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Making memories at ‘Best Prom Ever’ 2019  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

SPARTA, Mich. -- Over 1000 people came out to this year's 'Best Prom Ever' held at Sparta High School. The dance is held annually with the goal of giving all ...



Sparta High School top scholars  MLive.com

Denae MitchellSupplied Sparta High School announces the following top scholars for 2018: Denae Mitchell Parents: Troy and Judy Mitchell Activities and ...



Sparta High School sets 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony  MLive.com

A group of former athletes and coaches from Sparta High School will be inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, ...



Sparta set to unveil Spartan Stadium  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

SPARTA, Mich -- When the 2018 high school football season starts Thursday night, Sparta High School will have a brand new stadium to call home. "I expect ...



Sparta High School seeking 'Hall of Fame' nominations  MLive.com

The Sparta High School Hall of Fame Committee is accepting nominations for the Sparta High School Hall of Fame.



School Spirit Challenge: Sparta Area Schools  WZZM

In Sparta, it's not just the high school who participates in Toys for Tots. The entire district, every school, collects toys for kids in need -- and they've done so for ...



Sparta High School honors student killed in crash with blood drive  WZZM13.com

16-year-old Alyssa Eggerding died a day after she was in a car that police say crashed into a tree at 110 miles per hour in April. Several other students from ...



Students flock to teaching cadet program, but remain unsure about education careers  School News Network

Courtney Mulder spends an hour four days a week in special education teacher Lynelle Geers' classroom at Appleview Elementary, where she works with ...



Dec. 8, 2017: Jim Walsh, Sparta High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

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More guests and volunteers wanted for ‘Best Prom Ever’  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

SPARTA, Mich. -- The Best Prom Ever is a night that gives those with special needs the chance to enjoy a high school tradition, and with the event just days ...



Girls wrestling poised for explosive growth with Kent County Wrestling Championships providing a preview of new girls state tourney  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS - History was made at this year's Kent County Wrestling Championships. For the first time in the history of the premier high school wresting ...



Newton Business Keep the Luck Going on St. Patrick's Day  TAPinto.net

NEWTON, NJ—Multiple businesses on and surrounding Spring Street are keeping the luck going before, during, and even after the Annual St. Patrick's Day ...



More than 1,000 people attend the Best Prom Ever  WZZM13.com

SPARTA, Mich. - On Saturday night, Best Prom Ever was held in Sparta for teens and adults with disabilities. The event was created as a way to make sure that ...



Historical Commission hosting 'Thank You, Veterans' event  MLive.com

Sparta area veterans will be honored with a special day on Saturday, Nov. 11, as the Sparta Township Historical Commission hosts its first "Thank You, ...



Construction continues on Sparta's athletic complex  WZZM

Students head back to class at Sparta Area Schools on Tuesday, Sept. 5. And while they're hitting the books, construction crews will continue working on ...



Newsweek Names Sparta High School Among Best in Nation  Patch.com

Hopatcong-Sparta, NJ - Annual rankings show local high school among elite in United States.



Sparta Community Theatre presents: Shrek the Musical  WZZM

The Sparta Community Theatre is presenting Shrek The Musical starting Wednesday, February 21.



After a dozen years, 'The Best Prom Ever' continues to grow  MLive.com

Dominic Constant and Allison Cowell said they had a great time at this year's prom. The couple has attended the "Best Prom Ever" for several years. Jeffrey ...



Sparta senior paralyzed in crash beats the odds, walks at graduation  Fox17

SPARTA, Mich. -- There was a special moment at Sparta High School's graduation Thursday night, as one teen overcame the odds to get her diploma. Natalie ...



Best Prom Ever gives people with disabilities a chance to celebrate  WZZM13.com

Best Prom Ever is a free night of fun and festivities for people with disabilities.



Newton's Weekend Bag Program Partners with Sojihuggles to Help Kids in Sussex County  TAPinto.net

NEWTON, NJ—The Weekend Bag Program created by Newton High School junior Isobel Costello, has partnered with Sojihuggles. The mission of the group ...



Hopes Francesca Buchanan poised for historical finish  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — In the final week of the regular season, Hope College senior Francesca Buchanan has a chance to do something only three other players have ...



Running: Laura DeLea keeps on getting better  Daily Record

Laura DeLea of Sparta finished the season in second place in the highly competitive W50 division of the New Balance Grand Prix in 2018.



Sparta student dies from crash injuries, 4 teens remain hospitalized  MLive.com

Alyssa Eggerding, 16, a junior at Sparta High School, died Monday, April 10, from injuries sustained in a Sunday car crash in Alpine Township. Four other teens ...



Sparta VFW Offers Scholarship to Sussex County Military Families  TAPinto.net

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta VFW Post #7248 is accepting applications for a scholarship established in the name of Korean War Veteran Ralph Rojas.



Early morning break-in at Sparta school leads to arrests  Fox17

SPARTA, Mich. — Two people have been arrested following an early morning break-in at Sparta High School. The Kent County Sheriff's Office tells FOX 17 an ...



Sparta Community theatre performs CATS  WZZM13.com

Sparta Community Theatre is taking on a famous production this season. Starting on February 15, the theatre group will be performing CATS. The show will be ...



Dirty Dining: Back to school edition  WOODTV.com

A back to school warning for parents: some Kent County cafeterias are not getting a top grade when it comes to food safety.



Village Council appoints new member to fill vacancy  MLive.com

The Sparta Village Council has appointed Ryan Hayes to fill the seat on the Village Council vacated by Jayne Paasch in November.



Teens with disabilities cut loose at "Best Prom Ever"  Michigan Radio

Ten years ago, two women from west Michigan started something called the "Best Prom Ever." They were Sparta High School special education teacher Renne.



‘She had a beautiful soul’ — Family mourns Sparta teen killed in crash  Fox17

SPARTA, Mich. -- A family and West Michigan community are mourning the loss of a Sparta High School student killed Wednesday in a crash. The death of ...



Judge stands by life sentence for 'savage butchering' of teen in 1996  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Federico Luis Cruz was 16 years old when he said he murdered a fellow teen, cut his head off, and attempted to rip his heart out as a ...



161 Students From Across the Country Named 2018 US Presidential Scholars  U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their ...



Students take action, lend voices to honor Florida school victims and plead for violence to end  School News Network

While many students across the nation honored victims of the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Florida by walking out of their schools, some Kent County students ...



Michigan teen gets 3-15 years for 110 mph crash that killed friend  Detroit Free Press

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Comstock Park teen whose car slammed into a tree at 110 mph last April, killing one passenger and critically injuring three others, ...



Watchung Hills Regional High School to Receive Additional State Aid, Special Meeting on Use Scheduled  TAPinto.net

WARREN , NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School District received good news in the form of additional state aid money. The state has released revised ...



Sparta veteran reflects on time served at the 'Tomb of the Unknown Soldier'  MLive.com

For five months during parts of 1956 and 1957, Don Bradford, of Sparta, was a guard at the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" in Arlington National Cemetery.



Record-breaking year for ‘Best Prom Ever’  Fox17

SPARTA, Mich. — Sparta High School hosted their 'Best Prom Ever' on Saturday night, a free event for students with disabilities who may not be able to attend ...



Tech Center's 3D Autism Project a national finalist in Samsung 'Solve for Tomorrow' contest  School News Network

Students in 3D Animation are working on a huge project to help those with autism become more successful in social situations. These efforts are drawing ...



New artistic director at Grand Rapids Ballet wants to spotlight city's “world class” company  Michigan Radio

James Sofranko has spent decades dancing on stages from Florida to New York to San Francisco. After growing up in Cincinnati, he went on to study at.



Prom night for people with disabilities, community helps make dreams come true  Fox17

SPARTA, Mich. - Ten years ago, Rhonda Carlisle's autistic child changed history for the town of Sparta and people with special needs. "My son Tom is autistic ...



Teen enters pleas in April crash that killed 1, injured 3 passengers  WZZM13.com

A Comstock Park teen is facing a minimum of nearly 2½ years in prison after pleading no contest to four felony charges stemming from a deadly crash in April ...



Kent County Land Bank plans to rescue Bedford Falls subdivision in Sparta  MLive.com

SPARTA, MI – Thanks to an intervention by the Kent County Land Bank Authority, there may be a wonderful life ahead for Bedford Falls, a "neo-traditional" ...



Pregnant mother, unborn child killed in M-37 crash; friends share memories, admiration  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Young mother, who was also 22 weeks pregnant, overcame odds after dropping out of high school by continuing education and pursuing college degree.



Asleep at the desk: How school begins for many Michigan teens  Bridge Michigan

It may be the the simplest way to improve academic achievement. But starting school later in the morning is a surprisingly tough sell.



Comstock Park teen to stand trial for April crash that killed 1, injured 3  WZZM13.com

A Comstock Park teen has been ordered to stand trial for a deadly crash in April that killed a passenger and critically injured three others when his car slammed ...



Watchung Hills Board of Education Approves $46 Million Budget, Projects Enrollment of Less Than 2000 Students  TAPinto.net

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday, March 20, to approve the tentative 2018-19 ...



Grand Rapids 2017 high school football previews, schedules, more  MLive.com

The 2017 high school football season will kick off Aug. 24-26 for teams across Grand Rapids. Here's a rundown of area teams.



Free Books for Students 'Means the World to Them'  School News Network

When she and her classmates recently gave more than 2,700 books to Gerald R. Ford Academic Center, Chianne TerHaar was happy to know she'd donated ...



Soccer's version of 'The Blind Side'? Honduran orphan 'lifted up' by West Michigan family  MLive.com

SPARTA, MI – One of the first things Franklin Rodriguez did after settling in with his foster parents was ask if they could gather around the television and watch ...



Summerfield takes over Linden's wrestling program | Sports coverage for Fenton, Linden, Holly and Lake Fenton Schools  Fenton Tri County Times

When Kyle Summerfield was wrestling in high school, he had a successful career. The Hartland wrestler held a 181-40 career record and was a two-time ...



Highs in the Mid-Sixties: Revue Spotlights West Michigan '60s Garage Bands and Fenton Records 45s  REVUE

When The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, teens across the country raced to local music shops, picked out guitars and hastily learned ...



Homebuilder promotes new way to build barrier-free houses on concrete slabs  MLive.com

SPARTA, MI - Homebuilder John Bitely says his company has come up with a new way to build a barrier-free house on a concrete slab that's less expensive ...



School, Community Ties Lead to Sprucing  School News Network

Southeast Kelloggsville fourth-graders are planting roots in the community –- roots that will grow into big blue spruce trees. IIvet Sosa-Aragon, Daniel Juarez and ...



Son stabbed mother, himself in suspected murder-suicide, police believe  MLive.com

COURTLAND TOWNSHIP, MI - Police believe that a man fatally stabbed his mother before turning the knife on himself in a suspected murder-suicide.



Searching for serenity: A Detroit family's quest for stability  Michigan Radio

Desiree Foster stands at her stove. She's cooking up some hamburgers and white rice for her two daughters. I'm hovering near her refrigerator when I notice.



New accounts signal that people with disabilities don't have to be poor to get help  Michigan Radio

The time is getting closer for launching special tax-free savings accounts for Michiganders with disabilities. It's called MI-ABLE , the Achieving a Better.



solon center wesleyan church  cedarspringspost

Fear is something that we all experience and struggle with at times. For some it may be fear of the unknown. For others, it may be fear of not having enough.



Group to push medical marijuana for autism, Parkinson's after state's rejection  Michigan Radio

Patients with autism and Parkinson's disease could use medical marijuana under a new effort to overhaul the system in Michigan. The Michigan Responsibility.



Summer camp encourages inclusion with films made by autistic youth  Michigan Radio

This summer marks the 10 th anniversary of a very special summer camp program at Oakland University in Rochester. It's the annual film camp for young.



Tom Noreen  cedarspringspost

Two people are running for two City Council seats in the City of Cedar Springs: incumbent Rose Powell, and Jerry Gross, who was recently appointed to fill the ...



memorial day  cedarspringspost

Posted on 04 June 2018. Tags: Avenue of Flags, Cedar Springs Historical Society, cemetery walk, Elmwood Cemetery, Glen Hill American Legion Post, ...



tree lighting  cedarspringspost

Posted on 29 November 2018. Tags: Cedar Springs Chamber of Commerce, Christmas tree lighting, Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk, tree lighting ...



american legion  cedarspringspost

The American Legion Post #287 in Cedar Springs is proud to welcome their State Commanders and Presidents to our Post home for the annual Early Bird ...



Several candidates running for judge  cedarspringspost

63rd District Court Judge Steven Servaas is retiring after 41 years on the bench. He was elected in 1972, and at age 27, was the youngest judge elected in Kent ...



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