March 23, 2017

Patti Sevensma exhibit opening at Pine Rest Leep Art Gallery

The work of local artist Patti Sevensma will be featured at the gallery starting March 27 in the exhibit “Innovative Artistry.”

By:Colleen Cullison, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

March 23, 2017

Kentwood 50: City recognizes establishments that have been part of the community for 50 years or more

At a Kentwood 50 breakfast Thursday morning, Kentwood officials and leaders recognized about 23 local establishments that have been part of the city since its incorporation in 1967.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

March 21, 2017

School News Network: District faces deficit, hopes to maintain staffing

School News Network sits down with Wyoming Superintendent Thomas Reeder to discuss the May 2 Kent Intermediate School District 0.9 mill tax for local school districts.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

March 16, 2017

Kentwood 50 talent show gives out ‘Golden Tickets’ to finalists

The City of Kentwood’s Kentwood’s Got Talent contest on Wednesday gave 11 finalists their “Golden Tickets” to the August finals.

By:WKTV Staff

March 15, 2017

Kentwood woman accepted for national philanthropy program

Johngerlyn “Jonse” Young, Director of Philanthropic Services at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, has been selected to participate in the Council on Foundations’ 2017 Career Pathways program.

By:By Roberta F. King, Grand Rapids Community Foundation

March 15, 2017

School News Network: Drive-up DNA Lesson delivers STEM to school’s front door

During the lesson taught by Lindsay Grasman, a science lab educator at Food, Agriculture & Resources in Motion (FARM), fifth-graders learned about agriculture, and how genetics play a role in all living things including the crops raised by Michigan farmers.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

March 14, 2017

Kent County Board approves funding for mental health court study

The Kent County Board of Commissioners recently voted to accept a $33,000 Mental Health Court Planning Grant from the State Court Administrative Office.

By:Lisa LaPlante, Kent County

March 13, 2017

Local high school sports schedule: March 13-18

Your weekly list of Wyoming and Kentwood area high school varsity sports events to get out to.

By:WKTV Contributor

March 7, 2017

National author Jonathan Friesen brings his message of acceptance to the Greater Grand Rapids area

Jonathan Friesen, author of the acclaimed book ” Jerk, California,” comes to Woodland’s Barnes & Noble Thursday to discuss his new book “Unfolding.”

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

March 7, 2017

Video: Kentwood kicks off 50th anniversary celebration

If you were not able to attend the Kentwood 50th Anniversary kick-off, here is WKTV broadcast of the program.

By:WKTV Staff

March 6, 2017

Taste of Kentwood provided residents a chance to discover what’s in their own backyard

Taste of Kentwood featured almost 17 different restaurants celebrating the city’s culinary scene.

By:WKTV Staff

March 6, 2017

Game on: WKTV’s featured games for March 6-10

WKTV’s coverage crew will be at Godwin Heights Monday, March 6, for the boys basketball game between Grand River Prep vs Kelloggsville.

By:K.D. Norris

March 6, 2017

Local high school sports schedule: March 6-13

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

By:WKTV Staff

March 6, 2017

School News Network: Tuesday Job Fair Seeks Teachers, Support Staff

Area school officials hope a job fair Tuesday, March 7, will help to increase the substitute teachers and support staff local districts badly need.

By:School News Network

March 3, 2017

Wyoming’s Hoop Heaven Basketball Academy announces youth programs

Wyoming’s Hoop Heaven Basketball Academy recently announced several youth basketball programs, including a Biddy Ball (K-2) program starting in April.

By:WKTV Staff

March 2, 2017

Kentwood 50: Railtown’s golden ale a natural fit for celebration

The City of Kentwood’s year-long Kentwood 50 celebration kicked off this week with the reception at Railtown Brewing Company; the beer of choice was — a golden ale of course.

By:K.D. Norris

March 2, 2017

Kentwood 50: Opening celebration brings dignitaries to town

National, state, county and local officials turned out to help kick off the City of Kentwood’s 50th Anniversary.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

March 1, 2017

LocalFirst recognizes business owner for contributions to the Grand Rapids/Kentwood community

Because of Jojo White’s dedication to building a better community, she was recently named of one of nine LocalMotion Award recipients by LocalFirst of West Michigan.

By:Bre Wilson

February 28, 2017

Title Time — High school sports schedule: Feb. 28 to March 6

Starting this week and weekend, the sports schedule is busy with state championships, and WKTV will be covering local teams in action.

By:Mike Moll

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