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My Town: U.S. News and World Report releases top high schools list

My Town: U.S. News and World Report releases top high schools list

KENTWOOD, Mich.—A charter school in Kentwood is the top West Michigan school on U.S. News & World Report’s latest list of Best High Schools.

The publication recently released its list of the top 500 schools nationally. The rankings are based on the student to teacher ratio, AP course involvement and math and reading proficiency scores.  The School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, TX took the top spot.

In Michigan, 60 schools made the cut, with International Academy in Bloomfield Hills taking the top spot.  Excel Charter Academy-Grand River Prep School in Kentwood ranked second among Michigan schools.  City Middle/High School and Black River Public School were the only other West Michigan schools to crack the top ten.

The list of local schools includes:

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My Town: U.S. 31 construction work means traffic slowdowns

My Town: U.S. 31 construction work means traffic slowdowns

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich.—Winter is over, which means construction season is here.

Crews began work on more than 12 miles of U.S. 31 on Monday.  Workers are resurfacing  the southbound lanes, from Ferris Street to Quincy Street. 

The project is expected to run through June.  Drivers can expect traffic slow-downs in the affected area.  Intermittent single-lane and shoulder closures are planned.  All lanes should be open from 6 a.m. Sunday to 9 a.m. Monday and weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Judge calls convicted murderer a "cold-blooded killer"


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) - A man convicted of killing his sister and her husband in 1987 will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Ryan Wyngarden was sentenced to two life terms Monday in Grand Haven court. Judge John Hulsing, in pronouncing the sentence, called Wyngarden "a cold-blooded killer."

Wyngarden was convicted in March in the case that had gone cold. Prosecutors convinced the jury that Wyngarden had killed his sister and her husband to cover up a sexual relationship he had with his sister while they were minors.

Click here for the previous story of the conviction

MSU’s second annual Gran Fondo cycling event raises funds for skin cancer research

MSU’s second annual Gran Fondo cycling event raises funds for skin cancer research

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Michigan State University College of Human Medicine announces plans for its second annual Gran Fondo on June 28, 2014.

Italian for “Big Ride,” proceeds from this this non-competitive cycling event go towards programs to increase awareness, prevention and detection of skin cancer and supports MSU’s skin cancer research.

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My Town Grand Haven: Play confronts the violence of rape in society today

My Town Grand Haven: Play confronts the violence of rape in society today

 

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - Local playwright Walter (Mac) Davis,  who had written, directed and starred last year in his Emily Dickens play, "Aberration of Starlight", has written another work- a more emotional piece titled "Every Six Minutes Violence" presented on Thursday, April 24 at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Avenue.

Davis’s play brings light to the fact that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. He believes his play provides a painful self-analysis of the violent act of rape to women in today’s society.

“'Every Six Minutes' is an attempt to create a work of art as its title identifies a primary fact: in the U.S. today,  a woman is raped every six minutes-and this statistic reflects only reported rapes,” said Davis.

My Town Grand Haven: 'Lessons from the Renovation and Restoration of a 1880s Home' May 17

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.--  A couple who renovated and restored their historic home in Grand Haven will share their lessons with the community during a special presentation at Loutit District Library on Monday, April 21.

Karl and Barb Rowe will present “Restoring What You Have: Lessons from the Renovation and Restoration of a 1880s Home” at 7 p.m.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Monday’s presentation is meant to promote the Historic Home Tour, which will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 18, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  This year’s tour will focus on historic homes in Spring Lake, with stops at homes on Savidge Street and Maple Terrace. 

Tickets for the tour are $10 or $25 for a ticket plus a year membership to the museum.

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings


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