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The new Miss Belding Allison Harrison is crowned by Miss Belding 2013 Sarah Thompson following Saturday evening’s scholarship pageant. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

“Don’t Rain on My Parade” was the song Allison Harrison chose to sing for her talent phase of the Miss Belding Scholarship competition. That may be her motto for the year now that she has been chosen as Miss Belding 2014 and will reign over not only the Labor Day festivities but also will represent her hometown at various parades and community events this next year.

Ionia, Montcalm counties get new 4-H coordinators

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Ionia and Montcalm counties have new 4-H coordinators, but they are no longer sharing. Nicole Grabowski is Ionia County’s new coordinator while Tarin Minkel is Montcalm County’s new coordinator. They both fill the vacancy left by former Ionia-Montcalm coordinator Rebecca McCafferty, who resigned in mid-June to take another 4-H position in Florida. McCafferty had worked as 4-H coordinator for both Ionia and Montcalm counties, part-time in each county.

Belding Labor Day Celebration signals end of summer

Posted in: B.slider, Local, Photos Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

With thousands of spectators lining Bridge Street, marching bands, classic cars, horses and numerous floats slowly threaded through downtown Belding as an unofficial salute to the end of summer.

The annual Stahlin Labor Day Parade on Monday morning was a fitting cap to a weekend that included carnival rides, tournaments, talent shows, a car show and an impressive fireworks display during the 109th annual Belding Labor Day Celebration.

This Is High School: Daily News launching 10-month student series

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Our 10-month series “This Is High School” will launch Tuesday and Wednesday and will continue into next spring, when the school year comes to a close.

Our goal is to paint a picture of life as a high school student, complete with all its peaks and valleys, challenges and accomplishments, victories and defeats.

Sports
Belding’s defense gangs up on Lakewood’s quarterback, running him out of bounds for little to no gain during second quarter action Friday evening at Rudness Field. - Ryan Schlehuber

The Belding football team waited through a 90-minute rain delay Friday night before taking the field for its home opener against Lakewood. Despite the delay, the night ended on a positive for the Redskins as they walked off the turf at Rudness Field with a 22-14 victory. Although pleased with the effort of his players, Belding coach Joe Schwander said he is looking for his team to improve their execution going forward.

ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Saturday, Sept 13

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, September 15th, 2014

Greenville boys seventh, girls sixth at Sparta: The Yellow Jacket boys scored 177 points to finish seventh in the Blue division of the Sparta Invitational Saturday, while the girls scored 170 for sixth place…

ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Friday, Sept. 12

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Baldwin 20, Vestaburg 6: The Wolverines scored the first touchdown of the game but Baldwin shut them down the rest of the way. Jason Mertens scored from five yards out for the only Vestaburg score…

THE REVIEW: Blashill ready for third season with Griffins

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Thursday, September 11th, 2014

It was a moment that will be remembered by West Michigan hockey fans for years to come. Seventeen years following the decision by the DeVos and Van Andel families to bring hockey to Grand Rapids, the city watched as the Grand Rapids Griffins prepared to close out game six of the 2013 Calder Cup Championship against the Syracuse Crunch in Syracuse, New York.

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  • Belding volleyball off to great start

    Thursday, September 4th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    The Belding Redskins volleyball team has a new look this year, but still the same winning mentality. The Redskins — winners of three consecutive Class B district titles and six of seven overall — graduated plenty of talent from last year’s winning squad. With some retooling, Belding is off to a great start with a 6-0-2 record.

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  • THE REVIEW: One team, one dream

    Thursday, September 4th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    When an individual processes the ability to reassure a group of thousands through something as simple as a smile, this is truly a gift. The signature grin and youthful exuberance of West Michigan Whitecaps second baseman Javier Betancourt seems to come as naturally to him as his ability to set the table for turning an effortless double play.

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  • Belding Labor Day Celebration signals end of summer

    Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
    Posted in: B.slider, Local, Photos

    With thousands of spectators lining Bridge Street, marching bands, classic cars, horses and numerous floats slowly threaded through downtown Belding as an unofficial salute to the end of summer.

    The annual Stahlin Labor Day Parade on Monday morning was a fitting cap to a weekend that included carnival rides, tournaments, talent shows, a car show and an impressive fireworks display during the 109th annual Belding Labor Day Celebration.

    Read More »
  • This Is High School: Daily News launching 10-month student series

    Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local

    Our 10-month series “This Is High School” will launch Tuesday and Wednesday and will continue into next spring, when the school year comes to a close.

    Our goal is to paint a picture of life as a high school student, complete with all its peaks and valleys, challenges and accomplishments, victories and defeats.

    Read More »