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  1. EGR student's weather balloon visits CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 |

    An East Grand Rapids girl has a neat story to tell after the weather balloon she launched as part of a school project ended up in Canada. "We took a cooler, and we attached a parachute and high-altitude weather balloon to it with a tracker inside," Brit Steketee, a third-grader at Wealthy Elementary, explained to 24 Hour News 8 Wednesday.


  2. Police nab suspect in Woodland Mall theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 30 |

    After more than an hour of searching, police captured a suspect believed to have been stealing from the Woodland Mall in Kentwood. Kent County dispatchers said security guards spotted the man stealing over the security cameras around 7:20 a.m., before the mall opened for business.


  3. GR dive shop, Mary Free Bed team up for diving classRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 17 |

    EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A Grand Rapids dive shop teamed up with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital to get 20 former patients certified in diving.


  4. 40 years of fire safety failure: Can it be fixed?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 |

    In a May 29, 1977 file photo, The Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky., lies in rubble after a fire there the night before killed 165 people. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.


  5. East Grand Rapids police searching for missing girl, 14Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2018 |

    EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - East Grand Rapids officers are turning to the public for help finding a missing East Grand Rapids girl.


  6. Schools in East GR, Grand Rapids react to threatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2018 |

    The Grand Rapids Police Department says East Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids Christian High School and Grand Rapids' Union High School all received bomb threats left as voicemails over the weekend. "No indication that any of these threats were credible, but we take all school threats seriously," GRPD tweeted Monday afternoon.


  7. Police seek nearly nude man seen on Reeds Lake TrailRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2018 |

    East Grand Rapids public safety officers are looking for a suspicious man seen on the Reeds Lake Trail wearing nothing but Speedo-type underwear. Officers say they've taken three similar reports about a partially nude man in that area, either dancing or making lewd gestures.


  8. WWII hero recounts rescue mission, Silver Star momentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2018 |

    A World War II hero from West Michigan is sharing his story about the life-saving role he played in one of the most successful military operations in U.S. history, which earned him the Silver Star. Frank Krhovsky of Ionia was 19 in early 1945.


  9. POLL: Football Frenzy play of the week - Week 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2018 |

    Week 8 of the Football Frenzy gave us four candidates for play of the week bragging rights, including three on the defensive side of the ball. Jack Billo and Jalen Broussard - East Grand Rapids.


  10. China change propels recycling costs in Kent Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2018 |

    The cost of recycling in Kent County is expected to nearly double for many customers next year, leading to fears that the plastic and paper that's been going into park benches and cereal boxes will end up in the dump. "The fear really is that people will look at the cost of recycling as a barrier and decide not to do it," said Kent County Department of Public Works marketing director Kristen Wieland.


  11. EGR threat suspect charged with false report of terrorismRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 |

    Grand Rapids police say a man arrested for threatening an East Grand Rapids student, leading to partial lockdowns at two schools, was found in the student's home. Windell Sallie, 28, is facing a charge of making a false report of terrorism, a 20-year felony, and one count of illegal entry, a 90-day misdemeanor.


  12. Threat to student sparks partial lockdown at EGR schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2018 |

    In a message to district families, East Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Heidi Kattula said a family member alerted the district to the threat, which was sparked by a familial dispute. The district says the suspect is not in custody.


  13. POLL: Football Frenzy play of the week - Week 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 |

    This week's competition for the Football Frenzy play of the week features great moves from three high school wide receivers. John Sheridan - The East Grand Rapids junior made a diving jump backward to secure a 35-yard touchdown pass from Jalen Broussard.


  14. Frenzy preview: EGR aims for undefeated O-K Gold runRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2018 |

    Editor's note: As high school football kicks off, the Frenzy team has the rundown on what local teams have cooking. This article looks at the teams in the O-K Gold conference: East Grand Rapids, South Christian, Grand Rapids Christian, Forest Hills Eastern, Wayland, Wyoming and Thornapple Kellogg.


  15. Grand Rapids Kilwins reopens with new ownersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 |

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - More than six months after it shut its doors unexpectedly, the Kilwins chocolate shop in downtown Grand Rapids reopened Monday.


  16. City: Low level of PFAS in Grand Rapids water systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 |

    PFAS has been detected in the Grand Rapids city water system, but at levels well below that of Environmental Protection Agency's advised limit. City tests performed in April show combined levels of PFAS, a likely carcinogen, at 3.19 parts per trillion, according to Grand Rapids Acting Manager of Communications Amy Snow-Buckner.


  17. Active shooter training held at EGR High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 |

    Several local law enforcement agencies and rescue workers are teaming up to take part in active shooter training this week. The training is taking place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at East Grand Rapids High School.


  18. Neighbors want DEQ to stop development, save wetlandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 |

    A meeting at Fifth Reformed Church on Griggs Street SE regarded a proposed development that would affect some wetlands along the Grand Rapids-East Grand Rapids line.


  19. EGR boys advance, girls out in lacrosse playoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2018 |

    In Division 2 boys lacrosse, Forest Hills Central defeated Orchard Lake Saint Mary 19-3. It was FHC's fifth consecutive win by double figures.


  20. Five candidates remain in East Grand Rapids superintendent searchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2018 |

    The board, whose search is being assisted by the Michigan Association of School Boards, met in May to review 29 applications before selecting five individuals to bring in for interviews. Natalie Bernecker, East Grand Rapids Public Schools Board of Education President, said in a press release that the board was excited by the candidate field.


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