News
Robert Doyle and Andrew McDowell from SmithGroupJJR start a discussion with community members at a recreation advisory board meeting to help with the master plan for Belding city parks. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Some city parks are in the beginning stages of an extreme makeover. During a public meeting on April 11, the Belding Recreation Advisory Board welcomed two representatives, Robert Doyle and Andrew McDowell, from architectural firm SmithGroupJJR in Ann Arbor.

Belding OKs home occupation ordinance

Posted in: Local Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Belding home business owners gained a little more freedom Tuesday evening. The Belding City Council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance for home occupations, which as defined as “a business, profession, occupation or trade that is conducted within a residential dwelling unit by the residents of the dwelling unit.”

Belding student to compete at national Business Professionals of America conference

Posted in: Local Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Kelsey Stahlin is headed to Boston to compete in a weekend-long national leadership conference. Stahlin, a senior, is the sole student from Belding High School who qualified to go to the next phase of competition in Michigan’s chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA).

IN BRIEF: Council member discusses downsizing planning commission members

Posted in: Belding, Local, News Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

During Tuesday evening’s regular city council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Tom Jones voiced his opinion on the number of planning commission members for the city.

Sports
Belding shortstop Lucas McNinch slides off second base to throw and complete a double play at first base during the fourth inning at Carson City-Crystal on Friday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Four hits and four runs by the Belding Redskins baseball team broke open a pitcher’s duel against the Carson City-Crystal Eagles. Leading 1-0, the Redskins scored four times in the sixth inning and added a run in the seventh to defeat the host Eagles 6-1 in a non-conference game on Friday. Belding only had two hits and one unearned run through the first five innings.

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…

Greenville graduate Justin Zimmer signs with Buffalo Bills

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Sports Top News Monday, May 2nd, 2016

The Buffalo Bills have gained a whole new fan base in West Michigan. While Justin Zimmer, a 2011 Greenville High School graduate, did not hear his name called during the three days of the NFL draft, he was quickly signed to a free agent contract following the draft by the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. A dominating defensive tackle from Ferris State University, Zimmer realized his childhood dream of playing in the NFL with the signing.

Pitching, defense leads Belding by CC-Crystal

Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Four hits and four runs by the Belding Redskins baseball team broke open a pitcher’s duel against the Carson City-Crystal Eagles. Leading 1-0, the Redskins scored four times in the sixth inning and added a run in the seventh to defeat the host Eagles 6-1 in a non-conference game on Friday. Belding only had two hits and one unearned run through the first five innings.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 26

    Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    Belding 2-0: The Redskins continued its fine start to the season with a pair of O-K Blue wins at Comstock Park on Tuesday. Belding won game one 5-1. Aaden Quinn earned the win. He pitched seven innings, struck out six and allowed four hits. Dylan McMaster had two hits, while Mitch Shepard and Logan Campbell had RBIs…

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  • Chip’s Clips: Where the Red Wings go from here

    Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    After another playoff disappointment, the Detroit Red Wings have some work to do to get back to being a contender for the Stanley Cup. Sure, the Wings have made the playoffs for 25 years. But in the past few years, it’s been a struggle to get there. In order to make it 26 straight and do some damage, the Wings will have to make a lot of changes.

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  • Belding off to a good start on the diamond

    Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    With nine wins in its first 12 games, the Belding Redskins are off to a good start this baseball season. Belding coach Michael Ostrander said pitching has been the key to its early season success. He also noted the schedule will toughen up quickly.

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  • Lyons man airlifted to hospital after suspected drunken driving crash

    Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local

    A Lyons man was airlifted to a hospital Friday afternoon after a suspected drunken driving accident.

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