More than 100 people were without power Monday afternoon in Belding after a high voltage power line fell into the Flat River. The primary line fell into the river around 3 p.m. near York and Morton streets at East Riverside Park. Consumers spokesman Terry Dedoes said 134 customers were affected.
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Belding’s bowling teams continued a march toward the postseason conference tournament next month with a strong performance Monday night.
The Redskin boys knocked off Coopersville 24-6 while the girls defeated the Broncos 23-7.
There are plenty of games still to be played this season, but the Greenville Yellow Jackets have jumped out to a sterling 9-0 record and the league lead in the OK White conference. After a decisive win against a tough Grand Rapids Christian team, they’re back on the road this week.
Fifth graders from Baldwin Heights and Lincoln Heights elementary schools got to cut open chest cavities, remove gallbladders and give patients stitches Thursday. Greenville Public Schools and Spectrum Health United Hospital collaborated on the second mini medical school event at Baldwin Heights Elementary School. Fifth-grade students learned about professions in the health care field. “It’s important for (the hospital) to be involved with schools,” said Jennifer DenOuden, the hospital’s director of marketing and communications. “There is a value in partnering schools with hospitals.”
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Thus far, winter has been mild and it is a good thing due to the number of Montcalm County children lacking warm winter wear. Evi Petersen of Great Start Collaborative and a group of parents recognized the need and joined forces with Terry King of the Ionia/Montcalm County Department of Human Services with the goal in mind to provide local youths in need with proper winter wear.
Gov. Rick Snyder did a lot of things right during his first year in office. His proposal to require drug tests for all welfare recipients isn’t one of them. Snyder argues the drug tests will determine whether welfare benefits are being spent in the right way — feeding, clothing and housing the neediest among us. That’s true, the drug tests would find anyone spending the public’s hard-earned money on a quick high.
This weekend Jordan Thomas cemented his status as not only one of Greenville’s best wrestlers ever, but one of the state’s best. With four wins on Saturday, Thomas set the Greenville career wins record and reached an incredible 200 wins. Thomas went undefeated at the Jackson Northwest Invitational to capture the 189 pound title and tournament MVP honors.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team saved its best for last on Saturday.
The Yellow Jackets — down by six points — won 11 of 12 finals matches to pull ahead of DeWitt and capture the Jackson Northwest Tournament on Saturday.