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Otsego's hot streak headlines Friday's Kalamazoo prep hoops action  MLive.com

KALAMAZOO, MI - The Otsego boys basketball team improved to 5-0 and extended its regular-season win streak to 23 games with a 77-42 win over South ...



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 ...



Otsego High School student arrested after threat of violence  MLive.com

OTSEGO, MI -- Police arrested an Otsego High School student Tuesday after he was allegedly overheard making threatening remarks about committing a violent ...



Otsego student threatened a shooting worse than Florida incident  MLive.com

OTSEGO, MI - A student at Otsego High School threatened to shoot up that school in a manner worse than what was done at a high school in Florida a week ago ...



DEQ testing 60 residential wells in Otsego area amid health concerns  MLive.com

Concerned residents gathered in Otsego Saturday, July 14, to talk about the latest information in the effort to determine if there is proof of a link between ...



Otsego students going purple for cancer awareness  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

OTSEGO, Mich. -- Students at Otsego Public Schools are working to help raise money to find better treatment options for people living with cancer and ...



2 threats lead Otsego schools to close Thursday  WOODTV.com

After receiving two threats in a week, Otsego Public Schools was closed Thursday.



Survivor digs for answers in cancer cases around Michigan hometown  MLive.com

Mary Zack thought her cancer at age 17 was a rare case. After her sister and friends were also diagnosed, she's looking for the cause.



Otsego invites you all to Riverfront Family Festival  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

Bring the family to enjoy a day of fun on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 1p.m. to 4p.m. at the Riverfront Family Festival in Otsego. It will be held next to the Otsego Museum.



Otsego to induct pair of state champions into athletic Hall of Fame  MLive.com

OTSEGO, MI - Traverse the hallways of Otsego High School, and you're bound to find the Bulldogs' athletic Hall of Fame wall, honoring 48 of the school's ...



Principal: Otsego student arrested after making threatening statements  WWMT-TV

Police are investigating after a student makes threatening statements involving Otsego High School.School officials say the student is in police custody and ...



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

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



With injuries in the rear view mirror, Dugan is shining  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich -- Seth Dugan is averaging over 20 points a game and 13 rebounds for the Western Michigan men's basketball team through 3 games.



Otsego Public Schools bond would build early childhood center  Allegan County News

When someone in the community approached Otsego Public Schools last summer with a donation of $500,000, school administrators and board members ...



Otsego Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes Brinn, Kuipers  Allegan County News

The Otsego High School Athletic Boosters recently inducted the two newest members into its Athletic Hall of Fame. Tommy Brinn, a 2009 Otsego graduate, ...



Survivor investigates cancer cases in Michigan town  The Detroit News

Mary Zack said she is now healthy, but she has questions about the area she grew up in.



Harding’s Market closing in Otsego  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

OTSEGO, Mich. -- After nearly 70 years with the family business, owners of Harding's Market announced plans to close their downtown Otsego location in March.



Michigan sees huge spike in reports of potential school attacks  MLive.com

In the two weeks since a Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida killed 17 students and adults, dozens of Michigan schools have experienced threats or gone into ...



'Fiddler on the Roof' returns to Otsego High School  Allegan County News

It was once the hottest show in town; now, 23 years later, Fiddler on the Roof returns to the Otsego High School stage. This timeless musical brings a lot of ...



Michigan is a microcosm for the nation’s debate on gun reform right now  50 States of Blue

Events in Michigan since the Parkland school shooting last week are both showing why gun reform is necessary, and highlighting possible avenues for change.



Otsego students celebrate 2017 prom at the Kalamazoo Country Club  MLive.com

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Otsego High School students celebrated their 2017 prom on Saturday, April 22. The school's spring formal was held at the Kalamazoo ...



Hastings Area Schools closed Monday due to threat  MLive.com

Hastings Area Schools will be closed Monday, March 5 due to a threat made to the high school.



John Beilein's positive speech decades ago still resonates with preps coach  MLive.com

Michigan coach John Beilein cheers after cutting down the net after they defeated Florida State, 58-54, in their Elite 8 game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, ...



Mile run and scholarship fund to honor memory of late Otsego, CMU student  MLive.com

Delaney Bush, a state champion cross country runner at Otsego and a biology student at CMU, will be honored one month after her death with a memorial run ...



Oct. 20th: Mr. Alkire, Otsego Middle School  Fox17

Otsego, Mich. — The award goes to Mr. Nathan Alkire! ...



Hamilton volleyball postseason run ends in state quarters  HollandSentinel.com

OTSEGO — The longer the postseason run, the more heartbreaking the ending. The Hamilton volleyball team's run made it all the way to the Division 2 state ...



Food Fight Fridays  Fox17

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 ...



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 ...



Benton Harbor struggling with fights at high school  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The leader of the Benton Harbor school district says fights at the high school have caused a "significant disruption" during the ...



Meet the top contenders for the 2018 KCC golf invitational  MLive.com

Some of the state's top pro and amateur golfers will tee off Thursday in the 65th Kalamazoo Country Club Invitational.



Otsego High School names top 10 students in Class of 2013  Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

Back row from left to right: Mark Williams, Josh Clemens, Alex Kline, Matt Deschaine, Paul Harvey. Front row, from the left: Holly Vandervest, Dana DeVito, Jack ...



Jumanji comes to life at Otsego District Library  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

OTSEGO, Mich. — Soffia Tucker had fun playing at the Otsego District Library Tuesday afternoon, she said. She and her friend Hannah put on safari hats and ...



Otsego community mourning loss of 19-year-old student found dead at CMU  WWMT-TV

OTSEGO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Ostego/Plainwell community is mourning the loss of a 19-year-old student.Delaney Bush was found dead in her ...



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 ...



Arbor Financial Credit Union announces winners of 2018 Community Scholarship  CUinsight.com

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



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: Hudsonville High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

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



Otsego Band Invitational set for Saturday; send us your photos  Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

Twenty-two high school marching bands and hundreds of spectators will converge on Otsego High School on Saturday for the daylong Otsego Band Invitational.



See what's happening this week in Kalamazoo-area high school hoops  MLive.com

Follow along for highlights from the previous week, team rankings, players to watch and key upcoming games.



36 Otsego seniors get $65,000 in first round of Popke scholarships  Mlive Kalamazoo

Thirty-six students in the Otsego High School Class of 2013 are the first recipients of the Popke Family Otsego High School Scholarship program.



Live updates: Plainwell Tojans vs. Otsego Bulldogs (chat)  MLive.com

OTSEGO, MI — Updates from the Week 8 Kalamazoo Gazette Game of the Week between rivals Plainwell and Otsego. FINAL: Plainwell 33, Otsego 7. FOURTH ...



Otsego scholarship program inspired by Kalamazoo Promise, family attorney says  Mlive Kalamazoo

The Kalamazoo Promise was the inspiration for siblings Ruth and Emil Popke Jr. to create a new scholarship program for Otsego High School graduates, says ...



Tyler Burd's father: No words can describe family's grief following Otsego teen's death  Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

Tyler Burd, 17, center, is pictured in August during a camping trip with his younger brother, Daelan Burd, and his sister, Hailey Burd.Courtesy of Gary Burd.



Portage Central, Plainwell, Otsego capture titles at Bulldog Classic cheer competition  MLive.com

KALAMAZOO, MI — Hundreds of girls representing dozens of schools chanted their school pride while performing jumps, stunts and tumbles this Saturday at the ...



Otsego honoring 10 top seniors in Class of 2014  The Kalamazoo Gazette

OTSEGO, MI -- Otsego High School has released the list of their top 10 graduates in the Class of 2014. The school is graduating 169 seniors at 7 p.m. Friday, ...



Otsego center Seth Dugan signs with WMU men's basketball, looks forward to playing with other big men  MLive.com

OTSEGO, MI — Before the start of his sophomore season at Otsego, Seth Dugan picked up his first Division I basketball offer from Western Michigan University.



See scores, highlights from Tuesday's Kalamazoo-area high school hoops  MLive.com

See which Kalamazoo-area teams came away with midweek victories.



Otsego picks Top 21 graduates  Allegan County News

Otsego High School has announced its top graduates for the class of 2016. Schyler Bennett is the daughter of Martins and Jacqueline Bennett of Plainwell.



Perrigo hosts hundreds of students to help close projected job gap  WOODTV.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - In conjunction with Discover Manufacturing Week, 200 students, ages 14 to 24, toured production facilities at Perrigo Company plc's ...



Tyler Burd, Otsego student killed in crash, remembered by principal as 'a good young man'  MLive.com

Otsego High School Principal Herve Dardis said school officials had counselors on hand and described the mood in the building as “very somber” as both ...



Fighting until the end, woman dies after battle with bone cancer  MLive.com

Lorie Volker, 37, died a year after she was diagnosed with an aggressive bone cancer.



Kalamazoo Wings defenseman and Otsego native Kyle Bushee enjoying first season with hometown team  MLive.com

The Otsego native signed with the Kalamazoo Wings in August, marking the first time he has been able to play in front of his hometown fans since he spent the ...



‘Share Tables’ helping children in need, cutting down on food waste at Michigan schools  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WEST MICHIGAN -- It's a program that's cutting down on waste while feeding children in need: share tables. Kids can sometimes be picky and not not like ...



Student wins free car pledging to not text and drive  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- One West Michigan student is being rewarded for pledging to put the phone down while driving. It's all part of the 'Ride with ...



Otsego's Danny Nichols defying odds, enjoying basketball nearly two years after suffering severe burns  MLive.com

OTSEGO, MI — Danny Nichols doesn't drink milk and he won't be found relaxing in a hot tub even on the most perfect summer night. Nichols isn't lactose ...



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 ...



Raise the Woof 2018  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

The Raise the Woof fundraiser is Friday, November 16 at the Stache Bar at The Intersection in Grand Rapids. For info, go to EventBrite.com and search for 'raise ...



ACE color guard aces state finals  Allegan County News

The Allegan County Ensemble color guard program capped an undefeated season by winning first place in its class at the statewide Guard Championships on ...



Kalamazoo-area boys basketball players to watch in 2017  MLive.com

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



Hitting the slopes at Bittersweet Ski Area  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

OTSEGO, Mich. -- Winter sports season has arrived in West Michigan! Bittersweet Ski Resort in Otsego is open and ready for folks to enjoy the slopes. From gear ...



Emotional messages left before deaths  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

By John Tunison | A Plainwell police officer left foreboding messages after apparently learning of his wife's plans for divorce. Police say he then shot his wife, ...



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

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-area girls basketball early season trends  MLive.com

Battle Creek Central hosts Kalamazoo Central in a girls varsity basketball game at Battle Creek Field House in Battle Creek, Mich., Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.



Cancer survivor Erica Lynn Mitchell dies after bout with flu  Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

Erica Lynn Mitchell survived two battles with cancer before graduating in 2003 from the University of Michigan, which she had dreamed of attending since grade ...



Kellogg Community College adopts Freedom of Expression policy  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - Kellogg Community College says they've reached a financial settlement after a federal freedom of expression incident. The lawsuit ...



Students win $600K in art scholarships | 2017-05-26  grbj.com

A group of teens in the region recently won $600000 total in scholarships to six Midwest art institutions. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, or KIA, hosted its 36th ...



Meet the top contenders for the 2017 KCC golf invitational  MLive.com

Follow along to see which pairs have the inside track for the 64th KCC Invitational crown.



Former Western Michigan guard Brian Snider trying hand at coaching as assistant with Otsego boys basketball team  MLive.com

Otsego assistant basketball coach Brian Snider talks to the team during a timeout in Friday's 61-47 victory over visiting Allegan. Josh Mauser | MLive.com.



Christmas in Kalamazoo: Free community dinners in Southwest Michigan  Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

There are a number of free meals in the Southwest Michigan area. Here is a roundup:



Fifty seniors receive WMU's top undergraduate honor | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Fifty students in Western Michigan University's 6,500-member senior class have been named a 2016 Presidential Scholar. The annual ...



Learn how to dive with Hasting Community Diving Club  Fox17

Diving is an Olympic sport that always wows the fans, but as most people can guess it takes a lot of work and dedication to get that perfect 10 while doing the ...



Sonia M. Dorst  Sentinel-Tribune

Sonia M. Dorst, age 44 of Charlevoix, MI, formerly of Tontogany and Grand Rapids, OH, passed away on April 15, 2017 at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey, MI.



2017 Kalamazoo Marathon won by a Seattle man with Kalamazoo roots  MLive.com

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Evan Williams, who grew up in Kalamazoo but now lives and works in Seattle, was the winner of the 2017 Kalamazoo Marathon among men.



FEMA requests tax break for $2.2 million expansion  MLive.com

The FEMA Corporation has requested a tax break on a $2250000 expansion at its Vanderbilt Avenue plant. T.



Four competing in primary to replace retiring Allegan County drain commissioner  Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

Four Republicans are facing off in the Aug. 7 primary election to replace retiring Drain Commissioner Rebecca Rininger.



Fight breaks out among parents at high school graduation  Fox17

MEMPHIS (WREG) -- A fight broke out between a group of parents during graduation ceremonies for Arlington High School. It was all caught on camera.



19 Kalamazoo-area residents named YWCA Young Women of Achievement  MLive.com

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



Michael Kelelaar, Crossroads Alternative High School  Fox17

Crossroads Alternative High School Michael Ketelaar Classroom of the Week Crossroads Alt. HS offers route to success: IHow Super Buddies supports students: ...



Twenty-two incoming students win $50,000 Medallion Scholarships | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Twenty-two freshmen have won coveted Medallion Scholarships to begin their studies at Western Michigan University this fall. Medallion ...



Watch Barry Manilow serenade a Michigan native in Vegas  MLive.com

"Sue from Kalamazoo" dances with Barry Manilow in an impromptu moment at Manilow's recent performance in Las Vegas.Courtesy. KALAMAZOO, MI-- Locally ...



Fremont High School Students Drive Their Tractors To School  Fox17

FREMONT, Mich. (April 3, 2014) -- Farm field monsters dominated the parking lot at Fremont High School Thursday morning as students drove their tractors to ...



How to avoid back strain and poor posture from heavy school back packs  Fox17

The back pack should ideally be no more than 10% of the student's body weight. Most students are carrying 20% of their weight, which leads to poor posture.



Navy SEAL receives Medal of Honor at White House ceremony  Mooresville Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy SEAL who helped rescue an American hostage in Afghanistan received the nation's highest military honor Monday, hailed by ...



Letter carriers say ‘thanks’ for record-breaking Stamp Out Hunger food drive  Fox17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive is a record-breaker in Grand Rapids and likely nationwide. As of Wednesday, letter ...



Lynx Network Group moves headquarters to Kalamazoo as company prepares to activate fiber-optic grid across state  Mlive Kalamazoo

Lynx Network Group has stationed its first headquarters at Western Michigan University's BTR Park.



Business is blooming at local flower farms  Toledo Blade

You can find them heaped on caskets, clutched in the hands of wedding attendants and clustered in room-brightening bunches in tabletop vases. But where do .



Vivien Leigh’s ‘Gone With the Wind’ script up for auction  Fox17

LONDON (AP) — Vivien Leigh's copy of the "Gone With the Wind" script is going up for auction alongside dozens of items from the late star's personal collection.



Grand Rapids South Christian heading to Class B volleyball quarterfinals after sweeping Spring Lake in regional finals  MLive.com

Gallery: South Christian High School girls varsity volleyball team defeats Spring Lake High School on November 14, 2013. By Scott Brandenburg ...



Schwallier’s Country Basket  Fox17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Need a sure sign that Fall is here? Check out all the people heading to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard! One of west Michigan's ...



Community responds to death of teenager in Alpine Twp. crash  Fox17

KENT COUNTY, Mich. -- Just one day after a car with five teenage passengers slammed into a tree in Alpine Township, one of them has died. Alyssa Eggerding ...



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