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Redskin runners place second at Lakewood

Both the Belding Redskins boys and girls cross country teams got off to good starts to their 2012 seasons. Each team placed second out of six at the season opening Lakewood Invitational, with the boys placing behind Ionia and the girls in a tight contest behind Hastings.


Daughter threatens mother with gardening scissors in Crystal Township

A 19-year-old woman broke into her mother’s home and threatened her with gardening scissors while intoxicated Thursday. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the resident’s home on Main Street in Crystal Township after it was reported the 19-year-old refused to leave her mother’s home.

Kim Borgeson started her new position as Faith Christian Community School’s administrator on Aug. 6. —Courtesy photo

Belding’s Faith Community Christian School school welcomes new administrator

Faith Community Christian School (FCCS) in Belding welcomed a new administrator this month. Kim Borgeson began working at FCCS on Aug. 6. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social studies and elementary education from Grand Valley State University and her master’s degree in general education from Cornerstone University.

Pete Haines

GUEST VIEW: ‘Legacy’ built to stand the test of time

As construction was early in the planning stages, many suggestions for naming our new football stadium were bantered about. Fortunately, when given the opportunity to participate, our own Greenville High School Student Council was able to sift through the many emotions and bring forward a recommendation to our Board of Education.

The 2012 Belding royalty includes, front row from left, Kiddie King Camden Holt, Miss Belding Kendra Wekenman, Kiddie Queen Candance Idalski; back row from left, Junior Miss court member Alexis Cahill, Junior Miss Autumn Graves, Miss Belding first runner-up Hailey Willingham, Miss Belding second runner-up Isabelle Rytlewski, Young Miss Anastasia Hintz, and Young Miss court member Chloe Spencer.

New Miss Belding aims to be dedicated to her community

Kendra Wekenman is facing a busy year as a senior at Belding High School. The 17-year-old is involved in National Honor Society, basketball, yearbook, student council and works two part-time jobs. After winning the title of Miss Belding 2012 at the Miss Belding Scholarship Pageant on Wednesday night, she is about to get even busier.


Belding Fire Department receives $100,000 grant

Michigan Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced federal funding Thursday that will help the Belding Fire Department improve its staffing capabilities.

Sno-Motion returns to Nelson’s Speed Shop on Friday and Saturday. Events are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. — File photo

Sno-Motion begins Friday, major events on Saturday at Nelson’s Speed Shop

Sno-Motion 2013, which will take place at Nelson’s Speed Shop, located at 456 N. Greenville Road (M-91), begins Friday and lasts through Saturday. Nelson’s Speed Shop suffered a destructive fire early the morning of June 22. About 75 firefighters from 11 fire departments responded to the blaze, which destroyed the business.

Art @ the Green winners received their prize money on Wednesday. Pictured, from left, are Jodie Dewey Jury Award winner Claudia Nielsen, third-place artist Alexandra Johnson, Art @ the Green sponsor Ed Koehn of Ed Koehn Lincoln Ford, first-place artist Amita Modzelewski and second-place artist Judy Rodgers. Koehn presented Modzelewski with her $700 first-place check. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

4 artists receive cash prizes for Art @ the Green (w/Danish Prize winner list)

The winners of the first annual Art @ the Green have been announced with four artists receiving cash prizes. Three artists received a first through third place cash prize and one artist received the Jodie Dewey Jury Award.


Funeral Notices for August 23, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, August 23, 2012


Greenville golfers second in Bronze

The new O-K Bronze held its first conference tournament on Wednesday at Boulder Creek Golf Course in Grand Rapids. The tournament, hosted by Northview, was won by Forest Hills Eastern with a score of 333. The Yellow Jackets were second with 357.