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Ray Flanders celebrated his 90 th B.D. on -8-26-2018

September 8, 2018 by Robert Stegmier (Register to contact)

Ray Flanders turned 90 years, still going strong square dancing at least once a week. He and Dick VabDyke

ALL YEAR REUNION/PICNIC

May 16, 2013 by Alan Maillet (Register to contact)

Creston High School - All Class Year Reunion
August 3 at 11:00am
2907 Monroe Ave. Riverside Park, Grand Rapids, MI

Celebration!

May 16, 2013 by Alan Maillet (Register to contact)

Creston High School Community Celebration
Calling all Polar Bears:
Join us as we celebrate the history of Creston High School!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013; 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Tour Creston, view archived trophies, awards, and banners, watch slide presentation of Creston - Through the Years, view and purchase yearbooks from previous years, mingle with alumni and past and present staff. Hotdogs and chips will be served in Creston’s cafeteria.

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Retiring superintendent went from teen clerk to the corner office at Grand Rapids schools  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal is retiring Monday, stepping away from the district in which she has ...



Creston High School To Close After Friday  Fox17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich -- Friday is the final day students will attend Creston High School, part of Grand Rapids Public Schools. After eight decades, the northeast ...



A Look Back At Creston High In Final Days  Fox17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--As students eagerly count the days until summer vacation, teachers are packing their boxes at Creston High in Grand Rapids. "One of ...



Creston High School graduates last senior class in emotional ceremony  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Creston High School graduated its last senior class Saturday, 124 students, in what was perhaps the most emotional ceremony in 86 ...



Could the Grand Rapids schools plan for Creston High students change again?  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI- The debate about the relocation of Creston High School students continued at Monday's Grand Rapids school board meeting. "I don't think ...



What happened to the closed school in your neighborhood?  MLive.com

The Grand Rapids School Board voted to close 10 schools in 2013 as part of a Transformation Plan. Some buildings have reopened, others have sold or have ...



GRCC names Jeff Bauer new men's basketball head coach  WZZM13.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Grand Rapids Community College today announced that Jeff Bauer will become the eighth head coach in the program's history.



Addix all-star football rosters expand across West Michigan in 4th year  MLive.com

The 4th annual all-star game features 87 players from Benzie to St. Joseph counties and takes place on June 7 at Hope College.



Student Advancement Foundation raises $500K for Grand Rapids students  MLive.com

The Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation, the strategic fundraising partner of Grand Rapids Public Schools, raised $500000 for students at its ...



Should City High-Middle School relocate to the Creston High campus?  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - There is momentum building for the Grand Rapids school board to relocate City High-Middle School to the Creston High School campus ...



Business owner Michael B. Johnson honored as 2019 Giant Among Giants  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Michael B. Johnson Sr., a philanthropist and business owner whose wide-ranging interests range from sponsoring youth sports to interior ...



Elected officials, parents, educators bid GRPS superintendent farewell at final meeting  MLive.com

Effective July 1, Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal is retiring after seven years at the helm. City and county officials, ...



Creston High School grad Jerrell Sanders looks to beat the odds with Grand Rapids Drive  MLive.com

-6122375e741f7eb4.JPG. Jerrell Sanders, right, who played at Creston High School and Ferris State, jokes with Ronaldo Woolridge before the Drive's first ...



'Such Good and Such Promise in Each of Them'  School News Network

Fourteen students form a semicircle, discussing in detail the meaning of a poem by Pablo Neruda, “I Like When You Are Quiet.” Witness the teaching of David ...



Neighborhoods of GR: Welcome to Creston—Be an active citizen  Rapid Growth

Welcome to Neighborhoods of GR, an informal series for Grand Rapidians, its visitors, and those considering calling the river city home. Each article in the series ...



The comeback kids: How Grand Rapids Public Schools are making a dramatic turnaround  Rapid Growth

For years, Grand Rapids Public Schools seemed to be sinking. Now, that's all changing. GRPS Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal explains how, and why, ...



Grand Rapids superintendent unveils pitch to close Creston, other schools as part of consolidation, reinvention plan  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal on Monday, Oct. 29 unveiled a massive restructuring proposal that closes 10 ...



Grand Rapids schools graduation rates reveal highs and lows  MLive.com

Grand Rapids Public Schools overall graduation rate improved for a third year to 49.56 but still lags behind the state average. Individual high schools saw ...



Grand Rapids Creston athletics: Thanks for the memories  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Creston High School closed its doors forever when the 2012-2013 school year came to an end last Friday. Memories have no ...



What Grand Rapids schools Superintendent Teresa Neal changed in her restructuring plan and why  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Creston High School students were not able to persuade Grand Rapids Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal to remove the ...



Roger Wilkins, civil rights activist who grew up in Grand Rapids, dies  MLive.com

Roger Wilkins, a former Grand Rapids resident and well-known civil rights activist, died at 85 years old .



Health center opening on GRPS high school campus  MLive.com

Cherry Health anticipates opening a new school-based health center at Innovation Central High School on Wednesday, Sept. 21.



For the first time in more than 10 years, enrollment up at Grand Rapids Public Schools  Michigan Radio

Leaders of Grand Rapids Public Schools say they've gained 160 students this school year, finally reversing a downward trend that's lasted more than a.



OK Conference commissioner Jim Haskins stepping down  MLive.com

Jim Haskins has served as OK Conference commissioner for the past 12 years.



Free summer school, LOOP program spots available for Grand Rapids students  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids Public Schools is encouraging families to take advantage of its free summer school program to help students get back on ...



Q&A: Grand Rapids superintendent holding community meeting tonight at Union High School  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - For the fourth time this month, Grand Rapids Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal will be center stage tonight to present her plan to ...



Covell Elementary teachers present Grand Rapids superintendent with other options to closing school  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Covell Elementary teachers Thursday presented Grand Rapids Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal with two options as alternatives to ...



Grand Rapids Creston graduate, killed in crash, remembered as 'shining star'  MLive.com

Dominique Mitchell, an academic standout and honor roll student who graduated from Creston in June, died Wednesday in a car crash on I-96 median near M-6.



Mom, sister hear pleas: 'Then they got to shooting'  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Kaharee McIntosh-Williams was supposed to coach his AAU basketball team this weekend in their first tournament. They just got new ...



Ex-football star sentenced for assaulting Wyoming High School student  WZZM13.com

The former dean of students at Wyoming High School pleaded no contest to assault and battery for the way he removed a disruptive 15-year-old student from ...



Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids opens its doors to students seeking chance for success  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Jazmine Smith is hoping a new charter high school targeting at-risk, dropout and homeless youths can help her master the math concepts ...



Power of truth: Ebony Road Players provides safe space to explore race, identity & ignored histories  Rapid Growth

The Ebony Road Players and its executive director, Edye Evans Hyde, are pushing the community forward with theater, prompting people to listen, really listen, ...



Grand Rapids schools hosting East vs. West I-96 Holiday Classic basketball tournament  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids Public Schools is hosting the East vs. West Battle of I-96 holiday classic basketball tournament on Saturday, Dec. 22 and ...



A GVSU Legend Loses His Battle With Cancer  Fox17

BELMONT, Mich. (March 8, 2014)- Jamie Hosford, a legend at Grand Valley State University passed away on Tuesday after his battle with cancer. He was ...



City High-Middle School student starts petition against Grand Rapids phasing in uniforms  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Ninth-grader Tim Graham wasted no time starting a petition on Monday, Oct. 29 when he found out that Grand Rapids Superintendent ...



Jamie Hosford, 58, Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame member and Grand Valley State standout, dies  MLive.com

jamiehosford.jpg. Jamie Hosford, a longtime administrator with Rockford Public Schools, was inducted into the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.



Family blames gangs for Detroit teen's death in Grand Rapids, broadcast 'RIP' on Facebook  MLive.com

Family members of a Detroit man found murdered behind a Grand Rapids home this weekend say he was lured to his death by friends mixed up in gang ...



Jamie Hosford: A Gentle Giant is Mourned  School News Network

In the end, it was his loyalty for which he was remembered – to his faith, his family, his beloved alma maters, and to a community whose collective heart both ...



Partners in Prom: KVO students prepare for annual dance with Northview High School  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

For the past two weeks, the two student groups have participated in three, one-hour dance sessions at Northview High School with local dance studio owner, ...



'It is what I was meant to do. These are my kids.'  School News Network

Whitley Morse greets her first-hour Monday history class with smiles at the door – “I love your glasses!” – then with a chat-around about their weekends. A couple ...



Grand Rapids school board approves Superintendent Neal's transformation plan to improve achievement  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Grand Rapids school board on Monday, Dec. 17 unanimously approved a district restructuring plan recommended by Superintendent ...



Former Grand Rapids Union principal now leading Holland High School  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Former Grand Rapids Union High School Principal Justin M. Jennings has started as the new principal at Holland High School.



Private donors pay for new public school building at Grand Rapids nature preserve  Michigan Radio

Walk up to the new school inside the Blandford Nature Center and a flock of brown hens will quietly greet you. The hens are part of a business lesson about.



March Stop the Madness charity basketball game opens reporter's eyes to caring community  MLive.com

The participants and fans at Creston High School Saturday raised money to benefit the children of Grand Rapids.



KenOSha Elementary teachers, student ask school board not to close school  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Teachers from KenOSha Elementary's POHI (Physical impairment or Other Health Impairment)program told the school board on Monday, ...



Musician who rode wrecking ball in Old City Hall protest dies at 80  MLive.com

"If jail was what was in store for me, I would do it and accept it."



Why Opera Grand Rapids' Duane Davis is departing after 31 years as chorus master  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Duane Davis, music teacher, conductor and director, has held more musical posts over a 45-year career in West Michigan than even he ...



Former GRCC President Richard Calkins, who led school for 23 years, dies  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Former Grand Rapids Community College President Richard Calkins, who led the college for more than two decades and oversaw a period of tremendous ...



Let's debate: Who is the greatest boys basketball player in Grand Rapids history?  MLive.com

Matt Steigenga, Drew Neitzel and David Kool all won Mr. Basketball honors, so let's call those guys locks. But it gets complicated beyond those three. MLive is ...



Two West Michigan coaches with standout high school records join forces at Ferris State  MLive.com

BIG RAPIDS, MI – Tony Annese remembered what Sparky McEwen used to do as a head coach at the high school level, and it made a lasting impression when ...



Update on locals in NFL: Trying season for sudden starter Cameron Bradfield in Jacksonville  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

A look at how Grand Rapids area players are faring in the NFL.



Holland High School principal resigns after year on the job  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

HOLLAND, MI – Holland High School is looking for a new principal after Justin Jennings resigned after just one year on the job. Jennings, a Grand Rapids native ...



Grand Rapids Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal wins the 2016 Giant Among Giants Award  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - For 40 years, Teresa Weatherall Neal has dedicated her life to helping young people realize their potential, including tackling barriers that ...



Grand Rapids man who died after Afghanistan injury was 'great role model'  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Shanafelt died Nov. 21 after a lengthy period in the hospital.



Grand Rapids Fish Window Cleaning franchise owner hired as company president  Mlive Kalamazoo

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A little over a decade after buying a Grand Rapids area franchise of Fish Window Cleaning *Service* Inc., Randy Cross has been hired to ...



Former Ottawa Hills basketball player, killed in shooting, remembered for his determination  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Brian Martinez was a former Ottawa Hills basketball player. He was killed in a shooting Wednesday on Camelot Drive SE.



Inside Track: Mark Frost helps connect students to future careers  Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription)

As Mark Frost guided Steelcase executives around Central High School, they stumbled upon a huge collection of yearbooks — all but three of the volumes since ...



Former coach of Grand Rapids Rampage resurfaces with Ferris State  MLive.com

BIG RAPIDS, MI - Sparky McEwen, the former coach of the now-defunct Grand Rapids Rampage in the Arena Football League, will coach receivers at Ferris ...



Tony Annese builds a Grand Rapids feel to Ferris State football team  MLive.com

BIG RAPIDS, MI – It was raining at Ferris State just like it was raining in Grand Rapids on Friday as Tony Annese stood on the Bulldog logo on the second day of ...



Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards $764500 to tackle education, housing needs  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Board of Trustees has approved $764,500 in grants for education, housing, health, art and ...



WOOD TV8 names new anchor for 'Daybreak' morning news  MLive.com

Anchor Casey Jones is a Grand Rapids native through and through.



A new era for Dodds Records  Rapid Growth

Reverend Charles Preston Smith acquires Dodds Records and breathes new life into a treasure trove of musical memories on South Division.



Grand Rapids Union basketball coach identifies with players, leads from front  MLive.com

Grand Rapids Union head coach Brandoen Guyton shakes hands with Ottawa Hills players following a game at Grand Rapids Union High School on Friday, ...



Photos: Rosa Parks statue dedicated in downtown Grand Rapids  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS -- "At last," sang soloist Carolyn Pinder at the corner of Pearl Street and Monroe Avenue NW during Thursday's dedication of a statue of civil ...



Hundreds gather downtown to honor victims of Grand Rapids mass murder tragedy  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS — Sadness. Anger. Confusion. Fatigue. If it was a strong emotion, it was surfaced in the crowd of several hundred gathered at Ah-Nab-Awen ...



Grand Rapids schools is making free meals available to needy kids this summer  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Grand Rapids schools will provide free lunch to kids beginning Monday, June 18.



Grand Rapids man lost an arm, but not his artistic skills  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Amanda Loman photos | The Grand Rapids PressJack Klooster, 72, sits with granddaugher Jazmyne AuFrance, 22, and great-granddaughter Izabelle AuFrance ...



West Siders excited that Stocking Elementary could reopen  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

The school district is planning five community meetings, including one Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Union High School, 1800 Tremont Blvd. NW.



Renters beware: Don’t fall victim to unsafe living conditions  Fox17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Here's a story that drives home a simple message for anyone looking for a new place to live: renters beware. Many people rent ...



Wrongful rape conviction, 17-year prison term 'makes my stomach turn,' advocate says  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A University of Michigan Law School professor who has devoted his career to tracking wrongful convictions says the 17 years that a teen ...



Police identify woman, 27, as victim in northern Kent County crash  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

COURTLAND TOWNSHIP, MI -- Police have identified Maria Colleen Boggiano, 27, as the woman killed in a crash Thursday on M-57 near Northland Drive.



'End of an Era': Closing of D'Amico's Food Mart ends family business that began a century ago  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS — “Your Neighborhood Grocery Store,” reads the sign on D'Amico's Food Mart, a reminder the grocer opened in a time when it was easier for ...



Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, wife Paqui, provide $50000 to launch Hosford Family Scholarship  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

BELMONT, MI – There wasn't much of a meeting, Brian Kelly said, when it came to donating to a fledgling scholarship foundation in the name of late Grand ...



Police say driver who fled police, died in fatal Grand Rapids crash had cocaine, gun, past convictions on drug, gun charges  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS -- Police found cocaine, cash and a loaded .45-caliber pistol in a car that crashed after the 21-year-old driver fled police along Plainfield ...



Jack Lovell  Yakima Herald-Republic

Emmick Family Funeral Home & Cremation *Service*. Former Yakima resident Jack Lovell passed away on July 16, 2018, at the age of 72. Jack will be lovingly ...



Grand Rapids schools partner with Spectrum Health, Life EMS to train students as EMTs  Michigan Business Review - MLive.com

Taught at the School of Health, Science and Technology within Central High School, the course will offer hands-on training at Life EMS Ambulance and area ...



Mother says of son shot, killed in Grand Rapids street altercation: 'He wanted to change -- the streets didn't want him to change'  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS -- A neighbor boy toting a football walked Monday into the Willard Street front yard of Marshawn Dwayne Vinson, ready to play catch. Vinson's ...



Grand jury system helps send Wealthy Street Gang leader to prison for 7 years  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS -- The alleged leader of a local street gang, suspected in shootings, robberies and drug trafficking, has been sentenced to prison as part of a ...



Local-federal effort targets 'worst of the worst' illegal firearm offenders in Grand Rapids  Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS — His hand on his firearm, Grand Rapids Police Officer Chad McKersie talks to the young driver he has just pulled over for speeding. Nearby ...



Grand Rapids Hall of Fame athlete Jim Command dies at 85  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

C3-COMMAN_SU_C_^_SUNIQ. Jim Command of Grand Rapids played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1954 and 1955 and played for several minor leagues.



Inside Track: Judo inspires Grand Rapids lawyer in and out of court  Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription)

Whether he's defending a client inside a courtroom or slamming an opponent on a judo mat, one thing about Eric Richards remains consistent. He's a fighter.



Army specialist Zachary Shanafelt showed others how to live, friends say at funeral  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Spc. Zachary Shanafelt, of Grand Rapids, was remembered Friday at a funeral *service* in Rockford.



Tom Noreen  cedarspringspost

Two people are running for two City Council seats in the City of Cedar Springs: incumbent Rose Powell, and Jerry Gross, who was recently appointed to fill the ...



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