April 24, 2017

City of Wyoming hosts second meeting on upcoming millage request

The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Gezon Fire Station located at 2300 Gezon Parkway SW.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

April 24, 2017

Water polo scheduled for WKTV’s featured high school coverage

The WKTV truck and the crews will continue to bring various events to the airwaves this spring and this week we will be at East Kentwood covering girls water polo — twice!

By:Mike Moll

April 21, 2017

The City of Wyoming once again answers the urge to purge with its Community Clean-Up Day

This year’s event will be on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 at North Godwin Elementary School, off of Buchanan Avenue.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

April 21, 2017

Wyoming seeks to open up library maintenance millage for park improvements

On May 2, the City of Wyoming is asking its voters to open up its library maintenance millage to allow for a portion of the millage to be used on park improvements.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

April 20, 2017

Wyoming boxing club has four Golden Glovers sparring for a state title

Four boxers from Wyoming’s Wyoming Pride Boxing Club will be fighting for Michigan State Golden Gloves titles this weekend, and WKTV will be there.

By:K.D. Norris

April 19, 2017

Arbor Day Foundation names Wyoming Tree City USA

The City of Wyoming celebrates the Tree USA designation with a tree planting on Arbor Day, Thursday, April 20.

By:Estelle Slootmaker, City of Wyoming Tree Commission

April 17, 2017

Baseball, softball scheduled for WKTV’s featured high school coverage

The week, WKTV will be at South Christian for a baseball game and at Godwin Heights for a softball, and next week’s schedule includes water polo!

By:Mike Moll

April 14, 2017

Salvation Army to hold energy assistance events at Kroc Center

Customers of DTE Energy who are having difficulty making their utility payments can apply for relief in two events at The Salvation Army Kroc Center [Read More]

By:Jon Shaner, The Salvation Army

April 13, 2017

At Wyoming and elsewhere, Huizenga’s town halls are now raucous

U.S. Congressman Bill Huizenga stood in front of an audience of about 200 people at a Town Hall April 11 at Godwin Heights High School.

By:K.D. Norris

April 13, 2017

Be prepared by attending Kent County’s ‘Operation: Safe and Secure’ expo

After facing two tornados and a flood in less than four years, the county officials are working to make everyone more prepared on how to handle an emergency.

By:Lisa LaPlante, Kent County

April 12, 2017

Go Saints: WKTV to air Ellington Academy basketball special 

WKTV will air the Ellington Academy Saints Basketball Special on April 17 and April 21 on WKTV Comcast Channel 25 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99.

By:WKTV Sports Contributor

April 11, 2017

Kent County gets ‘Smart911’ with the goal of improving emergency response

The nationwide program, Smart911, has been credited in helping to reduce response time by providing critical information to 911 call takers and responders.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

April 10, 2017

Local high school sports schedule: April 10-17

Looking for a Wyoming and Kentwood area high school varsity sports event to get out to?

By:Mike Moll

April 9, 2017

Wyoming Department of Public Safety warns of recent telephone scam targeting elderly

The scam involves a person calling himself “Steven” and targeting elderly people by saying their grandchild has been incarcerated in a Florida jail.

By:Wyoming Department of Public Safety

April 7, 2017

Huizenga to hold Town Hall in Wyoming tonight

The town hall takes place at Godwin Heights High School and begins at 7 p.m. It is open to all residents of Michigan’s Second Congressional District.

By:Brian Patrick

April 7, 2017

After exciting winter of high school sports, WKTV’s spring coverage starts

WKTV truck will continue to bring high school sports to the airwaves this spring and including, for the first time, in addition to baseball and softball, girls water polo.

By:Mike Moll

April 6, 2017

County Action Agency to merge with Kent County

The Board of Commissioners recently authorized a plan to merge Area Community Services and Employment Training Council’s Community Action Agency Division with the Kent County Community Development/Housing Commission Department.

By:Lisa LaPlante, Kent County Community Liaison and Communications Director

April 4, 2017

Kent County to start testing of tornado/high winds warning sirens in April

Starting Friday, April 7, and continuing on the first Friday of every month at noon through October, tornado alarm testing will be heard in Kent County homes and businesses.

By:Lisa LaPlante, Kent County

March 31, 2017

School News Network: Daydream believers make for more purposeful students

Every morning after the bell rings, Godfrey Early Childhood Center students start daydreaming.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

March 30, 2017

Meijer Gardens expansion includes expanded learning center, local community education opportunities

The expansion plans of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announced last week will include an expansion the institution’s learning center, already a favorite of several Wyoming and Kentwood community organizations.

By:K.D. Norris

March 29, 2017

School News Network: Godfrey Lee Reopens Superintendent Search after Board Choice Declines

Carlos Lopez has declined an offer from the Godfrey-Lee Board of Education for the job of superintendent.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

March 28, 2017

WKTV Newscast: Kentwood’s 50th celebration continues

Our March 16 newscast highlights the Wyoming Department of Public Safety Awards along with what is new at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

By:WKTV Staff

March 27, 2017

Local high school sports schedule: March 27-30

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

By:WKTV Contributor

March 26, 2017

School News Network: Godfrey-Lee Board offers district chief post to veteran administrator

The Godfrey-Lee Board of Education has offered the superintendent position to Carlos Lopez, current director of curriculum, instruction and assessment in Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

March 24, 2017

Ford Airport hosts spring break passenger appreciation days; TSA offers advice for faster screening

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) is preparing for its busiest time of year with helpful travel reminders, and a bit of fun mixed in.

By:By Tara Hernandez, Gerald R. Ford International Airport

March 24, 2017

Authors of teen book about racial tension set to visit KDL Wyoming branch

Two authors – Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely – offer two perspectives in their award-winning book “All American Boys.”

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

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