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Belding boy missing, last spotted Saturday afternoon

Belding police, and many members of the Belding community, are currently searching for a 10-year-old boy who went missing after fishing along the Flat River Saturday morning.

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Local artists showcase creations in ArtPrize

Autumn is just around the corner, and so is ArtPrize. The annual contest returns to West Michigan starting Wednesday through Oct. 6. During that time frame, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids will be bursting at the seams with unique achievements both inspiring and challenging as artists offer up some of their most prized work for the community to judge. “CA total of 1,524 entries have been submitted this year. Here’s a look at nine local artists and their presentations.

Belle Tire Assistant Manager Kevin Hole, a Greenville native who started his tire service career with his father, Grant, who owned Superior Tire, which operated in Greenville from 1971 to 1996.

BUSINESS BEAT: New Belle Tire brings in state of the art equipment, 20 jobs to local area

When Grant Hole walked around the new Belle Tire facility, one of Greenville’s biggest businesses to move in along M-57 since perhaps Walmart, his son, Kevin, could see he was mighty impressed. “Dad thought he had the ‘latest and greatest’ back in his day,” said Kevin Hole, who is the assistant manager at Belle Tire, which opened Aug. 31.

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Le Tour de Donut is returning to Greenville

What goes hand-in-hand with cycling several hours over a distance of 30 miles? Doughnuts, of course! At least that’s the case for the fifth annual Le Tour de Donut bicycle race in Greenville next Saturday, Sept. 21.

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Funeral Notices – Sept. 14, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.

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UPDATE: Police ID dead man’s body found in Belding

A dead body was found Friday evening by a group of children along a dirt walking trail between the Jacklyn and Brentwood apartment complexes near Kenwood Avenue.

Belding’s Cameron Dombrowski returns an interception for a 60-yard touchdown on Friday night.

Belding now 3-0, tops Coopersville 54-35

The Belding football team continued to show its ability to be explosive on the offensive side of the ball Friday night in its Ottawa-Kent Blue Conference opener at Rudness Field. The Redskins scored 36 points in the opening half to take a commanding lead into the third en route to a 54-35 win.

Lakeview senior Garrett Cavendish carries the ball during the first half of the Wildcats’ loss on Friday night.

Newaygo stuns Lakeview with late touchdown

For nearly 45 minutes, the Lakeview Wildcats were on its way to a season opening, third consecutive victory. If only, the final three minutes were different. With Lakeview punting from its own 39-yard line, the snap sailed high and punter Brandon Bisel could not corral the ball. The Newaygo Lions recovered on the Wildcats’ 25-yard line with just 3:16 remaining in the game.

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ROUNDUP: Prep football scores from Friday, Sept. 13

Vestaburg 63, Baldwin 8: The Wolverines mercied Baldwin when the game was called with four minutes to go because Baldwin had so many injuries they were down to 12 players

Laura Thompson of Sidney is preparing to ride her bicycle 700 miles around Lake Michigan in the coming week to raise $5,000 for Alpha Family Center in Greenville. — Courtesy photo

Sidney woman to bicycle around Lake Michigan for Alpha Family Center

Laura Thompson is the executive director of the Alpha Family Center, as well as a wife and a mother of four. When it comes to making time for exercise, she’s not exactly a bicycle enthusiast.