Every wrestling team begins winter practice in November dreaming of the chance to reach Battle Creek for the team state championship. Just eight teams in each of the four divisions get to realize this dream. Tonight, five area teams will have the chance to claim a regional title and a spot in the final eight, which will take place Feb. 22 and 23 at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.
Greenville 47, Hastings 40: The Yellow Jackets outscored the Saxons 12-7 in the fourth quarter to help pull out the win on Tuesday at home. Leah Somerfield scored the first nine points of the final quarter and finished with a game-high 26 in the win
From a distance, the nuts, bolts, gears, wires, batteries, sweat and tears that go into building a robot at the high school level are hard to measure or place in the proper perspective when the mechanical machine is sitting lifeless on a classroom desk within Belding High School. But with the flip of a switch Saturday, eight students put all of those components and months of effort to work, bringing their robots to life as they raced, battled and bruised their way through the first robotics competition to be held at Belding High School in the Redskin Arena gymnasium.
Two organizations in search of extra funding have now found some relief, even if only temporary, after Montcalm County Commissioners approved additional funds to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and Animal Control Monday morning. The addition of two officers to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s marine patrol and an increase in hours and pay of a kennel attendant position were voted through unanimously by members of the Finance and Personnel Committee to recommend to the full board of county commissioners.
February is the month for EightCAP Inc.’s annual Walk for Warmth. In Michigan, that means putting on your walking shoes. Walking for warmth is our local community way of saying to those who are less fortunate, “We know that it is very important for you to be warm.” It’s one of the basic needs — shelter, food, clothing, health care — all of those things need to be in place before a person can become a productive citizen.
Greenville City Manager George Bosanic received his annual review prepared by the Greenville City Council during its Jan. 22 meeting. Through the review, Greenville City Mayor John Hoppough said Bosanic performs his duties for the community at a good to excellent level.
A man is safe and uninjured after a quad he was working on backfired in a shed, causing the shed to go up in flames. Sheridan Community Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 6762 Teal Court in Bushnell Township at about 3:40 p.m. on Saturday.
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John Zuluaga-Torres made an impact on the Lakeview Wildcats Monday night. The sophomore guard scored 14 points to lead the Wildcats to a 55-35 win over the Hesperia Panthers.
Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for suspects after receiving two separate break-in reports Monday morning that officers feel may be related.