News
Pastor Ken Harger of Orleans Township continues to record his religious sermons from his lighthouse on Long Lake to be aired on the radio and on the Internet. His show, which has now aired for 35 years, is on every Sunday morning on both WGLM in Greenville and WION in Ionia. — Daily News/Cory Smith

In his youth, those who knew Ken Harger were lucky to hear a whisper or a single audible word from the shy, embarrassed boy with a speech impediment. A lifetime later, Harger’s unique voice and powerful spiritual messages can be heard all over the world, a transformation he says was guided by the grace of God.

Pastor Ken Harger reflects on 35 years of local radio sermons

Posted in: B.slider, Local, News Top Story Saturday, October 25th, 2014

In his youth, those who knew Ken Harger were lucky to hear a whisper or a single audible word from the shy, embarrassed boy with a speech impediment. A lifetime later, Harger’s unique voice and powerful spiritual messages can be heard all over the world, a transformation he says was guided by the grace of God.

Political hopefuls participate in final local candidate forum

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

With just 12 days remaining until the Nov. 4 general election, there was no mistaking the location of the final candidate forum for political contenders in contested races. Attendees of Wednesday’s candidate forum at Montcalm Community College’s Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville were greeted by an wave of campaign signs, guiding them to the meeting of political rivals.

Homes for Our Troops to break ground on Belding home for injured Marine

Posted in: Local Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The national nonprofit organization Homes for Our Troops will kick off the building of a specially adapted home at 11 a.m. Saturday for Marine Cpl. Robert “Bobby” Thrailkill

The groundbreaking ceremony is an introductory event to welcome Thrailkill to the community and celebrate the building of his new home. The event will be held at 12411 7 Mile Road NE in Belding. The public is invited to attend.

Sports
Belding defenders Jesse Scheidel (31) and Sean Paauwe (35) tackle Coopersville quarterback Ben Cushway in the second quarter Friday evening at Rudness Field in Belding. - Daily News/Cory Smith

The Belding football team was hoping to give its senior players a proper send-off in their final game at Rudness Field and the community a perfect end to the fourth annual Day to Believe. Unfortunately, the Redskins got off to a slow start against the Broncos of Coopersville, and despite scoring 21 unanswered points in the second and third quarters, they suffered their fifth setback of the season by a score of 52-28.

THE REVIEW: Rebuilding a kicker

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

It’s been over 20 years since the Detroit Lions and their fans have had to even entertain the thought of a struggle in their kicking game. They’ve more than made up for it by experiencing difficulty in other areas, as we all know.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Oct. 14

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Volleyball Greenville 3, Cedar Springs 0: The Yellow Jackets continued their dominance over the Red Hawks with a straight-game win 25-19, 25-11, 25-21 Tuesday night in Cedar Springs. Paige Hallock had 10 kills and four blocks for Greenville, Katherine Stidham had 10 digs, Kaylee Wilcox dished out 13 assists and Riley Jenks made six kills. [...]

THE REVIEW: A new generation of Griffins

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. For Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Brennan Evans pictures have captured some of the greatest moments throughout the journey of the veteran’s career, including a moment shared between he and his greatest inspiration, his father.

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  • Local Girl Scout earns Gold Award with wood duck project

    Thursday, October 16th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    There’s a few new homes for some feathered friends within Belding’s city parks, thanks to the efforts of one local Girl Scout. Allison Harrison, 18, of Greenville, completed her 14-year career with Girl Scout Troop 02589 on Tuesday. As a final project to earn her Gold Project award, she built six wood duck boxes that now hang from various trees along the Flat River in Belding’s Central Riverside and East Riverside parks.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Oct. 14

    Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School

    Volleyball Greenville 3, Cedar Springs 0: The Yellow Jackets continued their dominance over the Red Hawks with a straight-game win 25-19, 25-11, 25-21 Tuesday night in Cedar Springs. Paige Hallock had 10 kills and four blocks for Greenville, Katherine Stidham had 10 digs, Kaylee Wilcox dished out 13 assists and Riley Jenks made six kills. [...]

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  • THE REVIEW: A new generation of Griffins

    Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. For Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Brennan Evans pictures have captured some of the greatest moments throughout the journey of the veteran’s career, including a moment shared between he and his greatest inspiration, his father.

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  • Political candidates spar at Sheridan forum

    Saturday, October 11th, 2014
    Posted in: Belding, Carson City, Edmore, Greenville, Lakeview, Pan Handle, Stanton

    With the November general election quickly approaching, Montcalm County residents were given an opportunity to have their political questions answered Thursday evening during an informative political forum.

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