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The Belding Redskins hold up four fingers after winning its fourth straight regional championship on Saturday.

Belding wins 4th straight regional softball championship

Year after year, the Belding Redskins continue to find ways to win. Saturday wasn’t any different. The Redskins earned a pair of exciting 3-2 victories, the first over Grand Rapids Christian and the second in eight innings over Hudsonville Unity Christian to capture the Division 2 regional championship at Hope College in Holland.

Central Montcalm’s Brooke Hollenbeck fouls off a pitch during the Division 3 regional semifinal against Manistee Saturday.

Central Montcalm falls short in regional final

Central Montcalm’s softball team faced a familiar foe with a trip to Michigan State University on the line. Unfortunately, that familiar foe took revenge on the Green Hornets for beating them twice in the regular season.

Seven teachers are retiring from Greenville Public Schools this year. They were honored Friday at the Greenville Employee Appreciation Celebration. Teachers include, from left to right, Melanie Daniels, Fran Gibbs (standing with her grandchildren), Pam Gress, Kathy Kent, Karen Komorowski, Marcia Matevich and Noella Plambeck. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Employees celebrated at Greenville Public Schools

Greenville Public Schools celebrated employees and honored those who work within public schools on Friday. For the 30th years, Greenville held its Employee Appreciation Celebration at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center.

Linda VanHouten, left, accepts a check for $1,011 from the United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville from Elaine Pendrick. The United Methodist Women raised the money for a summer food program during their recent “Colors of Summer” fashion show.

Fashion show funds for summer ‘feeding programs’

Say the word “homeless,” and the mind conjures up images derelicts; old, haggard, living beneath bridges, maybe, like trolls from a Grimm’s fairy tale. What doesn’t come to mind are children, bright-eyed, happy American children.

An average of 115 children typically attend the annual Young Eagles “I Can Fly” event at the Greenville Airport, which will be held June 15.

Annual Young Eagles event continues June 15

A partnership was developed to help give children the opportunity to fly and experience aviation all over the nation.
On June 15, the “I Can Fly” event will be held in Greenville to give local children a chance to fly in a 20 minute flight around Greenville.

Maintenance on the lagoons at Belding's wastewater treatment facility to address a slow leak will be underway early this autumn.

Belding hires engineering firm for lagoon repairs

Maintenance on the lagoons at Belding’s wastewater treatment facility to address a slow leak will be underway early this fall after Belding City Council members approved a proposal from an engineering firm to help perform the work.


Montcalm County pays fired jail guard $5,000

A woman who was fired from her job as a corrections officer in the Montcalm County Jail will receive $5,000 from the county after a mediation settlement agreement.

Belding’s Alyviah Mason, right, fires to first as Wyoming High’s Alina Molette (6) passes by during the two teams’ game May 16.

Belding looking for 4th straight regional title

Different year, same results. The Belding Redskins softball program just continues to win. Saturday’s 9-2 win over Comstock Park at home gave the Redskins their fifth straight district title.

Central Montcalm’s Makayla Studley tags Hesperia’s Holly Whelan at second base during the team’s game May 14.

Central Montcalm prepares tough task at regionals

Central Montcalm’s softball team has been preparing for the Division 3 regional Saturday at Holton. “We had a good practice Monday,” said coach Bruce Nicholson. “We took (Tuesday) off but we had a scrimmage (Wednesday) with Ithaca who is also going to regionals. (Thursday) we went to Belding to scrimmage them and Northview.”


Area golf teams struggle at regional tournament

The three remaining boys golf teams that were playing in the regional golf tournaments finished 10th or worse Thursday. So golf season is over for Lakeview, Montabella and Tri County after they were eliminated from the boys golf playoffs.