News
A large tree snapped by an EF1 tornado Saturday lies on its side in the yard of Jan and Chuck Sanders at 2348 Belding Road (M-44) in Orleans Township Sunday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Jan Sanders had one eye on the television and one outside her window when she realized she needed to get herself, her husband, Chuck, and their daughter, Amy, to the basement. Just two minutes later, an EF-1 tornado tore through the property at 2348 Belding Road (M-44).

Trails group working to designate walkable communities

Posted in: B.slider, Local Friday, August 26th, 2016

Creating a network of walkable and rideable trails that connects communities is an important goal for the Friends of the Fred Meijer River Valley Rail-Trails. Accomplishing that goal is a journey that’s been six years in the making and continues to this day.

According to Robert Brown Jr., chairman for the Friends, designating walkable communities is just one more piece of obtaining funding for the network of trails that run through Greenville, Belding, Lowell, Saranac and Ionia.

Tornado rips through Orleans Township (PHOTO GALLERIES)

Posted in: B.slider, Local, News Top Story Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Jan Sanders had one eye on the television and one outside her window when she realized she needed to get herself, her husband, Chuck, and their daughter, Amy, to the basement. Just two minutes later, an EF-1 tornado tore through the property at 2348 Belding Road (M-44).

Trouble continues for Otisco Township Hall project

Posted in: B.slider, Local, News Top Story Friday, August 19th, 2016

A planned township hall addition could be put on hold depending on architectural plans. During a special meeting Tuesday evening, the Otisco Township Board voted 4-0, with Clerk Lynda Sower absent, to hire architect Steve Worth to draw up plans for a proposed project, for which the board previously accepted bids from two Belding construction companies.

Sports
Owen Christensen spikes the ball after an interception drill during the Belding Youth Football Camp Tuesday.

BELDING — There’s lots of interest in football among youth in the Belding Area Schools. Varsity football coach Joe Schwander said there were 62 attendees at the youth football camp the Redskins’ coach is hosting this week. The camp is teaching a number of things, Schwander said. “It’s about having fun playing the game of [...]

Syrjala leads Greenville to physical 49-6 victory over rival Belding

Posted in: G.Slider, High School, High School Friday, August 26th, 2016

It took three plays for Cal Syrjala to set the tone of the 99th game between football rivals Greenville and Belding at Legacy Field on Thursday night.

On the third play, Greenville’s senior quarterback busted up the middle of the line for a physical 4-yard touchdown run to give the Yellow Jackets the first lead of the game.

Greenville never looked back, earning a 49-6 non-conference win to start their season.

New Greenville-Belding rivalry trophy used to be a tradition long ago

Posted in: Local, Local Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Bragging rights for the winner of the Greenville-Belding football game just got a little more interesting. This year’s winning team will have the opportunity to hoist a new rivalry trophy.

Greenville, Belding coaches focus on maintaining game plan, keeping adrenaline in check

Posted in: Local, Local Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

The 2016 high school football season is set to begin this week, and what better way to get it started then a longtime rivalry game between Greenville and Belding.

The two teams, which have been playing each other for more than a century, will face off Thursday at Greenville’s Legacy Field, with a kick off time of 7 p.m.

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  • Trouble continues for Otisco Township Hall project

    Friday, August 19th, 2016
    Posted in: B.slider, Local, News Top Story

    A planned township hall addition could be put on hold depending on architectural plans. During a special meeting Tuesday evening, the Otisco Township Board voted 4-0, with Clerk Lynda Sower absent, to hire architect Steve Worth to draw up plans for a proposed project, for which the board previously accepted bids from two Belding construction companies.

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  • Michigan POW monument placed at Belding memorial (PHOTOS)

    Thursday, August 18th, 2016
    Posted in: B.slider, Local, News Top Story

    After two tours in Vietnam, U.S. Army veteran Chuck Wright can still recall every region he once spent time in half a world away. Whether it was arriving on shore by boat in 1965, or dropping in as a paratrooper in 1969, Wright’s time with the 101st “Screaming Eagles” Airborne Division is worthy of a monument for all to admire and respect.

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  • Belding City Council moves forward with charter amendment

    Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
    Posted in: Local

    A charter amendment will be on the Nov. 8 ballot for voters in the city of Belding.

    During a special meeting Monday evening, the City Council voted 5-0 to approve a resolution to put a charter amendment on the ballot for citizens to decide whether to allow nonresidents of the city to serve on the museum, library and recreation advisory boards.

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  • JUST IN: Belding man arrested outside of bank

    Monday, August 15th, 2016
    Posted in: Local

    A 61-year-old Belding man was taken into custody from the Mercantile Bank branch located at the corner of M-44 and M-91 at approximately 9:45 a.m. Monday. Michigan State Police originally took the call but requested officers from the Belding Police Department respond to the scene, as well, as the state trooper was en route from Ionia. Belding police officers were dispatched at approximately 9:22 a.m.

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