It hasn’t yet been two months since the latest area disc golf course, SMASH Park, opened at Lightning Bend Park in Belding, but that hasn’t stopped organizers from looking to the future. The park, which is free to play, opened on July 2 and features nine holes, from which visitors tee off with the throw of a disc with a goal to eventually land the disc into a basket at the end of each hole.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners has (mostly) agreed to obey an “archaic” state law and pay financial damages to a local farmer after two dogs attacked and killed his sheep last year. Commissioners have been debating the issue since April, when Kenneth Lund of Sheridan wrote commissioners a letter detailing a Nov. 20, 2012, incident in which a flock of 28 sheep owned by Lund’s wife Deb were attacked by two neighborhood dogs. Six ewes were killed by the dogs and two more ewes had to be euthanized due to the severity of their wounds. The remaining sheep were all injured in some form or another.
After receiving a grant in June for a utility vehicle to help maintain the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail, the Greenville City Council approved the purchase of a John Deere Gator last week. The council approved to purchase a Gator from Nelson’s Speed Shop just north of Greenville in an amount not exceed $7,276 during the Aug. 20 council meeting.
It didn’t take long for the Belding Redskins to get into high gear on the volleyball court this season. The Redskins, coming off a second consecutive district title last year (four titles in the past five seasons), opened the season with a championship at The Daily News Volleyball Invitational on Saturday at home.
Sparta 2, Greenville 1: The Yellow Jackets fell to the Spartans in a close road match on Monday night. Sparta jumped out to a two goal lead in the first half, before the Yellow Jackets found the back of the net…
The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls cross country team is just one of many competing today at the Warrior Invitational hosted by Chippewa Hills. Today’s event will be the first of the season for the Yellow Jackets. Area schools Lakeview and Montabella will also compete at the Warrior Invitational.
Read the funeral notices for Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.
After pool play was done, there were two standout teams at The Daily News Invitational Volleyball Tournament — Belding and Greenville. Both had been undefeated in pool play, so they were the favorites to advance the finals.
Saturday morning was the perfect time to take a swim, ride a bike or go for a run. Saturday morning was so nice, 165 individuals and/or teams of three all decided to swim, bike and run. They did so as part of the fourth annual Clifford Lake Triathlon in Stanton.
With its roots in potato farming, Edmore served up loads of potatoes — chips, fries, baked and topped with all the fixings — during last weekend’s Potato Festival. But tasty tubers were just a small part of the farming village’s offerings. Activities began Friday night with the seventh annual Home Township Fire Department Appreciation gathering downtown. Great food, fun activities and absolutely perfect weather gave families a way to unwind. For some, it was merely a family outing. For others, it held special meaning of many sacrifices made by local firefighters and others whose eminence will be forever etched in history.