Promise dollars go unused for Kalamazoo graduate balancing life as a mom

A Kalamazoo native, Aaliyah Buchanan graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 2012. As a Kalamazoo Public Schools graduate, she is eligible for fully paid college tuition through the Kalamazoo Promise scholarship program. "I didn’t know what I wanted to go to school for and now I do," Buchanan said, "you don’t know that right when you come out of high school.”

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Knife-maker finds his passion in 'exquisite simplicity' of ancient trade

Gabriel Paavola, a Kalamazoo knife-maker, talks about his passion for bladesmithing. Paavola volunteers at the Kalamazoo Nature Center to demonstrate and talk about the history, heritage, importance of bladesmithing.

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The Power of Football in Eldon, Missouri

A look at the impact Eldon's high school football program has on the community.

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Faces of PFAS: Tom Novak

Social Studies teacher Tom Novak describes how contamination from the toxic chemicals known as PFAS has impacted the lives of students at Parchment Middle School and their families. 

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Football team manager with cognitive impairment realizes dream with TD run

At the end of the first half of Schoolcraft's home game against Watervliet, Nick Ortlieb subbed into the game to score his first touchdown of the season for the Eagles in an untimed down. Ortlieb, the team manager for the Eagles with cognitive impairments, had to take a moment after the game to express his excitement and thank his teammates. Schoolcraft won the game by a final of 54-0.

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Dragon of the Midwest 

Ryu Taggart came to the United States in 2016 to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional racer. After competing in dirt racing for years, Ryu now steps onto a bigger stage with a new car--a Pro Late Model. This is a short documentary about his rookie season on an asphalt track.

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Wind Blade Challenge

On Friday, March 6, 2020, students ranging from 6th to 9th grade gathered at the Lewis County Jefferson Community College Education Center in Lowville. Students from Case Middle School took home the first place prize.

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