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See the Kalamazoo-area's top performers from the 2019 girls soccer season

See which players stood above the rest in 2019 and check out five underclassmen to watch in the upcoming seasons.

Kalamazoo Blues Festival attendants enjoy downtown venue in 'successful' turnout

KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo Blues Festival, which started Friday and will continue tonight, has had a successful showing so far, Kalamazoo Valley Blues ...

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 ...

Man dies in crash near West Michigan high school  WWMT-TV

A man died after crashing his vehicle into a parked car near Plainwell High School. The Allegan County Sheriff's Office said one of their deputies attempted a ...

Plainwell students safe after live ammunition prompts lockdown

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

7 schools compete in second 2019 Kalamazoo Gazette Prom of the Week poll

Plainwell High School students and their dates celebrated prom on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. (Malachi Barrett |

Thirteen Plainwell students survive five-car wreck  Allegan County News

Thirteen Allegan County Area Technical and Education students traveling in five vehicles survived a horrendous accident on Tuesday, Jan. 22, on M-222, west ...

Historic performances headline Friday's Kalamazoo-area hoops action

Plainwell's Isaac Davis set a school record, and Dylan Jergens moved into 10th place on the MHSAA career scoring list.

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 ...

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 ...

Plainwell High School names top 18 in Class of 2015

Plainwell High School has named its top 18 students in the Class of 2015.

Vote for the Kalamazoo-area spring sports Athlete of the Week

See the Kalamazoo-area's top high school athletic performers from May 27 - June 1 and vote for the Athlete of the Week.

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.

Plainwell High School teacher faces sex misconduct charges for alleged relationship with student  Mlive Kalamazoo

A Plainwell High School teacher is facing charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and obstruction of justice in connection with an alleged relationship ...

Kalamazoo Christian soccer not overlooking North Muskegon in state title hunt

The Comets were the only Kalamazoo-area team to win a regional title in 2019, and they face the No. 1 Norse in the state semifinals.

Plainwell High School commencement a celebration amidst sorrow following Tuesday's death of graduating senior Patrick McCormick  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Members of Plainwell High School's Class of 2012 wrapped bandannas around their left wrists and pinned little ribbons made of bandanna to their graduation ...

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 ...

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

The junior running back tallied 108 yards on 20 carries in the Trojans' 28-25 loss to Lansing Sexton in the district finals.

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 ...

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.

Three Rivers, Sturgis softball teams advance  Sturgis Journal

The Three Rivers softball team advanced in the district tournament on Tuesday, beating Paw Paw 20-10. With the win, the Lady Wildcats advance to play ...

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 ...

Plainwell has new superintendent, Harper Creek principal Matt Montange

Matt Montange has been principal at Harper Creek High School in Battle Creek for nearly three years.

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.

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.

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

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 High School students, graduates create video tribute to Keith Cahoon, retiring choir teacher  The Kalamazoo Gazette

Over his 31 years as choir teacher at Plainwell High School, Keith Cahoon became one of those legendary teachers who inspired students and changed lives.

Boating Safety Classes with Allegan County Sheriff's Marine Patrol  WHTC News

ALLEGAN COUNTY (WHTC-AM/FM) -- Allegan County Sheriff's Office Marine Division is offering free boating safety classes. Students will learn basic boating ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

Plainwell schools dismissing classes early because of power outage

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

Crash victim identified as former Plainwell softball player

ALLEGAN, MI -- Allegan County authorities have identified the driver killed in a Tuesday morning crash at Merson Corners as Murphy Charis Peters, 18, who ...

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 ...

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

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Dustan Colyer, a Plainwell resident who made it a mission to brighten lives for fellow pediatric cancer survivors through his foundation, DC ...

Michigan swimmer qualifies for World Championships with record-setting time

Plainwell native Mallory Comerford defeated 2016 Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel in the 100 freestyle National Championships.

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 |

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Meet the 2017 Kalamazoo Gazette boys soccer Dream Team

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

Kalamazoo-area highlights from Week 8 of high school football season -

Paw Paw runs through the banner onto the field before the game between Plainwell and Paw Paw on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at Plainwell high school in Plainwell, ...

Kalamazoo-area high school graduations kick off tonight

Plainwell High School is holding its commencement tonight, the first high school graduation among the the public and private high schools serving Kalamazoo ...

Grace soccer adds Plainwell HS All-State forward Zak TerMeer

Plainwell, MI - The Grace Bible College Men's Soccer coaching staff is thrilled to announce the signing of Plainwell High School standout Zak TerMeer. Zak is ...

Double Duty  School News Network

Retired Barry County Sheriff's Department officers Tony Stein and Jeff Nieuwenhuis, are splitting up time ensuring the student safety as co-school resource ...

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 ...

Dozens gather in Plainwell to remember teen killed in crash  WWMT-TV

PLAINWELL, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Dozens gathered in Allegan County Friday night, to remember a teenage girl who died in a car crash this week.

Plainwell says goodbye to Jack Streidl, legendary coach and teacher

PLAINWELL, MI – Jack Streidl had numerous personal and athletic accomplishments during his life, but he will be remembered for his kindness towards others ...

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 ...

Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...

See scores, highlights from Friday's Kalamazoo-area high school hoops

Follow along as we look at the scores and highlights from Friday's Kalamazoo-area contests.

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.

Parents of Thomas Allers remember the good times with their son, killed in Afghanistan  Kalamazoo Gazette -

During one of his last phone conversations with his mother, Pfc. Thomas Allers said he wasn't sure if he wanted to re-enlist in the U.S. Army. The 23-year-old ...

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 ...

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

PLAINWELL, MI. -- Unclear policies, poor communication and mistrust all contributed to allegations that the Plainwell Community Schools board president and ...

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.

Services set for Plainwell's Cassie Pell, a 'reflective soul,' who could 'make anyone laugh'  Mlive Kalamazoo

Cass, as she was known to her family and friends, was an avid piano player who loved listening to the likes of Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead.

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 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.

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.

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.

See which Kalamazoo-area high school football teams captured district titles

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.

'Divine intervention' credited with saving victim in wrong-way crash

ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI -- A family member of 22-year-old Alex Wieland believes an act of "divine intervention" saved him in a wrong-way crash that killed the ...

What's happening this week in Kalamazoo-area high school hoops

Follow along for highlights, early-season conference standings, team rankings, players to watch and key upcoming games.

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 ...

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.

Cancer survivor Dustan Colyer, 17, to give emotional speech at high school graduation  Kalamazoo Gazette -

PLAINWELL, MI --. Karelyn Colyer never thought she'd see her son Dustan graduate from high school . In the middle of a spring night four years ago, doctors ...

Vote now for the Kalamazoo Gazette Prom of the Week for April 16

The winner will have their prom photographed by a MLive multimedia specialist and it will be featured in an upcoming print edition of the Kalamazoo Gazette.

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.

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

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.

Local schools ship water to help Flint  Allegan County News

With more than 600 cases of bottled water and 325 gallon-jugs of water, the truck carrying the Plainwell High School Interact Club's “Water Drive For Flint” set out ...

See what's ahead for the 14 Kalamazoo-area football teams in the playoffs

Follow along for an early look at what the Kalamazoo-area's 14 playoff teams are up against this weekend.

Dustan Colyer's spirit, his DC Strong foundation to live on after him

PLAINWELL, MI -- His body was tired but his spirit was not. Dustan Colyer died this week after fighting daily for nearly 17 years against the cancer inside of him.

2016 Miss Allegan County, Teen crowned  Allegan County News

Amanda Haverdink of Hamilton is Miss Allegan County for 2016. Haverdink, 19, is a 2013 graduate of Hamilton High School and currently attends Grand Valley ...

Michigan's Associated Press high school football rankings for Oct. 17

Farmington Hills Harrison #7 Ovie Oghoufo and #8 Noah Hendricks high fives after scoring a touchdown int he second quarter. Farmington Hills Harrison leads ...

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.

See Michigan high schools with 2017 graduation rate of 96% or higher

Six Michigan public high school programs with at least 50 graduating seniors in 2017 had a 100% four-year graduation rate in 2017 -- i.e., all of their seniors ...

25 of the Kalamazoo-area's top prep football recruits of all time

From the nation's No. 1 recruit to one of the most overlooked prospects, the Kalamazoo-area stakes claim to some impressive football players.

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.

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.

Postseason tipoff headlines this week in Kalamazoo high school hoops

Follow along for what to watch for in the playoffs this week, plus highlights from the previous week, team rankings and players to watch.

Trevor Millard breaks 20-year-old Kalamazoo bowling record

Trevor Millard's Kalamazoo bowling record. Plainwell native Trevor Millard poses for a picture after breaking the 20-year-old Kalamazoo Metro Bowling ...

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

PORTAGE, MI -- Funerals are set for a mother and a U.S. Army veteran, the two drivers killed in a head-on crash. Joy Ann Williams, 42, and William Steinbach, ...

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.

Behind the scenes with the Kalamazoo Christian girls soccer team

Kalamazoo Christian players huddle before the Comets' game against Bangor on Monday, April 24 at Bangor High School. (Patrick Nothaft |

Highlighting Michigan's top soccer players who have had us talking this fall

MLive is taking a look at the state's top boys soccer players this fall.

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

Chris Evans Video.JPG. In a video, Captain America actor Chris Evans encourages Dustan Colyer, of Plainwell, to continue his fight against cancer.

Top 20 high school graduation rates in the Kalamazoo area

The state has released graduation rates for MIchigan's public high schools for 2014. This slideshow looks at the top-performing high schools among 37 school ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Kalamazoo YWCA honors 26 with Young Women of Achievement Award  Kalamazoo Gazette -

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo YWCA will honor 26 women in its Young Women of Achievement awards this Thursday. The award is given to high school ...

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