Volunteers have become a vital part of many communities around the world, including right here at home. Most local organizations rely deeply on volunteers to help their program, especially school-related programs.
Nearly 50 concerned parents of Montabella Community Schools students attended a public forum at the school Thursday to address concerns about the district’s newly implemented schoolwide standards-based grading policy. “I’m actually pleased to know parents have questions about the policy,” said Superintendent Shelly Millis in her opening statement. “That means they’re concerned about their kids and what’s going on at school.”
Have you heard the rumor that newspapers are dead? Well, I’m here to tell you it’s not true. Especially here at The Daily News.
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Belding High School student Austin Gilman, 16, who was injured in an accident Thursday afternoon, is now in fair condition at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.
Kody Gard hasn’t been racing long, but he’s a race champion. Gard, of Greenville, won the purple plate novice division at Vestaburg Kart Speedway this season. He beat Carson Ron of Mount Pleasant by 847 points.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The third annual Pink Ribbon Affair, sponsored by Blue Care Network, will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Atrium at Carson City Hospital. All proceeds will go toward supporting patients. Local breast cancer survivors will be guests of honor at this event.
If it has anything to do with outdoor sports, chances are you will find it at Magnum Sports, which opened about six weeks ago at 6227 S. Greenville Road. The complex (to call it just a “store” is to do the place a disservice) features full lines of outdoor gear, along with practice ranges for both archery and firearms. Owned by Kevin and Nancy Martin, Magnum Sports is a sprawling facility that is still expanding daily in terms of merchandise, events and instructional opportunities.
Homecoming can be described as a time when a school and community come together for an evening to celebrate the rich traditions of a community, welcome back alumni and enjoy an exciting game of varsity football. But at the homecoming pep assembly Friday afternoon at Belding High School, the atmosphere surrounding the homecoming festivities had a different feel from most years.
The general store at Heritage Village lodges the post office and, just like in days of old, is a place where children flock to buy their penny candy and homemade pickles from a crock. The store, located near Montcalm Community College, has a menagerie of historical artifacts on display and is one of 26 restored buildings in the quaint Heritage Village that aims to preserve the past.