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The annual Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition is now accepting original and unpublished poetry submissions from residents and students in Kent County.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

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

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

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

January 26, 2017

Wyoming Police seeking help in locating suspect in armed robbery

The Wyoming Public Safety Department is seeking help in identifying a suspect in an early morning Jan. 26 robbery.

By:WKTV Staff

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

City goals unchanged as Wyoming Site36 project gains new partner

The City of Wyoming recently signed an agreement with Franklin Partners to ramp-up redevelopment of the Site36 industrial area off 36th Street SW east of Hwy 131.

By:K.D. Norris

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

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 23, 2017

The actions of four World War II heroes remembered at Ford Museum event

The Grand Rapids’ American Legion Post 459 hosts its annual Four Chaplains Memorial Saturday, Jan. 28

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

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

Business Matters: WOOD TV’s Eva Aguirre Cooper joins Metro Health Hospital Foundation Board

The Metro Health Hospital Foundation announced the appointments of Eva Aguirre Cooper and Meg Goebel to its Board of Directors.

By:WKTV Staff

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

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

The Rapids announces changes to bus route along 68th Street

Due the 68th St. Kmart closing, there is no stop by that building. There are stops along 68th Street that allow access into the Orchard Plaza area.

By:WKTV Staff

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 10, 2017

Wyoming Public Safety has identified driver involved in fatal crash

UPDATE: The 21-year-old male driver in this crash has been identified and arrested.

By:WKTV Staff

January 10, 2017

Chick-fil-A opens in Gaines Twp.; Wyoming store coming

A Chick-fil-A restaurant will be coming to Wyoming soon, but those who want their first taste of the menu can sample it this week as the first of several West Michigan franchises opens on Thursday, Jan. 12.

By:WKTV Staff