With just one returning senior this year, the Belding Redskins were not expected to advance this far into the state softball playoffs. Still, the Redskins feel they let one slip away during the Division 2 quarterfinal against the Linden Eagles at Davenport University in Grand Rapids on Tuesday.
Four people were hospitalized including an unresponsive driver after a four-vehicle crash happened on 14 Mile Road (M-57) in Oakfield Township. At about 4:30 p.m, Oakfield Township, Michigan State Police, Kent County Sheriff’s Office and emergency medical services (EMS) from both Kent and Montcalm counties were dispatched to a crash between Lincoln Lake and Podunk roads.
Members of the Lakeview Board of Education will be interviewing candidates to replace outgoing member Daryl Johnson, who recently stepped down, citing time constraints. At Monday evening’s regular board meeting, board president Ed Jonaitis outlined a plan to find and appoint the new member.
One month ago, the Edmore Village Council agreed to give a local businessman until the next council meeting to find a solution to pay the $238,000 he allegedly owes the village. The next council meeting came and went Monday night, but the council took no action. The matter was not even discussed.
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The Belding Redskins softball team has won four consecutive regional titles. They will be looking for their first trip to the Division 2 state semifinals since 2010. In 2010, the Redskins defeated Williamston 3-2 to advance to Bailey Park in Battle Creek for the state semifinals. After two quarterfinal losses the past two years (2011 to Stevensville Lakeshore and 2012 to Wayland Union), the Redskins are ready for the return trip to the “Cereal City.”
There’s a new varsity football coach at Carson City-Crystal, but he’s not new to the program. Devin Pringle is the new football coach, but this will be his third stint as the varsity football coach. He was also the head coach from 1996 to 1999 and for a year in 2006.
The school year may be done for students, young and old alike, but that’s no excuse to put down the books and kick reading to the curb — not with a local library just waiting to be explored. More than 475 parents, teens and children who attended the kick-off event for the Summer Reading program at the Flat River Community Library on Saturday walked away with a membership to the summer program, which encourages reading with rewards for doing so.
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The Belding High School Pops Ensemble and Jazz Band kicked off the first “Music in the Park” event Thursday evening at East Riverside Park in Belding. Concerts will continue every thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the park throughout the summer, with the exception of July 4