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Sparta High School top scholars

Sparta High School announces the following top scholars for 2018: Denae Mitchell Parents: Troy and Judy Mitchell Activities and awards: Valedictorian, National ...

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 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 sets 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony

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 High School seeking 'Hall of Fame' nominations

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 ...

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 ...

Sparta High School honors student killed in crash with blood drive

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 ...

More than 1,000 people attend the Best Prom Ever

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 ...

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

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Sparta Community Theatre presents: Shrek the Musical  WZZM

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

Historical Commission hosting 'Thank You, Veterans' event

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, ...

U.S. News & World Report ranks several area high schools among the best in state, nation

U.S. News & World Report's "Best High Schools" ranking of the top high schools in Michigan is out for 2017 and several area schools made the grade.

Dirty Dining: Back to school edition

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

Best Prom Ever gives people with disabilities a chance to celebrate

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

After the 2016 "Best Prom Ever," Sparta High School teacher Renee Wyman said she didn't know if the event could get any better. But after the event celebrated ...

Sparta VFW Offers Scholarship to Sussex County Military Families

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

Newsweek Names Sparta High School Among Best in Nation

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Village Council appoints new member to fill vacancy

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

Sparta student dies from crash injuries, 4 teens remain hospitalized

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 Community theatre performs CATS

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 ...

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

Up close with Sparta wheelchair basketball player Natalie Wright

Natalie Wright has signed her National Letter of Intent to play wheelchair basketball at the University of Illinois.

Sparta hires Mark Chapman to coach football team

Veteran Comstock Park football coach Mark Chapman has accepted the head coaching position at Sparta. Sparta principal Matt Spencer said the hire will ...

‘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 ...

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.

Sparta hires new varsity softball, volleyball coaches

SPARTA -- The Sparta Athletic Departments is excited for its upcoming seasons, with a couple of new hirings for their girls sports. Former junior-varsity coach ...

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, ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Lawn mower racing family from Sparta featured in new documentary

Jayson Mikula and his family are featured in an independent film that will be aired 8 p.m. Friday at Sparta High School.

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 ...

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

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

The land bank, which acquired 32 vacant lots for back taxes owed to the Village of Sparta, plans to give the lots to homebuyers who build homes in the ...

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

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 ...

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

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

Michigan's first top 25 boys basketball team rankings for 2017-18

This is the first edition of the MLive's top 25 boys basketball rankings for the 2017-18 season. The rankings will resume in January.

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

The new technology uses a thick foam-type border dug into the ground to protect the slab from frost damage, said John Bitely, president of Sable Homes LLC.

Baseball, softball hitting instructor Bob Simonson moves into larger training facility  The Grand Rapids Press -

The former Sparta standout offers tips to improve your swing.

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 ...

Sports talk radio's Bill Simonson takes 'The Huge Show' national

Popular Michigan fixture now hosts "The Saturday Night Huge Show" on Saturdays on CBS Sports Radio.

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

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

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, ...

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 ...

Ginger Zee, TV hosts featured in new 'The Outer Vibe' music video

WOOD-TV8 hosts Jordan Carson and Rachael Ruiz also featured in music video.

tree lighting  cedarspringspost

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

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.

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 ...

Festival pushes Detroit as international hub for dancers  Michigan Radio

It's all about dance, creativity, and art: the Detroit Dance City Festival returns this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Performances, workshops, networking.

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.

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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