News
Grattan Elementary School sixth-graders and brothers, Henry Merren, 11, left, and Owen Merren, 11, explain to their classroom details they recently researched about the Flint water crisis. — Daily News/Cory Smith

The first thing a visitor to Grattan Academy Elementary School sees as they walk into the building is a case displaying four jars filled with change beneath the phrase, “Let the penny wars begin!”

BREAKING: Woman dies in Belding house fire, another woman escapes

Posted in: B.slider, Belding, Local, News, Photos Friday, February 12th, 2016

A woman was discovered dead inside a Belding home early this morning from injuries sustained in a fire, while another woman was able to escape with injuries by jumping from a second story window.

IN BRIEF: Otisco Township Board renews salvage yard contract

Posted in: Belding, Local, News Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

At a regular meeting of the Otisco Township board tonight, board members approved renewing a contract for Simons Salvage Yard.

According to Zoning Administrator Marc Larabel, the yard has operated without issue during their previous contract.

IN BRIEF: Grattan Township board approves one reimbursement, denies another

Posted in: Belding, Local, News Monday, February 8th, 2016

Members of the Grattan Township Board voted unanimously to approve a request for reimbursement Monday evening, without taking action on an additional requests.

Sports
Belding’s Mitchell Ward pins Tri County’s Ryan VanderMuellen in the final match of the Division 3 district semifinal to win 33-32 at Central Montcalm on Thursday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

On paper, Tri County should have won. On the mat, Tri County did not win. In stunning fashion, the Belding Redskins upset the No. 8 ranked Vikings with a pin in the final match to knock off the favorite 33-32 in the semifinals of the Division 3 team district wrestling tournament at Central Montcalm on Thursday.

Belding stuns Tri County, tops Lakeview for district title

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Friday, February 12th, 2016

On paper, Tri County should have won. On the mat, Tri County did not win. In stunning fashion, the Belding Redskins upset the No. 8 ranked Vikings with a pin in the final match to knock off the favorite 33-32 in the semifinals of the Division 3 team district wrestling tournament at Central Montcalm on Thursday.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Feb. 9

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Greenville 40, Hastings 34: The Yellow Jackets took a 19-19 tie after three quarters and turned it into their second straight win, beating the Saxons Tuesday night. Sophomore Brock Kohler led with 11 points and senior Alec O’Connor followed with eight…

CHIP’S CLIPS: The best and worst of Super Bowl 50

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

So the old man goes out on top. Super Bowl 50 will likely go down as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s swan song, and he will be going out a winner — even if brother Eli wasn’t all that thrilled about big brother getting his second title. It will also go down as a defensive clinic by the Broncos, showing defense is still possible in a league that is outlawing defense little by little.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 5

    Monday, February 8th, 2016
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    Greenville 50, Northview 46: The Yellow Jackets broke a three-game losing streak and got their first O-K Bronze Conference win at the hands of the Wildcats Friday night. Brock Kohler, who was playing his first game after being promoted from the JV squad, led Greenville with 11 points…

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  • Grattan students have ‘penny wars’ to help Flint residents

    Saturday, February 6th, 2016
    Posted in: B.slider, Local, News Top Story

    The first thing a visitor to Grattan Academy Elementary School sees as they walk into the building is a case displaying four jars filled with change beneath the phrase, “Let the penny wars begin!”

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  • Grattan Academy hires marketing firm

    Saturday, February 6th, 2016
    Posted in: Local

    The Grattan Academy Board of Directors is committing nearly $10,000 toward marketing its school to attract new students, while retaining current ones. During a special meeting Jan.16, the Grattan school board unanimously approved hiring Piper & Gold Public Relations firm for the purpose of building a compelling marketing communications plan at a cost not to exceed $9,750.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Feb. 2

    Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    Tri County 76, Fremont 52: The Vikings jumped over .500 with a win over the Packers Tuesday night. Dylan Matulis had a near triple-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals for Tri County. Cam Miller added 15 points and four blocks to the win…

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