Suggestions from Belding Area Schools students, staff and community members are in and the top 10 choices for the new mascot have been chosen. The top 10 contenders for the next mascot in Belding are Bison, Bandits, Bruins, Buccaneers, Black Bears, Black Hawks (bird), Black Knights, Bengals, Pride and Lumberjacks.
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Lakeview coach Pete Wurm knew his team was still in the boys basketball game despite being down at halftime. Wurm made the adjustments that worked, holding Chippewa Hills to just 12 points in the second half and taking a 44-34 win Tuesday night.
From newlyweds to a home daycare owner to grandparents, more than a dozen Edmore-area residents voiced their wishes and concerns about the future of the parks in the village.
Edmore’s five-year Park and Recreation Plan is currently undergoing a 30-day public input period, which will end Feb. 13. The Edmore Planning Commission held a public input meeting Monday night to get feedback about what residents wanted.
Alexa Syrjala has something to prove in her last year of running for Belding’s track and field. Despite making all-conference in cross country this past season, the senior wasn’t satisfied with how she did personally. And despite some health ailments that held her back, she strongly believes she can beat some of her personal records now. It’s this mentality and drive that attracted Siena Heights track and field coach Kirk Richards enough to recruit Syrjala to his program.
Montcalm County is catching up with the technological times.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 23 approved spending up to $60,000 for a server and storage project at the recommendation of Information Technology Director Eric McLaughlin.
An icy, snow-covered lake is the last place most people want to take a swim. Add to that Michigan’s average February temperatures and most people would probably decline the offer to take a dip.
But polar plungers will grin and bear it as they jump from the ice into the freezing water beneath to raise funds for Special Olympics Michigan.
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Icy road conditions have kept local school districts from opening their doors more than a few times in the last several weeks. Greenville Public Schools came up with a plan to combat repeated snow days by keeping schools open and having buses travel only on main paved roads in order to avoid treacherous conditions on gravel roads. Since gravel roads tend to be traveled less often, they can take more time to be salted and de-iced.
Two local Republican Congressmen had very different reactions to an executive order on immigrants and refugees.
On Friday, President Donald Trump announced an executive order intended to prevent terrorists from entering the United States.