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The new mascot for Belding Area Schools, the Belding Black Knight, was unveiled during an assembly Friday morning.

JUST IN: Belding Area Schools unveils new mascot

The wait is over for students and staff anxious to know what the next mascot for Belding Area Schools will be.

During an assembly on Friday morning, the Belding Black Knight took the auditorium stage to uproarious applause from the audience.

Dan Scholtens, left, has been teaching at Belding High School for the past 33 years. He was honored by state Rep. Thomas Albert, second from left, with a tribute during a special assembly Friday afternoon. Belding High School Principal Michael Ostrander, second from right, announced Friday that Athletic Trainer Heidi Wilker, right is in the top five finalists for the Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award from Training and Conditioning magazine. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Belding High School teacher, athletic trainer recognized

  BELDING — The auditorium at Belding High School was full of surprises Friday afternoon. State Rep. Thomas Albert of the 86th District visited the school to bestow a state congressional special tribute to longtime teacher Dan Scholtens, much to Scholtens’ astonishment. The fun didn’t stop there. Longtime Athletic Trainer Heidi Wilker was called to [...]

Attorneys from Cannalex Law, Robert Hendrickson, left, and Benham Wrigley talk to the Belding City Council about the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act during a public hearing Tuesday. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Belding City Council considers medical marijuana

The passing of a law regarding medical marijuana in the state of Michigan last year has municipalities facing some decision making. Belding is no exception and thus opened the floor for a public hearing during a regular meeting of the Belding City Council on Tuesday evening.

Belding High School Principal Michael Ostrander discusses the changes in elective offerings he’s hoping to bring to students during the regular meeting of the Board of Education on Monday evening. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Belding considering ‘high-interest electives’ and ‘Saturday school’

Principal Michael Ostrander is looking ahead, and the future is looking bright for Belding High School.

During Monday evening’s Belding Area Schools Board of Education meeting, Ostrander reported on happenings at the high school.

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IN BRIEF: Belding City Council hosts 3 public hearings

The Belding City Council heard comments from members of the public on three different topics during a regular meeting Tuesday evening.

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IN BRIEF: Belding board OKs trip to state conference

Students who qualified to compete at the state Business Professionals of America (BPA) conferences will be able to stay overnight at the conference in Grand Rapids.

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Belding man sent to prison for strangling, nearly killing woman

A Belding man has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison after attacking and nearly killing a Crystal woman nearly one year ago.

From left, Otisco Township Clerk Lynda Sower, Treasurer Cara Johnson and Supervisor Joseph Daller discuss the Township Hall addition during a special meeting Thursday. The board voted 4-1 to cancel the addition. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Otisco Township Board votes down proposed hall addition

The heated debate surrounding a proposed Township Hall addition has come to an end.

The debate has gone on for nearly a year and has kept on through the election of a new township supervisor and a new township treasurer.

Belding High School Principal Michael Ostrander listens to a comment from high school senior Dominic Francisco, 18, at a committee meeting Thursday morning. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Bengals, Bruins or Black Knights? Belding chooses top 3 names

There are three mascots left in the running for Belding Area Schools, but there can only be one winner.

Trustees Ben Oatley, left, and Dan Zeigler discuss the Township Hall addition during Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Otisco Township Board. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Otisco Township nixes construction contract

The construction agreement for a controversial Township Hall addition has been canceled. The Otisco Township Board discussed the issue for nearly an hour during a regular meeting Tuesday evening. The discussion came to a 3-2 vote in favor of canceling the construction agreement with Scheid Construction Inc. with trustees Ben Oatley and Dan Zeigler voting against the motion.