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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 |

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Plainwell High School teacher tried to seduce special-ed student, detective tells judge  Mlive Kalamazoo

Kelly Laker, a special-education teacher at Plainwell High School, wrote love letters to one of his students and told he that he wanted to take her virginity, ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Classroom of the Week – Plainwell High School  Fox17

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

Swimmer from Plainwell eyes third NCAA title

Mallory Comerford got hooked on swimming as a little girl in Plainwell's Trojan Aquatic Club.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 108 yards on 20 carries in the Trojans' 28-25 loss to Lansing Sexton in the district finals.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

District leader candidates undergo public Q&A - News  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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Plainwell schools dismissing classes early because of power outage

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 |

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Meet the 2017 Kalamazoo Gazette boys soccer Dream Team

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Source Of Flu-Like Symptoms At Plainwell High School Unknown  Fox17

PLAINWELL, Mich. -- School officials are trying to find out why so many students at the high school are sick. Speculation is flying about the flu-like symptoms ...

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.

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

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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.

Luke Toliver's record-setting game headlines Kalamazoo-area holiday hoops

Follow along to see which Kalamazoo-area players and teams are heating up heading into 2018.

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.

Colon hosts SCAA League meet, Magi boys finish third  Sturgis Journal

Colon hosted the SCAA league cross country meet on Tuesday. Hillsdale Academy ran away with the boy's event, scoring 35 points, while Pittsford won the ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clinton school board picks new superintendent - News  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 ...

Behind the scenes with the Kalamazoo Christian girls soccer team

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

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 highlights from Week 9 of high school football season -

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Michigan's 2016 National Merit semifinalists: Which high schools have the most?

A total of 578 students from 233 high schools and 33 counties have been named in the 2016-17 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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 ...

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 ...

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

KALAMAZOO, MI -- He had to leave Kalamazoo, but he loves to come back. Grammy-award-winning producer/drummer Narada Michael Walden was beaming ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Activist runs for Kalamazoo mayor in 2017 to increase transparency

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Chris Wahmhoff, a mental health services professional and local organizer, announced he will run for Kalamazoo mayor in 2017. Wahmhoff ...

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 ...

Outstanding Kalamazoo-area volunteers honored with STAR Awards -

STAR Awards, now in their 31st year, recognize volunteers and organizations in 14 different categories.This year's recipients were honored Wednesday.

Behind the scenes with the Kalamazoo Loy Norrix boys swim team

Loy Norrix swimmers huddle before the Knights' meet against Kalamazoo Central on Monday, Feb. 13 at Loy Norrix High School. (Patrick Nothaft |

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 ...

Allegan County Sheriff's Office announces annual awards  Kalamazoo Gazette -

ALLEGAN, MI – Allegan County Sheriff Blaine Koops honored the recipients of the Sheriff's Office annual awards at a ceremony on May 17 at the Griswold ...

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 ...

Bernie Christopher resigns as Portage Central softball coach despite wild success with Mustangs

PORTAGE, MI – Bernie Christopher has resigned as Portage Central softball coach despite leading the Mustangs to an 88-17-2 record, three Southwestern ...

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.

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