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  1. UPDATED: Student with gun in custody; West Ottawa High locked down  HollandSentinel.com
  2. UPDATE: West Ottawa High Off Lockdown | News | 1450 99.7 WHTC  WHTC News
  3. Armed student in custody; West Ottawa HS lockdown lifted  WOODTV.com
  4. Student with gun prompts lockdown at West Ottawa High School  WZZM13.com
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West Ottawa teen with gun re-arrested for making threats  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND TWP. — A 17-year-old teen who prompted a lockdown at West Ottawa High School last week after bringing a gun to school has been arrested again ...



Gun found on West Ottawa student was second stolen weapon he possessed, police told  MLive.com

PARK TOWNSHIP, MI -- The handgun found on a West Ottawa High School student was stolen out of Wisconsin and may have been the second stolen weapon ...



Court: Threat against West Ottawa gun reporter was a rap song  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — In a bond violation hearing Thursday, Sept. 20, details of a West Ottawa High School student's threats to another student came out. The court ...



West Ottawa Public School Officials Dispel Rumors, Snapchat Threat  WHTC News

HOLLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) -- Parents of West Ottawa High School students have gotten a third message from district officials this morning -- this time dispelling ...



West Ottawa board approves administrative shuffle  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND TWP. — There will be many familiar faces in the West Ottawa Public Schools district this school year, but they will be in new locations.The West ...



Competency exam ordered for teen who prompted West Ottawa lockdown  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — The West Ottawa teenager who prompted a school lockdown in September will undergo a competency exam and criminal responsibility exam, ...



West Ottawa Links builds bonds between general ed, special ed students  HollandSentinel.com

PARK TWP. — West Ottawa special education teacher Jenna DeWaard said many of her students used to not go to school events like dances and games unless ...



West Ottawa student with gun denied bond again  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — The 17-year-old West Ottawa teen who prompted a lockdown at the high school will remain in jail for the foreseeable future. Davian Joseph ...



Potential West Ottawa bond gets positive feedback  HollandSentinel.com

PARK TWP. — When the leaders of West Ottawa Public Schools announced they were considering a new bond, they said what issues the bond may address, ...



West Ottawa Holds First Public Meeting on Possible Bond Request  WHTC News

PARK TWP., MI (WHTC-AM/FM) - A Lakeshore school district figuratively gauged the winds last night to see if a bond proposal could fly. The first of four ...



West Ottawas Senior Survivor fundraiser helps classmates in need  HollandSentinel.com

PARK TWP. — Before 12 West Ottawa High School seniors go on winter break, they have to outwit, outplay and outlast each other in order to give back to their ...



Graduation 2018: West Ottawa High School  HollandSentinel.com

What are your plans now that you have graduated?"I am going to work full time at Gentex, save up a lot of money and then I am going to go to Grand Valley State ...



West Ottawa seniors celebrate next steps on Decision Day  HollandSentinel.com

Over 500 West Ottawa High School seniors gathered on Tuesday, May 1, to celebrate their change from Panthers to Wolverines, Spartans, Lakers and Flying ...



Improbable journey: Man nominated for teacher of the year never graduated high school  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

HOLLAND, Mich. -- Brian Taylor was once a troubled student. Now he is now up for Michigan's Teacher Of the Year. Taylor has been teaching history and ...



Class of 2018 prepares to graduate from local high schools  HollandSentinel.com

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct location of Holland VR Tech's graduation ceremony.It's a high school senior's favorite time of ...



West Ottawa celebrates AP, International Baccalaureate students  HollandSentinel.com

West Ottawa senior Isaac Sierra has taken full advantage of his school's college preparation opportunities. Throughout his high school years, he's taken six ...



Community angered by West Ottawa bullying video  HollandSentinel.com

Holland-area community members are voicing serious concerns about bullying in schools after a video of a bullying incident at West Ottawa Public Schools ...



West Ottawa junior raising funds to attend Stanford law program  HollandSentinel.com

A West Ottawa High School junior needs help raising funds to attend a prestigious law program this summer.Kaylyn Ripley was recently accepted to Stanford ...



Similar heart conditions bond pair of West Ottawa football players  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

HOLLAND, Mich. -- Two West Ottawa football players formed a bond on and off the field after learning they share a unique experience. However, they say that ...



West Ottawa senior awarded $40,000 from Elks National Foundation  HollandSentinel.com

Aleah Hahn placed second nationally, receiving a $40000 scholarship through the Elks National Foundation.



West Ottawa teen's rap song got him arrested for threatening another student for 'snitching'  WZZM13.com

The 17-year-old who was arrested for bringing a gun to school published a rap song threatening the student who turned him in.



West Ottawa will start school year before Labor Day in 2018  HollandSentinel.com

West Ottawa Public Schools will be the latest Holland-area school district to start before Labor Day starting in the 2018-19 school year.In a 6-0 vote Monday, Aug ...



Ensuring student safety: Sheriffs office school resource officer program grows  HollandSentinel.com

OTTAWA COUNTY — When school staff told Deputy Kristina Workman there was a student at West Ottawa High School with a gun, she and fellow Deputy Tonya ...



Examinations, trial set for January courts  HollandSentinel.com

OTTAWA COUNTY — Ottawa County courts will be busy in the new year, with several high-profile court cases on the docket for January.First, West Ottawa High ...



School leaders seek enhancement millage for Ottawa, Allegan schools  HollandSentinel.com

OTTAWA COUNTY — School funding in Michigan has steadily been increasing in recent years. However, school leaders say that years of cuts, increases not ...



Holland area salutes vets with Veterans Day events  HollandSentinel.com

Military veterans will be honored at several events taking place in the Holland area on Friday, Sunday and Monday, Nov. 12.Three high schools will host ...



West Ottawa Humbled in State Boys Hoops Final  WHTC

EAST LANSING, MI (WHTC-AM/FM) – It was an ignominious end to the best boys basketball season in West Ottawa High School history. The state's Mr.



West Ottawa High Student Wins MHSAA Honor  WHTC

EAST LANSING, MI (WHTC-AM/FM) - A senior at West Ottawa High School has earned a statewide honor. Danny deForest was named by the Michigan High ...



Graduation 2017: West Ottawa High School  HollandSentinel.com

What are you looking forward to now that you have graduated?"Definitely starting school again. I'm going to Aveda cosmetology school in Grand Rapids.



West Ottawa LINKS program hosts Special Olympics tournament  HollandSentinel.com

PARK TOWNSHIP — The West Ottawa LINKS program has helped build a stronger community.The program pairs high school students with special education ...



West Ottawa Faces East Lansing Tonight; Tigers Fall, Pistons Win  WHTC

UNDATED (WHTC-AM/FM) - West Ottawa takes on the East Lansing Trojans this evening in the Panthers' first-ever MHSAA boys basketball tournament ...



Area students named National Merit semifinalists  HollandSentinel.com

Nine Holland-area students are among the 16000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.Local students are Black River High ...



West Ottawa mourns the loss of 2017 graduate Bryce Thomas  HollandSentinel.com

The last time I saw him, he still talked about how excited he was — he was the light in everyone's life and he's going to be very missed.”West Ottawa graduate ...



Schools to hold open houses, orientations  HollandSentinel.com

With the school year starting in just a few short weeks, several Holland- and Zeeland-area school are hosting open houses and orientations. Open houses are ...



West Ottawa's Boys Down East Lansing, Heads to State Hoops Semis  WHTC

LANSING, MI (WHTC-AM/FM) - West Ottawa advanced to the MHSAA Class A boys basketball tournament semifinals with a 58-55 victory over East Lansing in a ...



Jury trials, hearings scheduled for September  HollandSentinel.com

OTTAWA COUNTY — Three preliminary examination hearings, three jury trials and a sentencing will keep Ottawa Courts busy throughout September.First on ...



Top News stories of 2018  HollandSentinel.com

They were the stories that captivated us, shocked us, made us think and pushed us forward. They pulled at our heartstrings, inspired pride in our communities ...



Holland/Zeeland Community Foundation to Grow The Promise scholarship  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — In 2010, three couples from the Holland area — Bob and Colette DeNooyer, Bob and Deb Sterken and Tim and Anne Hemingway — created the ...



Holland-area students exhibit artistic response to Big Read  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — What it means to be human, what it means to be a community and things we take for granted were among the subjects explored by Holland-area ...



Sentencings, hearings to fill courts in December  HollandSentinel.com

WEST MICHIGAN — Rounding out a busy year in Ottawa and Allegan county courts, two sentencings and two preliminary exam hearings will take place in ...



Murder victim remembered for friendship, strength  HollandSentinel.com

McNeal was allegedly killed by her husband, who then shot himself.



Get to know the candidates in local races  Grand Haven Tribune

The Tribune distributed questionnaires to candidates in contested races in the upcoming Aug. 7 primary elections. Their responses are listed below. Note: The ...



Holland man jailed for raping fellow high schooler  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND TWP. — A former West Ottawa High School student has been sentenced to three-15 years in prison for raping a fellow high school student in 2016.



West Ottawa seniors compete for charity in Senior Survivor  HollandSentinel.com

On the "Survivor" TV show, contestants compete to win money for themselves. West Ottawa High School survivors, on the other hand, are competing to win ...



West Ottawa officials disregarded initial complaint on teacher who groped student  HollandSentinel.com

West Ottawa Public Schools administrators withheld evidence that suggests Athletic Director Pat Marsman knew about an inappropriate relationship between ...



West Ottawa promotes two high school assistant principals, teachers  Holland Sentinel

Two of four assistant principals at West Ottawa High School have been promoted to positions within the district.



National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Named | News | 1450 99.7 WHTC  WHTC News

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC-AM/FM) - Five West Ottawa High School students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. That's tied for the most of ...



Class of 2017 prepares to graduate from Holland-area schools  HollandSentinel.com

After 13 years of school — or sometimes a little bit longer — hundreds of Holland-area students are about to earn their high school diploma.From West Ottawa's ...



West Ottawa school board fires teacher/coach Matt Powell accused of sex assault crime  Holland Sentinel

The West Ottawa Board of Education fired teacher and varsity wrestling coach Matt Powell Monday, May 11, after reviewing evidence related to an ongoing court ...



Hope Colleges TRIO Upward Bound program celebrates 50 years  HollandSentinel.com

Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect more recent Upward Bound statisticsEric Solis came to Hope College's TRIO Upward Bound program a shy ...



West Ottawa Public Schools Extends Teacher Contract to 2021  WHTC

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC-AM/FM) - West Ottawa Public Schools has reached a four-year agreement with the West Ottawa Education Association for a new teacher ...



West Ottawa faces FHN on Monday; MSU, U-M Earn #3 NCAA Seeds  WHTC

UNDATED (WHTC-AM/FM) - West Ottawa takes on Forest Hills Northern in a Michigan High School Athletic Association Class A boys' basketball tournament ...



Graduation 2014: West Ottawa High School  HollandSentinel.com

What are you looking forward to now that you have graduated?“I'm looking forward to going to GRCC and getting my two years and then transferring to Western ...



How West Ottawa's 2015 graduating class breaks all-time school records  MLive.com

West Ottawa High School class of 2015 set a myriad of records at the school, including the largest graduating class, largest group of students who will be the first ...



Letter: Shame on West Ottawa for not taking MLK Day off  HollandSentinel.com

As an alumnus of West Ottawa High School and a citizen of the United States, I find it ridiculous that West Ottawa Public Schools does not recognize Martin ...



Armed robbery suspect connected to 2014 hit-and-run victim  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND TWP. — Holland resident Jerad Kluting, 31, said he refuses to be another victim of gun violence after a stranger fired shots at him and tried to steal ...



Clarkston rallies past Holland West Ottawa with three four-quarter touchdowns  MLive.com

Clarkston advances to the Division 1 state semis with a 29-22 win over Holland West Ottawa.



West Ottawa High School to host career and job fair  MLive.com

West Ottawa High School will host its first annual job and career fair on Tuesday, April 11, for its 500 seniors.



West Ottawa High School graduates record-breaking class of 2015  Holland Sentinel

West Ottawa High School's class of 2015 broke more record than one, said Principal Todd Tulgestke at the graduation ceremony Sunday, May 31.



West Ottawa graduate Brandon Postma allowed to wear Marine dress blues to graduation  HollandSentinel.com

A West Ottawa High School senior will be allowed to wear his Marine dress blues to high school graduation, after being asked to wear a cap and gown over ...



Build Season: Holland-area high school robotics teams prep for competition  HollandSentinel.com

Emmett Altena's eyes light up as he explains the different workings of last year's Team R.O.B.O.T.I.C.S robot, and how the team will build on their prior ...



West Ottawa seniors raising thousands of dollars for peers in need  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

HOLLAND, Mich. -- West Ottawa High School kicked off its largest annual fundraiser of the year on Monday to help students in the community, taking some cues ...



Rory Zegunis let go as West Ottawa football coach  HollandSentinel.com

Rory Zegunis is no longer the varsity football coach at West Ottawa High School.The school parted ways with Zegunis following his fourth season leading the ...



Jury trials, sentencings to take place next month  HollandSentinel.com

WEST MICHIGAN — A series of high-profile jury trials and upcoming sentencings will keep Ottawa County courts particularly busy in October. Most notably, two ...



WO-Stock 2017 set to rock West Ottawa High School this weekend with 32 acts on two stages  HollandSentinel.com

When lo-fi indie-rock band Lipstick Jodi of Grand Rapids played the Holland-area WOStock festival for the first time last year, the group found a new, teenage ...



Ottawa, Allegan County college enrollment trends up, state down  HollandSentinel.com

OTTAWA COUNTY — College enrollment is trending down in the state of Michigan, but Ottawa County graduates are attending college in greater numbers.



Minor involvement: West Ottawa junior, 15, seeks to express political voice with two PACs  HollandSentinel.com

Hunter Ihrman, 15, recently filed paperwork for two political action committees. The West Ottawa High School junior, along with several peers, hopes to fundraise ...



West Ottawa wins first district title in boys basketball  HollandSentinel.com

Leading Wyoming by 21 points late in the third quarter, the West Ottawa Panthers were closing in on their first boys district championship in school history.



West Ottawa High School student struck, killed by car; driver left, called police from work  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI – Police identified Jonathan Bracamontes, 15, a student at West Ottawa High School, as the victim of a crash this morning at U.S. 31 ...



West Ottawa school board candidates talk district needs at forum  HollandSentinel.com

West Ottawa Board of Education candidates fielded questions on enrollment numbers, the role of a school board and their own personal involvement in the ...



Black River 3rd-best high school in state  HollandSentinel.com

Black River Public School, a college preparatory charter school in Holland, has been named the third-best public high school in Michigan by US News & World ...



Local schools work to address bullying  HollandSentinel.com

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a campaign that remains incredibly important for American schools. While there is greater awareness and ...



Rising teen vaping trends are led by the Juul  HollandSentinel.com

OTTAWA COUNTY - The sleek, 3.5-inch aluminum device looks similar to any run-of-the-mill flash drive. It can be easily concealed in the palm of a hand, and ...



West Ottawa teacher appeals his firing  Holland Sentinel

West Ottawa High School teacher and wrestling coach Matt Powell is appealing his school board's decision to fire him at the state level.



Two charges added as teenage student testifies against West Ottawa teacher Matthew Powell  Holland Sentinel

During a more than hour-long testimony, a 16-year-old female student described three separate instances in which she claims West Ottawa teacher and coach ...



West Ottawa Schools designated as a Google Reference District  WHTC

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - The West Ottawa School District is one of the first districts in the country to be designated as a Google Reference District.



West Ottawa athletic director denies telling police he knew of teachers indiscretions  HollandSentinel.com

Marsman, in a phone interview with The Sentinel on Wednesday, Jan. 20, said he never told police an anonymous caller mentioned a female student and that ...



West Ottawa Recognized by Bridge Magazine for Academics  WHTC

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - Bridge magazine recognized West Ottawa High School as one of its 44 Academic State Champions for 2015, placing them in the top ...



Disc golf course opens at Harvest Chapel in West Olive  HollandSentinel.com

WEST OLIVE — The Breakers Disc Golf Course will be hosting a grand opening event on Saturday, August 25th from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. This “free to play” ...



Holland native leads ‘sprint mob’ at Hope College  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

HOLLAND, Mich. -- Hope junior, Justin Freeman, from West Ottawa High School had the fastest time in Division III in the 100m dash a few weeks ago at the ...



West Ottawa Schools Receive Financial Award | News | 1450 99.7 WHTC  WHTC

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - The West Ottawa School District has received an award by an international business management organization for transparency in ...



Area Veterans Day events honor those who served  HollandSentinel.com

Military veterans will be honored at numerous events taking place in West Michigan on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. The day is set aside to recognize all U.S. ...



Spencer Carl to Transfer to Michigan After 1 Year at Louisville  SwimSwam

Holland, Michigan-native Spencer Carl will transfer to the University of Michigan in the fall. He swam his freshman year at Louisville.



Fab Five  HollandSentinel.com

The Miser”WHEN 7:30 p.m.WHERE DeWitt Center, Hope College, 141 E. 12th St.TICKETS $7-$10INTO 616-395-7890Hope College Department of Theatre's ...



Teen in school gun case held after rap song seen at threat  WNEM Saginaw

A 17-year-old western Michigan high school student charged with bringing a gun to school has been jailed after posting a video of himself performing a rap song ...



Proposal to move 17-year-old offenders to juvenile system raises cost concerns  HollandSentinel.com

LANSING — Michigan lawmakers are considering moving 17-year-olds from the adult to juvenile court system.Supporters say the change is needed to protect ...



Teens give it their best at concerto competition  HollandSentinel.com

Nine area music students gave it their best at the Norbert Mueller High School Concerto Competition on Saturday, Jan. 6.Sponsored annually by the Holland ...



West Ottawa Boys Stay Unbeaten, Saugatuck & Calvary Register Sweeps in Tuesday Prep Basketball  WHTC

UNDATED (WHTC) - In recapping last night's high school boys' basketball slate along the Lakeshore: West Ottawa remained unbeaten with a 54-44 triumph ...



Friends mourn loss of 18-year-old West Ottawa graduate killed in crash: 'She was just sunshine' (video)  Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com

PARK TOWNSHIP -- Adrian Beltran had a brightness about her personality that lit up whatever room she was in, friends said of the recent West Ottawa High ...



Port Sheldon attempted murder-suicide suspect headed to trial  HollandSentinel.com

GRAND HAVEN — Michael Scott McNeal will face a circuit court trial for allegedly killing his wife, then trying — but failing — to kill himself. The case was sent ...



Meet Up And Eat Up launches free summer meals for kids  HollandSentinel.com

School's out or almost out for the summer, which means thousands of Michigan students who rely on the federal school lunch program must get meals ...



Michigan in desperate need of high school officials and referees  MLive.com

The Michigan High School Athletic Association is struggling to retain young officials.



Verbal commitments spike as National Signing Day nears for Grand Rapids area football players  MLive.com

National Signing Day is Feb. 7, and area players have been making up their minds in recent weeks.



How one West Michigan school district is closing reading gaps for poor, Hispanic students  Bridge Michigan

Through focused early literacy efforts, the West Ottawa School District is taking children with little to no English-language skills and preparing them to compete ...



Busy Friday Night in Prep Hoops; Hope, GVSU in Roundball Action Today  WHTC

UNDATED (WHTC-AM/FM) - In high school basketball results reported from last night: Holland was swept at East Grand Rapids by scores of 67-39 for the boys ...



Faulty elevator leaves strong smell at West Ottawa High School  HollandSentinel.com

A faulty elevator motor in West Ottawa High School's north building left a strong odor of burnt rubber in the school Monday morning, officials said.Some students ...



Grand Rapids-area high school boys basketball rankings  MLive.com

Check out the top 10 boys basketball teams in the Grand Rapids area.



Cento Anni bets on custom furniture, woodworking craftsmanship to grow  MiBiz

HOLLAND — Stepping into the showroom at Cento Anni LLC is a sensory experience. The Holland-based custom woodworking company, whose...



Playwright, music director Adam Wachter remembers local beginnings  Holland Sentinel

He wrote a musical, “Tarrytown,” which recently won an award for best new musical in San Diego. He was featured on TV as music director on ABC's “Encore!



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