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Woman jailed for children's chronic school truancy  MLive.com

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



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

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 ...



Fruitport High School band students, teachers evacuated due to bomb threat  WZZM13.com

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  MLive.com

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's $48.7M high school begins to take shape  MLive.com

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



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

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



Fruitport team raising money for new helmets  WOODTV.com

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



'I do believe we can make a difference'  Grand Haven Tribune

MUSKEGON – Educators lined the path as about 180 Fruitport High School seniors walked to their seats on Friday night. Friends and family of the Class of 2019 ...



Fruitport High School $48.7M construction to begin this month  MLive.com

Rendering of Fruitport High School to be completed during 2021 (Courtesy of Fruitport Community Schools). By Justine Lofton | jmcguir4@mlive.com.



Muskegon-area schools get $1.65M for safety upgrades  MLive.com

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – Ten private and public Muskegon County school districts will receive more than $1.65 million in grants to improve school safety.



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

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



Fruitport wrestling team finishes runner-up at Legends Invite  Grand Haven Tribune

FRUITPORT — The Fruitport wrestling program held its annual Legends Invitational on Saturday, as the Trojans embraced their past, present and future. On the ...



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

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  MLive.com

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



Fruitport celebrates start of $48.7 million high school renovation  MLive.com

A groundbreaking ceremony took place Monday, May 21 at Fruitport High School, located at 357 N. 6th Ave., to celebrate the renovation that is set to be ...



Whitehall prom 2019 celebrates 'Paris, City of Lights'  MLive.com

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



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

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 ...



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

By Justine Lofton | jmcguir4@mlive.com | Posted April 23, 2019 at 11:14 AM | Updated April 23, 2019 at 11:14 AM. 0 Comments. Muskegon High School held a ...



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

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



Fruitport celebrates Class of 2018  Grand Haven Tribune

MUSKEGON — As the Fruitport seniors walked to their seats Friday night, their former educators lined the way to congratulate them. Friends and family gathered ...



Muskegon goes to prom 2019 with Dazzling Diamonds theme  MLive.com

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 ...



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

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 ...



Coach saves player who collapses at practice  Grand Haven Tribune

FRUITPORT TWP. — While shooting free throws at basketball practice Thursday, Luke Anhalt collapsed on the court. The varsity coach for Fruitport Calvary ...



Nic Heil’s Haunted Trail  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

Nic Heil's Haunted Trail is Saturday, October 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Fruitport High School track at the Middle School off of Pontaluna Road. Parking ...



Reeths-Puffer students spend 'Starry Night in Paris' at prom 2019  MLive.com

Reeths-Puffer High School won this week's Prom of the Week poll.



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

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).



Vote for Muskegon-area Athlete of Week for May 13-18  MLive.com

Coaches: Please submit nominations by noon each Sunday.



Ravenna goes to prom 2019 with Enchanted Forest theme  MLive.com

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 ...



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

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



Muskegon-area schools see declining numbers on Count Day 2018  MLive.com

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 ...



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

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



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

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



New Fruitport school to boost residential development, superintendent says  MLive.com

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, ...



See which Muskegon-area wrestlers are advancing to individual regionals  MLive.com

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



Former school secretary gets prison for sex with student  MLive.com

MUSKEGON, MI - A judge on Wednesday sentenced Sandra Lynn Fielstra to prison for criminal sexual conduct with a teenager she met while working as a ...



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

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



Top Grads: Fruitport High School announces top 10 Senior Scholars  The Muskegon Chronicle

FRUITPORT, MI -- Fruitport High School has announced its senior scholars for the class of 2014.



5 schools compete to be Muskegon Chronicle's first Prom of the Week 2018  MLive.com

North Muskegon High School held their "Roaring 20s"-themed prom on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Bella Maria's Event Center in Norton Shores, Michigan.



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

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



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

The proposal will be on the ballot for the Nov. 8 election.



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.



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

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  MLive.com

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.



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

Christopher Blackmer's uncle, who was his longtime mechanic and 'like another dad,' passed away last September.



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 ...



Man gets jail for secretly videotaping women in his bathroom  MLive.com

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



5 Things to Watch this Week  Grand Haven Tribune

Rivalries and local bragging rights highlight the menu this week, as conference races continue to heat up and teams go out to prove their worth against the best ...



Fruitport students spend 'an evening in Paris' for Prom 2016  MLive.com

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 ...



Class dismissed: Retiring teachers say goodbye in Reeths-Puffer, Fruitport, Mona Shores  MLive.com

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI -- With another school year in the books, local teachers and administrators have decided the 2014-15 school year was their last.



Meet the teacher: Elementary principal among new hires in Fruitport  MLive.com

MLive is introducing the public to new teachers in the Muskegon area.



Top Muskegon headlines include Fruitport graduation, Muskegon proms, Grand Haven cross lawsuit and wrong-way driving incident  MLive.com

The top Muskegon headlines for today, Saturday, May 30, 2015.



Most Muskegon County schools get enrollment bumps on count day 2017  MLive.com

By Justine McGuire | jmcguir4@mlive.com. The number of students tallied during the fall count day, Wednesday, Oct. 4, will be used to calculate 90 percent of ...



Letter touches business that invests in students' travel 'adventure'  MLive.com

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



Meet the teacher: Fruitport and North Muskegon schools introduce new staff  MLive.com

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI-- With the start of the 2015-16 school year, MLive and the Muskegon Chronicle asked area public and private schools to share ...



Student wins free car pledging to not text and drive  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- One West Michigan student is being rewarded for pledging to put the phone down while driving. It's all part of the 'Ride with ...



Construction begins on boutique hotel near Lake Michigan  MLive.com

Although still nameless, construction on the hotel is underway.



GH man’s disappearance ‘extremely out of character’  WOODTV.com

DALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Family and friends of a Grand Haven father last seen Saturday afternoon are asking for the public's help to find him.



2017 Top Grads: Muskegon-area schools  MLive.com

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



High school design phase underway  Grand Haven Tribune

FRUITPORT — Plans are taking shape for renovations and a new two-story building for Fruitport High School. Since January, a steering committee and teachers ...



Fruitport graduation: 'Your lives are full of promise'  Grand Haven Tribune

MUSKEGON — Photographs of the Fruitport High School Class of 2016 transitioned from school memories to senior pictures on the screen at the L.C. Walker ...



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

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



Memorial Day 2018 events taking place in the Muskegon area  MLive.com

Parades and ceremonies will mark the day of remembrance.



Majority of Muskegon area schools plan deficit spending for 2017-18  MLive.com

Nine of 12 school districts in the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District have deficit budgets this year.



Secretary charged with having sex with student  WZZM13.com

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 ...



See homecoming dates, football matchups for Muskegon-area schools - mlive.com  MLive.com

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 ...



Family: Police looking at ’96 death in Willis investigation  WOODTV.com

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  MLive.com

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 ...



See Muskegon County high school SAT scores  MLive.com

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Prom 2016: Ravenna narrowly wins Prom of the Week poll  MLive.com

Muskegon and Fruitport also have their proms this weekend.



Oakridge students step out on the red carpet at prom 2017  MLive.com

RAVENNA, MI -- Oakridge High School students were greeted by the paparazzi Saturday at prom 2017. The theme of the April 22 prom was "Hollywood Red ...



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

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



Muskegon Area Promise awarded to 204 class of 2017 graduates  MLive.com

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



Toys for Tots drop-off locations - 2018  WZZM13.com

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



Fruitport committee reveals plan  Grand Haven Tribune

After more than a year of analyzing the needs within Fruitport Community Schools, the district's facilities committee presented a master plan to meet them, ...



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 ...



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

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



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

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



Paternity test ordered after ex-school-secretary's alleged sex with student  MLive.com

MUSKEGON, MI - A Muskegon County Circuit Court Judge on Wednesday ordered a genetic paternity test of a baby conceived by a school secretary during the ...



Former GH assistant named Fruitport head football coach  Grand Haven Tribune

Fruitport High School selected Nathan Smith to take over the football program from a pool of 22 applicants for the head coaching position Friday afternoon.



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

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.



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

After delay to start of match and scoreless first half, Lakers get it going to advance in Division 2 tournament.



See Count Day data for Muskegon area school districts  MLive.com

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



Muskegon sports notes: Horseshoe pitcher earns national honor posthumously  MLive.com

Roy Smith was widely regarded as the best horseshoe pitcher to ever come out of Muskegon. Smith passed away in 1989, but in 2016 he was posthumously ...



Developers building new Pere Marquette hotel have strong Muskegon ties  MLive.com

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



Winter weather advisory extended into Wednesday  Grand Haven Tribune

A winter weather advisory for slick roads from freezing drizzle has been extended to 10 a.m. Wednesday for portions of central, south-central and west-central ...



Marching band invitational set for Saturday  Grand Haven Tribune

GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Marching bands from across West Michigan will perform this weekend at Grand Haven High School. The Grand Haven Band Boosters ...



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

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



Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend 2018 all over Michigan  MLive.com

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



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

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



Family, friends miss 'gentle, loving' WMU jogger killed by hit-and-run driver  MLive.com

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI - Nicolas Heil's sudden death left a gaping hole in the lives of his family and the Fruitport-area friends who loved him. Heil, 21, was ...



Longtime Fruitport family and football doctor remembered as 'outstanding man'  Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com

Robert “Doc” Pierce, who is well know in the Fruitport community for his high school sports involvement and owning a family clinic, died recently.



Goat Yoga craze founded by Michigan native  MLive.com

Eight goats will wander around during Goat Yoga sessions.



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

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



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

RELATED: 10 memorable moments in Fruitport football history. FRUITPORT, MI – Mike Teeter has experienced football at the highest levels. He played in the ...



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 ...



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

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



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

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 ...



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 ...



Western Michigan Christian students cut loose at prom 2017  MLive.com

NUNICA, MI -- Western Michigan Christian students cut loose Friday night at Prom 2017. The April 21 prom's theme was "Footloose" and it was held at Old ...



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