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Ty Cobb, Marilyn Monroe and Walt Disney were among the living once again Wednesday afternoon. Woodview Elementary School invited family members and students to see the culmination of a research project fifth graders have been working on for the past several weeks.

Multiple police agencies respond to Belding meth lab bust

Posted in: Local Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) detectives assisted the Belding Police Department with the investigation of a methamphetamine lab at a Belding residence on Sunday.

Belding officers went to the residence attempting to locate a subject with an outstanding warrant. At the time of their arrival, the suspect was actively cooking meth in the garage of the residence using the one pot method.

JUST IN: Belding man arrested for choking Crystal woman, throwing her out of car

Posted in: Local, Local Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Two people searching for morel mushrooms near Greenville came across an assaulted and injured woman Monday evening.
Two people were walking on Berridge Road south of Fenwick Road around 7 p.m. when they heard a woman calling for help. They found a 19-year-old Crystal woman who was badly injured. They drove the woman to Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville.

Ellis Elementary students score flag from soldiers

Posted in: Local Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The second-grade students in Melissa Wright’s class received a very special gift from the soldiers they sent care packages to last year. Students were gifted an American flag that was flown from the tail of a helicopter over Afghanistan, as well as letters sent back from several soldiers .

Sports
Belding senior Greta Wilker connects on a pitch during a game this season at home against Vestaburg. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greta Wilker is the ultimate student-athlete. In less than two weeks, Wilker will graduate as valedictorian of her class (4.2 GPA). The dual-sport athlete will also wrap up the softball and track seasons and will finish her high school athletic career with 16 varsity letters. The Belding community, and others in surrounding areas, have been aware of Wilker for the past four years. Wilker will now be known nationwide and more after being named Sports Illustrated’s (SI) May Athlete of the Month this week.

Belding’s Wilker named SI high school athlete of the month

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Friday, May 13th, 2016

Greta Wilker is the ultimate student-athlete. In less than two weeks, Wilker will graduate as valedictorian of her class (4.2 GPA). The dual-sport athlete will also wrap up the softball and track seasons and will finish her high school athletic career with 16 varsity letters. The Belding community, and others in surrounding areas, have been aware of Wilker for the past four years. Wilker will now be known nationwide and more after being named Sports Illustrated’s (SI) May Athlete of the Month this week.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, May 5

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Friday, May 6th, 2016

Kelloggsville 12, Tri County 2: The Vikings struggled on the road in a non-conference game on Thursday. Kelloggsville jumped out to an 8-2 lead after two innings and needed just six to finish the win. Jacob Sickelsteel took the loss. Justin Thurston pitched four innings and allowed one run on three hits…

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, May 4

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

CC-Crystal sweeps Montabella: The Eagles picked up a pair of MSAC wins over rival Montabella on Tuesday. CC-Crystal won 16-1 and 11-1. Jarrett Loomis won game one. Zach Pringle went 5-for-5 with three doubles, triple and five RBI. Lane Humphrey had three hits and four RBI, while Aaron Hugenot and Shane Wiggins each had two hits…

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  • IN BRIEF: Ionia County officials visit Belding council meeting

    Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
    Posted in: Belding, Local, News

    During this evening’s Belding City Council meeting, Ionia County Deputy Clerk Janae Cooper and Ionia County Commissioner Dave Hodges stood to address the council during public comment.

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  • IN BRIEF: Belding board approves food service management contract

    Monday, May 16th, 2016
    Posted in: Belding, Local, News

    The Belding Board of Education approved a service contract for the upcoming school year during Monday evening’s regular meeting.

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  • Belding Area Schools and community review use of longtime mascot

    Saturday, May 14th, 2016
    Posted in: B.slider, Local

    A national debate has hit home for residents of Belding.

    The usage of Native American-derived mascots for sports teams has been debated for years, but a resolution is still not readily evident in the near future. People have gone back and forth in local communities, on sports news shows and in publications. Many school districts and national organizations have conceded their mascot in favor of something unrelated to Native Americans.

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  • Belding’s Wilker named SI high school athlete of the month

    Friday, May 13th, 2016
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    Greta Wilker is the ultimate student-athlete. In less than two weeks, Wilker will graduate as valedictorian of her class (4.2 GPA). The dual-sport athlete will also wrap up the softball and track seasons and will finish her high school athletic career with 16 varsity letters. The Belding community, and others in surrounding areas, have been aware of Wilker for the past four years. Wilker will now be known nationwide and more after being named Sports Illustrated’s (SI) May Athlete of the Month this week.

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