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An image of the original Whites Bridge, superimposed onto an image of the crossing after the bridge burned down, delivers a picture of what the replica covered bridge may look like. — File graphic

Like the phoenix of Greek mythology, rising from its ashes to be reborn again, so too will the historic Whites Covered Bridge. Destroyed by arson on July 7, 2013, the Whites Bridge Historical Society recently announced the bridge will be replaced with a replica bridge, as early as next year.

Michigan works? Future uncertain for four-county jobs agency

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, April 25th, 2015

What’s been working for a four-county area in central Michigan for the past 35 years may not be working anymore.

The Central Area Michigan Works Consortium (CAMWC) has been in existence since 1981. The agency is unique in that it encompasses four counties — Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm — and works in conjunction with local EightCAP services.

Whites Bridge will rise again: Replica bridge to be built in 2016

Posted in: B.slider, Local, News Top Story Friday, April 24th, 2015

Like the phoenix of Greek mythology, rising from its ashes to be reborn again, so too will the historic Whites Covered Bridge. Destroyed by arson on July 7, 2013, the Whites Bridge Historical Society recently announced the bridge will be replaced with a replica bridge, as early as next year.

Belding exchange student policy change comes after staff-wide vote

Posted in: B.slider, Local, News Top Story Friday, April 24th, 2015

Mia Kaarstein, a foreign exchange student at Belding High School, received an email this week that will now allow her to “have it all.” On Wednesday, the 18-year-old was sitting in a classroom with her fellow senior students, all of whom will soon be dressed in caps and gowns participating in their graduation commencement ceremony less than a month away … all of them, except for Kaarstein.

Sports
Belding junior Veronica Muniz sends a shot toward the goal, which resulted in the Redskins’ second goal against Allendale at home on Monday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding’s Katie Wood scored four goals, but it’s the Redskins’ chemistry that has the team rolling early in the season. Wood scored the final goal of the first half and the first three goals of the second half to help lead the Redskins past O-K Blue rival Allendale 7-1 on Monday night.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 20

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Lakeview 6, Kent City 0: The Wildcats played outstanding defense and didn’t allow a shot, while shutting out Kent City at home on Monday. Tricia Beckett, Jordan Hart, Kenadee Cordray, Tereza Kralikova, Laura Pachaly and Rylee Nielsen all scored goals for the Wildcats…

Belding soccer wins big 7-1, Wood scores 4 goals

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Belding’s Katie Wood scored four goals, but it’s the Redskins’ chemistry that has the team rolling early in the season. Wood scored the final goal of the first half and the first three goals of the second half to help lead the Redskins past O-K Blue rival Allendale 7-1 on Monday night.

Stowe, Ringleka win Yellow Jacket Challenge

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Sports Top News Monday, April 20th, 2015

Take away an occasional strong wind and the eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) was perfect. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, with temperatures in the 60s, nearly 500 people participated in the annual 5K, one-mile walk and youth fun runs, which benefits Greenville Public Schools.

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  • JUST IN: Interim tag removed, Belding promotes Bruce Brown to City Manager

    Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
    Posted in: Belding, Business Beat, Local, News

    In a unanimous vote Tuesday evening, members of the Belding City Council elected to remove the interim tag and promote Bruce Brown as the community’s new city manager.

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  • JUST IN: Belding school lunches to see slight price increase next school year

    Monday, April 20th, 2015
    Posted in: Belding, Local, News

    Students who purchase their lunches at Belding Area School in the 2015-2016 school year will notice a small increase in the price they pay for their daily meal.

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  • Stowe, Ringleka win Yellow Jacket Challenge

    Monday, April 20th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Sports Top News

    Take away an occasional strong wind and the eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) was perfect. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, with temperatures in the 60s, nearly 500 people participated in the annual 5K, one-mile walk and youth fun runs, which benefits Greenville Public Schools.

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  • Belding’s Monica Baylis to run track at MSU

    Monday, April 20th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    Belding runner Monica Baylis has her future plans set. The senior track standout announced Tuesday on Twitter she will be running track for Michigan State University next spring.

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