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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


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


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

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

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 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 ...

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

Creston High School, 1720 Plainfield Ave. NE. Grand Rapids Superintendent Teresa Neal's restructuring plans call for closing the school, relocating students to ...

What happened to the closed school in your neighborhood?

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 ...

'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 ...

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

Photo of Creston High School, 1720 Plainfield Ave. NE, one of 10 school recommended by the Grand Rapids superintendent to close. Creston neighbors and ...

Grand Rapids Creston athletics: Thanks for the memories

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 ...

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

Sanders, a sixth-round pick out of Ferris State, among 17 vying for 12 spots on the NBA-D League team.

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 ...

OK Conference commissioner Jim Haskins stepping down

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

Grand Rapids schools graduation rates reveal highs and lows

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 ...

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

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

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.

Health center opening on GRPS high school campus

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

Ex-football star sentenced for assaulting Wyoming High School student

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 ...

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 decade.

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 ...

Creston alum gather as ex-professional players now coaching Wyoming football

WYOMING – Wyoming head coach Tom White and his staff are blessed to share a common background and many similarities. For instance, assistant coaches ...

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

At Dickinson Elementary, a year-round school, students attend an assembly in August. Grand Rapids Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal eliminates the five ...

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

Grand Rapids Public Schools still has slots open for its free summer school program and LOOP program that begin Monday, June 15 and end Thursday, July 23.

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

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

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

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

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

From right, Jamond Means, 15, and Myia Teasley, 14. Last school year, the Grand Rapids University Preparatory Academy student worked on math problems.

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

After athletic career, Hosford was part of Rockford Public Schools and served as assistant superintendent for human resources from 1994-2013.

Free tickets: Cross Town Throw Down football season opener pits GRPS Union against Ottawa Hills  The Grand Rapids Press -

Grand Rapids schools "Cross Town Throw Down" football season opener is 5 p.m. Thursday with Ottawa Hills High School facing Union at Houseman Field.

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

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 ...

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

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.

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

Darren Breen | The Grand Rapids PressAll clear: Grand Rapids Police Officer Chad McKersie, right, and a bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agent make ...

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

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

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 ...

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

The black theater group is prompting the city to listen, really listen, to stories of racism and injustice.

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

Daryll Atkinson (left) laughs at something on Blair Brown's (right) computer during orientation to their English class at the new Covenant House Academy Grand ...

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

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

Jerrell Sanders finds 30 seconds of game time with Drive worth season of waiting

Former Creston and Ferris State star admired for dedication and commitment to team despite lack of playing time.

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

Justin Jennings, a Grand Rapids native, has been hired to be principal of the new Ypsilanti Community High School in Washtenaw County.

Some complain Grand Rapids schools' closing, consolidation plan unfairly targets West Side  The Grand Rapids Press -

School officials outlined their tentative plan to save money.

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

Detroit area high school teams face off against those in Kent County Saturday, beginning at noon. The women's teams compete next weekend.

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

The plan saves $22.4 million over five years with at least half being re-invested in replicating and expanding effective school programs, and introducing new ...

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, wife Paqui, provide $50,000 to launch Hosford Family Scholarship  The Grand Rapids Press -

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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

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

Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards $764,500 to tackle education, housing needs  The Grand Rapids Press - archives Tyronn Young, a fourth-grader at Harrison Park School. Beginning with his class, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation will be providing ...

Why strengthening high school guidance counseling could improve college readiness  The Grand Rapids Press -

High School guidance counselors are crucial to helping students prepare for college, and could benefit from more training, higher accountability standards and ...

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 ...

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

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

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

Stocking Elementary, 863 Seventh St. SW, was closed by Grand Rapids Public Schools in 2010. Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal has proposed ...

Grand Rapids Drive set roster ahead of NBA-D League debut

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Grand Rapids Drive trimmed its roster to 12 players, 10 of whom will be active, on Thursday to meet the NBA-D League requirement ...

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.

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

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 ...

Former coach of Grand Rapids Rampage resurfaces with Ferris State

Creston grad Sparky McEwen returns to alma mater to coach receivers.

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

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 ...

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

Emily Zoladz | The Grand Rapids PressThe new statue of Rosa Parks was unveiled by artist Ed Dwight on Thursday outside Rosa Parks Circle on the corner of ...

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

Photo courtesy of Ferris StateTony Annese, shown at Ferris State's first day of practice, has a Grand Rapids-area feel to his team, and that's by design.

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 ...

WOOD TV8 names new anchor for 'Daybreak' morning news

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.

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 -

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 -

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

Skelletones owner Mark Leech is a headbanger for God  The Grand Rapids Press -

Press Photo/Delbridge Langdon Jr.Funny face: As a businessman, 37-year-old Mark Leech has a good head on his shoulders. Despite the shaved head, tattoos ...

WMU News - $32,000 Medallion Scholarship winners announced  WMU News

Aug. 12, 2004. KALAMAZOO--Twenty-three freshmen have won coveted Medallion Scholarships to begin their studies at Western Michigan University this fall.

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