News
Ionia County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Julie Calley gives her opinion about the Central Area Michigan Works Consortium while commissioners Jack Shattuck, left, and Scott Wirtz, center, listen Tuesday. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Ionia County is leaving a four-county employment service agency for a new 13-county arrangement. In a split vote Tuesday night, the Ionia County Board of Commissioners voted against staying with the Central Area Michigan Works Consortium (CAMWC) — which serves Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm counties — in favor of realigning with a yet-to-be-finalized Michigan Works agency in Region 4, which encompasses 13 counties.

Belding approves performance based pay bonus for teachers

Posted in: B.slider, Local, Photos Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Belding teachers who receive a “highly effective” rating on their evaluation by school administrators will now receive bonus pay as a reward for their efforts. During Monday evening’s Belding Area Schools Board of Education meeting, board members voted 5-0 to approve a resolution to implement performance based pay.

JUST IN: Belding council approves 2015-2016 budget, reviews potential DDA changes

Posted in: Belding, Local, News Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

With the conclusion of a public hearing Tuesday evening, members of Belding City Council have approved the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget.

Ionia County fires its IT director

Posted in: Local, Local Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Ionia County officials are tightlipped about why they fired their information and technology (IT) services director. Walter Barnes, 43, of Stanton, was let go from his job on April 27 by Ionia County Administrator Stephanie Fox.

Sports
Greenville’s Reece Burden delivers a pitch during the Belding Invitational against the Redskins Saturday. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Redskins 3-0. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville’s baseball team was almost perfect Saturday. The Yellow Jackets won both of their games at the Belding Invitational Saturday, winning without giving up a single run.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, May 18

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Vestaburg splits with Farwell: The Wolverines were on the road Monday and came away with one win and one loss. Game one went to Farwell, 15-5. Tyler McGarvey took the loss. Mitch Sellers, Alex Steed and Jaren Smith each had two hits. Vestaburg won game two, 6-5…

34 area athletes qualify for track state finals

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) track and field regional meets were good to area athletes on Friday and Saturday. In all, 34 athletes from area schools qualified in their respective divisions for the MHSAA state finals on May 30.

Greenville wins Belding baseball invitational

Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top News, Sports Top Story Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Greenville’s baseball team was almost perfect Saturday. The Yellow Jackets won both of their games at the Belding Invitational Saturday, winning without giving up a single run.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, May 18

    Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School

    Vestaburg splits with Farwell: The Wolverines were on the road Monday and came away with one win and one loss. Game one went to Farwell, 15-5. Tyler McGarvey took the loss. Mitch Sellers, Alex Steed and Jaren Smith each had two hits. Vestaburg won game two, 6-5…

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  • 34 area athletes qualify for track state finals

    Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) track and field regional meets were good to area athletes on Friday and Saturday. In all, 34 athletes from area schools qualified in their respective divisions for the MHSAA state finals on May 30.

    Read More »
  • Greenville wins Belding baseball invitational

    Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top News, Sports Top Story

    Greenville’s baseball team was almost perfect Saturday. The Yellow Jackets won both of their games at the Belding Invitational Saturday, winning without giving up a single run.

    Read More »
  • Ionia County fires its IT director

    Saturday, May 16th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local

    Ionia County officials are tightlipped about why they fired their information and technology (IT) services director. Walter Barnes, 43, of Stanton, was let go from his job on April 27 by Ionia County Administrator Stephanie Fox.

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