Debra Young, like many who participate each year in Montcalm County’s Relay for Life, knows what it’s like to live with the fear and uncertainty of a cancer diagnoses. About 20 years ago, her husband, Marc Young, received the bad news from his doctor. Twenty years later, Marc is still going strong and cancer free. Beating the illness wasn’t enough for the Youngs, however. Debra wanted to do what she could to raise both money and awareness with regard to cancer. She does that these days by participating in Relay for Life.
After making a request last week to step down as superintendent of Belding Area Schools, members of the Board of Education voted unanimously to approve Leslie Mount’s request to transfer administrative roles from superintendent to assistant high school principal Tuesday evening. Negotiating with the school board, Mount accepted the transfer on agreement that a reduction in the annual salary of the assistant principal position from $80,000 per year to $70,000 per year take place. Mount previously earned $113,000 per year serving as superintendent.
The Greenville City Council held a public hearing Tuesday night regarding 68 properties to be rezoned from general industrial to single- and two-family residential (R-2). The public hearing took place after concerns were brought to the Greenville Planning Commission regarding issues homeowners were having with their property being zoned general industrial in the neighborhood near the former Electrolux plant.
The Peterman family’s life was forever changed on Dec. 12, 2008. On that day, Branden Peterman, then 34 years old, was crushed by a tree in a logging accident and immediately paralyzed from the waist down. His wife, Carrie, had just given birth to their third child four days earlier.
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To say the Greenville Yellow Jackets softball were young and inexperienced would not be an exaggeration. Fielding no seniors and just a handful of juniors the Yellow Jackets faced a rebuilding season in 2012. In the end, they finished the season 12-23, but a group of hardworking girls has given coach Tom Hallock a lot optimism for the future.
Lakeview’s soccer team ended up with a 9-7-3 record this season, but there were extenuating circumstances to that. The former district champions were battling the injury bug all season, which made coach Chris Smith have to shuffle players in and out of the lineup.
Baseball isn’t even Brooken Hansen’s favorite sport. But he is good at the game. On Sunday, Hansen became a sectional All-Around Champion for the 2012 Aquifina Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) competition.
Jeff Wierzbicki doesn’t know much about Belding High School basketball. But he will learn quickly. Wierzbicki was hired as Belding’s varsity head basketball coach on Thursday, and he introduced himself to his players and the media Monday.
To the class of 2012, this is your mission should you choose to accept it: Today more than 20 percent of Americans live in poverty. More than 1 billion people around the world live on less than $1 a day. Today, 22,000 children will die from completely preventable causes, dying quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world.