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Belding Superintendent Sara Shriver, left, discusses with Board Vice President Timothy Flynn during Monday evening's Belding School Board meeting at the Belding Administration Building. — Daily News/Cory Smith

For the first time since 2011, members of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education will be compensated for their services for the upcoming school year.

16 running for 5 seats in Edmore; Sheridan and Pierson candidates disqualified

Posted in: Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Sixteen candidates have filed to run for five open seats on the Edmore Village Council, while multiple potential candidates have been disqualified for running for election in the villages of Sheridan and Pierson.

UPDATE: Crime spree trio arrested in Grand Rapids and New York

Posted in: Local, Local Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Two members of a crime spree trio were arrested today in Grand Rapids after allegedly committing a stabbing, a carjacking, an assault and a robbery.
Daniel Edward Leussenkamp Jr. 25, and Kimberly Ann Wonsey, 20, both of the Grand Rapids area, were arrested today by U.S. Marshalls in Alpine Township, according to Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mark Reiss.

UPDATE: Trio on the run after stabbing, carjacking, assault and robbery

Posted in: Local, Local Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

A trio with local ties are on the run after their alleged involvement in a stabbing in Wyoming, a carjacking in Greenville and another stabbing in Mount Clemens. A nationwide manhunt is underway for Daniel Edward Leussenkamp Jr., 25, and Kimberly Ann Wonsey, 20, both of Wyoming, and Kevin Michael Seely, 25, of Belding, according to Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mark Reiss.

Sports
Belding’s Brady Phelps, left, tries to break up a pass near the end zone to Tri County’s Ryne Dailey on Thursday at Rudness Field. The two teams competed against each other in a 7-on-7 passing camp.

The Belding Redskins and Tri County Vikings are coming off dramatically different seasons in 2013. The Redskins are coming off a 7-4 season, which included it first playoff appearance since 2007. The Vikings went 1-8, a year ago, following two consecutive winless seasons.

Whitecap makes good with second chance

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

As the name of Wynton Bernard echoes through the concourse at Fifth Third Ballpark, his purposeful jog out to take his position in the outfield is something that is sure to not lose its significance to him or the fans any time soon. As the youngest of three sons to Walter and Janet Bernard, the Poway, Calif. native’s journey to pursue the game of baseball became a family affair from the beginning.

Belding, Tri County meet in 7-on-7 passing camp

Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Friday, July 18th, 2014

The Belding Redskins and Tri County Vikings are coming off dramatically different seasons in 2013. The Redskins are coming off a 7-4 season, which included it first playoff appearance since 2007. The Vikings went 1-8, a year ago, following two consecutive winless seasons.

Pistons ‘Bad Boy’ Mahorn visits Grand Rapids to promote Drive

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, July 18th, 2014

Rick Mahorn has seen a lot of NBA basketball in his time. First as a member of the Detroit Pistons, then as the Pistons’ radio analyst alongside Mark Champion, Mahorn has spent a long time in basketball.

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  • Grattan Academy comes out on top in SchoolDigger.com study

    Saturday, July 19th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    It seems every organization out there dedicated to K-12 education has its own formula to track student success. There are report cards, color schemes, annual progress reports, at-risk declarations and top-to-bottom lists.

    It’s up to school officials to take in each of these state or independent group studies and try to piece together the puzzle that most accurately depicts student achievement.

    Ask any school official which formula works best and they will probably answer none of them … or maybe all of them.

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  • Belding, Tri County meet in 7-on-7 passing camp

    Friday, July 18th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story

    The Belding Redskins and Tri County Vikings are coming off dramatically different seasons in 2013. The Redskins are coming off a 7-4 season, which included it first playoff appearance since 2007. The Vikings went 1-8, a year ago, following two consecutive winless seasons.

    Read More »
  • Pistons ‘Bad Boy’ Mahorn visits Grand Rapids to promote Drive

    Friday, July 18th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Rick Mahorn has seen a lot of NBA basketball in his time. First as a member of the Detroit Pistons, then as the Pistons’ radio analyst alongside Mark Champion, Mahorn has spent a long time in basketball.

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  • Sheridan candidates forum introduces political hopefuls to Montcalm County

    Friday, July 18th, 2014
    Posted in: News Top Story, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, S.Slider

    With the Aug. 5 primary election quickly approaching, Thursday evening proved to be an informative event for more than 60 people who attended the “Meet the Candidates” event at the Sheridan VFW Post. Republican, Democratic and nonpartisan representatives from five races introduced themselves and their reasons for running throughout the two-hour event.

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