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A panoramic look at the new Redskin Arena. Belding volleyball will host Grand Rapids Creston in the first competiton in the gym tonight beginning at 5 p.m. with the junior varsity team.

Belding set to open up new gymnasium

All of the construction the past year at Belding High School is starting to come to fruition. Tonight, the Redskins volleyball program will be the first teams to compete in the spectacular new Redskins Arena. The junior varsity team will play at 5 p.m. with the varsity team starting around 6:30 p.m against Grand Rapids Creston.


Reward offered in connection with Lakeview farm theft

A reward is being offered in connection to a Lakeview-area theft last week. Henry Behrenwald, a Lakeview-area farmer, was victimized by theft between the night of Wednesday, Sept. 5, and the morning of Thursday, Sept. 6.


OUR VIEW: Election Day just 8 weeks away

Well, there it is. We sure hope you paid attention, because you have a job to do. While the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions are history, it ain’t over yet.

Pierre-Luc Depuis warms up the crowd during a performance with his band, De Temps Antan. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Wheatland Music Festival wows capacity audiences (Photo Gallery)

For the past 39 years the Wheatland Music Organization has brought some of the world’s most outstanding musical artists to the small town of Remus and this year was no exception. Friday through Sunday, the spacious grounds of the Wheatland Music Festival — the organization’s annual flagship event — played host to singers, artists, musicians and craftsmen from around the world.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 10, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Sept. 10, 2012


Greenville 5K run will raise money for Special Olympics

The Law Enforcement Torch Run will be held for the first time in Greenville on Thursday. The run began when Wichita, Kan., Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw a need to increase awareness of Special Olympics in 1981, according to


OUR VIEW: Michigan needs EMS Memorial

On June 4, 2007, the entire crew of a University of Michigan Survival Flight was killed when their plane went down in Lake Michigan while en route with organs for a transplant. Those who lost their lives included Dr. David Ashburn, a physician in training for cardio-thoracic surgery; Richard Chenault II, a transplant donation specialist; Dennis Hoyes, a Marlin air pilot; Richard Lapensee, a transplant donation specialist; Bill Serra, a Marlin air pilot; and Dr. Martinus “Martin” Spoor, a cardiac surgeon.

Senior runners take off from the start line at the Mike Noll Hornet Run Saturday.

Area runners meet at annual Hornet Run

Despite a light rain that fell during the early part of the Mike Noll Hornet Run Saturday at Central Montcalm High School, area coaches reported a number of their runners running their personal best times. The meet was unscored, as it was divided into four races. Seniors raced each other, followed by juniors, sophomores and freshmen.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Sept. 8

Belding 1-1-1 at Portland: The Redskins didn’t make it out of pool play at the Portland Invitaitonal Saturday after going 1-1-1 in the pool…


2 dead in 4-vehicle accident near Lakeview

Two people have been identified after being killed in a four-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon. The Michigan State Police responded to the accident, which occurred at approximately 4:55 p.m. at M-46 and Satterlee Road in Cato Township just west of the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post and the village of Lakeview. An investigation revealed that a Ford Ranger pickup truck traveling westbound on M-46 crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound Ford Flex crossover head-on.