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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.



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'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.



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 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). Comment. By Justine McGuire · jmcguir4@mlive.



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 ...



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 ...



Sizing up the 2018 Muskegon-area high school volleyball scene  MLive.com

We take a look at some of the top teams and top players.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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

FRUITPORT, MI - Fruitport Community Schools is asking voters to approve a bond proposal that would generate more than $51 million for the district.



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

MUSKEGON, MI - The Orchard View High School football locker room had cleared out Tuesday as players headed toward the game field for practice on a sunny, ...



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

Scenes from Muskegon's Memorial Day parade all through out downtown in Muskegon, Mich. on Monday, May 30, 2016. (Emily Brouwer | MLive.com)( Emily ...



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

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 ...



5 Things to Watch this Week  Grand Haven Tribune

The postseason is well underway in most prep sports, with the boys soccer, boys water polo and boys and girls cross country teams all hitting regional ...



Lock your vehicles; thefts reported in Fruitport Township  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Police are investigating several thefts happening over the last few weeks. The thefts occurred from several vehicles in the ...



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, ...



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.



Police in Fruitport seeking witnesses of fatal crash  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

FRUITPORT, Mich-- Investigators are looking for anyone who witnessed a fatal crash Sunday afternoon. Officials say there was just one vehicle involved in the ...



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

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



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 ...



A look back at 2018  Grand Haven Tribune

As we approach the end of 2018, we look back at the top stories from the past year. We've divided the list into quarters. Today, we'll highlight the top news ...



Greenville student removed from school bus after alleged threat made to Middle School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GREENVILLE, Mich. - Greenville Public Schools were on lockdown for a short time Thursday morning after a potential threat was directed at the middle school.



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

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



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 ...



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" ...



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.



Construction begins on boutique hotel near Lake Michigan  MLive.com

Although still nameless, construction on the hotel is underway.



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Water leak closes Compass High School and the Central Office in Kzoo County  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. -- Officials say all programs at Compass High School and the Central Office are closed due to a water leak. All other schools with ...



Extreme heat causes road to buckle on NB US 31 near Broadway  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Drivers should find an alternate route due to the road buckling along US-31 near Broadway Avenue in Fruitport Township.



See when Muskegon-area schools start and end their day  MLive.com

The 2016-17 school year is upon us. Here is a look at when Muskegon-area schools begin their school year and when each school begins and ends its day.



Muskegon Heights Academy renews pact with Superintendent Garcia  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. -- Thursday was a night of celebration for the Muskegon Heights Public School Academy. Its Board of Directors unanimously ...



Making the holidays happier for those with cancer  Grand Haven Tribune

Local emergency personnel are looking for the community's help as they try to make the holidays a little brighter for area families affected by cancer. Shields 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.



Muskegon County 911 surcharge proposal to update outdated communication, expand dispatch  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

MUSKEGON COUNTY -- Seconds matter... that is the slogan for Muskegon County dispatch who is fighting to be able to keep their operation sustainable.



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 ...



Candy Land in Fruitport  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

FRUITPORT, Mich -- Kids are in for quite a treat today. The Fruitport District Library is hosting a life size Candy Land. From 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. kids can ...



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.



School staff member killed while jogging in Fruitport  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

FRUITPORT MICHIGAN -- Police say they identified the jogger killed along a Muskegon County roadway on Saturday. It happened around 4:12 p.m. near the ...



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 ...



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.



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*.



Fruitport football: 10 memorable moments in program's first 50 years  MLive.com

RELATED: Fruitport celebrates 50 years of football on homecoming Friday. FRUITPORT, MI – Fifty years of Fruitport football will be celebrated Friday on ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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

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



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. Most Muskegon area schools districts were ...



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.



Police release video footage after reported thefts in Fruitport Township  Fox17

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police say they are looking for two people caught on video surveillance after several reported break-ins over the last couple of ...



Tribe planning casino buys land from Fruitport school district  Fox17

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An American Indian tribe planning a casino in Muskegon County has completed its purchase of 120 acres of land owned ...



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 ...



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

Muskegon and Fruitport also have their proms this weekend.



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 ...



Vandals target Muskegon High School  Fox17

MUSKEGON, Mich. -- One day after vulgar graffiti was found on an elementary school, vandals struck Muskegon High School. Police alerted school officials of ...



Unmasked: The two faces of Jeffrey Willis  WOODTV.com

If Jeffrey Willis is everything police say he is, he's a serial killer -- or was well on his way to being one.



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.



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 ...



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.



Threat closes Kenowa Hills Public Schools for Friday  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

KENT COUNTY, Mich. -- Kenowa Hills Public Schools has canceled classes for Friday after a threat was made by a middle school student against the district, ...



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

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. ...



Note alluding to death found in Benton Twp factory restroom  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Police in Benton Charter Township are trying to identify the source of a handwritten threat left at a factory Friday morning. Officers ...



Comstock Schools open after potential threat deemed not credible  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

https://twitter.com/ComstockPS/status/983089982029160448 KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. -- School will be held as scheduled after a potentially threatening ...



Police: Noose found hanging at Muskegon school playground  Fox17

MUSKEGON, Mich. - Muskegon Police are investigating an apparent incident of a noose being hung on an area school playground. Police say they were ...



Michigan's latest girls high school soccer rankings from 2017  MLive.com

Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett players celebrate after the Division 4 MHSAA girls soccer final at DeMartin Stadium at Michigan State University on ...



Want to learn about law enforcement? Join the MSP Citizens’ Academy  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

ROCKFORD, Mich. -- The Michigan State Police Rockford Post is looking for members of the public to join its Citizens Academy. The eight week course gives ...



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.



Former school staffer accused of embezzling $200k from Christian school  Fox17

MUSKEGON, Mich. -- A former bookkeeper with Western Michigan Christian High School is being accused of embezzling payroll statements for seven years.



At least 30 dogs die in Friday morning fire  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- At least 30 dogs have died in a fire at a boarding kennel on Mount Garfield Avenue in Fruitport Township Friday morning.



Police deal with 3 school threats at Three Rivers  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

THREE RIVERS, Mich. -- Three Rivers police have a juvenile in custody after three school threats were received late this week. The first threat was discovered at ...



'Smiley face' water tower to retain its sunny yellow color  Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP — The highly visible water tower with the smiley face — a landmark in Fruitport Township for 35 years — will retain its yellow color ...



Fruitport boys soccer team wears down Covenant Christian  Grand Haven Tribune

FRUITPORT — The game of soccer can often be a battle of attrition. The club with the most collective stamina and endurance often finds a way to make the ...



Suspicious situation cleared near state Capitol  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

LANSING, Mich. - Capitol Police responded to a suspicious situation near the state Capitol Tuesday afternoon. At about 2:30 p.m. police started taking down ...



Goat Yoga craze founded by Michigan native  MLive.com

Eight goats will wander around during Goat Yoga sessions.



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 there, ...



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 ...



Fruitport Old Fashioned Days continue throughout weekend  MLive.com

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



Sandy Hook Elementary School evacuated over bomb threat on sixth anniversary of shooting  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

NEWTON, Conn. - Newtown Police say a bomb threat caused Sandy Hook Elementary School to be evacuated. The children have been dismissed for the day.



Social-media threat prompts Belding Area Schools closure Friday  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BELDING, Mich. -- A social-media threat that began circulating in New Mexico earlier this week has prompted Belding Area Schools to cancel classes Friday.



Police: pilot killed, as crop-dusting plane crashes in Branch County field  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- The Federal Aviation Administration arrived late Saturday night at the scene of a fatal small-plane crash in Branch County.



Mystery of sisters found taped together deepens  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

NEW YORK – Investigators are still looking for answers in the case of Rotana and Tala Farea, the sisters whose bodies were found duct-taped together on the ...



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

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



Student charged in Muskegon High School gun incident  Fox17

MUSKEGON, Mich. -- A ninth grader who officials say brought a loaded gun to Muskegon High School Tuesday has been officially charged. According to the ...



The fabulous history of Fruitport’s Pomona Park  Fox17

FRUITPORT, MI. -- The history of Fruitport's Pomona Park can be summed up in one word....REMARKABLE! While it may be just a quiet place to relax, have a ...



Drunk driver sentenced for killing WMU student  Fox17

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich-- The hit-and-run driver who killed a student from Western Michigan University will be spending the next 10 to 20 years in prison.



Large cockfighting ring busted in Oceana County  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

HART TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Fifteen arrests were made and 16 vehicles were impounded when authorities busted a large cockfighting ring in Oceana County on ...



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

Chronicle/Terry JuddAn employee of Ravenna Wrecker *Service* hauls the wreckage of a snowmobile driven by Adam Pringle of Muskegon onto a flatbed trailer ...



Former Fruitport, U-M football star to talk about sports, faith  Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com

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



Students reap business competition awards | 2016-01-04 | Grand Rapids Business Journal  Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription)

Nearly 125 students from West Michigan career centers and high schools put their skills to the test recently, with a number of them taking home awards.



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