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Funeral Notices for August 24, 2012

Read the funeral notices for Friday, August 24, 2012.

Greenville quarterback Curtis Heppe delivers a throw during practice a couple of weeks ago. The senior begins his second year as starting quarterback tonight.

Greenville football ready for opener against longtime rival

The Greenville Yellow Jackets and the Belding Redskins have been playing football against each other for more than 100 years. This year presents a couple of significant changes in the rivalry, one of the best in the state.


Montabella, Central Montcalm ready for openers

The first week of high school football is today with all of the local teams playing their first games. Montabella will be heading to Saugatuck for the first game of the season. This is coming after the Mustangs won their first playoff game last season and finished 9-2.


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.