News
Volunteers work together Monday to remove debris from Whites Covered Bridge out of the Flat River.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Bridging generations and rebuilding history. That’s the goal of the Whites Bridge Historical Society (WBHS), formerly Friends Rebuilding Whites Bridge, the nonprofit group that aims to raise enough funds to one day rebuild the bridge that was destroyed by arson on July 7, 2013.

Music festival set to raise funds for new Whites Covered Bridge

Posted in: B.slider, Local, News Top Story Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Bridging generations and rebuilding history. That’s the goal of the Whites Bridge Historical Society (WBHS), formerly Friends Rebuilding Whites Bridge, the nonprofit group that aims to raise enough funds to one day rebuild the bridge that was destroyed by arson on July 7, 2013.

Just A Dream Huntz helps out new hunters

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, September 26th, 2014

With the echo of the shot still ringing through the trees and the rifle still firmly against his shoulder, 14-year-old Raymond Wyman couldn’t believe he’d missed.

It was his first chance to bag a buck, an 8-point he’d spotted from a blind early in the morning Saturday. Raymond, a Grattan resident, was out hunting with instructors of the Just A Dream Huntz program, put on for first-time and beginning hunters.

But even after the buck trotted of unfazed, it luckily wouldn’t be the last chance he had at his first deer.

Outman, Emmons return to everyday work in Lansing

Posted in: News Top Story, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, S.Slider Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The return of fall provides many physical and cultural changes throughout Michigan, not to mention the reconvening of a full-time Legislature in Lansing. With the return of everyday politics at the Capitol, EightCAP Inc. welcomed the first Legislative Update meeting Monday at Montcalm Community College since the Legislature adjourned last May for summer recess.

Sports
Belding’s defense gangs up on Lakewood’s quarterback, running him out of bounds for little to no gain during second quarter action Friday evening at Rudness Field. - Ryan Schlehuber

The Belding football team waited through a 90-minute rain delay Friday night before taking the field for its home opener against Lakewood. Despite the delay, the night ended on a positive for the Redskins as they walked off the turf at Rudness Field with a 22-14 victory. Although pleased with the effort of his players, Belding coach Joe Schwander said he is looking for his team to improve their execution going forward.

THE REVIEW: Detroit Tigers fans are a rare breed

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

When the anticipated emotions during regular season play involve hyperventilating, fits of rage, sudden bursts of sobbing like an infant and routine checking of one’s blood pressure, you’re guaranteed to hear an opinion or two on the direction of the franchise. Let’s be honest. What feeds the soul of a frustrated baseball fan more than a good round of heckling?

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Sept. 30

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Belding 3, West Catholic 0: The Redskins earned another win in the O-K Blue win a shutout win over the Falcons on Tuesday night. Belding won 25-15, 25-15, 25-12. Brooke Linebaugh led the Redskins with 14 assists and three aces…

Belding picks up homecoming win vs. Sparta

Posted in: High School Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Despite giving up an early touchdown to the visiting Spartans of Sparta, the young players of the Belding football team showed veteran maturity Friday night as they dominated the middle quarters to earn a 39-16 victory on homecoming night. The win also makes them 1-0 in O-K Blue play.

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  • Music festival set to raise funds for new Whites Covered Bridge

    Saturday, September 27th, 2014
    Posted in: B.slider, Local, News Top Story

    Bridging generations and rebuilding history. That’s the goal of the Whites Bridge Historical Society (WBHS), formerly Friends Rebuilding Whites Bridge, the nonprofit group that aims to raise enough funds to one day rebuild the bridge that was destroyed by arson on July 7, 2013.

    Read More »
  • Just A Dream Huntz helps out new hunters

    Friday, September 26th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    With the echo of the shot still ringing through the trees and the rifle still firmly against his shoulder, 14-year-old Raymond Wyman couldn’t believe he’d missed.

    It was his first chance to bag a buck, an 8-point he’d spotted from a blind early in the morning Saturday. Raymond, a Grattan resident, was out hunting with instructors of the Just A Dream Huntz program, put on for first-time and beginning hunters.

    But even after the buck trotted of unfazed, it luckily wouldn’t be the last chance he had at his first deer.

    Read More »
  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Sept. 24, 2014

    Thursday, September 25th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School

    Lakeview 3, Hesperia 1: The Wildcats got their first CSAA-Silver win Wednesday night, beating the Panthers 17-25, 25-9, 25-20, 25-23. Sadie Massie had 18 kills and four aces, Tereza Kralikova had three blocks and four aces, Genevieve Moore had 30 assists and Vaughn Martens had 17 digs…

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  • THE REVIEW: Cyclones ready for basketball season

    Thursday, September 25th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    To the city of Grand Rapids, the appreciation and enthusiasm for athletics in any form is undeniable. The rich traditions of “Tiger Town,” “Hockey Town” and the many additional aliases of West Michigan’s big brother Detroit, a few hours south have quickly become engrained into the programs that Grand Rapids has been so privileged to welcome over the course of time.

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