From an athlete, husband and father to a coach, teacher and superintendent, friends and family remember how one man shaped the community of Vestaburg. Keats R. Wood, who spent his life teaching, leading and coaching others and making a difference wherever he went, died on Saturday at his home. “He as a great man,” said Larry Koutz, a Vestaburg High School math teacher and close friend of Wood.
Kids seem to grow like weeds and many families shop consignment and resale shops to cut costs. The Mom 2 Mom Sale is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Greenville Community Church is a practical way to buy and sell children’s clothing and essentials.
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A decision on the money donated from the Blanche E. Ash Trust to the Belrockton Museum has officially been made. Members of the Belding City Council approved a motion Tuesday night at the Pere Marquette Depot to establish a Belrockton fund agreement between the city and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.
The Greenville High School Theater Department presents the classic Orson Welles Radio Play “The War of the Worlds” live onstage in a truly unique performance 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Greenville Performing Arts Center. GHS Auditorium Manager Chris Chapman said, “We’re really pleased to close out the 2011-2012 season with this special production. GHS students have risen to the challenge of adapting Orson Welles infamous 1938 radio play into an entertaining and chilling night onstage.”
The eccentric Willy Wonka places five golden tickets in the wrappings of his chocolate bars. Those who find them will begin a great magical adventure. Central Montcalm Public School presents the well-known musical “Willy Wonka” opening tonight and playing Friday and Saturday at the Central Montcalm Middle School Cafeteria. Curtain time is 7:30 with tickets available at the door for $5. The two-hour production is a family-friendly event.
For the first time in several years, Belding Area Schools had to borrow against the State of Michigan in order to make payroll during the first four months of the school year. As a result of that action, the Belding school board unanimously approved a measure to send a resolution to stop borrowing against the state to the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder, asking for the state to reimburse Michigan public school districts for any interest paid on loans taken to meet expenses before the October school aid payment.
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A new era of Belding High School football is underway. Rockford graduate Joe Schwander was introduced as the new varsity football coach on Wednesday in front of current and potential players, along with administration and coaches.
Tri County’s boys basketball team is heading to the district finals, and they can thank Devin Longoria for that. The senior jump-started a stagnant offense and helped the Vikings to a 58-46 win over the Chippewa Hills Warriors Wednesday night in the Class B district tournament at Belding.