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The Belding Redskins girls track team won the O-K Blue league title on Friday night at Coopersville.

Belding girls win O-K Blue track championship

Conference champions. For the first time ever, the Belding Redskins girls track team can say they are conference champions after Friday’s victory at the O-K Blue Conference meet at Coopersville.

Greenville’s Taylor Christensen, right, beat out teammate Audrey Wyse, left, in the 110-meter hurdles on Friday at the O-K Bronze Conference meet. Forest Hills Eastern won the conference title.

Greenville girls finish 2nd in O-K Bronze

In a reversal of fortune from a year ago, the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls track team finished second at the O-K Bronze Conference meet. A year ago, Greenville trailed after day one of the league meet (then in the O-K White), before making a comeback to win the championship on day two. This year, the Yellow Jackets held the lead after day one, but could not hold on as Forest Hills Eastern was crowned league champions on Friday night.


Sheridan teen seriously injured in weekend car crash

A 16-year-old Sheridan teenager was seriously injured and flown to a Grand Rapids hospital Sunday after the car transporting the teen struck a tree.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, May 11

Belding wins at Lakeview: The Redskins were the winners of the Lakeview Invitational Saturday when they beat Scottville Mason County Central 2-1 and Clare 7-6…

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Deaf Pride Games bring students together, reignite friendships

Todd Wells of Stanton makes a living as a local disc jockey, playing music at numerous parties and weddings throughout the year. One might wonder then, why his favorite gig year after year is one where he blasts his music at full volume for an audience of students who can’t hear a single note or lyric. Enter Friday’s annual Deaf Pride Games at Montcalm Community College, where Wells set up his equipment and cranked the volume to levels that shook the college.

Lynn Cooper recently received a license to install a fence in front of a newly installed dock, sea wall and back fill in front of her Baldwin Lake home. The fence is being installed for safety and privacy issues, but will not extremely obstruct the view of the lake. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville OK’s fence at Baldwin Lake home

A homeowner on Baldwin Lake has received permission to put up a fence on city-owned property near a dock that was just installed. In late 2011, Baldwin Lake resident Lynn Cooper began communication with City Manager George Bosanic about installing a dock.


Belding to hold hazardous waste collection

The Belding Fire Department and Ionia County Resource Recovery will be partnering to hold the annual household hazardous waste collection. The event will happen from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, May 18, at the old Belding Hospital parking lot, located in the 1400 block of W. State Street.


MCC to host information meetings about early college program

Really? Earn a tuition-free college degree while in high school? This tagline has been used in advertisements for the new Early College at Montcalm Community College that have been sent around the county, but what is an early college? This unique educational program is designed to fully immerse high school-aged students into the post-secondary learning environment. The institution expects high achievement and realistic planning from all students. It is designed so that students cannot finish the program without completing the coursework of their Educational Development Plan.


Funeral Notices – May 11, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville celebrated a grand opening Thursday with the completion of the United for Health expansion and renovations. The project included construction and renovations to all of the outpatient services. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Spectrum Health United Hospital expansion fundraising and construction goals both met

A Spectrum Health United Hospital project that started in October 2011 was celebrated with a grand opening on Thursday. The United for Health expansion and renovations have been completed and officially opened to the community.