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Food Fight Fridays: Plainwell High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

PLAINWELL, Mich. -- We visited our final school this morning for our FOX 17 Food Fight Fridays and officially have our winner! Plainwell High School took home ...

Plainwell students safe after live ammunition prompts lockdown

Police determined there was no threat to students, and the "shelter in place" order was lifted.

Mrs. Great Lakes Bay of Michigan to compete for Mrs. Michigan-America  Gladwin County Record & Beaverton Clarion

MIDLAND – Abby L. Scherzer of Midland has been appointed the title of Mrs. Great Lakes Bay of Michigan 2019 and will compete for the title of Mrs.

Otsego, Plainwell schools face school shooting threats  Allegan County News

Police are investigating a social media post that went viral in the Otsego and Plainwell area about another implied attack at the local high schools. Otsego Public ...

Linemen get spotlight at Plainwell's 'Battle of the Bigs'

PLAINWELL, Mich. (WOOD) — Five weeks ahead of the start of high school football, players are spending their summer vacations to prepare for the 2018 ...

Michigan swimmer sets two U.S. records at World Championships

Plainwell's Mallory Comerford set U.S. records in the 100 and 200 freestyle races at the FINA World Championships in China.

Luke Morrell adds to Plainwell legacy with basketball scoring record

Luke Morrell became the career scoring leader for the Plainwell boys basketball program in the team's season finale.

Otsego Public Schools closed Thursday after threat circulates on social media  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

OTSEGO, Mich- Leaders at Otsego Public Schools have decided to cancel classes Thursday, after a threat began circulating online. A spokesperson for the ...

Otsego student arraigned after making threats of violence  WWMT-TV

Terrorism charges have been filed against Otsego High School student, Peter Trudelle, 18, who is accused of threatening a mass shooting worse than the ...

Classroom of the Week – Plainwell High School  Fox17

Check out the spirit at Plainwell High School this morning!...

Second round of schools compete in Kalamazoo-area 2018 Prom of the Week poll

Lawton High School students spent a "Night in New York" for the 2018 Prom at the Lawton Community Center Saturday, April 21. (Kayla Miller |

Hartford's upset over Mendon headlines Kalamazoo-area Week 3 football action

See the highlights from the Kalamazoo-area's Week 3 high school football action.

Plainwell has new superintendent, Harper Creek principal Matt Montange

PLAINWELL, MI -- Plainwell Community Schools has a new superintendent. Matt Montange, principal at Harper Creek High School for nearly three years, will fill ...

Hundreds rally for Plainwell band director  Allegan County News

Over 200 band students, parents, alumni and supporters showed up at the Plainwell Community Schools board meeting to speak in favor of band director Paul ...

9 Kalamazoo-area prep football players earn coaches' all-state honors

See the 9 Kalamazoo-area athletes to earn all-state honors from the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association.

Meet Luke Morrell, Plainwell's big-legged kicker and all-state soccer player

Get to know one of the state's top place kickers and soccer players.

Plainwell High School announces top 24 students in Class of 2013  Mlive Kalamazoo

Plainwell High School has announced the names of the 24 students in the Class of 2013 who are graduating with a 4.0 grade point average or higher.

Plainwell's Austin Williams voted Kalamazoo-area Football Player of the Week

The junior running back tallied 98 yards on 17 carries and returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown in a 35-28 win over Paw Paw.

Food Fight Fridays: Otsego High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

OTSEGO, Mich. -- We continued our 'Food Fight Fridays' and made our way out to Otsego High School. All the food collected this week will go towards the ...

Michigan swimmer qualifies for World Championships with record-setting time

Mallory Comerford smiles after winning women's 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. swimming national championships in Indianapolis, Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

Plainwell Superintendent Susan Wakefield to retire at end of school year

After nine tumultuous years as superintendent of Plainwell Community Schools, Susan Wakefield is retiring at the end of the 2015-16 school year.

Food Fight Fridays: Wayland Union High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WAYLAND, Mich. -- We continued our 'Food Fight Fridays' and made our way out to Wayland Union High School. Students and staff really pulling together to ...

Food Fight Fridays: Belding High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BELDING, Mich. -- We continued our 'Food Fight Fridays' with Feeding America West Michigan and made our way out to Belding High School. Collecting food ...

Where Are They Now: Plainwell's JJ Jansons  Allegan County News

Jonathan Jansons was a multi-sports athlete at Plainwell. “JJ was an excellent athlete. He competed in soccer, basketball and track at Plainwell,” said longtime ...

Middleville students give away handmade rocking harleys  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. - Over 30 hours of woodworking is finally coming to fruition for students at Thornapple Kellogg High School this week. Students have been ...

Food Fight Fridays: East Kentwood High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

KENTWOOD, Mich. -- FOX 17 took 'Food Fight Fridays' to East Kentwood High School this week to see just how many donations they could raise. This week all ...

Food Fight Fridays — Greenville High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GREENVILLE, Mich. -- FOX 17 launched its newest segment Food Fight Fridays. Partnering with Feeding America West Michigan, FOX 17 is challenging West ...

Which Kalamazoo-area high school football player had the best Week 8?

See the Kalamazoo-area's stat leaders from Week 8, and vote for the Player of the Week.

Supporters of embattled band director pack Plainwell school board meeting

Word that Paul Mundo, band director for Plainwell Community Schools, is in danger of being terminated drew a standing-room-only crowd to Monday's Plainwell ...

Former Plainwell teacher Kelly Laker sentenced to year in jail for sexual assaults on student  The Kalamazoo Gazette

Allegan County Circuit Court Judge Kevin Cronin sentenced Kelly Laker to one year in jail, with credit for one day served, and five years' probation, according to ...

Alleged threat reported at South Haven school  Herald Palladium

SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven High School has joined the list of schools throughout Southwest Michigan dealing with threats of violence following the mass ...

Plainwell names the top 26 students in the Class of 2014  Allegan County News

Grayson Betts is the son of Randy and Anne Betts and is the Class of 2014 Valedictorian. He will be attending the University of Michigan this fall where he will be ...

Early look at Kalamazoo-area high school football district final matchups

See what lies ahead for the six Kalamazoo-area high school football teams still in the playoffs.

Meet Paw Paw's Luke Toliver, an MHSAA record holder and lights-out shooter

Get to know Paw Paw's sharp-shooting guard, who set a MHSAA single-game record by making 29 of 32 free throws.

Food Fight Fridays — West Ottawa High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WEST OTTAWA -- FOX 17 launched its newest segment Food Fight Fridays. Partnered with Feeding America West Michigan, FOX 17 is challenging West ...

Christmas carols from West Catholic High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

The choir at West Catholic High School joined us on TV Friday, December 21 to sing Christmas carols live. See how they did....

Plainwell High School senior killed in crash remembered as quiet, hardworking with a gift for mechanics  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Patrick McCormick will be honored at the high school graduation ceremony Thursday.

Plainwell High School, buses, get bleach treatment in response to outbreak that sickens 150 students

When high school students began to get sick on Sunday, parents began sharing the stories of the sudden onset of severe symptoms with each other, many via ...

Plainwell schools dismissing classes early because of power outage

Officials said schools in the district currently have no phone *service*.

Schoolcraft wins Kalamazoo area 2018 Prom of the Week poll

Schoolcraft High School students will celebrate their 2018 prom at the Wind + James event center Saturday, April 28.

District leader candidates undergo public Q&A  The Daily Telegram

Plainwell High School Principal Jeremy Wright and Tecumseh Middle School Principal Richard Hilderly went before the board to answer questions from a ...

Plainwell follows yellow brick road to 'Oz'  Allegan County News

The Plainwell High School Music Department will present “The Wizard of Oz” Friday, March 18, Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20. Performances of the ...

Arbor Financial Credit Union announces winners of 2018 Community Scholarship

KALAMAZOO, MI (June 14, 2018) — Arbor Financial Credit Union is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2018 Arbor Financial Community Scholarship.

Class of 2013: Recovering from brain hemorrhage, Plainwell's Claudia Klein regains her stride  Kalamazoo Gazette -

When Claudia Klein gets her high school diploma Thursday from Plainwell High School, it will be first time her classmates will see her walk unassisted since ...

Plainwell High School honors Ben Selby, who died in ATV accident  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Friends and family of Plainwell High School sophomore Benjamin Selby spell out his first name for a yearbook photograph Friday in the school's gym.

15 Kalamazoo-area boys basketball players to watch in 2017-18

Paw Paw's Luke Toliver (10) holds the ball as Plainwell's Luke Morrell (14) attempts to defend him during a boys high school basketball game at Plainwell High ...

Dustan Colyer, champion for childhood cancer survivors, dies at 23

Colyer's mother shared the news on Facebook Wednesday night.

Meet the 2017 Kalamazoo Gazette boys soccer Dream Team

See the which Kalamazoo-area boys soccer players turned in outstanding seasons this fall.

Four Kalamazoo-area teams win districts to highlight playoff soccer weekend

Portage Central, Plainwell, Kalamazoo Hackett and Hartford will play in regional tournaments this week.

Kalamazoo-area boys basketball early season trends

Follow a long to see some of the early season's top storylines and a look at what's to come.

Best West Michigan high schools for STEM education  WZZM

To celebrate National STEM Day, we're highlighting some of the best high schools across West Michigan for STEM education, as ranked by

Probe of Plainwell schools Disney trip finds policy, communication shortcomings but no misconduct  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Attorney Raymond Davis told the school board Tuesday he found no evidence that any board polices or state laws were violated. "Many of the allegations that ...

Plainwell says goodbye to Jack Streidl, legendary coach and teacher

MLive fileRetired coach Jack Streidl sits on his porch with his daughter, Becky Burnett of Allegan, on March 22 listening as athletes from Plainwell Community ...

This week in Kalamazoo-area high school hoops

See the top teams and players from the past week of high school hoops, plus some of the best upcoming games.

Remembering a legend: Plainwell teacher/coach Jack Streidl 'always saw the best in people'

Sharon Sturdevant | Special to the Kalamazoo Gazette fileLegendary Plainwell coach Jack Streidl sits on the porch last month at his home on West Bridge Street ...

Local Outstanding People for Education 2016 chosen  Allegan County News

The Outstanding People for Education Award honors those in Allegan County who have made an impact on the educational community. These people can be ...

See Kalamazoo-area football highlights from opening-round playoff action

Upsets and record-setting shootouts littered the Kalamazoo-area's first-round football action.

National Signing Day 2018: Kalamazoo athletes sign with Purdue, MIT others

Dozens of high school athletes from around the Kalamazoo area signed NCAA letters of intent on National Signing Day.

Former Plainwell teacher Kelly Laker pleads no contest in sex abuse case involving student

Kelly Laker, a former special education teacher at Plainwell High School, agreed this week to plead no contest in a criminal sexual conduct case involving a ...

Kalamazoo-area boys and girls high school basketball conference standings

Kalamazoo Central's Jadakiss Lewis drives to the basket against Mattawan's Ryan Dorff during a boys high school basketball game on Friday, Jan.

Former Plainwell star Grace Howrigon's role increases on Siena Heights basketball team  Kalamazoo Gazette -

ANTHONY LEARMAN | KALAMAZOO GAZETTE PLAINWELL — Grace Howrigon has the intangibles needed to be a leader. Former Plainwell High School girls ...

High school opens free clothing closet  Fox17

PLAINWELL, Mich. -- If the movie "Mean Girls" taught us anything, it's that high school can be brutal. Even tougher when all you have is what you have on.

Actor Ed Gale to appear in Plainwell  Kalamazoo Gazette -

PLAINWELL — The actor best known as Howard The Duck and Chucky in the “Child's Play” films, will return to his hometown for an appearance next week.

Funerals set for mother, Army veteran killed in head-on crash

One driver was pronounced dead at the crash scene and a second driver died days later at a hospital.

Plainwell's Claudia Klein's story chosen as most inspirational, with video of her graduation speech  Kalamazoo Gazette -

The girl who spent years unable to eat or breathe on her own spoke at her high school graduation, encouraging her classmates.

Kalamazoo-area highlights from Week 9 of high school football season

See which area teams closed out the 2017 regular season on a high note.

Schools closing in West Michigan due to illness  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WEST MI-- As the deadly flu outbreak sweeps the nation, several schools in West Michigan are shutting down on Friday, to prevent it from spreading. Gull Lake ...

Southwest Michigan Catholics deliver funds for hospital, school, food to Haiti  Kalamazoo Gazette -

When Kyle Dennany learned he would be accompanying his father, Larry, and three siblings to Haiti in June, he took $100 of his own money on the trip, but not ...

Superhero actor Chris Evans says young cancer fighter is stronger than him

Captain America actor encourages Dustan Colyer of Plainwell to continue his fight against cancer.

Meet the 2017 Kalamazoo Gazette Football Dream Team Offense

Kalamazoo United's Eric Wenzel scrambles from the pocket during his team's Division 5 district final football game against West Catholic on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.

Allegan County's 2015 National Merit semi-finalists announced  Allegan County News

Allegan County students Melanie Kanine, Jacob Reaume of Hamilton and Taylor Slais of Saugatuck have been named National Merit Scholarship Competition ...

Plainwell graduates Shane Lyons, Kyle Farris lend local flavor to WMU soccer team

Lyons returns as WMU's leading scorer as the Broncos look to contend for the MAC title.

Behind the scenes with the Kalamazoo Christian girls soccer team

Get to know the ins and outs of the 2017 Comets' soccer squad.

Swim enthusiasts are diving into an effort to establish a Greater Kalamazoo Aquatics Center  Michigan Business Review -

The group envisions a facility with a 50-meter swimming pool, a therapeutic pool, a weight room, a diving well, space for cross-training and seating to ...

Wayland ends Plainwell's season with 38-28 victory on strength of second-half comeback

PLAINWELL, MI -- The Wayland Wildcats defeated the Plainwell Trojans 38-28 Friday night at Plainwell High School's Streidl Field in the first round of the ...

DAR Good Citizens announced  Allegan County News

Nine Allegan County high school seniors were selected to receive Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen recognition this year. Local school ...

Former NFL player and Kalamazoo native T.J. Duckett finds new purpose helping community  Kalamazoo Gazette -

KALAMAZOO, MI -- When Kalamazoo native Todd "T.J." Duckett was cut after eight years in the National Football League, he was left with no direction or ...

Whitmore Lake High gets grant to prepare students for college, careers

Whitmore Lake High School is one of 11 high schools across the state recently awarded grant funding to support students as they prepare for college and future ...

Clinton school board picks new superintendent  The Daily Telegram

Clinton Community Schools has a new leader. By a unanimous vote at a special meeting Friday, the board of education picked James Cracraft, a Northville ...

Kalamazoo-area boys basketball players to watch in 2017

Follow along as we look at some of the top players to watch for the rest of the 2016-17 season.

Cedar Street homicide victim Luke Vincent was beaten with a barbell, according to police testimony  Kalamazoo Gazette -

KALAMAZOO, MI – It appears a domestic dispute sparked the fatal beating of Luke Vincent early Sunday morning at a home in Kalamazoo's Vine Neighborhood.

Trevor Millard breaks 20-year-old Kalamazoo bowling record

The 18-year-old Plainwell native rolled two 300 games with a 279 in between to top Troy Green's previous series record from 1996.

A quick peek at the upcoming holiday craft shows and bazaars in West Michigan  The Grand Rapids Press -

The holiday craft shows and bazaars go into full swing now that Halloween is over. Here is a peek at some of the offerings for 2013.

Schools in Mattawan, Portage and Vicksburg ranked in top 10 percent of schools statewide  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Seven public schools in the Kalamazoo area, including two in Mattawan, were ranked in the top 10 percent of Michigan public schools in terms of academic ...

Kalamazoo still feels like home for drummer and Grammy winning producer Narada Michael Walden  Kalamazoo Gazette -

This past year, he's had good times -- Walden was the drummer for the "Red, White and Blues" concert at the White House in February -- and bad -- he attended ...

Michigan State NFL draft prospect Jack Conklin's rise 'unbelievable' in eyes of father

Whenever Michigan State's season ends, offensive lineman Jack Conklin will have to decide whether to enter the NFL draft early or return to East Lansing for his ...

Meet Kalamazoo's 14 newest Public Safety officers

Three women and 11 men make up the latest group of new officers to be hired at the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. At a swearing-in ceremony in ...

MISSING DAVID: Part One of a Six-Part Series  Wilson Post

MISSING DAVID: PART ONE OF A SIX-PART SERIES. It's been 1,092 days since friends in Watertown or anyone else saw David Riemens. The stone mason ...

SMC journeys into 'The Secret Garden'  Herald Palladium

DOWAGIAC — Morgan Smith admits it's not so easy for her to portray a sickly 10-year-old girl orphaned by cholera.

Portage Northern offensive tackles carving own path from college, NFL bloodlines

PORTAGE, MI – If you look through old Western Michigan University football programs from the late 1980s, you'll see an offensive line book-ended by a right ...

Funeral services set for Melissa Fevig Hughes, bicycle crash victim

Fevig Hughes' family will hold a celebration of her life at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 14.

Zelena Amaro's mother says community support in aftermath of fatal crash is reflection of the 'beautiful person' her daughter was  Kalamazoo Gazette -

"She really had an impact on all of these people," Amaro said of her daughter, Zelena Amaro, whose death late Monday in a car crash has led to a steady flow of ...

Where's Waldo? WMU's first president interred in Heritage Hall

With the grand opening of Heritage Hall planned for Friday as part of Western Michigan University's homecoming celebrations, there is one question that has ...

19 Kalamazoo-area residents named YWCA Young Women of Achievement

The YWCA of Kalamazoo has announced today the recipients of the 2015 YWCA Young Women of Achievement Award.

Kalamazoo DJ to meet the Eagles almost 4 decades after helping band get No. 1 hit

KALAMAZOO, MI -- By the mid-1970s, Jim Higgs prided himself on his ear and the ability to, on occasion, recognize a hit song before others. It was almost a ...

Nic Ellingboe's late goal lifts Spring Lake soccer past Sturgis, 2-1; Lakers earn return trip to state finals  Muskegon Chronicle -

PLAINWELL, MI – Spring Lake hardly played its best soccer match of the year in the Division 2 state semifinals Wednesday. But all that matters to the Lakers is ...

East Kentwood students evacuated after morning fire alarm  Fox17

KENTWOOD, Mich. - Students who go to East Kentwood High School early were evacuated for a short time Wednesday morning after a fire alarm. The school's ...

Activist runs for Kalamazoo mayor in 2017 to increase transparency

Chris Wahmhoff will run for Kalamazoo mayor in 2017.

Students create WMU apps for Android and iPhone | WMU News  WMU News

by Thom Myers. May 24, 2011 | WMU News. Photo of WMU Mobile app. WMU Mobile app. KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University has smartphone apps for ...

7 Classic Holiday Movies with Michigan Ties

If you want to make at a "Pure Michigan" holiday, it won't be complete without some classic movies with Michigan ties queued in the DVD or Blu-ray players.

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