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3 candidates vying for 2 seats on Wyoming Public Schools Board of Education  MLive.com

Adriana Almanza (left) and Jennifer Lewis are two of three candidates running for seats on the Wyoming Public Schools Board of Education this fall. Brian Jirous ...



A proud Wolf looks back on a career of service to Wyoming  School News Network

Superintendent Thomas Reeder knows how to direct students toward success: remove barriers. He has taken it upon himself to clear pathways, whether it be to ...



Paroled after 47 years in store clerk's execution, killer says: 'One split second has done a lifetime of damage'  MLive.com

When he was 17, Chester Patterson killed Frederick "Rick" Tholen, a teacher moonlighting at a party store during the 1970 Christmas break. Tholen, a forgiving ...



Last Wyoming Park senior class shares thoughts on graduation after heartbreaking loss of classmate  MLive.com

The class is Wyoming Parks 75th to graduate, and will be the school's last.



Ex-convict, realtor gives back in mentor's memory  WOODTV.com

Now that his mentor is gone, Anthony Lambers wants to continue Richard Pullen's legacy at Wyoming Public Schools with a scholarship fund.



Wyoming schools ready to celebrate end of restructuring, rebranding process  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Wyoming schools holding ribbon cutting, open house, for its new Wyoming High School on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 4 p.m..



Former Wyoming Park student is sentenced to prison for drunken crash that killed classmates  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

File art | MLive.comIn this file photo from August, Takunda Mavima appears at the Kent County Courthouse to plead guilty as the driver in a crash that killed two ...



Grand Rapids rapper Steven Malcolm emerging as national Christian hip hop star  HollandSentinel.com

Steven Malcolm didn't set out to be a Christian rapper, let alone a rising national star in the genre.Indeed, the Grand Rapids hip hop artist and Wyoming Park ...



Running into place: track and cross-country coach Grant Lofdahl's path to WSU  The South End

Wayne State's athletic department has a history of coaches sticking around. Grant Lofdahl – one of the newest coaches to start at WSU – is looking long term too.



Teens killed in I-196 off-ramp crash were students at Wyoming Park, police say  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Garret Ellison | MLive.comThis car was carrying six Wyoming Park High School students when it rolled off the left side of the Exit 72 offramp from I-196 onto ...



“I realize what a privilege it is”  School News Network

Rockstar Teachers Series: There's just something about certain teachers that draws students to them in droves and keeps them checking in years, even decades ...



Teen killers get 40-75 years for 'savage' murder of Grand Rapids boy, 16  Detroit Free Press

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Michael White's mother brought an urn of the slain teen's ashes to court Wednesday, telling his young killers “this is what I'm left with.''.



Students, business sponsors, honor veterans with series of ceremonies and activities  School News Network

“Get gutsy.” That was the message from Vernice Armour at the third annual Armed Forces Thanksgiving luncheon. Armour flew the AH-1W Super Cobra attack ...



Hollands Greg Ceithaml teaches, trains then coaches against former players  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Walking to midfield of Comstock Park High School last year in the Division 2 state soccer final with his players, Holland head coach Greg Ceithaml ...



Grace Bible inducts 3 former athletes into Hall of Fame  MLive.com

Grand Rapids, MI - Allen Durham, Cory Jamieson, and Jessica (Sikorski) Kurtz were inducted into to the Grace Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday night at the ...



Fatal crash anniversary: Wyoming students remember 'we are not invincible'  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

WYOMING, MI — “We are not invincible.” Those words written on balloons and lanterns filled the Wyoming sky on Monday, May 20, as the community gathered ...



Wyoming native Nick Sarnicola wants to give away $1 million to train young entreprenuers  MLive.com

Nick Sarnicola, shown in his Wyoming Park High School senior photo, says he wanted to more exposure to the entrepreneurial life he now enjoys. Courtesy ...



Inmate to stay locked up in 1970 killing of store clerk, Wyoming teacher  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Chester Patterson, who shot and killed Frederick “Rick” Tholen III in a 1970 holdup, will remain locked up despite his efforts to be paroled.



Mother of teen killed in Wyoming crash shows mercy toward alleged drunken driver  MLive.com

WYOMING, MI -- Angel Howell on Wednesday afternoon walked into a Wyoming courtroom exactly one month after a crash that killed her daughter and, for the ...



Police say teen driver in fatal drunken driving crash admitted to his actions  MLive.com

WYOMING, MI –Takunda Mavima, the teen driver facing multiple drunken driving charges in the crash that killed two fellow Wyoming Park High School teens, ...



Ex-prep stars accused in beating death  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Three former Wyoming Park High School standouts are among six people accused in the beating death of another local gridiron standout, Jonathan "Jono" ...



Home from China, Drew Neitzel remains focused on NBA career  MLive.com

Neitzel, 27, was one of the final cuts at Dallas Mavericks training camp last year.



Jury finds Eric Freeman guilty of manslaughter in beating death of Jonathon 'Jono' Krystiniak  MLive.com

Eric Freeman, 19, was the only one of five people prosecuted in the beating death of Jonathon "Jono" Krystiniak outside a downtown Grand Rapids bar who ...



Man accused of running red light, causing crash that killed teen, pleads to misdemeanor driving violation  MLive.com

WYOMING, MI - A 22-year-old Jenison man will be sentenced March 23 after taking a plea as a result of a Sept. 13 crash that killed a 19-year-old Wyoming man.



Mothers who each lost a son to suicide share mission to erase stigma of mental illness  Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com

Cory Morse | The Grand Rapids PressHealing garden: Jeni Fritz, left, and Mary Eardley each lost a son to suicide. Fritz lost Branden, 16, May 25, 2008. Eardley ...



Drew Neitzel weighs in on China tour with NBA greats Allen Iverson, Clyde Drexler and Dennis Rodman  MLive.com

Former Wyoming Park, MSU standout tweets on NBA Legends Tour that has been a lovefest for Allen Iverson.



Father of Michigan car accident victim hugs teen driver who caused crash  New York Daily News

A Michigan father offered compassion to a contrite teen who killed his son in a drunk-driving accident, giving him a comforting embrace during an emotional ...



5 Grand Rapids crime stories to remember from 2012  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

A look at this year's crime and courts stories from Grand Rapids and beyond.



Quarterback Casey Therriault thrives in Germany as he leaves his past conviction behind  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Casey Therriault accepts that his football career -- and his life, really -- will be judged differently because of a 2009 involuntary ...



Teen Gets Prison Term For Deadly Drunken Crash  CBS Local

GRAND RAPIDS (WWJ/AP) – A teenager has received a prison term for a drunken driving crash on a West Michigan expressway exit ramp that killed two of his ...



West Michigan Millionaire Talks Self-Made Health Empire  Fox17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 15, 2014) -- Nick Sarnicola has come a long way since his days at Wyoming Park High School. At 35, the West Michigan husband ...



In reversal, rising death rates among middle-age whites in Michigan  Bridge Michigan

A national study finds rising death rates for midlife whites without a college education, even as mortality rates for other groups fall. So it is in Michigan, with stress ...



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