What an evening it was! Saturday night was the occasion of the 10th annual Many Hearts One Mission Charity Ball, a fundraiser dedicated to life-enhancing facilities at Greenville’s Spectrum Health United Hospital. More than 400 people were on hand at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in support of United Hospital’s new Heart and Vascular Center.
The principal of Ellis Elementary School in Belding has resigned. Last week, Jesus Hernandez announced to his staff his intent to leave at the end of the school year, according to Belding Area Schools Superintendent Leslie Mount.
The Wolverines evened their record by getting 49-43 win against the Eagles Saturday night. Taylor Darmody led Vetaburg with 17 points and Emma Schuch added 14 points and 17 rebounds. Record: 8-8. Next game: at home against Evart Wednesday.
There were 10 other wrestlers from around the area that are headed to the individual regionals come Saturday. In Division 3, Central Montcalm had three wrestlers move on from the districts. Cody Veltkamp (103 pounds), Jason Backley (125) and Jesse Judge (171) all finished fourth at the Whitehall district in their weight classes, so they will move on.
Greenville’s wrestling team got almost all their wrestlers to the individual regional tournament come Saturday. The Yellow Jackets sent 13 wrestlers to Gaylord High School for the district tournament and 11 are moving on to the regionals. Of the 11 that are moving on, five won their weight classes.
Since he was just two years old, William T. Ham has called Greenville home. Throughout his years as a member of the community he has strived to find ways to give back to his hometown in the biggest and smallest ways manageable. On Saturday night, in front of hundreds of friends and close family members, Ham was recognized for his generous efforts of philanthropy as the recipient of the annual 2012 Fred and Lena Meijer Spirit of Caring Award.
In it’s 10th year, the annual “Many Hearts One Mission” charity ball and auction at Frederik Meijer Gardens kicked off with a goal to raise more than $100,000 in funds to support the Heart & Vascular Center at Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville. By the end of Saturday night’s live and silent auctions, that goal was surpassed as more than $120,000 was raised through the charity auctions.
It was the coldest day so far this winter, but it didn’t stop participants from helping raise money for Special Olympics. The fourth annual Polar Plunge at Clifford Lake was one of 24 scheduled around the state the next few months to help raise funds for year-round sports training and athletic competitions for more than 18,600 children and adults with disabilities.
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The Comstock Park Panthers have a strangle hold on district wrestling championships.
The Panthers defeated the Belding Redksins on Wednesday night 35-33 in the semifinals and then topped GR Catholic Central 36-27 to win their fourth straight district title.