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Woodview Elementary School fifth grade student Alex Hirschy, 11, receives a certificate of appreciation from Ellis Elementary School Principal Tiffany Jackson Tuesday evening for helping a student who suffered a seizure while riding the bus to school. — Daily News/Cory Smith

When Alex Hirschy heard the sound of a fellow student hit the floor of their school bus, he didn’t wait for someone else to react.

Hirschy, 11, a fifth-grader at Woodview Elementary School, leapt from his seat on the bus to comfort the student several seats behind him who was suffering from a seizure as they traveled to school the morning of April 16.

Pet oxygen recovery masks designed to help animals after a fire

Posted in: B.slider, Local, Photos Thursday, April 24th, 2014

It’s a moment no firefighter wants to come across when searching through a burning home — the sound of a trapped dog barking for help or the discovery of a frightened cat hiding under a bed.

But those moments do happen, and just as firefighters would rescue an adult or child, those animals also need rescue.

Belding Area Schools facing budget deficit for coming school year

Posted in: B.slider, Local, Photos Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

According to Finance Director Adrienne Barna, the budget projection will change based on information from the state and additional reductions that may be necessary prior to the June board meeting where the 2014-2015 budget will be presented to the board for approval. In its current state, the proposed budget will operate at a deficit of $846,373.

Belding student honored for ‘phenomenal reaction and helpfulness’

Posted in: Belding, Local, News, News Top Story, Photos Monday, April 21st, 2014

When Alex Hirschy heard the sound of a fellow student hit the floor of their school bus, he didn’t wait for someone else to react.

Hirschy, 11, a fifth-grader at Woodview Elementary School, leapt from his seat on the bus to comfort the student several seats behind him who was suffering from a seizure as they traveled to school the morning of April 16.

Sports
Belding sophomore Veronica Muniz maneuvers around two defenders from Wyoming during Wednesday’s game at Rudness Field. The Redskins won 1-0.

It took the Belding Redskins less than five minutes to open the scoring on Wednesday against Wyoming. Little did the Redskins know, but Tina Griffioen’s goal would be the only score of the night in a 1-0 shutout win over the Wyoming Wolves at Rudness Field.

Griffioen’s goal leads Belding to 1-0 victory

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Thursday, April 24th, 2014

It took the Belding Redskins less than five minutes to open the scoring on Wednesday against Wyoming. Little did the Redskins know, but Tina Griffioen’s goal would be the only score of the night in a 1-0 shutout win over the Wyoming Wolves at Rudness Field.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 22

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Greenville sweeps Cedar Springs: The Yellow Jackets remained undefeated with a pair of wins against Cedar Springs at home on Tuesday. Greenville mercied the Red Hawks 10-0 in five innings in game one…

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, April 17

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Friday, April 18th, 2014

Lakeview, Vestaburg split: The Wildcats opened the season with a win and a loss against the Wolverines Thursday, losing the first game 3-2 on a bases-loaded walk, but winning the second game 4-2…

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  • Threshold Academy board discusses ‘dissolution process’ to close school, but makes no resolution

    Friday, April 18th, 2014
    Posted in: Belding

    After years of decision making, setting goals and working to establish a bright future for Threshold Academy, preparing for the end may now be the final sobering task that members of the Threshold Academy Board of Directors must make together.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, April 17

    Friday, April 18th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    Lakeview, Vestaburg split: The Wildcats opened the season with a win and a loss against the Wolverines Thursday, losing the first game 3-2 on a bases-loaded walk, but winning the second game 4-2…

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  • Belding opens season with split vs. Coopersville

    Friday, April 18th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    Belding softball coach Mikayla Linebaugh noted how her Redskins should have had a few games under their belts by now. “The toughest thing is it was our first time out,” she said. “We should have had seven or eight ball games in by now.”

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  • Belding Community Showcase is Thursday

    Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    This year’s Belding Community Showcase will once again aim to bring community groups, businesses and the public together for one evening of fun and networking. From 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, doors will open at Belding High School for the 18th annual showcase, featuring 35 businesses and more than 45 community groups spread throughout the school.

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