A new program for 4-year-olds will be on tap for children in the Central Montcalm Public School district following a 5-0 vote by the school board. The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), a state-funded preschool program, had a higher than expected response, leading to a need for additional staffing, according to Superintendent Kristi Teall.
Read the funeral notices for Friday, August 24, 2012.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets and the Belding Redskins have been playing football against each other for more than 100 years. This year presents a couple of significant changes in the rivalry, one of the best in the state.
The first week of high school football is today with all of the local teams playing their first games. Montabella will be heading to Saugatuck for the first game of the season. This is coming after the Mustangs won their first playoff game last season and finished 9-2.
Both the Belding Redskins boys and girls cross country teams got off to good starts to their 2012 seasons. Each team placed second out of six at the season opening Lakewood Invitational, with the boys placing behind Ionia and the girls in a tight contest behind Hastings.
A 19-year-old woman broke into her mother’s home and threatened her with gardening scissors while intoxicated Thursday. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the resident’s home on Main Street in Crystal Township after it was reported the 19-year-old refused to leave her mother’s home.
Faith Community Christian School (FCCS) in Belding welcomed a new administrator this month. Kim Borgeson began working at FCCS on Aug. 6. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social studies and elementary education from Grand Valley State University and her master’s degree in general education from Cornerstone University.
As construction was early in the planning stages, many suggestions for naming our new football stadium were bantered about. Fortunately, when given the opportunity to participate, our own Greenville High School Student Council was able to sift through the many emotions and bring forward a recommendation to our Board of Education.
Kendra Wekenman is facing a busy year as a senior at Belding High School. The 17-year-old is involved in National Honor Society, basketball, yearbook, student council and works two part-time jobs. After winning the title of Miss Belding 2012 at the Miss Belding Scholarship Pageant on Wednesday night, she is about to get even busier.
Michigan Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced federal funding Thursday that will help the Belding Fire Department improve its staffing capabilities.