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Renovations planned for Cummings Elementary

Renovations planned for Cummings Elementary

WALKER, Mich.—Cummings Elementary School is about to be transformed.

Grandville Public Schools is reinvesting in the school, adding secure entrances, innovating the inside, and changing the building’s façade and entry glass.  The school’s utilities will also be upgraded.  Debra Reese, the district’s assistant superintendent for business services, told the Walker Planning Commission earlier this month that the improvements are needed because the school has experienced more growth than it originally expected, and the building is aging.

Grandville Schools closed Riverbend Elementary School several years ago, consolidating classes at Cummings Elementary. 

The district hopes to begin renovations over spring break and finish all work before the start of the next school year.

Local superheroes kick off 2014 Relay For Life of Comstock Park

Local superheroes kick off 2014 Relay For Life of Comstock Park

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. - Calling all superheroes to help in the fight against cancer! 

The theme for this year's event is "Superheroes - Finishing the Fight Against Cancer".  Please join our epic crusade at the 2014 Relay For Life Kickoff at Comstock Park High School on Thursday, Jan.

West Catholic goes purple for games against Northview

West Catholic goes purple for games against Northview

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—West Catholic’s varsity basketball teams will be trading in their green for purple Friday as the school hosts its inaugural Purple Community basketball games.

The West Catholic boys' and girls' teams will take on Northview.  The girls will tip off first at 6 p.m.  The boys’ game begins at 7:30 p.m.  Both West Catholic teams will be wearing commemorative purple jerseys for the game that will be auctioned off to benefit biomedical research at the Van Andel Institute.  Students will also be selling purple t-shirts and hosting a glow stick ceremony to honor loved ones affected y cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

West Catholic High School is located at 1801 Bristol Ave. NW in Grand Rapids. 

UPDATE: Plans for shuttered school approved

UPDATE: Plans for shuttered school approved

UPDATE (Thursday, Jan. 16)-- Walker Community Development Director Frank Wash says Feyen Zylstra has been given the green light to begin obtaining building permits to transform the former Fairview Elementary.

The planning commission approved the Grand Rapids' electrical contractor's final site plans Wednesday night.

Feyen Zylstra wants to transform the former Fairview Elementary into its corporate offices. The Grand Rapids firm plans to work with an architectural company to maintain the building’s historical design during the transformation.  Feyen Zylstra also plans to add a warehouse on the southeast corner of the property, located at 2396 Hillside Dr. NW.  

Wash says no community members showed up for Wednesday's public hearing about the proposed plan.

Public hearing Jan. 15 over plans for shuttered school

Public hearing Jan. 15 over plans for shuttered school

WALKER, Mich.—  An electrical contractor will present its final site plans Wednesday night for a shuttered school in Walker.

Feyen Zylstra wants to transform the former Fairview Elementary into its corporate offices. The Grand Rapids firm plans to work with an architectural company to maintain the building’s historical design during the transformation.  Feyen Zylstra also plans to add a warehouse on the southeast corner of the property, located at 2396 Hillside Dr. NW.  

A public hearing over the proposed project will take place during the planning commission meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. inside the Walker City Commission Chambers, 4243 Remembrance Road NW.

Consignment Sale for Used Prom Dresses

Consignment Sale for Used Prom Dresses

All high school gals should check out their closets to see if they might have a formal dress or two they are interested in selling.

West Catholic High is holding their 8th Annual Formal Dress sale on January 11th from 11am to 2pm and anyone is welcome to bring their dresses to sell. All dresses must be in good condition; no missing buttons, broken zippers, holes or stains. The sale does not accept bridesmaid’s dresses but will sell small clutches and wraps. The parents club keeps 25% of the sale for special events at school.

Drop off your dresses on January 8th & 9th from 9am to 3pm in room 103 at the school, located at 1801 Bristol NW in Grand Rapids, MI. Additional information is available by calling Liz Miklosi at 616-887-0087.

Walker food drive nets thousands of donations for families in need

Walker food drive nets thousands of donations for families in need

WALKER, Mich.—Thousands of West Michigan families will have something more to eat, thanks to the hard work of Walker area schools and businesses.

Community Officer Gil Redzinski says 14 businesses and students at Kenowa Hills High School, Central Elementary, Zinser Elementary and West Michigan Academy collected approximately 6,000 non-perishable food items, which were delivered to 30 struggling families Dec. 17.  Approximately 2,000 of those items were collected by Kenowa Hills High School students alone; as a reward, the winning class got a pancake breakfast served by Officer Redzinski and two principals.