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For more than three decades, Cris Greer has been a wordsmith, working in the fields of journalism, advertising and marketing. Much of the past decade, he helped grow the MLive Statewide High School Sports desk as a supervisor, editor and reporter, which included eight newspapers in Michigan and mlive.com. Cris also was a freelancer for The Grand Rapids Press, The Advance and On the Town magazine for many years. A good portion of his early career was spent building and managing the copywriting team in the advertising department at Meijer, Inc., where he oversaw copywriting for print ads, mailers, brochures, signage, several dozen in-house magazines per year and much more. Read Cris's full bio

Rockford lacrosse standout begins Air Force Academy this summer

Rockford lacrosse standout Ian Rodriguez is gearing up for the Air Force Academy this summer in Colorado...

Student wins second straight grand prize in Congressional Art Competition

Northview senior Nick Ensing captures second straight grand prize in ArtFest 2019, the Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s 3rd district...

Health Department has one word for measles: vaccinate

While the recent measles scare may be over, the issues for parents, schools and communities remain...

Board approves Legends as new name

No more Rebbie the Rebel. The Godfrey-Lee School Board approved a new name at its meeting Tuesday...

Innovation brought to life

Students in Kentwood’s’ gifted and talented program presented long-term projects on innovation at Discovery Elementary -- everything from drones and phones to light bulbs and 3-D printing...

Saying goodbye to the classroom, teacher is grateful for making ‘a positive difference’

Kris Weller is retiring after 33 years as a teacher in both Greenville and Kenowa Hills...

Sophomore sensation Paige VanStee thrives on the diamond, court and classroom

Three-sport standout Paige VanStee shines on and off the field for Thornapple Kellogg...

Collapsed roof at Middle and High School getting evaluated

Engineers and architects are assessing the situation after a portion of the roof collapsed at Lee Middle and High School on June 6. No one was injured during the overnight collapse...

Multi-talented Falcon senior shines on and off the field

East Kentwood baseball and football standout Kyle Dent not only makes waves on the field, but also isn’t so shabby in the classroom...

Alpine Elementary leans on KSSN to improve attendance and academic gains

Alpine Elementary shows off its Kent School Services Network program to 50 visiting community school directors. KSSN provides the basics for children and families such as clothes, food, money and relationships...

Final comments taken in K-12 Social Studies Standards debate

Local students and educators weighed in on on proposed Michigan K-12 Social Studies Standards recently, adding their voices to five years of contentious debate...

Record-breaking season shows what heart and hard work can do

Staring adversity straight in the face, the Godfrey-Lee wrestling team broke many records this season, including a first district championship...

Cris Greer

For more than three decades, Cris Greer has been a wordsmith, working in the fields of journalism, advertising and marketing. Much of the past decade, he helped grow the MLive Statewide High School Sports desk as a supervisor, editor and reporter, which included eight newspapers in Michigan and mlive.com. Cris also was a freelancer for The Grand Rapids Press, The Advance and On the Town magazine for many years. A good portion of his early career was spent building and managing the copywriting team in the advertising department at Meijer, Inc., where he oversaw copywriting for print ads, mailers, brochures, signage, several dozen in-house magazines per year and much more.

Who needs March Madness when the Spelling Bee is a nail-biter?

EGR eighth grader Jack Lado won his second-straight Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee, earning him another trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. ...

Students see new horizons, thanks to free glasses

In collaboration with Grand Rapids Public Schools and the Kent County Health Department, nonprofit organization Vision To Learn launched a program to provide free eye exams and glasses to students at Aberdeen K-8 School. Plans are to roll it out to all 50 GRPS schools...
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