May 26, 2017

City of Wyoming hosts annual Memorial Day Ceremony May 29

Community members are invited to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country as the City of Wyoming holds its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29.

By:WKTV Staff

May 26, 2017

Play smart: Summer is here, and so is tick-carried Lyme disease

Memorial Day weekend brings outdoor adventures — and Michigan’s deer tick season.

By:K.D. Norris

May 24, 2017

School News Network: A ‘Thank You’ from KISD

Kent County voters on May 2 turned out to the polls and expressed confidence in their schools by approving a ballot proposal that will provide crucial support to all 20 districts in Kent ISD.

By:Ron Koehler, KISD Assistant Superintendent

May 22, 2017

Nine Wyoming area residents to showcase work in 2017 Legacy Trust Award Collection

The nine are competing with 134 others for a spot in ArtPrize Nine. Their work will be on display May 23 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum where the public may vote.

By:Legacy Trust

May 18, 2017

School News Network: Rockets, Welcome to Your New (Pretty Much) School

Kelloggsville High School students now have a sparkling addition to their building, complete with a repositioned entrance, new gymnasium, two-story media center and classrooms, and plenty of open space.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

May 17, 2017

Metro Health hosts newly combined Kentwood/Wyoming Relay for Life event

The event kicks off at noon Friday at the Metro Health Village, 5900 Byron Center Ave. SW

By:By Jennifer Hoff, Metro Health Hospital

May 17, 2017

School News Network: Godwin Heights Senior goes through the storm to see the rainbow

The School News Network’s “Grads with Grits” series features Godwin Height’s April Martinez, who overcome a series of challenges to graduate on May 31.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

May 16, 2017

Summer Reading returns to the Kent District Library

Both the KDL Wyoming and Kentwood branches will be participating in the summer reading program, which kicks off June 5.

By:Katie Zuidema, KDL

May 15, 2017

School News Network: Godwin Heights High School Provides Room to ‘Rest, Recharge, Refocus’

The Godwin Heights Empowerment Room is a place to rest, relax and then start thing about possibilities.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

May 15, 2017

City of Wyoming names new assistant city manager

Megan Sall recently was named as the city’s new assistant city manager and stepped into the role this month.

By:WKTV Staff

May 15, 2017

Michigan OB/GYN joins Metro Health – University of Michigan Health

As of May 1, following a long-standing affiliation, Michigan Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., officially joins Metro Health – University of Michigan Health.

By:Jennifer Hoff, Metro Health - University of Michigan Health

May 15, 2017

WKTV’s high school coverage takes week off, but live action available

There are plenty of local high school sports events to check out this week, including the beginnings of state playoffs for tennis and track.

By:Mike Moll

May 15, 2017

Wyoming Senior Center to host seminar on fair housing May 22

Free and open to the public, the City of Wyoming invites residents to learn more about housing-related topics at a seminar on May 22.

By:City of Wyoming

May 15, 2017

Kentwood, Wyoming celebrates National Public Works Week with open houses

Residents have a chance to explore some of the cities’ public work vehicles along with learning about all that the Public Works Department does for its city and residents.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

May 12, 2017

School News Network: ‘I Just Made Them My Friends’

Kelloggsville Middle School students serving as school mentors have welcomed 41 new students this year, making the school a welcoming place.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

May 12, 2017

Law enforcement charity hockey game to benefit 9-1-1 dispatcher

The Old Time Hockey Game to benefit a 9-1-1 dispatcher battling cancer will be Saturday, May 20, at Byron Center’s Southside Ice Arena.

By:K.D. Norris

May 11, 2017

WKTV cameras to be at Pinery Park Little League celebration

Celebration of players, parents and volunteers will be broadcast on WKTV’s Channel 25 later in the day.

By:K.D. Norris

May 11, 2017

School News Network: A Year in America and Then Some

School News Network invited a half-dozen Educatius students to come together in mid-April and compare notes on their school year.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

May 9, 2017

City of Wyoming employee service awards honors 46 workers

The City of Wyoming last week celebrated 46 employees, with a combined 945 years of service, during an Employee Service Awards event.

By:WKTV Staff

May 9, 2017

Metro Health Farm Market returns for 14th season

For the 2017 season, the farm market will be open every Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, May 11 through Oct. 12.

By:By Jennifer Hoff, Metro Health

May 8, 2017

School News Network: Sound Engineers

Though his rendition of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” was a bit ding-y, Lee High School senior Scott Peuler looked pleased with himself as he finished the tune by hitting glass bottles filled with different levels of water with a miniature drumstick.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

May 8, 2017

WKTV’s featured high school coverage hits local baseball diamonds

There are plenty of local high school sports events to check out this week, and the weather is supposed to take a turn for the better.

By:Mike Mull, WKTV Community Writer

May 5, 2017

School News Network: A Boost for Bicycle Safety, with Cheers

Thanks to a donation from Hudsonville Rocket Cheer, about 520 kindergarten through fourth-grade students at Wyoming’s West Elementary School have brand-new bicycle helmets.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

May 4, 2017

Wyoming City Clerk receives state designation

Wyoming City Clerk Kelli VandenBerg has received her Certified Michigan Municipal Clerk designation.

By:WKTV Staff

May 4, 2017

City of Wyoming’s 2017 Community Clean Up Day a resounding success

You won’t believe how much refuse was dropped off at the City of Wyoming’s 2017 Community Clean Up Day!

By:Victoria Mullen

May 4, 2017

Local Vietnamese-Americans share their stories in documentary

“Newcomer Legacy: A Vietnamese-American Story” focuses on nine individuals from the West Michigan area, ranging from ages 30 to 70, who share their stories about leaving Vietnam and making West Michigan their home.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

May 3, 2017

Update: Change of venue/times for Christy Paganelli memorial ballgames

This Friday, an annual baseball and softball game between Wyoming and Grandville high schools will honor the person and the spirit.

By:K.D. Norris

May 3, 2017

Annual Metro Cruise Dust-Off event helps everyone to cruise into summer

Rev up those engines because the annual Metro Cruise Dust-Off event is this Saturday at the Wyoming Moose Lodge on Burlingame Avenue.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

May 3, 2017

Kelloggsville students get a real ‘tree-t” on Arbor Day

Fifty-four upper elementary students from Kelloggsville Public Schools traveled to Ideal Park on Arbor Day, April 28, to enjoy the outdoors and learn about the importance of planting more trees in our communities.

By:Estelle Slootmaker, WKTV Community Writer

May 3, 2017

Wyoming voters approve library millage flexibility for park needs

City of Wyoming voters approved a request by the city to use part of an existing library maintenance millage for improvements and renovations at four parks.

By:K.D. Norris

May 2, 2017

Baseball dominates schedule for WKTV’s featured high school coverage

Summer break is coming: Get out and watch one of the high school contests while you still can this month

By:Mike Moll

May 2, 2017

Grant from Steelcase Foundation allows Kent District Library to bring back the Bookmobile

Kent District Library is pleased to announce that it has received a $208,000 grant from the Steelcase Foundation to design and offer a bookmobile to the KDL community.

By:Katie Zuidema

May 1, 2017

WKTV Newscast: Golden Gloves and The Vibe

Kentwood Parks and Recreation gala, The Vibe, is just around the corner.

By:WKTV Staff

May 1, 2017

Kentwood, Wyoming residents head to the polls tomorrow for millage proposals

Kentwood and Wyoming residents will cast their vote on a proposed countywide millage for all Kent County schools and Wyoming residents will decide on flexible funding for its parks.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

April 28, 2017

Wyoming hosts last meeting on millage, KDL leader states he is comfortable with request

Kent District Library director said he has been assured the request will have no impact on the Wyoming library facility. A KDL millage covers the operations and collections at the branch.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

April 27, 2017

Wyoming’s Spring Carnival is back at a new location, Lamar Park

The Spring Carnival will open tomorrow, Friday, and run through May 7 with proceeds going to the Wyoming Parks and Recreation Department and the Greater Wyoming Community Resource Alliance.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

April 27, 2017

Metro Health – University of Michigan Health hosts Drug Take Back Day for area residents

University of Michigan Health, in partnership with the City of Wyoming Environmental Services and the Kent County Safe Meds Program, is hosting a Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

By:Jennifer Hoff, Metro Health - University of Michigan Health

April 25, 2017

Wyoming’s Public Safety Department hosts Citizen’s Academy for clergy and other church leadership

The Wyoming Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce the first Citizen’s Academy for the spring of 2017, which is specifically designed for clergy and leadership staff from local churches.

By:WKTV Contributor

April 25, 2017

Kent County selects new voting machines; plans roll-out by November

Kent County, and the cities of Wyoming and Kentwood, will have new voting machines in place by later this year as part of a Michigan state-wide upgrade of voting machines.

By:K.D. Norris

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