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$93M in school improvements about to start at Mona Shores

NORTON SHORES, MI – The first sign of the $93 million-worth of changes coming to Mona Shores Public Schools is that its high school softball and soccer ...

Water main break impacts access to Mona Shores High School

A water main break has closed a portion of Seminole Road west of Henry Street and disrupted water *service* to surrounding customers.

Mona Shores schools $93M bond gets a 'yes'

NORTON SHORES, MI -- Voters approved a 30-year bond issue for Mona Shores Public Schools that will raise $93,225,000 on Nov. 8, 2018. The funds will be ...

Mona Shores student struck by vehicle in serious condition

NORTON SHORES, MI - A Mona Shores High School student was struck and seriously injured on Seminole Road while walking home from school Wednesday.

Mona Shores school trustee resigns, board to appoint replacement

Trustee Michael Hansen resigned from the board, effective on Monday, Sept. 17.

See images from North Muskegon's girls tennis win at Mona Shores

North Muskegon's Alicia Hall serves the ball during Thursday's match against Mona Shores at Mona Shores High School, in Norton Shores on April 25, 2019.

Mona Shores schools to ask voters for 5.8-mill renewal in November

NORTON SHORES, MI - Mona Shores Public Schools will ask its community for 5.8 mills in the November election. If approved, the district's 7.55-mill levy would ...

New Mona Shores superintendent says 'I'm still a teacher'

The first-time superintendent has been acting the part since he was named to the job on an interim basis at the end of the 2017.

Mona Shores schools voters to decide $93M bond plan

NORTON SHORES - Mona Shores Public School wants to invest $93,225,000 in its facilities but needs voter approval to issue bonds to do it. The 30-year bond ...

NFL to firefighter: Former Mona Shores hall of famer returns to hometown  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

NORTON SHORES, Mich.-- A familiar face is returning to the sidelines this year at Mona Shores High School in Muskegon County. The hall of famer spent two ...

Mona Shores grad to sign with Buffalo Bills

Buffalo, NY. (WOOD) — Former Mona Shores and University of Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson is reportedly set to sign an undrafted rookie free agent ...

Mona Shores student seriously injured after being hit by car  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

NORTON SHORES, Mich. -- A Mona Shores High School student in serious condition this morning after being hit by a car while walking home from school.

Mona Shores to add full-time police officer at middle school

The officer will work proactively with staff and students to not increase student safety, awareness and education.

Teacher, teen he's accused of raping met via social app: prosecutor

The Mona Shores elementary teacher has been charged with criminal sexual conduct,

Mona Shores narrows school superintendent candidates to 2

The board unanimously decided on Wednesday to invite two candidates back for a second interview.

Mona Shores' Tyree Jackson turns growth spurt into potential NFL career

Jackson is in Mobile, Ala., this week for the Senior Bowl. He has declared for the NFL draft.

Mona Shores names next school superintendent

Bill O'Brien, who has served as interim superintendent since December, will take the top job.

Mona Shores school board to interview 4 superintendent candidates

A pool of 22 applicants was narrowed down to four during a board meeting on Monday, July 9.

Mona Shores holds annual 'Sailor Salute' during football game

NORTON SHORES, Mich. - The Mona Shores High School varsity football team is bringing back an annual tradition at Sailor Stadium. Friday September 21, the ...

Take a trip behind the scenes of Mona Shores' 'Singing Christmas Tree'

The Singing Christmas Tree has been a staple at Mona Shores since 1985.

Mona Shores school board to hire next superintendent by 2018-19 start

The district was put in a lurch after Superintendent Greg Helmer resigned in November.

North Muskegon girls tennis team adds regional title to special season

Fruitport, Grant are the other Muskegon-area teams headed for state finals tourneys.

Mona Shores schools interim superintendent gets $20K raise

NORTON SHORES, MI - Mona Shores Public Schools' interim superintendent received on $20,000 raise to take over the top job while also retaining ...

Praise, concern raised at Mona Shores board meeting over Helmer decision

NORTON SHORES, MI - When the Mona Shores school board announced the resignation of superintendent Greg Helmer, the reaction was tepid, at best.

Norton Shores man fatally shot by crossbow remembered as 'patient, gentle'  Detroit Free Press

A visitation and funeral *service* will be held Monday for Marcus Olmstead, who was found with a fatal crossbow wound in his driveway on Wednesday.

High school musical: Mona Shores High School performs "Shrek" March 27-29  The Muskegon Chronicle

Shrek-Makeup.jpg. Director/choreographer Molly Lawton helps Austin Decker transform himself into Shrek for Mona Shores High School's upcoming musical.

Fighting cancer with Relay for Life

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — Relay for Life is a community fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Relay for Life works to fight cancer by raising ...

Mona Shores AD Ryan Portenga resigns: 'I broke the trust expected of me'

MUSKEGON, MI - Ryan Portenga has resigned as Mona Shores High School athletic director, two days after it was announced that he was being suspended ...

Top Grads: Mona Shores High School announces top 10 graduates for 2015

Michael KileyCourtesy Kendra RobbinsCourtesy NORTON SHORES, MI - Mona Shores High School has announced its top 10 graduates for the class of 2015.

Suspect in crossbow killing arrested in Grand Rapids, held on murder charge

A 20-year-old Grant man is in custody for the death of Marcus Olmstead of Norton Shores.

Mona Shores principal will receive MSU Distinguished Alumni Award

NORTON SHORES, MI -- Mona Shores High School Principal Jennifer Bustard will receive a Michigan State University distinguished alumni award. MSU faculty ...

Mona Shores to present comedy 'Anything Goes' for its 2017 musical

NORTON SHORES, MI - Mona Shores High School will present its spring musical "Anything Goes" March 23-25. The musical: "Anything Goes" is The story of the ...

Why sleeper QB Tyree Jackson could be the steal of the NFL Draft  For The Win

Buffalo's Tyree Jackson is one of the most physically gifted quarterbacks in the 2019 NFL Draft, and has overcome adversity countless times.

Mona Shores AD suspended 10 days without pay after 'rumors' investigated

MUSKEGON - Mona Shores High School athletic director Ryan Portenga has been suspended 10 days without pay by the school district over "rumors ...

Atheists protest Mona Shores high school baccalaureate as violation of Constitution

NORTON SHORES, MI -- Mona Shores school officials are distancing themselves from the annual baccalaureate ceremony for graduating seniors after a ...

Five things to know about Mona Shores' bond proposal on upcoming ballot

Mona Shores High School. Voters in the Mona Shores school district will decide a $13.1 million bond proposal on Nov. 3, 2015. (Lynn Moore | MLive). NORTON ...

Mona Shores drastically reduces schools-of-choice openings, superintendent says district is full  The Muskegon Chronicle

mona shores high.JPG. Mona Shores Public Schools has posted just 15 schools-of-choice openings, and the superintendent said the district is nearly at capacity ...

Northwestern banned from recruiting Michigan high school after pulling offer from injured player  The Comeback

Like so many things involving college athletics, recruiting is a shady and nefarious business that extracts joy and pain from young athletes in equal measure.

UB quarterback Tyree Jackson comes full circle with return to Ford Field  Buffalo News

Mona Shores' Tyree Jackson runs against Caledonia during the Division 2 football playoff opener at Mona Shores in Norton Shores Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

Two boys gone: Mona Shores Middle School rocked by two suicides in two years  Muskegon Chronicle -

There's no way to explain the unexplainable – including why another Mona Shores eighth-grade boy, by all accounts happy and well-liked, had used a handgun ...

Two years after Oak Reed transgender controversy, Mona Shores to crown king and queen  Muskegon Chronicle -

In 2010, votes for Reed, a transgender student, to become homecoming king were tossed out by school administrators because he biologically was female.

Police: Mona Shores High School student struck by vehicle while walking was on his cell phone when he collided with car  Muskegon Chronicle -

NORTON SHORES — A Mona Shores High School student who was struck by a vehicle while walking Tuesday, just 10 minutes after the last day of school ...

Mona Shores parent who was shot getting help from Shores and Muskegon high schools

MUSKEGON, MI -- A Mona Shores High School parent who was shot a few blocks from where the football team was playing against Muskegon High last month ...

5 new members inducted into the Mona Shores Hall of Fame  The Muskegon Chronicle

The Mona Shores Hall of Fame recently inducted five new members for significant contributions to the district and to the community.

Mona Shores Holiday Arts and Crafts Show returns for Nov. 1 showcase  Muskegon Chronicle

NORTON SHORES, MI — Tis the season to be crafty. The Mona Shores Holiday Arts and Crafts Show returns for six hours at the Mona Shores High School at 9 ...

'Pot brownies' on 4/20 school announcements prompt outrage, apology from teacher

An ill-advised attempt at some cannabis-themed comedy has triggered an apology from the teacher in charge.

Mona Shores marching band in mourning after drummer Joey Hekkema finishes his fight

Members of Mona Shores High School's marching band are mourning the loss of one of their own, junior and bass drum player Joey Hekkema who may be ...

6 races to watch, where to vote in today's election in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, MI - Voters in Muskegon and northern Ottawa counties are heading to the polls today to cast primary ballots for state and local candidates as well ...

Prosecutor: Mike D'Oyly sent 'numerous explicit sexual texts' to Mona Shores High School choir students  Muskegon Chronicle -

So far authorities have discovered many disturbing text messages he sent to students, Tague said. Investigators are still in the process of examining the ...

Ross Park Elementary's new principal is Mona Shores' second female leader

NORTON SHORES, MI -- A former special education supervisor has been named the new principal of Mona Shores' Ross Park Elementary School. Eve Mills.

Mona Shores band marching through neighborhoods Saturday for annual fundraiser

The Mona Shores High School Marching Band will take to the streets of Norton Shores and Roosevelt Park on Saturday for its annual fundraiser.

Skip Frizzell, former Mona Shores choir director, has died  Muskegon Chronicle -

NORTON SHORES, MI -- Guy “Skip” Frizzell is being remembered today for the enormous influence he had on Mona Shores' performing arts programs, ...

Singing Christmas Tree nets Mona Shores second straight Michigan's Best school program award  Muskegon Chronicle -

singingtree.JPG. Mona Shores High School's Singing Christmas Tree has won statewide Michigan's Best award for being a model program for other schools.

NFL draft: Is Tyree Jackson the Patriots’ future?  Pats Pulpit

With about a month to go until the 2019 NFL draft, now is the time when teams and scouting departments are finalizing their draft boards, both at each individual ...

Michigan choir performs on world's largest Christmas tree

The holidays are a busy time for choirs, but one is standing taller than the rest.

Report: Lions visit QB Tyree Jackson at Buffalo  Lions Wire

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero is reporting that the Detroit Lions visited quarterback Tyree Jackson at his Buffalo campus.

Mona Shores band among 14 worldwide to perform in Dublin's St. Patrick's Day parade

Mona Shores is one of 14 marching bands selected worldwide to march in the festival's parade.

The Mona Shores Singing Christmas Tree  Fox17

MUSKEGON, MI, Oct. 27 2015--The Mona Shores High School Choir's Singing Christmas Tree will get a new look this year when an entirely new tree structure, ...

Mona Shores graduate hopes to become America's Homecoming Queen  Muskegon Chronicle

Saddie Vela is in Memphis until July 12, where she is in line with 49 other girls to become America's Homecoming Queen.

Election 2017: What's new and where to vote in Muskegon County

Here's a breakdown of races to watch, information on new voting machines and changes to polling locations.

Library sign change raises questions about honor for late Mona Shores High School teacher Jacob O. Funkhouser  Muskegon Chronicle -

NORTON SHORES — For years, it's been known as the Jacob O. Funkhouser Norton Shores Branch Library, a tribute to the late Mona Shores teacher and ...

Mona Shores graduates turn coffee into a better life for Honduran farmers

It can be difficult to see people living in poverty and feel powerless to help. But Mona Shores graduate Andrew Boyd and a group of young people from West ...

'Beyond belief': Mona Shores students rally around teacher with benefit concert  Muskegon Chronicle -

NORTON SHORES, MI -- Samer Jeroudi's surprise by his students' support – not just in words, but in deeds – was the second big shock the Mona Shores ...

Majority of Muskegon area schools plan deficit spending for 2017-18

Nine of 12 school districts in the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District have deficit budgets this year.

Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...

'Save the Ta-Tas' cancer-awareness T-shirts land Mona Shores High students in hot water  Kalamazoo Gazette -

School administrators found slogan objectionable, ordered shirts turned inside out.

Michigan's 60 safest school districts, based on website's analysis

MLive file photo take at Portage West Middle School. BY JULIE MACK. As the recent shooting at a Florida high school shows, designating a school district as ...

See college-going rates for Muskegon-area high schools' class of 2016

Here is a ranking of Muskegon County high schools and their college-going rates.

10 ways to kick off the holiday season in the Muskegon area

The Hackley and Hume Houses display their holiday decorations in preparation for festive tours on Thursday, November 19, 2015, in Muskegon, Mich. (Mischa ...

Norton Shores Police Officer Jared Passchier receives state award for education efforts  Muskegon Chronicle -

A Norton Shores police officer has been presented with an award by Mothers Against Drunk Driving Michigan State Office.

Hearthstone changes hands after 42 years as Muskegon destination

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI - The Hearthstone Bistro, a sultry eatery in Muskegon County, is transitioning into the hands of two avid fans and loyal customers.

5 facts about the old Kmart plaza in Norton Shores  The Muskegon Chronicle

It's been 44 years since Norton Shores approved the Kmart plaza development on Henry Street and a decade since the shopping center's anchor closed its ...

See Count Day data for Muskegon area school districts

The number of students tallied during the fall count day, Wednesday, Oct. 5, was worth 90 percent of state funding.

Newly elected Norton Shores City Council members reflect on winning seats  Muskegon Chronicle -

Reached by phone on Wednesday at his business, Greek Tony's Pizza & Sub Shop, Moulatsiotis said he was "elated" about winning one of four at-large seats ...

Graduation gown color change causes controversy

The decision to change a longtime tradition at Mona Shores High School sparked controversy among students this week.

Parade, open houses planned for Fire Prevention Week

The parade will be in Norton Shores and Roosevelt Park.

Meteoric rise in banking industry for Mona Shores grad John Bultema III  Muskegon Chronicle -

At 6-foot-8, John Bultema III was a standout basketball player at Mona Shores High School with a good chance of extending an athletic career into college.

New Hearthstone Bistro owner to emphasize locally sourced food

From "spinach to spirits," many ingredients will come from West Michigan.

Fans asked to help clear snow before Lakeview game  Battle Creek Enquirer

NORTON SHORES – Football fans in Norton Shores were asked to help remove snow from a football field before Lakeview's regional playoff game on Friday ...

Serious crash shuts Henry Street and Seminole Road, motorists should avoid the area

UPDATE, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7: A 72-year-old Muskegon Heights man has died as a result of the crash, according to police. NORTON SHORES, MI -- Motorists are ...

Regional tournaments next for Grand Rapids area volleyball teams

Check out where the Grand Rapids area district tournament champs are headed next.

In Michigan, Running Community Rallies To Help Its Own  Runner's World

When two children from a cross-country family died in a car crash, two coaches wanted to help and repay the kindness they were shown years earlier.

Lobbying for clean energy issues brings 2008 Mona Shores graduate national award for campus organizing  Muskegon Chronicle -

MONA SHORES -- Elizabeth Starke is a committed activist when it comes to the future of clean energy. The 19-year-old Michigan State University sophomore ...

Falling behind: How a Muskegon psychologist is fighting for reading reform in school  Rapid Growth

Children in West Michigan, and throughout the country, are being left behind when it comes to reading — and a school psychologist in Muskegon is sounding a ...

Muskegon's first kombucha brewery is the brainchild of two 22-year-olds

MUSKEGON, MI - A hobby turned into a passion, and then morphed into a business to create Muskegon's first kombucha brewery. Two 22-year-olds own and ...

Good News: Mona Shores students host a book drive to help Hurricane Katrina victims  Muskegon Chronicle -

Mona Shores High School classmates Emily Fischer and Kat DeRemer spearheaded a book drive that collected more than 1500 books for schools in New ...

Sexting 'epidemic' among teens alarms school, law enforcement officials

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MLive Top 25 girls basketball rankings -

Check out the first MLive girls basketball statewide rankings of the 2016-17 season.

Muskegon, Oceana and Newaygo counties give $2.7M to United Way  Muskegon Chronicle -

Dr. Rick and Priscilla Wilcox of Norton Shores have been named 2010 campaign co-chairs.

Nugent Sand South Lake: Castle Dunes developer has vision that stretches beyond Nugent property  Michigan Business Review -

Castle Dunes LLC President Jim Konecny has initial plans for Nugent Sand Co. South Lake in Norton Shores but he also has dreams of completing the Nugent ...

Kangaroo Palace: A Muskegon play paradise for parents with children 'bouncing' off the walls  Muskegon Chronicle -

The Kangaroo Palace, 3524 Green St. in Norton Shores, features "bounce house" equipment for children's play. The business of Jeff and Cassandra Franklin ...

Grand Rapids girls basketball: Sizing up the OK Conference races

Grand Rapids Christian's Sydney Muller (15) and East Kentwood's Taia Smith (24) struggle for possession in a game at Grand Rapids Christian High School in ...

Mona Shores, Kenowa Hills Share Competitive Cheer OK Black Conference Title

The Mona Shores High School Competitive Cheer Team won its first conference title in the school's history Monday, February 10. The team will share the ...

Roosevelt Park council members welcome new city official, leadership

The Roosevelt Park City Council has welcomed a new face on its team and a new leader to help oversee meetings.

Slain Realtor beloved by friends, co-workers

Troy Dennis VanderStelt was an "all-around good guy" who was dedicated to his family, physical fitness and a career in real estate, friends and co-workers said.

New store, Sparrow Boutique, aims to bring additional fashion options to Muskegon area  The Muskegon Chronicle

Sparrow Boutique -- a new store featuring a collection of clothing, jewelry and accessories -- opened in the space along Seminole Road in Norton Shores.

Teen drives in for pizza -- literally  Muskegon Chronicle -

He meant to drive in for a pizza. He didn't mean to do it quite so literally. Around 10:30 a.m. Friday, Ben Anonick -- just 12 days past his 16th birthday, driving on ...

Today's obituary is Terra Ann Stevenson-Bingaman of Muskegon, 39

TERRA ANN STEVENSON-BINGAMAN, 39, died Saturday, June 20. Stevenson-Bingaman was born in Muskegon on April 7, 1976 to Kirk and Colette ...

Record-breaking performances highlight Jan. 17 Miss Basketball watch list

John Glenn's Kalle Martinez dribbles past Reese's Kelly Ratajczak defends her during the game Tuesday Dec. 13, 2016, at John Glenn High School in Bangor ...

Norton Shores native Mark Paulson completes 170-mile trek  Muskegon Chronicle -

He ran like someone's life depended upon it. And it did. Mark Paulson, a Norton Shores native, succeeded in his mission to run 170 miles across Michigan over ...

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