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Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids, a “blended” tuition-free public high school for students in grades 9-12, has been awarded accreditation from the national accreditation commission, AdvancED. The accreditation report praised Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids for its ability to: effectively use technology to align student schedules based on needs; provide students with immediate feedback on assignments; and to operate the school in an efficient manner for student success.

“Receiving the AdvancED accreditation demonstrates our commitment to excellence and the high quality of our school,” said Dan McMinn, Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids principal.

Second victim in Whitehall crash dies

WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) -- A crash that claimed the life of one Whitehall teenager has claimed another.

Colton Wood, 16, died Sunday afternoon at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Wood had been hospitalized since the August 28 crash.

Jordyn Garza, 18, was behind the wheel of the car. Police say Garza admitted to driving at high speeds and running a stop sign when he crashed in an alley between Mears and Division in Whitehall.

Makayla Stever-Knapp, one of four passengers in the car, died from her injuries.

Police say alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor.

Wood's death will be reported to the Muskegon County Prosecutor. That means the charges against Garza will likely be amended.

Charges as they stand mean Garza could spend up to 15 years in jail.

Whitehall falls to Ravenna

RAVENNA, Mich. (WZZM) -- Ravenna beat Whitehall 54-21 at home.

Ravenna put up points in each of the four quarters, while Whitehall only scored in the second and fourth.

A New Community Program That Keeps Cash Local

A New Community Program That Keeps Cash Local



A New Community Program That Keeps Cash Local


MSU vs. U of M Tailgate

MSU vs. U of M Tailgate




2nd Annual Family Friendly MSU vs. U of M Tailgate

Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore


Muskegon MI:  Football fans are invited to watch the upcoming 104th match-up of the University of Michigan and Michigan State football teams aboard the WWII USS LST-393 Veteran’s Museum moored in the Harbor of Muskegon Lake in downtown Muskegon on Saturday October 25th.  This family friendly event will benefit the children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore.  Kickoff is at 3:30pm and doors will open to the public at 3pm. 


Grant to help Muskegon Opportunity promote higher ed

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- A West Michigan group that promotes post-secondary education is getting a $25,000 grant to boost its work.

Muskegon Opportunity, a local college access network operated by the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, is receiving the grant from the Michigan College Access Network.

The group will use the money to sustain current programs and develop additional intensified services for students from Montague, Muskegon, Ravenna, and Whitehall high schools. Muskegon Opportunity says the funding will help build and sustain college culture and aspirations and teach students about financial readiness for continuing education after high school.

Canoeing in Michigan

Canoeing in Michigan

10/14/2014 - Doc Fletcher: Canoeing in Michigan

‎Tuesday, October 14 at 6:00pm, join Hackley Public Library as PBS-featured author and life-long Michigan resident, Doc Fletcher, presents his hour-long 2014 canoeing and kayaking program, "Canoeing in Michigan". There'll be a free drawing held and one person will win a gift certificate good for a free canoe or kayak day trip. For those interested, Doc will sign and sell copies of his many published books on canoeing and kayaking in Michigan and Wisconsin. www.hackleylibrary.org