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Four West Michigan Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon Recognition

Schools in Byron Center, East Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Hudsonville are among a select group being honored as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Thirteen schools in Michigan earned the honor along with a total of 279 public and 50 private schools nationwide.

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SAT College Exams To Undergo Major Changes
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Two Grand Rapids Schools Make ‘Top 10′ for SAT Scores in MI

This past spring marked the first time that Michigan high school juniors had to take the SAT's. Prior to, it's always been the ACT's, But the results for the first SAT scores in Michigan have been released by the Department of Education...

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EGR’s Peter Stuursma Named Hope College’s New Head Football Coach

Hope College has named Peter Stuursma its new head football coach.

Stuursma, Hope College alumnus '93, was previously head football coach at East Grand Rapids High School where he won seven state championships in sixteen seasons.

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West Michigan Election Day Results – May 5, 2015

Today, Michigan voters decided if the state sales tax would be increased from six percent to seven percent.

Voters in Byron Township, Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, Grand Haven, Hudsonville, Kentwood, West Ottawa and other communities also had issues on the ballot.

Results are in.

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East Grand Rapids Boys’ Swimming’s Andy MacGregor Named High School Athlete of the Week

Andy MacGregor, a junior who claimed two individual state titles and was on a state champion relay for East Grand Rapids High School boys' swimming team, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Guess What’s Coming Back? Jose Babushka’s

Very rarely does a local restaurant close it's doors or get sold to a bigger company, then 20 years later resurface. Jose Babushka’s is the exception to the rule!

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East Grand Rapids High School Girls’ Swimming’s Emily Converse and Gabby Higgins Named Athletes of the Week

East Grand Rapids girls' swimming and diving's Emily Converse and Gabby Higgins, who each captured two MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 individual state titles in addition to being on two winning relays in leading the Pioneers to a repeat state championship in Oakland, are this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week co-honorees.

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Jeff ‘The Animal Guy’ Musial Entertains, Informs in East Grand Rapids Shows [Photos]

Jeff "The Animal Guy" Musial visited East Grand Rapids on Sunday.

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Wildlife expert Jeff Musial talks with Jimmy Fallon on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." (Photo: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC)
Wildlife expert Jeff Musial talks with Jimmy Fallon on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." (Photo: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC)
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Jeff Musial The Animal Guy’s Wildlife Show Hits East Grand Rapids November 23 [Video]

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Grand Rapids Schools Make Newsweek’s Top List!

If you have lived in the area for any length of time, you know where the good school districts are. East Grand Rapids and Rockford are always near the top of the list. Newsweek magazine (or for you in high school, Newsweek.com) agrees.

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The Daily Hustle Meme

It was the first really nice day Sunday since October of last year. Almost 50. Sunny. Warm. Lost of people out walking, running, enjoying.

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East Grand Rapids One Of “10 Best US Suburbs To Live In”

Way to go EGR! The boyhood home to Gerald Ford has been ranked the 8th "Best Suburb in the US to live in" according to MarketWatch.com, a Wall Street Journal website. The affluent city east of Grand Rapids beat other Michigan hotspots like West Bloomfield and Royal Oak, which didnt make the list, Huntington Woods DID make the list, at number 10. Michigan and New Jersey were the only states to have more than one city on the list.

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