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

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 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 7, 2017

Godwin Heights, off to fast start, opens conference action with home game, tailgate event

The football team has jumped off to a 2-0 start, but both games were on the road. This week, the Wolverines will treat their home fans to a little offensive prowess and a special “Community Tailgate” event.

By:K.D. Norris

September 6, 2017

WKTV community photographer on scene at Wyoming’s Metro Cruise

It was a car lover’s and photographer’s dream to check out the cars and car people at the annual event.

By:Bruce Carlson/WKTV Community Photographer

September 6, 2017

Metro Health president & CEO announces transition plan for retirement

Michael Faas, President & CEO of Metro Health – University of Michigan Health announced his retirement today.

By:Jennifer Hoff, Metro Health - University of Michigan Health

September 5, 2017

Wyoming Police asks public’s help in locating missing Wyoming woman

Wyoming Department of Public Safety continues to investigate missing 35-year-old. The department asked for the public’s help.

By:WKTV Staff

August 31, 2017

WKTV Labor Day programming offers concerts all day long

Tune in to WKTV Channel 25 on Labor Day, Sept. 4, for our all-day “Concerts In The Park” special.

By:WKTV Staff

August 30, 2017

Wyoming Lee beefs up, leaves losing streaks behind in Coach DeGennaro’s 2nd season

The revitalized Rebels will now look to go for two in a row this week as WKTV video crew will be at Lee for a home game against White Cloud.

By:K.D. Norris

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

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 28, 2017

Wyoming Alliance one of five groups to receive a grant from GM Foundation

At Metro Cruise, GM Foundation awarded $25,000 in grants to five local organizations offering a variety of programs from supporting mobile food pantries to educating students on water quality.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

August 28, 2017

New Wyoming city councilor Postler visits ‘WKTV Journal: In Focus’

On the latest episode of WKTV’s public affairs show, Wyoming newest — and youngest — councilor talks about her first few months on the job.

By:WKTV Staff

August 28, 2017

School News Network: New school chief aims to ‘build trust and relationships’

Superintendent Kevin Polston is greeting people in the neighborhoods, school and local businesses.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

August 25, 2017

Wyoming’s Tree Amigos, KSSN and Wyoming Public School partner on community orchard at West Elementary

The Wyoming Tree Commission seeks volunteers this Saturday to help replace 12 apple trees to West Elementary.

By:City of Wyoming Tree Commission

August 24, 2017

Advancement in robotic spine surgery comes to Metro Health

The first Mazor Z system, a spine surgery system for minimally invasive procedures, in Michigan comes to Metro Health – University of Michigan Health.

By:Jennifer Hoff, Metro Health

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 22, 2017

Wyoming City Council approves income tax feasibility study after debate, opposition

The Council’s final outdoor meeting of the summer saw little debate, except for a motion to spend $15,000 on a feasibility study of a possible city income tax.

By:K.D. Norris

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 17, 2017

Granger Group changes plans after Wyoming planning commission decision, public opposition

Wyoming based property developer said they have heard neighbors and will return to original 2000 development plan, and deal with additional land later.

By:K.D. Norris

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 15, 2017

New Wyoming Wolves coach talks football, student mentorship on WKTV’s ‘In Focus’ 

“Coach Sig” talks about his on-the-field work with the Wolves but also the “opportunity” of his off-the-field work for all the students at the school.

By:WKTV Staff

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

Two Wyoming employees attain international professional designation

The Wyoming Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce that two employees have successfully completed the process that awards the professional designation of “Chief Training Officer” (CTO).

By:Mark Easterly, Wyoming Department of Public Safety

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 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 8, 2017

Wyoming City Council officially receives more than $500,000 for Ideal Park improvements

At its Aug. 6 regular meeting, the Wyoming City Council officially accepted grant monies for Ideal Park along with moving forward to upgrade the city’s street lights to LEDs.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

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 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 21, 2017

WKTV to show Southern Senior Little League team’s state title marathon

The Southern Senior League team plays at the Central Regional tournament starting this weekend, and on Sunday WKTV will show you how they got there.

By:K.D. Norris

July 21, 2017

Wyoming Mayor Jack Poll ready to ride for this year’s Bike Night with the Mayor

Bike Night with the Mayor is set for Aug. 10 with a two-mile ride down the Kent Trails starting at Monelli’s Italian Grill and Sports Bar.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

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