September 18, 2017

WKTV’s ‘VOICES: A Community history Project’ launches at ArtPrize Nine

Come learn more by visiting the VOICES mobile studio at ArtPrize Sept. 22 & 23 and Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Go to our website and reserve a time to tell YOUR story!

By:WKTV Staff

September 15, 2017

Kentwood gives summer a final hurrah with a food truck rally

This Saturday more than 30 food trucks – and one selling clothing – will converge in the parking lots of the Kentwood City Hall and the KDL Kentwood Branch for the End of Summer Food Truck Festival.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

September 15, 2017

School News Network: College? Careers? Where’s the gap?

We need more college graduates. We need more work-ready high school graduates. We, as educators, want clarity. Which is it?

By:Ron Koehler, School News Network

September 14, 2017

School News Network: Superintendents support students in the face of DACA decision

By Charles honey and Erin Albanese School News Network   As a mother and grandmother, Teresa Weatherall Neal knows well the value of family. And [Read More]

By:Charles Honey and Erin Albanese, School News Network

September 13, 2017

Prep football wrap: 4 local teams bring 3-0 records into Week 4 of season

When was the last time East Kentwood, Kelloggsville, Godwin and South Christian all started the football season 3-0? We know!

By:Rob Gee/WKTV Citizen Journalist

September 12, 2017

Kentwood landfill update, Wyoming councilor Postema on latest WKTV Journal: In Focus 

On the latest episode WKTV hosts Kent County official talking methane mitigation Wyoming’s new city councilor talking about his learning curve.

By:WKTV Staff

September 11, 2017

The Rapid, talking millage, visits Chamber’s September WKTV Government Matters meeting

A status report on a planned millage renewal for The Rapid regional public transit system took centerstage at the Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Government Matters meeting.

By:K.D. Norris

September 11, 2017

WKTV features 9/11 documentary by Kentwood resident

WKTV to air Kentwood resident and artist James Kristan’s film “Moving on From 9/11: One Man’s Story” in honor of 9/11.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

September 11, 2017

School News Network: Helping New Arrivals Help Their Children

New Meadowlawn Elementary School Principal Tim Hargis recognizes the traits of dedication and perseverance in his English-language learner families, and sees how hard parents work to help their children be successful.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

September 11, 2017

WKTV has your complete local high school sports schedule

WKTV’s broadcast crew’s coverage of high school sports will continue this week with football Friday and a water polo tournament on Saturday, but there are lots other sports scheduled.

By:Mike Moll, Volunteer Sports Director

September 6, 2017

Frontier Airlines adds nonstop service to Fort Myers

Frontier Airlines announced a return to Grand Rapids last month, now including additional nonstop seasonal service to Fort Myers starting in December.

By:Tara Hernandez, Gerald R. Ford International Airport

August 30, 2017

School News Network: Teachers stock up on class supplies, with help

Wyoming’s Parkview Elementary School teachers demonstrated their love for new school supplies at the Teacher Resource Store, where they left with cartloads of notebooks, pencils, folders, paper and the promise to “pay it forward.”

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

August 30, 2017

School News Network: Sharing his expertise with ‘rising’ teacher leaders

While Michigan Teacher of the Year Luke Wilcox has already delved into his statewide responsibilities, he isn’t forgetting the new crop of teachers at East Kentwood High School. In fact, he plans to use his experience with them to impact

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

August 30, 2017

Wyoming Lee’s season-opening win highlight’s prep opening week of local games

Wyoming Lee started its 2017 football campaign with a win by defeating New Buffalo, 26-8, on Thursday, Aug. 24.

By:Rob Gee/WKTV Community Journalist

August 25, 2017

School News Network: From TV Producer to Teacher to Principal

Getting to know Kentwood’s Meadow Lawn Elementary Principal Tim Hargis

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

August 24, 2017

Ready for high school sports? WKTV and its volunteers hit the road starting this week

Starting this week, when Holland visits Wyoming High School for a football open season clash with the Wolves, WKTV will travel around the area for  football and other fall sports coverage.

By:K.D. Norris

August 24, 2017

County Commissioners approve merger, announce Kent County Community Action

The merger of the ACSET Community Action Agency and the Kent County Community Development/Housing Commission gained final approval Thursday, Aug. 24.

By:Kent County Board of Commissioners

August 23, 2017

Metro Cruise hits the teens as it marks its 13th year this weekend

New this year at the Metro Cruise is the Blessing of the Cars taking place on Thursday night and extended hours for Friday and Saturday.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

August 23, 2017

School News Network: Why Pre-Labor Day? The Details

Ron Caniff, superintendent of Kent ISD, says he did what 20 local superintendents asked him to do when he filed for a waiver in January with the Michigan Department of Education to start school before Labor Day.

By:Jay Beeler, School News Network

August 23, 2017

WKTV sports, news community volunteer crews looking for few good men (and women)

WKTV will be heading out on the road this fall for high school sports coverage, and for all events volunteer crews are being welcomed and trained.

By:WKTV Staff

August 23, 2017

Many of the private schools also are starting before Labor Day

Tri Unity Christian is one of the few private schools starting on Sept. 5 with most starting on or around Aug. 28.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

August 21, 2017

WKTV has your list of high school live action available Aug. 21-28

WKTV’s coverage of high school sports begins this week with the Holland at Wyoming football game on Thursday, but most local high school teams are in action.

By:Mike Moll

August 21, 2017

Kent County health official visits WKTV, talks vaccinations for youth, college kids

“WKTV Journal: In Focus” offers discussion with a Kent County Department of Health official detailing why vaccinations are important for all ages.

By:WKTV Staff

August 16, 2017

Metro Health hosts Aug. 18 community resources fair for homeless vets 

Wyoming campus of Metro Health – University of Michigan Health will host a Stand Down event coordinated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

By:Metro Health-UM Health

August 16, 2017

WKTV has your list of high school live action available this week

WKTV’s broadcast crew’s coverage of high school sports will begin in a couple weeks, but local high school sports has already begun.

By:Mike Moll

August 14, 2017

Chamber’s August WKTV Government Matters meeting mixes city-to-federal voices

The Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Government Matters meetings brings together government leaders of all levels often discussion the same topic.

By:K.D. Norris

August 14, 2017

State Rep. Brann talks life in Lansing, issues of interest on WKTV’s ‘In Focus’ 

In the discussion with Rep. Tommy Brann, the businessman and legislator talks about his new “part-time” job in state government.

By:WKTV Staff

August 14, 2017

County Commissioner from Wyoming one of three to meet with White House Officials

Kent County Commissioner Stan Ponstein, who represents part of Wyoming, was among 50 county commissioners from across Michigan to attend a White House Conference this month.

By:Lisa LaPlante, Kent County

August 11, 2017

Rep. Huizenga talks nation, local on special edition of ‘WKTV Journal: In Focus’

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) delves into the balance of local and national politics in a special edition of  WKTV’s new public affairs show.

By:WKTV Staff

August 10, 2017

Kent County expands Kentwood landfill methane mitigation, ‘indefinite’ testing  

The county will step up testing for and mitigation of methane migration outside the boundaries of the inactive Kentwood landfill site — and free residential testing is available.

By:K.D. Norris

August 9, 2017

Celebrating Kentwood is what this upcoming weekend event is all about

The community-wide ‘Celebrate Kentwood’ event takes place Friday and Saturday with lots of food, fun, and fireworks.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

August 9, 2017

School News Network: On the Job and On Their Way

By Morgan Jarema School News Network   More than 40 students with cognitive or other impairments from districts across Kent ISD’s service area worked at [Read More]

By:Morgan Jarema

August 8, 2017

WKTV Journal newscast details National Night Out, Buck Creek Braille Trail 

WKTV Journal’s latest newscast offers segments on National Night Out events, Metro Cruise, and Buck Creek Nature Preserve’s new braille trail.

By:WKTV Staff

August 8, 2017

‘WKTV Journal: In Focus’ looks at non-profits serving the community

One of the goals of WKTV’s new public affairs show is highlighting the work of local non-profits working to serve Wyoming and Kentwood.

By:WKTV Staff

August 2, 2017

Residents take up the call, heading out to meet their neighbors during National Night Out

It was a perfect night to get out and meet your neighbors as both Kentwood and Wyoming celebrated National Night Out.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

July 31, 2017

‘WKTV Journal: In Focus’ looks at GVSU-led VoiceKent survey plans

On the latest episode of “WKTV Journal: In Focus”, WKTV’s new public affairs show, we bring to the public a discussion on the VoiceKent survey plan.

By:K.D. Norris

July 31, 2017

Turn your porch light on and join your neighbors for National Night Out

Both the cities of Kentwood and Wyoming will be observing National Night Out, Aug. 1, with almost 30 neighborhood parties taking place in the two communities.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

July 28, 2017

Three communities come together for annual clean up of Buck Creek

The communities of Wyoming, Kentwood and Grandville come together for the annual Buck Creek Clean Up set for Saturday, Aug. 5. Volunteers are still needed.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

July 27, 2017

Kids can ‘take flight’ in Gerald R. Ford International Airport’s new play area

Through a partnership with Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, the airport now has a new play area complete with replica helicopter and air traffic control tower.

By:Tara Hernandez, Gerald R. Ford International Airport

July 25, 2017

‘WKTV Journal In Focus’ debuts with Kent County clerk talking voting security

On the debut episode of WKTV’s new public affairs show, WKTV Journal In Focus, Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus Lyons discusses new voting machines and a continued focus on security.

By:K.D. Norris

July 19, 2017

HIS Dance Academy announces new partnership with The Salvation Army

HIS Dance Academy and The Salvation Army Kroc Center are proud to announce a new partnership to provide and expand Kroc Center dance programming beginning this fall.

By:Jon Shaner, The Kroc Center

July 19, 2017

Local physician completes first U.S. case for end-stage critical limb ischemia

Metro Health – University of Michigan Health physician, Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI, is the first in the U.S. to complete treatment on a patient utilizing the LimFlow Percutaneous Deep Vein Arterialization (pDVA) System.

By:Jennifer Hoff, Metro Health

July 17, 2017

Southern Senior Little League rolls into tonight’s state finals, and WKTV will be there

Southern defeated District 4 Commerce 27-3 in five innings to advances to the Michigan state Senior Little League tournament finals today.

By:K.D. Norris

July 17, 2017

City of Kentwood is looking for a few good volunteers

City of Kentwood hosts volunteer party July 18 for its upcoming Celebrate Kentwood.

By:WKTV Staff

July 15, 2017

Southern Senior Little League silences St. Clair; heads to Sunday showdown with Commerce

Southern stays undefeated as it will play District 4 Commerce on Sunday at 4 p.m.

By:K.D. Norris

July 13, 2017

Southern Senior Little League to defend state title in weekend tournament

The state Senior Little League tournament will be hosted by District 9 Southern Little League this weekend — and WKTV will be broadcasting it.

By:K.D. Norris

July 12, 2017

Kentwood Concert Series continues with Kalamazoo’s The Mainstays

After a week break, the Kentwood Summer Concert Series picks up again this Thursday with funk and solo group The Mainstays.

By:WKTV Staff

July 12, 2017

School News Network: Student Talent plus Technology Tackle Pollution Problem

Welcome to 21st-century biology, where students have tools like drones for snapping photos from a bird’s eye view, 3-D printers for creating three-dimensional models and smartphones to create video.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

July 11, 2017

School News Network: “Am I in America, really?” Refugee students leave terror behind, LOOK TO FUTURE

Gloria Tungabose’s eyes flash as she tells of her father, killed in Burundi. Her mother’s ethnicity was Tutsi and her father’s was Hutu, and the two groups were engaged in a bloody civil war.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

July 10, 2017

Chamber’s July Government Matters meeting brings federal issues to WKTV

At the July 10 meeting U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga’s representative gave a status report on health care reform.

By:K.D. Norris