News
Members and supports of the Belding Education Association stand together in applause Monday to show support for a “fair contract” between the school district and union members. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Contract disputes are never fun … especially when they drag out. After nearly six months of negotiations, a contract between Belding Area Schools and the Belding Education Association (BEA) remains stagnant after two failed tentative agreements.

Belding council members argue over resolution regarding city attorney

Posted in: Local Friday, December 19th, 2014

An argument over who has the power to request the city attorney be present at Belding City Council meetings has led to the passing of a new resolution. However, that act has raised concern from a number of residents and some council members.

Belding Board of Education cites budget restraints in lack of raises

Posted in: B.slider, Local, News Top Story Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Contract disputes are never fun … especially when they drag out. After nearly six months of negotiations, a contract between Belding Area Schools and the Belding Education Association (BEA) remains stagnant after two failed tentative agreements.

JUST IN: Belding council moves forward with Zoning Board of Appeals, city attorney discussions

Posted in: Belding, Local, News, Photos Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Members of the Belding City Council approved three resolutions Tuesday evening, but not without some consternation amongst the council and from citizens.

Sports
Belding’s Monica Baylis, front, boxes out during a district tournament game last season. The Redskins opened this season on Tuesday with a win over Lakewood. - File photo

The Belding Redskins girls basketball team got off to a good start this season. After a slow start Tuesday night, the Redskins used a dominating second half to defeat Lakewood to open the 2014-15 season with a 44-33 win. Hallee Breimayer scored 16 points in the win, while Katie Wood finished with 14 points and Monica Baylis with eight points.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Dec. 17

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Thursday, December 18th, 2014

MONTABELLA WINS TWO: The Mustangs went to Ovid-Elsie and won their two meets Wednesday night. They opened with a 36-36 tie with the host Marauders, but won on the ninth tie-breaker, which is most near-falls. Montabella then beat Hemlock 48-36…

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 16

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Lakeview 40, Newaygo 29: The Wildcats beat the Lions in a CSAA crossover game Tuesday night by holding Newaygo to just three points in the second quarter. Sadie Massie led Lakeview with 12 points and Maddie Shurlow had eight points and seven rebounds…

Belding wrestling off to perfect start

Posted in: High School Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Seven matches into the 2014-2015 wrestling season and the Belding Redskins have yet to lose. On Saturday, the Redskins took home the Kent City Invitational championship with a perfect 5-0 day. Wins over Wyoming Godwin Heights, Holland, Kenowa Hills, Kent City and Rockford improved the Redskins to 7-0.

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  • JUST IN: Belding Education Association members plead for ‘fair contract’

    Monday, December 15th, 2014
    Posted in: Belding, Local, News

    It’s been nearly seven months that Belding Area School’s has been negotiating with the Belding Education Association on a new contract, and Monday evening, supporters of the education union made their voices heard.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Dec. 13

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

    Belding takes Kent City Invitational: The Redskins won all five matches they wrestled in to take the title at the Kent City Invitational Saturday. Belding started out with a 63-15 win over Wyoming Godwin Heights, then beat Holland 72-12, Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills 59-10, the host Eagles 54-17 and Rockford 37-36…

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  • Quick start leads Belding to win over Kenowa Hills

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

    Belding’s girls basketball team had a pair of slow starts in their previous two games. That wasn’t the case Friday night.

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  • Tri County, Belding wrestlers open 2-0

    Friday, December 12th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School

    The 2014-2015 high school wrestling season got under way on Wednesday night. Tri County hosted a nonconference quadrangular with Belding, Kent City and Lakeview competing.

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