Nearly 200 Special Olympians from Montcalm and Ionia counties didn’t let a little wet weather rain on their parade at Friday’s Area 6 Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) Summer Games at Montabella Junior/Senior High School. Activities were moved inside and modified — four square replaced the softball throw, shuffle board replaced bocce ball and plastic horseshoes replaced metal ones.
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Conference champions. For the first time ever, the Belding Redskins girls track team can say they are conference champions after Friday’s victory at the O-K Blue Conference meet at Coopersville.
In a reversal of fortune from a year ago, the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls track team finished second at the O-K Bronze Conference meet. A year ago, Greenville trailed after day one of the league meet (then in the O-K White), before making a comeback to win the championship on day two. This year, the Yellow Jackets held the lead after day one, but could not hold on as Forest Hills Eastern was crowned league champions on Friday night.
A 16-year-old Sheridan teenager was seriously injured and flown to a Grand Rapids hospital Sunday after the car transporting the teen struck a tree.
Belding wins at Lakeview: The Redskins were the winners of the Lakeview Invitational Saturday when they beat Scottville Mason County Central 2-1 and Clare 7-6…
Todd Wells of Stanton makes a living as a local disc jockey, playing music at numerous parties and weddings throughout the year. One might wonder then, why his favorite gig year after year is one where he blasts his music at full volume for an audience of students who can’t hear a single note or lyric. Enter Friday’s annual Deaf Pride Games at Montcalm Community College, where Wells set up his equipment and cranked the volume to levels that shook the college.
A homeowner on Baldwin Lake has received permission to put up a fence on city-owned property near a dock that was just installed. In late 2011, Baldwin Lake resident Lynn Cooper began communication with City Manager George Bosanic about installing a dock.
The Belding Fire Department and Ionia County Resource Recovery will be partnering to hold the annual household hazardous waste collection. The event will happen from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, May 18, at the old Belding Hospital parking lot, located in the 1400 block of W. State Street.
Really? Earn a tuition-free college degree while in high school? This tagline has been used in advertisements for the new Early College at Montcalm Community College that have been sent around the county, but what is an early college? This unique educational program is designed to fully immerse high school-aged students into the post-secondary learning environment. The institution expects high achievement and realistic planning from all students. It is designed so that students cannot finish the program without completing the coursework of their Educational Development Plan.