News
Clockwise from left, Belding Area Schools Board of Education President Tom Humphreys, Belding Finance Director Adrienne Barna, Michigan Association of School Boards Assistant Legal Counsel Joel Gerring, Belding Superintendent Sara Shriver, Michigan Employment Relations Commission Fact Finder Roger Cheek, Michigan Education Association Labor Economist Ruth Bier, MEA Research Consultant Craig Culver, MEA Uniserv Director Nancy Valenta, and Belding Education Association Lead Negotiator George Rousseau participate in a fact finding hearing at Belding High School on June 25. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Teachers at Belding Area Schools have been without a new contract for exactly one year today. Negotiations between the school district and Belding Education Association (BEA) teachers’ union began shortly before the previous contract expired on June 30, 2014.

Belding school, teachers await opinion as contract stalemate continues

Posted in: B.slider, Local, News Top Story Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Teachers at Belding Area Schools have been without a new contract for exactly one year today. Negotiations between the school district and Belding Education Association (BEA) teachers’ union began shortly before the previous contract expired on June 30, 2014.

Man injured in Belding tractor accident

Posted in: Local Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

One man was injured around 8:15 p.m. Monday in a single vehicle accident at the corner of Kenwood Avenue and Orchard Street.

Belding plans to reconstruct Bridge Street in 2016-2017

Posted in: B.slider, Local, News Top Story Friday, June 5th, 2015

This community’s busiest city street is now on the path to receive a complete overhaul. Members of Belding City Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday to accept a resolution to support the city’s submission of an application for the reconstruction of S. Bridge Street for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Sports
Belding’s Hallee Breimayer drives in for a basket during a scrimmage at Central Montcalm Friday.

Four area girls basketball teams joined a few others for a round robin of scrimmages to close out the month of June. Basketball season doesn’t start until November, but June and even July, are busy months for basketball programs with preparation for the season.

First-timer wins 4-H Fair Demo Derby

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, June 29th, 2015

Kathleen Courtright of Howard City had never entered a demolition derby in her life. Courtright decided to enter the one at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Saturday night. She won it.

Central Montcalm hosts girls hoops shootout

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Monday, June 29th, 2015

Four area girls basketball teams joined a few others for a round robin of scrimmages to close out the month of June. Basketball season doesn’t start until November, but June and even July, are busy months for basketball programs with preparation for the season.

THE REVIEW: Keeping it in the family

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, June 29th, 2015

You don’t have to look far within the Detroit Tigers to see that family runs deep within the organization. Prior to the Major League Baseball amateur draft, a mention of the name “Castellanos” instantly drew attention to third baseman Nick Castellanos, but as the cards laid themselves on the table, Nick will no longer be the only member of the family within the confines of the franchise.

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  • Belding football practicing for August at line camp

    Friday, June 19th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    It may only be June, but Belding’s football teams were preparing for August. The Redskins were practicing at the final day of linemen camp at Rudness Field Wednesday morning, learning some of the things they will need to be ready for when the full-team practices start in August.

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  • SPORTS GALORE: MLB All-Star game vote turning into a joke

    Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Major League Baseball All-Star game starting position players have been selected by fans continually since 1970. Prior to 1970, the voting process changed many times between fans, players and managers for both starting and reserve positions.

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  • Experience gap hurt Belding golfers in 2015

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
    Posted in: High School

    Belding’s boys golf team had an experience gap this season, noted coach Doug Anderson. “We were top-loaded with experience and the bottom guys, we had some inexperience,” Anderson said.

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  • THE REVIEW: Whitecaps’ Michael Gerber taking success in stride

    Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    A key to survival in the world of minor league baseball is not allowing yourself to be defined by mistakes. A game established on a history of beauty and tradition has the ability to hand you the game-winning long ball and can make you hitless the very next night. Baseball, with all of its intricacies, does not play favorites.

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