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The Belding Area Schools Board of Education on Monday discussed the next steps for reevaluating the Redskins mascot over the coming months. From left, Administrative Assistant Val Clementz, board members Cori Anderson, Terry Boni, Shannon Hummel, Superintendent Sara Shriver and Board President Tim Flynn. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

The debate over the Belding Redskins mascot continues — and will likely continue into the next academic year. During Monday evening’s regular meeting of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education, board members worked toward making a decision regarding the school mascot. Even among board members, the issue is not an easy one.

Belding school board OKs new hires, looks to future

Posted in: Local Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

There are some changes coming to Belding Area Schools staff. During Monday’s meeting, the school board unanimously approved the hire of two new staff members: Michael Ostrander as high school principal and Ross Hinkle as director of finance positions.

Belding board starts planning future discussions and education on mascot

Posted in: B.slider, Local, News Top Story Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

The debate over the Belding Redskins mascot continues — and will likely continue into the next academic year. During Monday evening’s regular meeting of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education, board members worked toward making a decision regarding the school mascot. Even among board members, the issue is not an easy one.

IN BRIEF: Belding board approves new high school principal

Posted in: Belding, Local, News Monday, June 20th, 2016

During a regular meeting Monday evening, the Belding Board of Education approved the hire of Michael Ostrander as the new hire for the position of high school principal.

Sports
Central Montcalm’s Trenton Braman, middle, celebrates while crossing the finish line — in fifth place — during the preliminary heats of the 100 during the Division 2 regionals at Houseman Field Friday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding’s girls will be well represented at the state Division 2 track finals in Zeeland. The Redskin girls will be going in eight events after the regionals Friday at Houseman Field. Belding’s 800-meter relay team of Hallee Breimayer, Johanna McCully, Emma Jakeway and Lauren McDowell (1:47.04) finished second to Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills and is headed to the state finals.

SPORTS GALORE: One last column, one last thank you

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Friday, June 24th, 2016

I’ve been thinking for a few weeks on what and how to write my final column as sports editor of The Daily News. As I write this column, I’m still not exactly sure what to say, so I’m just going to type what comes to mind. After 15 1/2 years, today is my final day working for Stafford Publishing.

Kemp, Jason lead Daily News Track Classic

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, Sports Top News, Sports Top Story Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

In a track meet pitting the area’s best of the best, a pair of juniors stood out among the rest. On a beautiful Tuesday evening, the annual Daily News Track Classic was held at Greenville High School. The meet consists of the best athletes from The Daily News coverage area, minus Montabella (they opt to compete at the Morning Sun Invitational), plus Cedar Springs. Greenville junior Landon Kemp, winner of three events, and Tri County junior Aaron Jason, winner of two events, were named the top male and female athletes of the meet. This was the third time Kemp won the honor and first for Jason.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, May 24

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Tri County splits: The Vikings played two games against Morley Stanwood on Tuesday, winning the first 5-4 and getting mercied in the second game 11-0 in five innings. The opener was won on a Jake Sickelsteel RBI double in the fourth inning. That gave Eric Hayden the win, as he went the first 4 2/3 innings, scattering seven hits and two walks around two strikeouts…

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  • REVVED UP: Safety and style merge in latest family vehicles

    Saturday, June 11th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Most of us remember the “family truckster” station wagon in the movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” It was what we typically thought of as the perfect vehicle for a growing family.

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  • Kemp, Jason lead Daily News Track Classic

    Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, Sports Top News, Sports Top Story

    In a track meet pitting the area’s best of the best, a pair of juniors stood out among the rest. On a beautiful Tuesday evening, the annual Daily News Track Classic was held at Greenville High School. The meet consists of the best athletes from The Daily News coverage area, minus Montabella (they opt to compete at the Morning Sun Invitational), plus Cedar Springs. Greenville junior Landon Kemp, winner of three events, and Tri County junior Aaron Jason, winner of two events, were named the top male and female athletes of the meet. This was the third time Kemp won the honor and first for Jason.

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  • Belding principal leaving for Kenowa Hills

    Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
    Posted in: Local

    Belding High School will have a new principal come the new academic year. The current principal, Brett Zuver, has accepted a job as the principal for Kenowa Hills High School. He will finish out the current academic year in Belding and will start with Kenowa Hills at the start of the next school year.

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  • UPDATE: Lockdown at Belding Area Schools lifted

    Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
    Posted in: Local

    Schools in the Belding district are currently on external lockdown while the Belding police department searches for a person of interest.

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