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Belding’s Mitchell Ward reacts to his blood round win against Mount Morris’ Jesse Munsell during the second round of consolation matches Friday. He was 2-1 on the day and has reached Saturday’s next consolation round.

15 of the 21 local wrestlers still alive in state finals

With each wrestler that walked onto the mats at the state individual wrestling finals, there is a story of hard work, dedication as well as triumph and heartbreak.

The next mascot for Belding Area Schools was announced Friday morning: the Belding Black Knights. The choice is pending Belding Board of Education approval during the regular meeting March 20. This costume is an example of how the mascot could look, but no final decisions have been made. Superintendent Brent Noskey donned the costume Friday to make the announcement to students at Belding High School. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

It’s Black Knights for Belding

Students at Belding High School thought the assembly they were attending Friday morning was just to hear about new electives to be available to them in the fall. And they did hear about that from Principal Michael Ostrander. He explained to students the way they will sign up for classes for next year and described the advanced placement (AP) classes and high interest electives being added to the curriculum.

Jason Wieber

Mecosta County deputy succumbs to cancer

Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Wieber fought crime in the streets in Mecosta County, but on Wednesday, the 37-year-old lost his fight to brain cancer. In 2011, Jason underwent six weeks of radiation for a brain tumor in his brain stem. Treatment stopped the tumor’s growth, but in January 2016, Jason began experiencing dizzy spells and vision problems.

Richard Ranney

Lifelong Greenville resident, former councilman Richard Ranney died Tuesday at 93

In recalling the memory of Richard F. Ranney, former mayor Lloyd Walker remembers not just a fellow council member, but a true friend. Ranney passed away on Tuesday, at the age of 93, but the lifelong Greenville resident left behind a legacy worth admiring.

Central Montcalm’s Gunther Ebels goes in for two of his team-high 14 points during the Green Hornets’ game against White Cloud Thursday night. (Daily News | Chip  Burch)

Central Montcalm ends regular season with a win

Central Montcalm’s boys basketball team will be going into the playoffs with a little momentum. The Green Hornets won their final regular-season game Thursday, beating White Cloud 55-38 at home.

Customers browse through items offered by more than 30 vendors during the opening Wednesday of the new Home 2 Home consignment store at 310 S. Lafayette St. in Greenville in the former Springrove Variety store location.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Home 2 Home consignment store opens in Greenville, offering vintage items

ori Clevenger can recall a time when Greenville’s downtown district was much different from how it appears today, and now, she’s attempting to bring back a piece of that history.

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Dollar General coming to Pine Township

It only took 10 minutes for the Pine Township Zoning Board to give the go-ahead for a proposed Dollar General during Monday’s zoning board of appeals meeting.

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Funeral Notices for March 3, 2017

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, March 3, 2017

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.

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Software changes follow change in leadership in Stanton

During Stanton’s City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert’s first two weeks as full-time city manager, she has started to make some changes.