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Milton and Carol Rackham will be honored as this year’s grand marshals in the 110th annual Belding Labor Day Celebration. — Daily News/Cory Smith

In the rear of his garage, with steady hands and a focused gaze, Milton Rackham can often be found working away, one upholstery repair job at a time. At the age of 90, well beyond the earliest chance to retire, his work keeps him busy, and more importantly, happy and humble.

JUST IN: SAW grant paying early dividends for Belding storm and wastewater systems

Posted in: Belding, Local, News Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

A Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater (SAW) grant through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is in the early stages of providing a large benefit to the Belding community.

Ex-Young Miss wins Miss Belding pageant

Posted in: Local Monday, August 31st, 2015

In 2011, Alexis Cahill was named Young Miss Belding. She was 11 years old, and beginning sixth grade. Six years later, the now 17 year-old is beginning her senior year at Belding High School and is holding the title of Miss Belding.

Football season gets underway with Belding-Greenville rivalry clash

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Video Friday, August 28th, 2015

“Hit the line hard.”

U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt gave this advice a century ago, speaking of how life should be lived, as well as how football should be played.

Sports
The Belding girls cross country team competed at Benzie Central High School and placed 12th on Saturday. The Redskins girls cross country team consists of, front row from left, Kelsey Stahlin, Kassidy Gross, Veronica Muniz, Olivia Muniz and Hannah Kellogg; back row from left, coach Chris Kmiecik, Lauren McDowell, Tori Wittenbach, Bridget Myles, Teresa Myles, Carissa Stenquist and coach John Carlson. Missing are Christy Smith, Lexi Syrjala and Laura Tuttle. Belding will run at the Saranac Invitational on Wednesday. Courtesy photo/Joe Veselenak

The Belding girls cross country team was in action this weekend, while the boys team had the weekend off. The Redskins competed at the Benzie Central Pete Moss Invitational and placed 12th out of 21 teams in the big school division on Saturday.

Belding runners 12th at Benzie Central

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Monday, August 31st, 2015

The Belding girls cross country team was in action this weekend, while the boys team had the weekend off. The Redskins competed at the Benzie Central Pete Moss Invitational and placed 12th out of 21 teams in the big school division on Saturday.

Belding vollebyall wins CC-Crystal Invitational

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Belding’s volleyball team kept rolling through the season Friday, but this time the road was a little tougher. The Redskins won the Carson City-Crystal Invitational Friday, beating Grant 26-24, 22-25, 15-5.

Greenville starts quick in opening win at Belding

Posted in: Greenville, High School, High School, Local, News, Sports, Sports Top News, Sports Top Story, Video Friday, August 28th, 2015

Big and physical are just a couple of words to describe the Greenville Yellow Jackets offensive line. Throw in an uptempo offense and the Yellow Jackets provide quick scoring capability and the ability to wear down an opponent, especially, when that opponent is young and lacking depth.

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  • Back to school already? 5 local schools starting 1 week early

    Friday, August 28th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Summer always seems to fly by, and this year the season seems even shorter with the majority of local students returning to school one week earlier than usual. School starts on Monday for Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg schools. Those five schools obtained waivers from the Michigan Department of Education in order to start school earlier.

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  • Rackhams named Belding Labor Day Celebration grand marshals

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
    Posted in: B.slider, Local, News Top Story

    In the rear of his garage, with steady hands and a focused gaze, Milton Rackham can often be found working away, one upholstery repair job at a time. At the age of 90, well beyond the earliest chance to retire, his work keeps him busy, and more importantly, happy and humble.

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  • Belding does it again at The Daily News Invitational

    Monday, August 24th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    Just like last year, Belding’s volleyball team was the best in the area. The Redskins went undefeated and won the Daily News Invitational Volleyball Tournament at their home gym Saturday. The Redskins beat Lakeview and Vestaburg in pool play, then had a tough match with Central Montcalm before besting Greenville 25-7, 25-13 in the finals.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Aug. 22

    Monday, August 24th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School

    Belding girls 5th ,boys 12th at St. Johns: The Redskin boys were 1212 out of 13 teams at the St. Johns Night Meet Friday. The boys got 320 points while the girls had 163 for fifth. Top boys runners were Blake Flynn in 50th (19:01.2), Justin McMaster in 80th (20:06.3), Royce Braman in 85th (20:27.5), Tommy Myles in 88th (20:33.8) and Zac Brown in 107th (21:37.8)…

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