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Smash Park, a disc golf course being built in memory of Cody Moore, will be located at Lightning Bend Park in Belding and will be installed in the spring. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding disc golf course is approved for Lightning Bend Park

Cody Moore is best remembered by his friends and family as an outdoorsman who loved working and playing in the surroundings of Mother Nature. A Belding High School graduate, landscaper and friend to many, Moore died unexpectedly on June 9 at the age of 25.

Judy Rogers’ ArtPrize entry “Love is …” was mostly repaired by Tuesday afternoon after it was vandalized on Monday. — Daily News/Darrin Clark

Gowen woman’s ArtPrize piece not completely fixable

A damaged ArtPrize piece does not represent what the theme of the piece was supposed to represent — “Love is …” Artist Judy Rogers, a Gowen resident and former Cedar Crest Elementary School teacher, said she returned to her ArtPrize entry located at the YMCA in Grand Rapids to find it surrounded by police on Monday night. A man had came out of the YMCA and apparently started pushing the piece until it broke.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 4, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

Belding’s Hannah Linebaugh goes for a dig, while Rachel Hunt (10) and Stefanie Harig (8) get ready to continue the play. The Redskins defeated Grand Rapids Union at home on Wednesday.

Belding volleyball sweeps GR Union

Belding’s volleyball team looked like they had a harder time with Grand Rapids Union than coach Mikayla Linebaugh thought they did. The Redskins beat the Hawks 25-12, 25-27, 25-13 in a non-conference match Tuesday at the new Redskin Arena in a match that wasn’t as quickly paced as some other matches.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Oct. 2

FH Northern 3, Greenville 0: The Huskies topped the Yellow Jackets in O-K Bronze play on Tuesday night. Northern won 25-20, 25-20, 25-13…


MEETING IN BRIEF: Winfield Township Board

Read a brief report from the Sept. 13 Winfield Township Board meeting.


MEETING IN BRIEF: Pierson Township Board

Read a brief report from the Sept. 4 Pierson Township Board meeting


MEETING IN BRIEF: Stanton City Commission

Read a brief report from the Sept. 25 Stanton City Commission meeting.

Central Montcalm’s Keagan James makes a throw during a game this season against White Cloud.

James helps to lead Central Montcalm as sophomore quarterback

Most sophomore football players are playing junior varsity football. For the few that actually play varsity football, under center is not usually the position where they will be found. For Central Montcalm sophomore Keagan James, under center as quarterback is where he will be found. As expected the sophomore has had his ups and downs this season for the Hornets (2-4).

According to Robbins Book List manager Kevin Powell, about 10 percent of the store’s book selection is comprised of works by local authors. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Greenville’s Robbins Book List gives reading a local flavor

Every writer, from Shakespeare to Hemingway to King, started his or her career by writing — and finding a publisher for — that first book. In times past, that “finding a publisher” part brought more than one burgeoning writing career to a an unceremonious halt. That’s less of an issue today. In a market flooded with small, independent publishers and many self-publishing options, anyone with a modicum of talent and a few hundred bucks can see their dream of authorship come true. In fact, the talent part is, unfortunately, optional.