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How one Michigan credit union is helping ease customers from payday loans  Bridge Michigan

After debt, a second chance for rural borrowers through a capped loan program and community education.

In the spotlight Sunday: New Performing Arts Center grand opening / 2-7-19  Hastings Banner

The early rendering of the Hastings High School Performing Arts Center was unveiled to the school board in August 2016. Joan Van Houten Staff Writer

'Beauty and the Beast' opens tonight in Hastings / 3-14-19  Hastings Banner

Paige Eagle dances and sings to “Be Our Guest” during dress rehearsal Tuesday at Hastings High School's production of “Beauty and the Beast.” (Photo by ...

Big plans after the big day for Hastings senior class  Hastings Banner

Joan Van Houten Staff Writer Hastings High School graduating class of 2019 celebrated commitments to postgraduate plans at Decision Day on May 10.

HS basketball: McGuire joins 1000-point club as Cards sweep Hastings  WTVB News

HASTINGS, MI (WTVB) - History was made in the Hastings High School gym for Coldwater's Gage McGuire, as he became the third Cardinal boys basketball ...

Memorial for a father and his son ends with one last ride / 2-28-19  Hastings Banner

Dalton Kennedy, 21, with his mom, Wendy Kennedy, depart after Saturday's memorial for Steven and Joseph Kennedy, who died in a traffic accident on Charlton ...

Hastings High School top seniors announced / 3-22-18  Hastings Banner

Hastings High School seniors receiving top academic honors for 2018 are (from left, front row) Lillian Wierenga, Aaron Newberry, Elliza Tolles, Kayla Carlson, ...

Teen arrested in connection with Hastings High School bomb threat  WWMT-TV

The Barry County Prosecutor's Office charged a 17-year-old in connection with making a false bomb threat against the high school.A threat was written on a ...

Former Alief Hastings High School football player identified as 1 of 2 victims killed in shooting  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police are trying to find the person responsible for the shooting that killed two people and injured a 16-year-old in southwest ...

Hastings High School rock painted with anti-gay phrases  Fox17

HASTINGS, Mich. – Some community members in Hastings are upset after high school students allegedly painted anti-gay phrases on a prominent rock ...

Hastings High School names top students in class of 2017 / 3-23-17  Hastings Banner

Joan Van Houten Staff Writer An academic student honors presentation opened the Hastings Area Schools Board of Education meeting March 20, with 12 ...

Teresa Heide named new principal for Hastings High School / 2-23-17  Hastings Banner

Construction contracts awarded. Amy Jo Kinyon Managing Editor Congratulations were aplenty at Monday nights Hastings Area School Board of Education for ...

Hastings High School announces homecoming royalty /10-6-16  Hastings Banner

The 2016 Hastings High School fall homecoming royalty includes (front row, from left) Braeden Wescott, Mary Green, Jenelle Bailey, Emily Sprague, Megan ...

The 10 Best High School Marching Bands In West Michigan

After 43,960 votes the Best West Michigan High School Marching Band is... Before we get to the results I want to thank everyone for showing love for their local ...

Threat shuts down Hastings Area Schools

Schools in the Hastings area are closed Monday after a threat was made to the high school.

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

Hastings High School student in custody for allegedly making threat on social media  KTRK-TV

A Hastings High School student in Alief ISD was taken into custody after a threat was made on social media against the school, officials say.

Pamela Headley Hobert was born March 19, 1953 to Eugene and Velma Headley  Hastings Banner

Pamela Headley Hobert was born March 19, 1953 to Eugene and Velma Headley. Pam's struggle with the wicked disease ALS is over and now is sleeping in ...

Gov. Whitmer makes appointments to the Governor's Educator Advisory Council

LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - Governor Gretchen Whitmer Thursday announced the following appointments to the Governor's Educator Advisory Council. “If we're ...

Whitmer announces her choices for the Governor's Educator Advisory Council  WILX-TV

The Governor's Educator Advisory Council was created by Whitmer signing Executive Order No. 2019-09.

Petoskey principal appointed to advisory council | Featured-pnr  Petoskey News-Review

PETOSKEY — Mandy Stewart, principal of Petoskey High School, was recently appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the new Governor's Educator Advisory ...

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

Post-secondary education funding starts with gas tax increase, Whitmer says  WWMT-TV

Giving more opportunity for people to get an education is a goal of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that she announced during her first State of the State ...

Hastings school board welcomes new teachers / 8-20-15  Hastings Banner

New Hastings Area School System teachers introduced at the district's board of education meeting Monday evening are (front row, from left) Jennifer Drontle, ...

Undefeated start continues for Saxon girls' tennis / 4-26-18  Hastings Banner

Hastings first singles player Emma Beemer hits a serve at her foe from Jackson Northwest Thursday at Hastings High School. (Photo by Perry Hardin) Between ...

Homecoming court ready to represent / 9-28-17  Hastings Banner

The homecoming court members standing at the ready to represent Hastings High School are (front row, from left) Callie Borden, Emma Post, Zoe Engle, Kayla ...

Matthew R. 'Matt' Friend | Obituaries  Hastings Tribune

Hastings resident Matthew R. "Matt" Friend, 64, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at his home. Celebration of Life is 3 p.m. Thursday, December 20, ...

Students, parents show up in support of Confederate flag in Hastings schools  Fox17

HASTINGS, Mich. -- Dozens of students showed up at a meeting of the Hastings Public Schools board and shared their feelings over flying their Confederate ...

Kevin Krier, fashion show producer and Hastings native, dies at 64  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Hastings native Kevin Krier went from humble beginnings to producing fashion shows for celebrities. He died after a short illness in San Francisco on April 10 at ...

It's on to adulthood for Hastings senior boys / 5-10-18  Hastings Banner

Hastings High School senior boys receive recognition at the Hastings rotary luncheon. Seniors attending are (front row, from left) Tyler Johnson, Wyatt Owen, ...

Hastings students submit petition for right to display Confederate battle flag  Michigan Radio

Students at Hastings High School have submitted a petition with 304 signatures asking to be allowed to display the Confederate battle flag on school.

Prom 2015: Hastings High School 'Masquerade' theme prom is night of glamour, intrigue

Hastings High School's prom was held Saturday, May 2, at the Prince Conference Center. Students chose "Masquerade" as their theme. Prom season is ...

Mattawan, Allegan, Delton-Kellogg bands among top winners in Hastings Marching Band Invitational

The Hastings Marching Band Invitational drew more than 2619 marchers on Saturday.

Parents of Hastings boy run over by homecoming float share hope as his recovery begins

Keegan Lindsey averted serious injury likely by just a few inches, his mother, Erin Lindsey, said.

Senator tours Hastings Fiberglass, meets with business and county leaders / 11-2-17  Hastings Banner

Senator Gary Peters (left) inspects an extension pole while President of Hastings Fiberglass David Russell explains why it is so popular with professionals in the ...

Peekskill, Hastings only Westchester schools to win $10K grants for theater programs  The Journal News |

The grants, tied to NBC's new school-theater drama "Rise," will boost drama programs at 2 local high schools.

Coldwater boasts four individual champions, one gold medal relay team at Division One Regionals  Coldwater Daily Reporter

MASON — Although the Coldwater Cardinal men's Track and Field team will not be repeating as MHSAA Division One Track and Field State Champions, this ...

John Barnett's life spanned a century / 4-19-18  Hastings Banner

John Barnett thoroughly enjoyed spending time outdoors. (Photos provided) Humor and community *service* part of his nature. A lifelong, active Hastings resident ...

Hastings police chief retires, recalls memorable moments as small town's top cop for 25 years  The Grand Rapids Press -

A repeat offender criminal recently told Jerry Sarver, who retired last week, "Thanks for protecting the city from people like me."

Pamela Rose Gabriel | Obituaries  Muscatine Journal

October 31, 1951-August 19, 2018. KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Pamela Rose Gabriel, 66, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, formerly of Muscatine, passed away peacefully ...

NBC Awards Grants to 50 High School Theatre Departments Ahead of Rise Premiere

The network's R.I.S.E. (Recognizing and Inspiring Student Expression) America grant program provides funds for production expenses, master classes, and ...

South Dakota School Makes List of NBC's RISE America Grant Winners  KDLT News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A school in White, SD has been awarded a $10000 grant through NBC's R.I.S.E. Grant program inspired by the network's upcoming drama.

Minnesota Has 58 Of Americas Best High Schools In 2018: US News  Southwest Minneapolis, MN Patch

MN Has 58 Of America's Best High Schools: US News - Southwest Minneapolis, MN - U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in ...

Former Kinkaid star Jaedon LeDee transfers to TCU  Houston Chronicle

Former Kinkaid star Jaedon LeDee officially signed with TCU on Friday, completing his transfer from Ohio State.

Whitmore Lake High gets grant to prepare students for college, careers

Whitmore Lake High School is one of 11 high schools across the state recently awarded grant funding to support students as they prepare for college and future ...

Hastings finds closure in murder verdict, fresh sorrow teen shooting

Hastings residents hope Monday's guilty verdict for the suspect in the 2006 slaying of Laura Dickinson will bring some closure to the young woman's family.

Plan comes together as chef opens his first restaurant in former Hastings Press site

Lots of restoration work has gone into opening Seasonal Grille.

Family, church group to carry out murdered Hastings woman's mission with 'Living Laura's Hope' trip to Africa  The Grand Rapids Press -

HASTINGS -- Laura Dickinson was murdered before she got a chance to fulfill her dream of helping orphans in Africa. But almost four years since she was killed ...

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Hastings man killed in motorcycle crash was new father, worked two jobs  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Police are investigating the crash, trying to determine the speed of the motorcycle.

Thornapple Plaza slated for April opening / 3-10-16  Hastings Banner

By Angela Baranski Staff Writer The idea for an amphitheater had been part of the Hastings landscape for decades. The reality of the Thornapple Plaza ...

Hastings wood carver David Wilcox quietly brings out the details of nature

The 62-year-old finds tranquility as he crafts waterfowl, fish, songbirds and more in his cozy shop space. Get him outside, however, and he's quick to point out ...

Plant City “rises” to top in nationwide theatre contest  Plant City Observer

Plant City High was one of 50 schools chosen out of 1000 applicants for a $10000 NBC R.I.S.E grant. The money will be used to enhance the school's drama ...

HOMETOWN HERO: Marpet back in Hastings-on-Hudson to await NFL Draft call  Finger Lakes Times

GENEVA — Understandably, Alexander “Ali” Marpet is the “Big Man on Campus” wherever he goes these days.

Lake Trust Credit Union Provides Opportunity to Michigan Educators  PR Web

Lake Trust Credit Union has awarded Michigan Educator Cathy Longstreet, Counselor at Hastings High School, funding through the organization's Professional ...

Aspiring model shot in head inside NW Houston apartment  KTRK-TV

An aspiring Houston model was discovered dead inside her northwest Houston apartment.

Calling it "offensive to many," Lowell says it will remove riverboat's name  Michigan Radio

As political pushback heats up over confederate monuments, the city of Lowell is dropping the name Robert E. Lee from a longtime community attraction.

Detroit native makes burning Confederate flags a Memorial Day tradition  Michigan Radio

It's Memorial Day on Monday. Some Michiganders will be visiting cemeteries, others will attend parades, and many will be lighting up the grill. One person.

America's Top Schools 2014  Newsweek

Newsweek's 2014 Rankings highlights schools that do the absolute best job of preparing students for college. This year, our methodology is more stringent than ...

West Michigan Congressmen nominate 30 students for acceptance to military service academies  The Grand Rapids Press -

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, nominated 20 students to be considered for military academies and Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, 10.

Traverse City police officer suspended after flying Confederate flag at “Love Trumps Hate” rally  Michigan Radio

Since Donald Trump's election there has been an increase nationwide in reports of harassment and intimidation of minorities. One such incident is making.

Dr. John Azevedo, a cardiologist known for his cowboy boots and his warmth  Kalamazoo Gazette -

KALAMAZOO -- You could always hear the sound of Dr. John Azevedo's cowboy boots as he walked along the hospital's tile floor....

America's Top High Schools 2015  Newsweek

The Newsweek High School Rankings assess schools based on a broad range of data to determine which institutions do the best job of preparing students for ...

ICSO welcomes 2 deputies  Sentinel-Standard

Two new road patrol deputies have joined the Ionia County Sheriff's Office Uniformed Services Unit. Rachel Ervin was sworn in Tuesday, Aug. 26, by Sheriff ...

John Daly wears Astros pants in first round of Insperity Invitational  Houston Chronicle

John Daly is in town playing in the Insperity Invitational, and he paid tribute to the city's baseball team with his trademark loud pants during Friday's first round.

The Most Impressive Kids Graduating From High School This Year  Business Insider

They're only 17 or 18 years old, but most of them have already accomplished more than many of us do in our entire lives. This list includes kids who are ...

Jens story: Marine Corps veteran reflects on deployment  Monroe Evening News

'I'm not done serving," Jen Ratliff said. Her next career path is to become a police officer.

Bancroft celebrates Indigenous Day  Bancroft This Week

June 27, 2018. Wenu and Chaska Pine perform with their mother Urpi and Karen Moore as part of the Shawashgun Ikwe singing group. / NATE SMELLE Staff.

I'm a millennial and my generation sucks  New York Post

Millennials are the worst. I should know — I am one. At 26, I'm stuck in the middle of the world's most maligned, mocked and discussed age group. And I...

Jim Harrison: Exploring Michigan writer's expansive career  Detroit Free Press

The following article is a slightly adapted excerpt of the book, "Michigan Literary Luminaries: From Elmore Leonard to Robert Hayden" (by Anna Clark, History ...

Army Reserve draws teenage crowds with Multiple Amputation Trauma Trainer  DVIDS

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Army Reserve's 322nd Medical Company (MEDCO) Detachment 1 partnered with Michigan Works!, Spectrum Health and other ...

Solla-Carcaba considered a city landmark  St. Augustine Record

What is now called The Solla-Carcaba Building at 88 Riberia was started in 1907 and completed in 1909 on a marshy piece of land along Riberia Street once ...

Maxo Kream Net Worth 2018 - How Much is He Worth Now?  Gazette Review

Maxo Kream found himself in the limelight after dropping a remix version of Rigamortis by Kendrick Lamar in late 2011. What is his 2017 net worth?

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