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Phil de Haan

Phil de Haan covers East Grand Rapids and Kelloggsville and is the lead reporter for Grand Rapids. He hails from Exeter, Ontario (but has called Grand Rapids home since 1985) and is the son of a longtime public school teacher who taught both English and machine shop. Phil took both classes at South Huron District High School, but English stuck, and at Calvin College, where he met his wife, Sue, he majored in English and minored in journalism. His background includes both journalism and public relations, including teaching an advertising and PR course at the college level for almost a decade. In the summer of 2019, he began his own writing and communications business, de Haan Communications. In his spare time, Phil plays pick-up hockey and pickleball and tries to keep tabs on his two adult children. Read Phil's full bio

All aboard for the trip of a lifetime

Kelloggsville High School biology and chemistry students travel to Grand Haven to spend the morning aboard the D.J. Angus, a Great Lakes Research vessel maintained by Grand Valley State University...

Quiz Bowl team headed to nationals for second time ever

This Memorial Day weekend, for only the second time in school history, the East Grand Rapids Quiz Bowl team is competing in the National Academic Quiz Tournaments national championships...

Cars and cameras

A shutterbug junior wants to open his own business and photograph the Super Bowl someday, while a fifth-grader aspires to start his own car company...