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Journey comes full circle for Joe Brya, who is tabbed new Grand Ledge football coach  Lansing State Journal

Joe Brya grew up as a football player in Grand Ledge. He also got his first taste of being a football coach as an assistant with the Comets. And now he's returning ...



AVI training at local high school on Tuesday  WILX-TV

Residents near Grand Ledge High School should be aware of a training that takes place Tuesday night.



Parents support Grand Ledge School District bonuses  WILX-TV

A Mid-Michigan school district is getting support from the community after the board approved a performance bonus for teachers and district employees.



Voters to decide two Grand Ledge schools tax proposals Nov. 6  Lansing State Journal

The proposals - one for $118.6M and another for $29.4M - would fund a restructuring of grade levels and building and grounds improvements.



2018 LSJ Great Grads: Grand Ledge High School  Lansing State Journal

The Lansing State Journal proudly presents the 2018 Great Grads from across the region. This special feature recognizes the top high school students from 45 ...



Students raise money for local homeless  WILX-TV

Local students are turning their long time rivalry into some friendly competition to help raise money for the Mid-Michigan homeless population.



Students at Grand Ledge High School hold walkout in support of 2nd amendment  WILX-TV

Students at Grand Ledge High School exercised their first amendment rights to show their support for the second amendment.



Grand Ledge H.S. students hold walkout in support of Second Amendment  Lansing State Journal

Close to 100 students at Grand Ledge High School walked out of class Wednesday morning in a show of support for the second amendment.



Putnam: Grand Ledge classmates work to bring murder victim home for funeral  Lansing State Journal

LANSING – A tight-knit group of friends from Eric Nelson's school days in Grand Ledge is working to bring his body back home after the 28-year-old was shot to ...



Newcomer KJ Rai has memorable finish to varsity debut for Okemos boys basketball  Lansing State Journal

GRAND LEDGE - KJ Rai didn't know where he would end up when he went through tryouts in the Okemos boys basketball program in November. He also didn't ...



Grand Ledge man pleads guilty to producing child pornography  WLNS

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (WLNS) - An Eaton County man who used several aliases online to get sexually explicit photos from minors, pleaded guilty in federal court ...



Matt Bird Leaves His Position As Grand Ledge Football Coach  thegame730am.com

Veteran Grand Ledge High School head football coach Matt Bird has left his position to take another unnamed job. This according to the school district's ...



Putnam: Big tipper puts Grand Ledge waitress on path to college  Lansing State Journal

GRAND LEDGE – Customers have given waitress Jesika Price good tips for *service* in the past, but nothing compares to a recent check from a patron. Price, 19 ...



This woman needed a handicap van, so Grand Ledge stepped up to help.  Lansing State Journal

Grand Ledge's Beth Koenigsknecht needs a handicap-accessible van. So the community has raised thousands to help her family buy one.



Students graduate from virtual school  WILX-TV

GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (WILX) - Friday120 students receive their high school diplomas, saying good-bye to high school but saying hello to some of their ...



Grand Ledge reacts to high school bomb threats  Spartan Newsroom

A bomb threat at Grand Ledge High School, coupled with similar threats made against surrounding area schools, resulted in multiple active Shelter-in-Place and ...



Grand Ledge High School seniors launch clothing company  Spartan Newsroom

For most people, high school is a far ways away from establishing yourself as a bonafide, contributing member to society. For others, like Grand Ledge High ...



Michigan State staffer charged in MSU student's death in January crash involving moped  Lansing State Journal

Michigan State University facilities staffer charged with causing MSU student's death in fatal moped crash in East Lansing MI.



"Brought light everywhere she went," friend speaks out about MSU student  WILX-TV

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Updates with funeral information. News 10 learned new information on the student who was killed after the moped she was ...



Grief counseling at Grand Ledge High School today after death of student  WILX-TV

Grief counselors will be at Grand Ledge High School this morning beginning at 10 a.m. to help students cope with the loss of a classmate. Everson Guild died ...



Big tipper puts Michigan waitress on path to college  WZZM13.com

GRAND LEDGE, Mich. – Customers have given waitress Jesika Price good tips for *service* in the past, but nothing compares to a recent check from a patron.



70 photos of Mona Shores defeating Midland in semifinal game  MLive.com

Muskegon Mona Shores defeated Midland 49-28 in a Division 2 semifinal game on Saturday at Grand Ledge High School.



Former Grand Ledge coach Arv Pettit remembered as 'passionate' and 'loyal'  Lansing State Journal

GRAND LEDGE - During the more than two decades he coached freshmen football at Grand Ledge High School, Arv Pettit tried to impart a few life lessons.



Official: Misunderstanding led to Grand Ledge lockdown  Lansing State Journal

GRAND LEDGE - A brief lockdown at three Grand Ledge Schools Wednesday stemmed from a misunderstood conversation about plans to play paintball, ...



These are the Lansing area high school boys basketball players to watch this winter  Lansing State Journal

Central Michigan-bound Caleb Hodgson and GVSU signee Sean Cobb are among some of the top returning players in region.



Coach: Michigan State student killed in campus crash 'had a beautiful life ahead of her'  Lansing State Journal

EAST LANSING - Tiana Seville was a determined and talented athlete who led by example. But those who knew her are more likely to remember her radiant ...



Insight School of Michigan to Hold Commencement Ceremony  Business Wire

Insight School of Michigan (ISMI) will celebrate the Class of 2018 at an in-person commencement ceremony on Friday, June 1 at the Grand Ledge High Sch.



Autopsy shows Grand Ledge teen died of natural causes  Lansing State Journal

Everson Guild died July 24 during a workout at Grand Ledge High School. An investigation concluded he died of "undetermined" natural causes.



Group wants artificial turf in Grand Ledge stadium  Lansing State Journal

GRAND LEDGE - A group of parents, teachers and community members have initiated a campaign to raise $750,000 in the next seven months to pay for an ...



Grand Ledge community concerned about modified calendar proposal  Spartan Newsroom

The first Grand Ledge School Board meeting of the month attracted about 100 community members, as many were concerned with the proposal to switch from a ...



See how Lansing-area high schools rank on state's new public school rating system  Lansing State Journal

A new rating system for public schools in Michigan debuted last week with Williamston High School at the top among local high schools.



Grand Ledge students march in support of teachers  Lansing State Journal

GRAND LEDGE - Students carrying signs in support of Grand Ledge teachers walked from the high school to Sawdon School this afon.



As long-time coach faces challenges, Grand Ledge responds  Lansing State Journal

GRAND LEDGE — Arv Pettit worked at General Motors for 30 years. He was 19 when he started and, by the time he retired, he'd been at three different Lansing ...



Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Part of Grand Ledge  WKAR

The city of Grand Ledge has issued a Boil Water Advisory for people who live along Brookside Drive, Gretchen Lane as well as Beagle Elementary School,



Grand Ledge High School prom: See more than 100 photos from Comets' big dance (with video)  MLive.com

We took a lot of photos, Comets. Do you see yourselves in here? Let us know!



8 West Michigan football teams vying for a trip to Ford Field  WZZM13.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A year of hard work and dedication to getting better is about to come to a head for some of our West Michigan football teams.



Schools Rule: Grand Ledge High School  WILX-TV

News 10 kicked off Schools Rule right at Grand Ledge High School. The Comets are full of school pride, and talked about what sets their community apart.



Couch: Where Al Horford ranks all-time among Lansing area basketball players and athletes  Lansing State Journal

In the hierarchy of basketball players from Greater Lansing, Al Horford stands alone at No. 2. All-time, it's Magic. Then Al. It's been this way for a while. This year's ...



Lansing area high school boys soccer overview  Lansing State Journal

Here is an overview of the high school boys soccer teams in the Lansing area. This reflects info submitted by area coaches. CAAC BLUE. Coaches' predictions: ...



UPDATE: Snow plow driver in fatal accident charged with misdemeanor  WILX-TV

LANSING (WILX) -- Adam Young, of Laingsburg, was arraigned Tuesday for a moving violation causing death. The Ingham County Prosecutor's Office says that ...



Michigan Center woman gets new wood floor thanks to students, Jackson nonprofits  MLive.com

"When she sees the job we're doing and is overwhelmed by it, that's a pretty powerful and cool thing." -- Sam Konen, Jackson Habitat for Humanity volunteer.



'I was not done being a mother': Grand Ledge mom with group fighting opioids  Lansing State Journal

In Eaton County, new group takes aim at 'widespread' opioid addiction.



Things to do around Greater Lansing | December 2018  Lansing State Journal

Community events happening around Greater Lansing in December 2018.



Grand Ledge remembers 18-year-old killed in car accident  WILX-TV

It's a somber night in the Grand Ledge community. People are trying to cope with the sudden death of a beloved high school student. 18-year-old Jonathan ...



2018 TOP OF THE TOWN WINNERS  City Pulse

BEST BAR. BEST DANCE BAR: GREEN DOOR (Green Door also won Best Music. Venue) So many venues in Lansing struggle to find a groove and disappear, ...



Students paint MSU rock and hold vigil in honor of Tiana Seville  WILX-TV

Students gathered at the rock on MSU's campus Monday night to honor and remember a student gone too soon.



Four Muskegon County teams still chasing football titles  WZZM13.com

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. - Ten years ago in November, four high school football teams from Muskegon County won state titles at Ford Field. The possibility ...



Michigan high school basketball scores for Tuesday, Feb. 13  Detroit Free Press

High school basketball sores from around the state of Michigan.



Grand Ledge school district bond proposal fails by just 83 votes  MLive.com

LANSING – The Grand Ledge school district's bond proposal – that would have raise nearly $60 million to finance security improvements at all school buildings, ...



Pat O'Keefe still going strong for Grand Ledge baseball  Lansing State Journal

Pat O'Keefe has spent nearly a half-century in the dugout. And the 71-year-old is still going strong as the leader of the Grand Ledge baseball program. O'Keefe ...



Lockdown lifted at Holt High School after 'Jesus' bomb threat message  Lansing State Journal

School was put on lockdown for a few hours before police cleared area about noon.



Student on Grand Ledge High School teacher charged with sex crimes: 'It was the only time I felt loved, in a sense, by anybody'  MLive.com

Jason Algra, 32, was bound over toward trial on sex crime charges stemming from his alleged abuse of a 15-year-old and 17-year-old male Grand Ledge High ...



Meet the high school boys basketball Dream Team and all-area selections  Lansing State Journal

Here is a look at the Lansing State Journal boys basketball Dream Team and all-area selections. Members of the Dream Team will be recognized at the LSJ ...



Waverly school board race intensifies  Spartan Newsroom

The Waverly school board race that once did not have enough candidates to fill the ballot for four open seats now has seven candidates. Four people met the ...



Band, take the field! Grand Ledge hosts exhibition  Lansing State Journal

That's a lot of brass: Grand Ledge exhibition features high school and MSU bands.



Grand Ledge High School science teacher, swim coach charged with 8 sex crimes with 2 students  MLive.com

CHARLOTTE, MI -- A Grand Ledge High School science teacher and swim team coach has been charged with eight counts of criminal sexual conduct involving ...



Grand Ledge, Spartan Marching Bands Prep for Expo  WILX-TV

Twenty-one high school bands and the Michigan State University Marching Band are converging on Grand Ledge High School Wednesday.



Grand Ledge teacher-coach gets 5 years in prison in sex case  Sentinel-Standard

A mid-Michigan man who was a teacher and swim coach has been sentenced to at least five years in prison for having sex with a teenager in 2011.



Mayor’s update: Grand Ledge area has new fire department chief  Lansing State Journal

Acting fire chief becomes chief. The City of Grand Ledge and Oneida Township have a new fire chief. On Monday, Jan. 16, the Grand Ledge Area Emergency ...



Jason's army: Grand Ledge rallies around one of its own  Lansing State Journal

30-year community volunteer Jason Dart isn't fighting ALS alone.



Jury deliberating in Grand Ledge High School teacher's sexual abuse case  MLive.com

GRAND LEDGE, MI -- A jury is discussing the fate of a Grand Ledge High School teacher accused of having sexual relationships with two underage students.



Grand Ledge teen accused of sex with girl, 12, released on bond  Detroit Free Press

A Grand Ledge teenager charged with sexual misconduct in connection with an incident involving a 12-year-old girl can be released from custody while he ...



Four players selected as finalists for the 2018 Miss Basketball award  Detroit Free Press

Camree Clegg, Kaela Webb, Jaida Hampton and Lasha Petree are the four finalists selected for the 2018 Miss Basketball award.



Lakewood Public Schools announces changes in leadership  Sentinel-Standard

Lakewood Public Schools has named Keith Carpenter as the principal at Lakewood Elementary School.



City of Midland rallies around football team ahead of semi-finals game  WNEM Saginaw

The city of Midland is getting fired up because Midland High's football team will head to the state semi-finals this weekend.



Grand Ledge holds off DeWitt in much-hyped showdown  USA TODAY High School Sports

GRAND LEDGE – Antonio Rush and the Grand Ledge football team were on a mission to start building some positive momentum after a season-opening loss.



Lake Fenton/Goodrich girls lacrosse season ends in regional semis  Fenton Tri County Times

Grand Ledge — A little over three years ago Megan Lynch had never played lacrosse before. On Wednesday, she was in tears as the senior saw her high ...



McPherson to head 2019 Lugnuts staff  WILX-TV

Former Major Leaguer Dallas McPherson will become the 15th manager in Lansing Lugnuts franchise history.



Grand Ledge's Ba Blamo finds violent peace in football  Lansing State Journal

Junior running back who escaped war-torn Liberia has found hope in Grand Ledge.



Eaton County deputy after killing teen, 17: 'I'm bleeding'  Detroit Free Press

ROXAND TWP. – About three minutes before an Eaton County sheriff's sergeant shot and killed a 17-year-old high school student during an apparent struggle, ...



Grand Ledge's O'Keefe part of inaugural hall class  Lansing State Journal

Veteran Comet baseball coach one of 10 entering Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame Thursday.



2018 Michigan Mr. Basketball finalists: All 5 off to Big Ten schools  Detroit Free Press

All five finalists for the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award have signed with Big Ten schools with Michigan State and Michigan each nabbing two.



Couple restoring Grand Ledge's largest home  Lansing State Journal

GRAND LEDGE - It's loomed above West Jefferson Street from its spot atop a hill for 143 years. Paint on the huge home's vast, two-story white-column front ...



Self-taught aficionado opens BBQ joint in Grand Ledge  Lansing State Journal

GRAND LEDGE — At 6 foot 4 and over 350 pounds, Lee Burmeister knows how to take command of a grill. On any given day you'll find him in the back parking ...



Shining Stars: LCC baseball, softball are champions with different histories  Lansing State Journal

The baseball team made program history, while the softball team won its first state title since 2009.



Former all-state runner looks to end 15-year battle with anorexia  Lansing State Journal

GRAND LEDGE - Allison Rademacher would have loved a normal life.



UPDATE: Police identify second teen killed in accident  WILX-TV

The Clinton County Sheriff's Office has identified the second teen killed in Tuesday's accident near St. Johns as 15-year-old Anthony Cordell Carter of Lansing.



Lansing native runs 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents  Michigan Radio

If someone told you that a man completed seven marathons in seven days, you would probably be impressed. Likely amazed. If somehow that wasn't enough to.



Judy Putnam: New search for lost art  Lansing State Journal

The art work holds special memories for Lansing's Jean Elton. It is a portrait of her daughter, Lu Sann Sedelmaier as a child, created by Elton's ex-husband, ...



Back-to-School Special! Five Astonishing Student Performances of West Side Story, Les Miz & More  Broadway.com

School is back in session, and you know what that means—it's time to start practicing your audition songs for the school musical! But before you break out your ...



Is Greg Gray the answer to prayers for Portage Public Schools?  Mlive Kalamazoo

There is widespread consensus in Portage that the school district needs a strong, stable leader. Does Brighton Superintendent Greg Gray fill the bill?



Hungry? BBQ joint offers insane, gut-busting challenge  Lansing State Journal

How ferocious is your appetite? Crossroads Barbecue in downtown Grand Ledge wants to know. Accomplish its "Chopping Block" feat and you'll make ...



Did criticism of Eaton County prosecutor cause firing?  Lansing State Journal

LANSING — A temp worker at a law firm said she was let go after criticizing Eaton County Prosecutor Doug Lloyd on Facebook for his handling of the ...



Hall of Fame teacher says classrooms of the future should not include whiteboards and markers  Michigan Radio

The long-held image of a teacher standing in front of a classroom holding a piece of chalk or a dry-erase marker has to die, so says teacher Matinga Ragatz.



2017 Sutton Foster Ovation Awards Set for Sunday at Wharton Center  Broadway World

The best of Michigan's high school theatre students are coming together Sunday, May 21, at Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall for the 6th Annual Sutton Foster ...



St. Paul's Lange shared patience, kindness and music  Lansing State Journal

Organist and choirmaster. Minister of music. Dr. Stephen Lange. The titles are formal, descriptive, accurate and yet so short of illustrating what makes the man.



Battle-tested Grand Haven grapplers prepare for final bouts  Grand Haven Tribune

"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." The Bible verse from Proverbs 27:17 often serves as a mantra in team sports for how one person can ...



'It's not by magic that people learn,' says principal of new charter school  MLive.com

JACKSON, MI - A simple greeting and handshake is a practice people are expected to understand, but isn't often part of an elementary school curriculum.



Doctors recommend cardiac screening for student athletes  WNEM Saginaw

Student athletes across Mid-Michigan are gearing up for competitive seasons, but before they are scrutinized by their coaches they must be scrutinized by a ...



FOOTBALL: Corunna hires Kyle Robinson as head coach  Argus Press

CORUNNA — Corunna has hired former offensive assistant Kyle Robinson as its next head football coach.



Back to the Garage  City Pulse

The Ones The rival to the Plagues was another local band of teens, the Ones. After founding members/brothers Kevin Nicholoff (bass) and Kerry Nicholoff ...



'Miracle' Michigan mom gives birth to 'miracle' baby  Detroit Free Press

Kay Clark was 25 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The prognosis for mom and baby was grim.



Putnam: 'Deven's Voice' float denied spot in holiday parade  Lansing State Journal

His life and his death is being swept under the rug because of the controversy around it. "



Family of Deven Guilford Files Lawsuit Against Eaton Co & Deputy  WILX-TV

The family of Deven Guilford, the teen shot and killed by Eaton County Sheriff Deputy Jonathan Frost has filed a lawsuit against Frost and the County.



Putnam: Old Lansing train tower gets new life  Lansing State Journal

LANSING - Tuesday was a pivotal moment in Lansing railroad history.



Meet Lansing's next generation of black leaders  Lansing State Journal

Those ages 19 to 84, including a local Black Lives Matter organizer, share thoughts on what future holds.



That Book's Got a Lot of Bad, Bad Words In It  Bookslut

The work of Chris Crutcher has had a rough go with it so far this year. In February, Patricia Bouwhuis, a middle school teacher in Grand Rapids, MI, was ...



The Year in Pictures - A peek back at 2018 in 99 photographs  Lansing State Journal

A pictoral journey of 2018 seen through the eyes of LSJ staff photographers Robert Killips, Matthew Dae Smith, and Nick King.



Welcome our newest Eclectablogger, journalist and communications specialist Jen Eyer!  Eclectablog

I am thrilled to announce today that we have added a new writer to Team Eclectablog. Jen Eyer has written a couple of dynamite guest posts (HERE and HERE) ...



Editorial: Headlines we hope to see in 2019, from the LSJ Editorial Board  Lansing State Journal

Transparency at MSU, roads and infrastructure, LGBTQ protections, civility in politics and a new Lansing riverfront are what LSJ's Editorial Board hopes for in ...



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