News
More than 400 people attended the “Grandma, Grandpa & Me” breakfast event that focused on promoting literacy with Ellis Elementary School students on Wednesday morning.  — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

More than 400 grandparents went back to school on Wednesday morning. Ellis Elementary School hosted grandparents of students from pre-school through second grade to have breakfast and encourage the bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. During that breakfast, book prizes were handed out to students and adults with stickers on their placemats.

Belding to start next phases in park plan

Posted in: Local Friday, September 30th, 2016

Over the last few months, members of the recreation advisory board, the SmithGroup JJ&R of Ann Arbor and residents of Belding have collaborated to make a plan for Central Riverside Park and the former Electrolux property. Those plans are heading into the first phase of execution in coming months.

Belding Middle School adds newspaper writing, service learning classes

Posted in: B.slider, Local Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Belding Middle School students have been given the chance to try out some different classes this academic year.

In an effort to expose students to a variety of options, some new classes have been added to the curriculum. Two of these classes are newspaper writing and service learning, which are both taught by Jennifer Dispirito.

Belding approves bid for sewer repair, ordinance amendment

Posted in: Belding, Local Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Beneath the city of Belding is an underground network of sewer pipes that come together to make up the framework of the sanitation system.

Sports
Owen Christensen spikes the ball after an interception drill during the Belding Youth Football Camp Tuesday.

BELDING — There’s lots of interest in football among youth in the Belding Area Schools. Varsity football coach Joe Schwander said there were 62 attendees at the youth football camp the Redskins’ coach is hosting this week. The camp is teaching a number of things, Schwander said. “It’s about having fun playing the game of [...]

Belding’s boys, girls finish in third place at own cross country conference jamboree

Posted in: High School Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Belding’s boys cross country team moved up the O-K Silver standings with their latest performance at home Tuesday.

The Redskin boys finished third at the conference jamboree they hosted at Lightning Bend Park. Belding scored 73 points, which trailed Grandville Calvin Christian (26) and Hopkins (68).

Belding senior Logan Campbell joins San Francisco Giants-affiliated scout baseball team

Posted in: High School Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Belding fans already know the kind of baseball player Logan Campbell is. Now, so too are college baseball scouts.

The 17-year-old Belding High School senior recently joined an Indiana-based scout team that is organized and coached by San Francisco Giants regional scout Kevin Christman.

Belding gets 39-8 win over Wyoming Lee

Posted in: High School Saturday, September 24th, 2016

It took Dalton Riches four years, but he finally got into the end zone … with the ball.

Up 26-0 early in the third quarter, with Belding’s third victory of the season firmly in hand in front of a large homecoming crowd, the senior left guard was called in as a running back for the next play.

On second and one, six yards from the end zone, Riches took the hand-off from his quarterback and, like a man on a four-year mission seeing the end, busted through the trenches, rumbled, stumbled and crashed into the end zone to get his first touchdown of his career.

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  • Ellis Elementary invites grandparents for breakfast and literacy (PHOTOS)

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
    Posted in: B.slider, Local, News Top Story

    More than 400 grandparents went back to school on Wednesday morning. Ellis Elementary School hosted grandparents of students from pre-school through second grade to have breakfast and encourage the bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. During that breakfast, book prizes were handed out to students and adults with stickers on their placemats.

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  • 50+ Fabulous: Local residents’ experience through The Great Depression

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
    Posted in: Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Pan Handle, Photos, Photos, Photos, Photos, Photos, Photos, Photos

    Imagine using cardboard to line a pair of shoes because the soles had worn down. Imagine spreading lard across bread sprinkled with brown sugar as an afternoon snack.

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  • S.H.E.: Cakes, carbs, catharsis and compassion

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
    Posted in: Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle

    I’ve been working on writing this column for a couple weeks now, which I can tell you is about 13 days more than I usually spend writing (just my little joke, editors!) but it’s on a topic that I care deeply about — learning to love myself.

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  • Belding makes comeback for well-earned 2-2 tie against Calvin Christian

    Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
    Posted in: High School

    A tie is usually never satisfying, however, after trailing to Grandville Calvin Christian for much of the game Tuesday, the Belding Redskins soccer team’s 2-2 tie was a big win.

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