March 22, 2017

School News Network: A strong, clear message

Aa’Naja Miller knows what it’s like to be unable to get her words out right, but when she stood in front of her classmates to talk about stuttering her voice was strong and clear.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

March 20, 2017

School News Network: Habla Español? Your community needs you

Needs for interpretation and translation are even greater than Godfrey-Lee district’s translators and interpreters can fill, so administrators are turning to a new volunteer site, ServeGR.com, for help.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

March 17, 2017

School News Network: Godfrey Lee board to interview finalists on Monday

Two finalists will be interview for the Godfrey Lee Public Schools superintendent position. The current superintendent is set to retire July 1.

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March 17, 2017

School News Network: Wyoming High students take tough topics with police

It was a question teenage girls of color don’t often get to ask white police officers. “What do you think of the Black Lives Matter movement?” asked Wyoming High School junior Tracy Nunez-Telemin.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

March 16, 2017

Annual march honors legacy of Chavez

The 17th Annual César E. Chávez Social Justice March took place on Thursday, March 16.

By:Michele Coffill, Grand Valley State University

March 15, 2017

Wyoming Theater Company gets a little spontaneous with March production

The company hosts “Still No Need for Improv-Ment” as its production for March, set to run this weekend, Thursday – Saturday.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

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 10, 2017

In a neighborhood next door, comes a comedian of Jedi portions

Charles Ross brings his “One Man Star Wars” show to Byron Center’s Van Singel Fine Arts Center, Thursday, March 16.

By:Kathy Richards, Van Singel Fine Arts Center

March 9, 2017

Wyoming public safety personnel, civilians honored at ceremony

Wyoming Department of Public Safety held its annual award ceremony late last month, honoring police and fire personnel’s service to the Wyoming community.

By:K.D. Norris

March 9, 2017

Game on: WKTV’s featured game for Friday, March 10

WKTV’s coverage crew will be at finals of the boys Basketball Basketball District 50 tournament at Wyoming Godwin Heights Friday.

By:WKTV Staff

March 8, 2017

Wyoming parks and rec adult softball spring leagues now registering

The deadline for signing up for the City of Wyoming Parks and Recreation Department’s spring-season adult soft-pitch softball leagues is March 16.

By:WKTV Staff

March 7, 2017

UCOM benefit concert a ‘great way’ to discover what it is all about, according to director

The 14th Annual Friends of UCOM Benefit Concert is for Sunday, March 12, and according to its Executive Director Bruce Roller serves as an opportunity to learn more about the organization.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

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: Godfrey-Lee schedules superintendent interviews

The Godfrey-Lee Public Schools Board of Education has scheduled interviews with four candidates, two at tonight’s meeting and two more at a special meeting set for Thursday.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

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

It may have been warm, but WinterFest was a success

About 1,400 Wyoming residents helped to make Wyoming’s first WinterFest a success with organizers now planning future community-wide events.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

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 27, 2017

Community Health & Wellness Expo set to inspire heathy lifestyles

Spring is around the corner, and we know this because Wyoming is set to host its second annual Community Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, March 2.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

February 24, 2017

Running with the Wolves; Wyoming high inducts five into its athletic Hall of Fame

Wyoming High School recently inducted Andy Vavere, Laura Erdmans Readle, Doug Chappell, Kim Blouw Norden and Eric Taylor into its athletic Hall of Fame.

By:K.D. Norris

February 22, 2017

School News Network: Students Go Greek by Questioning, Discussing Issues as Socrates did

Though the topic was tied to the American Revolution, discussion among Wyoming Intermediate School fifth-graders was inspired by a robed man with a long beard who did his musing more than two millennia ago: Socrates.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

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

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

School News Network: Language, Culture and ‘Jambo!’

Sixth grade teacher Rebecca Bing remembers a particularly tough day at school. She walked down the hall, feeling a little tired and pensive. Suddenly, Toussaint Melchsedek passed by, a big smile on his face, and said, “Jambo!”

By:Erin Albanese

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 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

Wyoming Department of Public Safety seeking assistance in Jan. 26 robbery

The Wyoming Department of Public Safety recently obtained photos of the Jan. 26 robbery and are hoping that the public will be able to help in identifying the suspect.

By:WKTV Staff

February 6, 2017

School News Network: The Beat Goes On for 450 Godfrey-Lee students

Second-graders found the beat playing together on tube-like instruments called boomwhackers, tubano drums, glockenspiels and xylophones to the song, “Welcome back! I’m glad you’re here. Come and listen with your ear!”

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

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 6, 2017

Chick-fil-A set to open Wyoming store on 54th St. SW

Chick-fil-A this week will open its second Western Michigan restaurant in the New Year, with a new Wyoming location set to open Thursday, Feb. 9, at 700 54th St. S.W.

By:WKTV Staff

February 2, 2017

Godfrey-Lee schools induct new members into Hall of Fame

Godfrey-Lee Public Schools inducted six new members into their Hall of Fame late last month, an honor given to more than athletic personalities.

By:K.D. Norris

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

February 1, 2017

School News Network: Witnessing Inauguration showed ‘Democracy at its Finest’

Hunter Noorman, a Wyoming High School senior, attended the Inauguration of President Donald Trump with his Wyoming High School classmates, and agreed to write about the experience for School News Network.

By:Hunter Noorman

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 27, 2017

Alpha Wolf 11 Ceremony honors exemplary Wyoming High School students

The Alpha Wolf 11 Award honored six outstanding Wyoming High School students on Jan. 26.

By:Victoria Mullen, WKTV

January 27, 2017

Vietnamese student gains experiences, court time, at Wyoming school

For Riley Nguyen, a 17-year-old exchange student from Vietnam, playing on the West Michigan Lutheran girls basketball team was just another way for her to fit in.

By:K.D. Norris

January 26, 2017

Roger That!: Local astronaut remembered for contributions to the space program

Area residents, including a Wyoming American Legion Post, celebrate the life and contributions of Roger B. Chaffee, a NASA astronaut who was part of the Apollo 1 crew.

By:By Joanne Bailey-Boorsma