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Belding Area Schools Board of Education President Tom Humphreys announced his resignation from the board after 14 years as a member during the July 20 board meeting effective Aug. 17 meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

After numerous years of dedicating time as members of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education, two of the longest serving members are stepping down. During the July 20 board meeting,President Tom Humphreys and Trustee Robert Insley both announced that they would be resigning.

Type I diabetic battles odds to promote awareness of diabetes through pageantry

Posted in: Local Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Twelve years ago, in the confines of the pediatric intensive care unit at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Tara Rackham, just shy of turning two, was clinging to life. Her mother, Sharnel Rackham, sat by her unconscious daughter, holding her little hand close and praying for a recovery.

Big Brothers Big Sisters hosting golf outing to raise awareness

Posted in: Local, Local Saturday, August 1st, 2015

In a world where negativity, violence and pain are never hard to find, a child is a thing of innocence. Simple, unassuming, beautiful innocence.

But sometimes that innocence is corrupted by neglect or malice or spite. Sometimes it is intentional and sometimes it is accidental. Sometimes it is merely circumstance.

President, trustee resign from Belding school board

Posted in: Local, News Top Story Friday, July 31st, 2015

After numerous years of dedicating time as members of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education, two of the longest serving members are stepping down. During the July 20 board meeting,President Tom Humphreys and Trustee Robert Insley both announced that they would be resigning.

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On an overcast, humid morning, five football teams strapped on the helmets, huddled and continued to prepare for the upcoming high school football season. With just 22 days until the first official practice and 40 days until the first game of the season, it’s crunch time for each program to make sure they are ready for the start of the season. On Friday, the Lakeview Wildcats and Tri County Vikings squared off with the host Belding Redskins, Ionia Bulldogs and Saranac Redskins in a 7-on-7 passing camp.

Breimayer, Hallock lead AAU team to semifinals

Posted in: High School, High School Monday, July 20th, 2015

A West Michigan Amateur Athletics Union (AAU) girls basketball team showed itself to the rest of the country July 10-13. The West Michigan Lady Titans, coached by Jim Johnson of Belding, went to the semifinals of the Battle In The Boro national girls basketball tournament, amassing a 5-2 record in the tournament outside of Nashville, Tenn.

Three area teams meet at football passing camp

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

On an overcast, humid morning, five football teams strapped on the helmets, huddled and continued to prepare for the upcoming high school football season. With just 22 days until the first official practice and 40 days until the first game of the season, it’s crunch time for each program to make sure they are ready for the start of the season. On Friday, the Lakeview Wildcats and Tri County Vikings squared off with the host Belding Redskins, Ionia Bulldogs and Saranac Redskins in a 7-on-7 passing camp.

CHIP’S CLIPS: Why Pete Rose should never be reinstated

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, July 20th, 2015

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game was a great showcase for Cincinnati and their beloved son, Pete Rose. Rose came out to thunderous applause by the Reds’ faithful before the All-Star Game, despite being banned from baseball for life for betting on the game.

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  • Belding City Council considers local preference purchase program

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
    Posted in: Belding

    From members of the city council to residents and business owners, there’s no questioning that everyone wants businesses to thrive and succeed in downtown Belding.

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  • Ethics discussion gets heated at Belding City Council meeting

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
    Posted in: Belding

    When it comes to ethics, moral values and the concept of right and wrong, there may be no place where it matters more than at the government level. Those ideas were brought forth in the form of a first reading of an official “code of conduct” ethics ordinance by Belding City Manger Bruce Brown at Tuesday’s Belding City Council meeting.

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  • Belding Youth Clinic aims to provide care for ages 10-21

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
    Posted in: Belding

    When it comes to health care for infants, even the smallest of concerns becomes an urgency. As children grow older, however, that urgency oftentimes wanes, which many times can lead to an oversight of major health issues.

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  • Belding school board, teachers agree to tentative contract terms

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
    Posted in: Belding

    After 386 days without a new contract in place, the Belding Area Schools Board of Education and Belding Education Association (BEA) teachers union have at last agreed on a tentative contract.

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