood area high school varsity sports event to get out to? Here is your weekly list.

By:Mike Moll

February 13, 2017

Local Dyer-Ives poetry contest open for submissions

The annual Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition is now accepting original and unpublished poetry submissions from residents and students in Kent County.

By:WKTV Staff

February 9, 2017

Local Government Matters: Chamber to host informational meeting

The Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s Government Matters Committee meeting will be Feb. 13 at Wyoming City Hall.

By:WKTV Staff

February 9, 2017

Just announced, Von Maur will be coming to Woodland Mall

The up-scale department store along with a selection of small shops and casual restaurants are part of a redevelopment of Woodland Mall, according to company offiicals.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

February 8, 2017

Government Matters: Opposing views on DeVos confirmation

Following the U.S. Senate confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, local Federal officials have very different responses.

By:WKTV Staff

February 8, 2017

School News Network: More Space to Study, Mingle, Connect

The completely renovated Kelloggsville High School is taking shape, with the opening of eight spacious new classrooms bordering a large common learning area where students can study, mingle and connect their technology.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

February 8, 2017

Game on: WKTV’s featured games for Feb. 8-10

This week in WKTV’s featured high school sport games, the coverage crew will be at East Kentwood for a hockey game Friday, Feb. 10, against Mona Shores.

By:WKTV Staff

February 7, 2017

Local theater festival marks fifth year, continues to grow

This year, the Lake Effect Fringe Festival includes two theater companies with ties to Kentwood along with several actors from both Kentwood and Wyoming.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

February 6, 2017

February brings beginning of high school winter championships

WKTV will be covering local high school sports in February as winter sports championships begin to be decided.

By:Mike Moll

February 6, 2017

Local high school sports schedule: Feb. 6-13

Looking for a Wyoming and Kentwood area high school varsity sports event to get out to? We have your weekly list.

By:Mike Moll

February 1, 2017

February brings popular daddy-daughter dances to both Kentwood, Wyoming

February has rolled in and with it the opportunity for dads to celebrate the little princesses in their lives as both the Wyoming and Kentwood Parks and Recreation Departments host Daddy-Daughter dances.

By:WKTV Staff

February 1, 2017

Government Matters: Sen. Stabenow offers ‘Bring Jobs Home Act’

Sen. Stabenow has introduced legislation she states would encourage businesses to bring jobs to America and discourage companies from shipping jobs overseas.

By:WKTV Staff

January 31, 2017

Game on: WKTV’s featured games for Jan. 30 to Feb. 3

This week, WKTV’s coverage crew will be at Wyoming Kelloggsville for the girls and boys games against Grandville Calvin Christian on Friday Feb. 3.

By:WKTV Staff

January 31, 2017

Wyoming Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes businesses, volunteers at annual event

The Wyoming Kentwood Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual meeting and awards dinner were several local businesses and individuals were recognized.

By:Bob O'Callaghan, Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce

January 30, 2017

Long Road Distillers to release gin made from all Michigan ingredients

Long Road Distillers, based in Grand Rapids, will release “Michigin”, crafted from 100 percent Michigan ingredients on Monday, Feb. 6.

By:By K.D. Norris

January 27, 2017

Lacks Enterprises named Manufacturer of the Year by Chamber

With more than half a century of doing business in the Wyoming-Kentwood area, Lacks Enterprises, Inc. is the Wyoming Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Manufacturer of the Year.

By:K.D. Norris

January 26, 2017

Craig’s Cruisers named Retail Business of the Year by Chamber

It’s the place where “the fun never ends,” and this year Craig’s Cruisers also happens to be the Wyoming Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Retailer Business of the Year.

By:By Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

January 25, 2017

Military, veteran, spouse’s hiring event planned in Wyoming on Friday

The West Michigan Military and Veterans Career Expo, which is open to active-duty military, veterans and their spouses, will be held Friday, Jan. 27 at Wyoming’s Grand Valley Armory.

By:WKTV Staff

January 25, 2017

Locally-produced sewing craft show back for 2nd season on WKTV

Season 2 of OnPoint Tutorials, Tips & Tours on WKTV continues weekly with initial broadcasts on Mondays with an encore on Friday.

By:By Thomas Hegewald

January 24, 2017

Government Matters: Rep. Huizenga praises President, backs abortion limits

In this week’s Government Matters report, Rep. Huizenga praises the new and backs abortion limits, while Sen. Peters opposes many of the President’s cabinet picks but likes his action on a trade deal.

By:WKTV Staff

January 23, 2017

Kentwood parks and rec Craft Beer 101 program starts this week

The Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department beings four weeks of its Craft Beer 101 adult education program at Jaden James Brewery.

By:K.D. Norris

January 23, 2017

Game on: WKTV’s featured games Jan. 23-27

WKTV’s high school sports coverage crew will be at Godwin Heights for a boys basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

By:WKTV Staff

January 23, 2017

Local high school sports schedule: Jan. 23-30

Looking for a Wyoming and Kentwood area high school varsity sports event to get out to? Here is your weekly list.

By:Mike Mull

January 20, 2017

Government Matters: Kent County commissioners lists 2016 accomplishments

WKTV Staff Last year was a big year for the Kent County Board of Commissioners with 2016 including such accomplishments as the approval of the [Read More]

By:WKTV Staff

January 20, 2017

Celebrating Tết: The Vietnamese Áo Dài

A fashion show is part of the local Tết or Vietnamese New Year Celebration. Author Adrian Ɖặng Bảo Oánh discusses the history behind the country’s most traditional clothing: Áo Dài.

By:Adrian Ɖặng Bảo Oánh

January 19, 2017

Celebrating Tết: The history of Bánh Dầy & Bánh Chưng

As the Vietnamese community prepares for the Lunar New Year, author Adrian provides readers some inside into the traditional foods served during this time.

By:Adrian Ɖặng Bảo Oánh

January 18, 2017

Living a musical life; Kentwood man part of St. Cecilia community band 

John Weitzel, who lived in Kentwood for 30 years, spent the last two years as part of St. Cecilia Music Center’s Grand Band.

By:K.D. Norris

January 18, 2017

Government Matters: On MLK day, Sen. Peters urges ‘working together’

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, urged Michiganders to “give back to their communities so we can help make his dream a reality …”

By:WKTV Staff

January 17, 2017

In honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Kentwood launches the Little Free Pantry program

The City of Kentwood and The Pantry join forces to open and stock the Free Little Pantry; residents can take an item when needed and leave items when they can.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma, WKTV

January 17, 2017

The Lunar New Year: Ushering the Monkey Out

It is out with the monkey and in with the rooster as the local Asian community celebrates the Lunar New Year.

By:Adrian Ɖặng Bảo Oánh

January 13, 2017

South Christian grad takes the lead in upcoming Grand Rapids Civic Theatre production

Audrey Filson, whose parents currently live in Kentwood, is Tracy Lord in the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s production of “The Philadelphia Story.”

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

January 12, 2017

Three local students named semi-finalists in annual writing contest

Public voting now open for the Reader’s Choice award in the Kent District Library and Schuler Books & Music’s Write Michigan Short Story Contest.

By:WKTV Staff

January 10, 2017

Government Matters: Sen. Peters meets Trump’s transportation nominee Chao

On Jan. 9, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) met with Elaine Chao, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

By:WKTV Staff

January 9, 2017

Cultural Club: Everyday at East Kentwood High School is an international gathering

Students at East Kentwood come from 89 countries and represent several religions.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

January 9, 2017

Slight changes in Kentwood water, sewer rates for 2017

If you live in Kentwood, you may see a very slight difference in your quarterly water/sewer bill.

By:Victoria Mullen, WKTV

January 4, 2017

Woodland Mall parent company sees opportunity with Sears closing

PREIT, which owns Woodland Mall, announces it has a lease with a fashion department store to be located where Sears is now.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

January 4, 2017

Local woman faces felony charge for threatening Islamic Center in Kentwood

UPDATE: Kari Moss was arraigned on a “False Report or Threat of Terrorism” charge at Kentwood’s 62-B District Court. The court set bond at $500,000.

By:WKTV Staff

January 4, 2017

Body found in Kentwood identified as missing person

Kentwood Police announce that a body found along 52nd Street is that of missing Kentwood resident Willie Crawford.

By:WKTV Staff