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Change coming to Belding grading scale system

Belding Area Schools is hoping a small change it the grading scale system could have a big impact for its advanced placement (AP) courses at the high school.


Crystal man gets up to 15 years prison for sex crimes

A Crystal man was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison last week for sexually assaulting a relative 16 years ago.
Delbert Scott Patterson, 48, pleaded guilty Sept. 26 to two charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC).


Deer cause chain reaction accident on M-66

A car-deer accident led to another more serious accident early this morning on M-66.


Central Montcalm makes changes to account for higher enrollment

Higher than expected enrollment at Central Montcalm Elementary School is leading to changes.

Fans attending the final Greenville High School varsity football game at Black Field release hundreds of balloons into the air to commemorate the last game.

Farewell to Black Field: Historic Greenville stadium leaves behind seven decades of memories

Football has been played at Black Field for more than 75 years. It’s one of the most unique stadiums in West Michigan and possibly the entire state.


Greenville golfers take third at D-2 state final

The Greenville girls golf team used a consistent effort in lousy weather to finish third at the Division 2 state finals on Saturday. Greenville was sixth after day one on Friday with a score of 359. On Saturday, in 40 mph winds, the Yellow Jackets fired a 360 – tied for third on the day – to jump three spots and tie a school record with their highest finish at the state final.

The final opening kickoff at Black Field by the Greenville Yellow Jackets against Lowell Friday night in Greenville.

Lowell wins final game at Black Field

For a while the Greenville Yellow Jackets were poised to close out play at Black Field with an upset over a state ranked rival. Unfortunately, the Lowell Red Arrows played much better in the second half than they did in the first and defeated the Yellow Jackets 35-7.


Chip Hills uses turnovers to beat Central Montcalm

Central Montcalm’s postseason ticket is going to have to be punched next week. The Green Hornets lost to the Chippewa Hills Warriors 26-19 Friday night in the “Pink-Out” game at Green Hornet Field.


WOODS ANDS WATERS: Go ‘bark’ at those squirrels

Yes, we’ve all of us barked up the wrong tree at one time or another. You know, perhaps wrongly accused someone, said something later regretted, or made a little mistake here or there. Well now, I say that if you really want to bark at something, go squirrel hunting.


Greenville girls 6th after round one

The Greenville Yellow Jacket girl golfers are in sixth place after round one of the Division 2 state golf finals. In wet and windy conditions, the Yellow Jackets shot 359 at Katke-Cousins Golf Course in Rochester on Friday. Two-time defending state champion Muskegon Mona Shores sits in first place a score of 328.