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

With two current school board members choosing not to run for reelection this fall, the door is open for two new faces to join the Wyoming Public Schools Board ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Grand Rapids tech firm celebrates opening of new headquarters  MLive.com

Tech Defenders, which repairs and resells laptops, iPads and Chromebooks, spent $3 million to purchase and renovate a new building in Grand Rapids.



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

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Wyoming Public Schools is ready to celebrate completing a restructuring and rebranding process this month that puts the district in a ...



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

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Former Wyoming Park High School student Takunda Mavima is headed to prison, less than a month after pleading guilty to a drunken ...



“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 ...



Wyoming Park students expelled for vandalism  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

WYOMING -- Four students who broke into Wyoming Park High School and caused extensive damage have been expelled permanently. Three broke into ...



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

There were six total people in the car, all teenagers.



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 ...



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.''.



Wyoming Public Schools presents five school closing options online  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

WYOMING -- Four out of five district reorganization models released today would close at least one Wyoming elementary school, while the fifth would keep those ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



‘This is what I'm left with,' mother tells teen killers while holding son's ashes  WZZM13.com

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.''



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 ...



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

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – As a baseball and football star at Wyoming Park High School, Nick Sarnicola says he was never exposed to what would become his ...



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

BYRON CENTER, MI – Drew Neitzel isn't finished chasing the ultimate dream. If nothing else, the 2004 Mr. Basketball Award winner from Wyoming Park High ...



Man police say ran red light in crash that killed teen gets suspended sentence  MLive.com

Goudy's family said the teen suffered brain trauma in the car crash, but his organs and tissues benefited 80 to 90 people through Gift of Life Michigan.



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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" ...



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

You can't imagine the sadness of two moms who sit down at a kitchen table to talk about how their young sons died by suicide. You can feel the emptiness as ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

GRAND RAPIDS, MI. – Former Michigan State star and Wyoming Park High School graduate Drew Neitzel is on the last leg of the NBA Legends Tour in China ...



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 ...



Without a track, but with a championship: Manistee runner enjoys storybook ending at state meet  MLive.com

Annie Fuller (1) competes in the 800-meter run on Saturday during the Division 3 state finals at Comstock Park High School. (Patrick Nothaft | MLive.com).



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

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids dealt with several tragic courts and crime stories in 2012, including an unexpected road rage death, a tragic crash that ...



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 ...



GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD PREVIEW: Byron mom and daughter share state discus title experience  Argus Press

BYRON — The only two girls state track and field champions in Byron history happen to be a mother-daughter pair.



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