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New Michigan high school will have potentially life-saving design  Detroit Free Press

New Fruitport school building will have curved hallways, protective 'wing walls,' impact-resistant windows and doors that lock at push of a button.

How one high school is renovating its building to impede school shooters  Michigan Radio

In the midst of the ongoing national discussion over mass shootings and school safety, one district in West Michigan is taking a new approach to protect its ...

This new high school in Michigan was designed to thwart active shooters  USA TODAY

New Fruitport school building will have curved hallways, protective 'wing walls,' impact-resistant windows and doors that lock at push of a button.

New Fruitport HS designed with shooting in mind

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — It's a sad state of affairs: Students must be prepared at all times for an active shooter in school. Now, one West ...

Reopening of Muskegon Heights swimming pool to 'enhance equity'

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI – The number of school swimming pools in Muskegon County will double when Muskegon Heights Academy reopens its pool this fall ...

Fruitport football's rebuilding parallels high school's construction progress

This is the fourth story in a series previewing the 2019 high school football season in the Muskegon area. FRUITPORT, MI – Fruitport High School is in the ...

Fruitport High School band students, teachers evacuated due to bomb threat

Police evacuated Fruitport High School on Saturday afternoon following a report of a bomb threat. Around 12:30 p.m. Muskegon County Central Dispatch ...

Fruitport hosts 'enchanted' prom 2019

MUSKEGON, MI - Fruitport High School students spent an enchanted evening in a magical forest during prom 2019. The prom was held on Saturday, April 20, ...

Fruitport first Michigan high school to fully convert to VICIS ZERO1 helmets

Grand Haven is also getting its program completely outfitted to helmet line that many NFL and college teams use.

Fruitport's $48.7M high school begins to take shape

The new high school will be a mix of 75-80 percent new construction with some 1990s sections saved.

Fruitport High School $48.7M construction to begin this month

Rendering of Fruitport High School to be completed during 2021 (Courtesy of Fruitport Community Schools). By Justine Lofton | FRUITPORT ...

Most Muskegon-area schools plan budget deficits for 2019-20

Ten of the 12 school districts plan to dip into their savings accounts.

Muskegon-area schools get $1.65M for safety upgrades

Ten schools in Muskegon County were awarded a share of $25 million in grants from the Michigan State Police.

Two Muskegon-area schools go head-to-head in Prom of the Week poll

Scenes from 2017 Montague prom at the Frauenthal Center on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Muskegon, Mich. (Youngrae Kim | MUSKEGON ...

Fruitport team raising money for new helmets

The Fruitport Trojans football team took to the streets to raise money to purchase new helmets.

Woman jailed for children's chronic school truancy

Her case amounted to criminal child neglect, a prosecutor said.

Introducing the newest track star in the Muskegon area: She's a freshman

Mona Shores' Anabeth Hylland steals show at GMAA meet, winning 100, 200 and 400, and running leg on winning 4x100 relay.

5 schools to compete for Muskegon-area Prom of the Week

Muskegon High School held a "Hollywood Night" themed prom on Friday, April 27, 2018 at The Watermark Center in Muskegon, Michigan. (Mike Krebs ...

Whitehall prom 2019 celebrates 'Paris, City of Lights'

The prom was held on Saturday, May 11, at Watermark 920 in Muskegon.

Muskegon Heights students show off at 'Diamonds are Forever' prom 2019

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI - Muskegon Heights Academy students spent an evening celebrating with their community during prom 2019. The prom was held on ...

See photos from No. 6 Spring Lake's predistrict softball win over Fruitport

Leah Vaughan leads Lakers in pitching, hitting as team clinches another 30-win season.

Vote for Muskegon-area Athlete of Week for April 29-May 4

All MLive player polls are non-scientific and designed to promote discussion and put players in the spotlight. Winners receive no prize and the results have no ...

Muskegon-area to celebrate Memorial Day 2019 with parades, services

An Honor Guard leads the Fruitport Old Fashioned Days Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25, 2015. (Andraya Croft | file). MUSKEGON ...

Fruitport football gets new helmets to set safety standard  Grand Haven Tribune

Spectators at Fruitport football games will notice something new about the Trojans this season, as each player will don in a new, safety-regulated helmet.

Muskegon goes to prom 2019 with Dazzling Diamonds theme

Scenes from the Muskegon High School "show-off" at Nelson Elementary prior to prom at Watermark 920 in Muskegon on Friday, April 26, 2019. The prom's ...

New Fruitport school to boost residential development, superintendent says

A new high school will likely result in a new positive community self-image that could lead to residential and commercial development, said Robert Szymoniak, ...

Rivalry: Mona Shores, Reeths-Puffer vie for Prom of the Week title

Mona Shores and Reeths-Puffer high schools will hold prom on Saturday, May 4.

Western Michigan Christian goes to prom 2019 with A Tale as Old As Time theme

Scenes from Western Michigan Christian's prom at the Greater Muskegon WomenÕs Club in Muskegon on Friday, April 26, 2019. The prom's theme was "A Tale ...

Fruitport schools hoping to raise $51M for new high school with bond proposal

M0215CELLCRASH2. (KEN STEVENS). FRUITPORT, MI - Fruitport Community Schools is asking voters to approve a bond proposal that would generate more ...

Lawsuit claims school failed to protect teen from sex abuse by secretary

A number of students told Fruitport school staff about the ongoing sexual relationship, the lawsuit claims.

Meet MLive's 2019 softball and baseball Dream Teams from Muskegon

MUSKEGON – After a bit of a breather, the high school softball and baseball Dream Teams have returned for the Muskegon area. For each sport, MLive has ...

Vote for Muskegon-area Athlete of Week for May 13-18

Coaches: Please submit nominations by noon each Sunday.

Ravenna goes to prom 2019 with Enchanted Forest theme

Scenes from Ravenna High School's prom at Stonegate Farms in Nunica on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The prom's theme was "Enchanted Forest." MUSKEGON ...

Boutique hotel opens near busy Lake Michigan beach

MUSKEGON, MI – Muskegon's newest hotel pays tribute to the city's history. The Pidge Inn boutique hotel's name is a play on words while nodding to the ...

Muskegon-area schools see declining numbers on Count Day 2018

The number of students tallied during the fall count day, Wednesday, Oct. 3, will be used to calculate 90 percent of state funding for each school district, making it ...

Former Fruitport High School secretary sentenced for criminal sexual conduct  Fox17

MUSKEGON, Mich. -- Former Fruitport High School secretary, Sandra Lynn Fielstra, was sentenced to prison for criminal sexual conduct with a teenager. Fielstra ...

See which Muskegon-area wrestlers are advancing to individual regionals

Top four finishers in each weight class at individual districts Saturday move on regionals.

Teams unite to give beloved senior with autism an unforgettable TD run

Orchard View teammates and coaches say that Fletcher Payne Jr. is an important part of the Cardinals football family.

Ex-school secretary charged with rape of 16-year-old Fruitport student

FRUITPORT, MI -- A former Fruitport High School secretary has been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct with a male student. Sandra Lynn Fielstra, 40, ...

Muskegon-area sports notes: Jayhawks name new wrestling coach

Roundup of coaching moves involving Muskegon-area teams.

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

Muskegon-area softball: Holton, Spring Lake win regional titles

Holton softball players hoist a trophy after winning a Division 4 regional championship Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Holton. (MLive photo courtesy of Kirk Younts).

Whitehall wrestling squad, now coached by Zeerip bros., aiming for ultimate state glory

FRUITPORT – No truth to the rumor that the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association wrestling tournament is considering changing its name to the Whitehall ...

Process of building new Fruitport High continues  WZZM

Freshmen starting high school in Fruitport on Tuesday, Sept. 5 are expected to spend their senior year in a new high school building.

Spring Lake falls to Stevensville Lakeshore in quarters, caps historic stretch

Lakers finish season 34-5, have gone 142-17 in last four years combined.

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

Fruitport students spend 'an evening in Paris' for Prom 2016

FRUITPORT, MI - Prom-goers seemed to be transported to Paris on Saturday night for the Fruitport High School prom, even though they didn't leave their ...

Most Muskegon County schools get enrollment bumps on count day 2017

By Justine McGuire | The number of students tallied during the fall count day, Wednesday, Oct. 4, will be used to calculate 90 percent of ...

Man gets jail for secretly videotaping women in his bathroom

The prosecutor said the man blamed his "loveless marriage."

16-year-old Fruitport motocross whiz rides at nationals with heavy heart

Christopher Blackmer, left, and his mechanic and uncle, Tim Blackmer, both hold up four fingers to symbolize the fourth-place finish Christopher had at the ...

From filling potholes in Muskegon Heights to helping seniors with groceries, 12-year-old Monte Scott is a role model for all of us  Muskegon Times

Monte Scott, left, with his mother, Trinell Scott, by some of the potholes Monte filled on Maffett Street in Muskegon Heights earlier this week. Photo by Anna ...

Letter touches business that invests in students' travel 'adventure'

The leaders at ACEMCO decided to help 10 students pay for their trips.

2017 Top Grads: Muskegon-area schools

These are the top scholars from Muskegon-area schools for the Class of 2017.

Fruitport High School teams up with Kendall College to give young artists a sharper image  Muskegon Chronicle -

FRUITPORT — Come fall, Jonathon Parker will be a freshman at the University of Michigan, studying English literature and creative writing. Katie Samlow will be ...

See college-going rates for Muskegon-area high schools' class of 2016

Here is a ranking of Muskegon County high schools and their college-going rates.

Inside West Michigan Virtual Academy

West Michigan Virtual Academy provides middle school and high school education through virtual, online classes.

Family: Police looking at ’96 death in Willis investigation

The family of a teen who died in the Muskegon area 20 years ago says police are looking in to whether Jeffrey Willis may have killed her.

See daily highlights for Fruitport Old Fashioned Days 2017

FRUITPORT, MI - Two parades, two large fireworks shows, a car show, plenty of food and lots of entertainment options, including a carnival, are planned during ...

GH man’s disappearance ‘extremely out of character’

Detectives are asking for the public's help in tracking down a Grand Haven man last seen leaving a Muskegon County golf course.

Memorial Day 2018 events taking place in the Muskegon area

Parades and ceremonies will mark the day of remembrance.

Golden years: Fruitport celebrates 50 years of football on homecoming Friday night

Former coaches, along with alumni football players and cheerleaders, will be honored prior to Trojans' game against Ludington.

Prom 2016: Ravenna narrowly wins Prom of the Week poll

Muskegon and Fruitport also have their proms this weekend.

Who is Jeffrey Willis? What we know about sexual kidnapping suspect

What we know about accused sexual kidnapper Jeffrey Thomas Willis so far.

Secretary charged with having sex with student

A former Fruitport High School secretary charged with having sex with a student waived both her preliminary exam in District Court and her arraignment in Circuit ...

Muskegon Area Promise awarded to 204 class of 2017 graduates

It was the first year the Promise was offered to students at all 16 high schools in the boundaries of the MAISD.

See Muskegon County high school SAT scores

undefined. undefined. Don't Edit. SAT scores and college readiness. Muskegon County High School juniors took the SAT exam last spring. Presented here are ...

See homecoming dates, football matchups for Muskegon-area schools -

With the first round of homecoming football games taking place this weekend, we've compiled a list of all the area games, and the competition, so you don't miss ...

Graduation, dropout rates up and down for Muskegon-area high schools (chart)  Muskegon Chronicle -

North Muskegon High led Muskegon County with the highest graduation rate -- 99 percent -- and the lowest dropout rate, which was zero.

Muskegon-area team wrestling regionals: Whitehall makes it 4 straight titles

Vikings headed back to state finals weekend; Reeths-Puffer, Hart fall in regionals.

Construction begins on boutique hotel near Lake Michigan

Although still nameless, construction on the hotel is underway.

Fruitport announces Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony and banquet

The inductees include several athletes, a long-time coach, a veteran part of the film crew and the undefeated 1971 and 1972 football teams.

Don't mess with Fruitport: Teens apprehend felon fleeing from alleged home invasion  Muskegon Chronicle -

Fruitport High School students Alex German, Andrew Slocum, Kolin Lakatos, Austin Curtis, Austin Buckingham and Brian Horacek pose for a portrait Friday, ...

See Count Day data for Muskegon area school districts

The number of students tallied during the fall count day, Wednesday, Oct. 5, was worth 90 percent of state funding.

Heat oppressive, Spring Lake stifling in district soccer win over Reeths-Puffer

Spring Lake players celebrate a goal during the second half of their 3-0 district-opening victory over Reeths-Puffer on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Spring Lake ...

Toys for Tots drop-off locations - 2018

Full Toys for Tots, county-by-county drop-off lists for 2018 holiday season.

Developers building new Pere Marquette hotel have strong Muskegon ties

Developer Donelle Johnson and her husband Kurt hope the new hotel will help increase Muskegon tourism.

Fruitport Old Fashioned Days continue throughout weekend

FRUITPORT, MI -- Fruitport's 66th Old Fashioned Days festival continues throughout the Memorial Day weekend, offering attractions, music and other bits of ...

Meet the 2018 Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame female student-athlete nominees

Annually, a Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame panel selects student-athlete award finalists and a winner from a list of nominees submitted by area schools.

Goat Yoga craze founded by Michigan native

Eight goats will wander around during Goat Yoga sessions.

7 Muskegon events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, legacy

Muskegon County has proclaimed Martin Luther King Jr. Day to be a day of *service*.

Meet the teacher: Reeths-Puffer, Holton school districts introduce new professional staff  The Muskegon Chronicle

With the start of a new school year, MLive Muskegon Chronicle asked area school districts to share information about new staff members and significant staff ...

Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend 2018 all over Michigan

By John D. Gonzalez | Happy Memorial Day weekend! I just got back from a week on the road -- from the Keweenaw Penisula and ...

Fruitport's Steve Wilson steps down after 23 years as head football coach

Steve Wilson, the successful and self-proclaimed stubborn wing-T head football coach, has stepped down from his duties at Fruitport High School. Wilson, who ...

Suicide up almost 10 percent, mother shares her son’s story to save others  Fox17

WEST MICHIGAN - After losing her son to suicide, a mother is now telling her story to help save others from the same grief. Jareb Ryder was only 18 when he ...

Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...

Vote for the Best Dressed at prom across Michigan in week 1

Prom season has begun and was there to capture some of the best-dressed students celebrating their special night. We picked out 19 "best-dressed" ...

After 26 years, Fruitport couple's marriage still defies the odds  Muskegon Chronicle -

People said Rick and Heidi Tice's marriage would never last. She was just 17, ready to start her senior year at Fruitport High School. He was 21, in the U.S. ...

Former Fruitport, UM football star to talk about sports, faith  Muskegon Chronicle -

Mike Teeter MUSKEGON COUNTY — Mike Teeter, a Fruitport native who played football for the University of Michigan and also professionally, on Saturday will ...

New Otsego Superintendent Jeffery Haase describes himself as 'servant leader'  The Kalamazoo Gazette

OTSEGO, MI. -- When. Jeffery Haase. decided to become a schools superintendent, he figured he'd get hired first at a small district, spend three to five years ...

Top scholars of 2016 from the Muskegon area

Meet the top high school scholars of 2016 from the Muskegon area.

Vote for the Best Dressed prom couple across Michigan in week 2

Neil Blake | Pick the best-dressed from last week's proms. Prom season has begun and was there to capture some of the best-dressed ...

Western Michigan Christian's Josie Aardema and Sarah Vanderkooi finish 1-2 at Fruitport Invitational

Western Michigan Christian's Josie Aardema and Sarah Vanderkooi lead the pack in Saturday's Fruitport Invitational at Fruitport High School. (Courtesy Susan ...

Hometown News for March 2014: Check out community bulletin, college news and more  The Muskegon Chronicle

PASTOR PAUL APPOLD was recently installed as the new pastor at Trinity Lutheran, 3225 Roosevelt Rd., Muskegon. MUSKEGON'S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ...

Jeffrey Willis trial: What to know about the Bletsch homicide case

MLive file photo. Rebekah Bletsch homicide trial. Jeffrey Thomas Willis, one of West Michigan's most notorious murder suspects, is set for trial in Muskegon ...

West Michigan Memorial Day parade list  WWMT-TV

WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Newschannel 3 has put together a list of parades held on Monday, May 28:Albion – 10 a.m. from E. Erie and Superior ...

Local businessman Bill Cooper explores run for Congress  Muskegon Chronicle -

Bill Cooper WEST MICHIGAN -- A longtime successful Muskegon County business owner is preparing to take his first swing at elective politics by forming a ...

Kangaroo Palace: A Muskegon play paradise for parents with children 'bouncing' off the walls  Muskegon Chronicle -

The Kangaroo Palace, 3524 Green St. in Norton Shores, features "bounce house" equipment for children's play. The business of Jeff and Cassandra Franklin ...

Adam Pringle, part owner of Muskegon Thunder, killed while driving snowmobile  Muskegon Chronicle -

Adam Pringle, a part-owner and a player with the Muskegon indoor football team, was killed late Sunday afternoon when the snowmobile he was driving was ...

Michigan's latest girls high school soccer rankings from 2017

Follow along to see which teams are the ones to beat in their respective divisions.

As daughter, 16, battles critical injuries after being hit by car, mother urges caution for drivers  The Muskegon Chronicle

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- As her teenage daughter continues to fight for her life after being struck by a vehicle, a Fruitport mother is urging motorists to pay careful ...

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