Youth

Feature Story Students visit Wolverine Coil Spring during Discover Manufacturing Week. 

‘Eye-opening’ event helps students discover manufacturing


Feature Story The Outdoor Discovery Center's new nature playscape is one of several the nonprofit has built and plans to build in West Michigan.

ODC opens crowdfunded natural play space


Feature Story Students study at the Boys & GIrls Club Lift Zone.
Feature Story In 2019, Cadets #4518 built an agility course for the dog park at Ottawa County Fairgrounds.
Feature Story Sara Magnuson
Feature Story Fifth-grader Evan Weesies has an all-terrain wheelchair that gives him the freedom to move around his family’s Muskegon County farm
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10 highlights from the Grand Haven Hispanic Heritage Fiesta


Feature Story Kids who attended Pumpkinfest enjoyed having their faces painted, climbing on inflatables, riding a barrel train, and playing a variety of fall yard games, including bowling with pumpkins.
Feature Story From left West Ottawa Superintendent Timothy Bearden, Holland Public Schools Superintendent Shanie Keelean, and Zeeland Public Schools Superintendent Brandi-Lyn Mendham

Three new superintendents talk about priorities, challenges ahead


Feature Story Steve and Jill Miskelley are honoring their late son, Ian, a champion University of Michigan swimmer, with plans to open the Be Better Mental Wellness Center in Holland.
Feature Story The WMS’s Debut Strings string orchestra program performs in 2019. The proposed Tune Up program is also a string orchestra program, slated to begin in 2022 in Muskegon Public Schools, in collaboration with their IMPACT after-school program.

Symphony announces $5M campaign to build an endowment


Feature Story Bentley Weeks, 7, and Lori Appeldorn water the plants in the pockets of a Florafelt in the alley between 18th and 19th Streets along River and Central Avenues in Holland, Michigan, July 30, 2021.

Rally for the Alley transforms neighborhood, neighbors


Feature Story The first WiFi-connected “Lift Zone” in Muskegon is helping students stay connected online.

Boys & Girls Club gets first ‘Lift Zone’ in Muskegon


Feature Story Spring Lake seniors Inez Allard, Haley Brosnan, Eleanor Vega and Victoria Airo spent the summer creating Spring Lake’s newest mural. 

Teen artists create mural to share ideas for a vibrant world


Feature Story John Lehnert

Ushering in another back-to-school season