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Deb Jones, the new director of the Alvah N. Belding Library, reaches for a book Friday afternoon at the library at 302. E. Main St. in Belding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

New library director believes she’s ‘lucky’ to be working in Belding

Amending budgets, managing employee hours and taking on the many challenges that face public libraries today, the responsibilities of the new Alvah N. Library director add up quickly, but ask Deb Jones about her duties and she’ll tell you she’s glad to be doing it in a community like Belding.

Greenville’s Ian Cooper goes up for a shot against Belding’s Kole Hart during Friday’s game. Cooper finished the game with 14 points.

Greenville defeats rival Redskins on hardcourt

Intensity is never a problem when Belding and Greenville meet. That is true for any sport between the two rivals. On the hard court Friday, the Yellow Jackets bounced back from a poor defensive effort on Tuesday to shut down the Redskins early in a 61-48 win.

Central Montcalm’s Ashton Bohen moves the ball against a defender from Chippewa Hills on Friday night.

Central Montcalm falls to Chip Hills on special night

A big night for Central Montcalm High School saw a disappointing end. The “Orange Out” game to raise money for juvenile diabetes research went to the visiting Chippewa Hills Warriors 50-38 Friday night.


ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 7

CC-Crystal 46, Vestaburg 22: The Eagles won for the first time this season in the MSAC when they beat the Wolverines Friday night. Tori Christensen and Mackenzie Geister each scored 10 points for CC-Crystal…


OUR VIEW: A 21st century tale of two cities

There’s controversy in Belding these days regarding the city’s consent agreement with Electrolux and the impending demolition of the Gibson buildings and property in the heart of town. Those buildings represent 110 years of Belding history and it’s easy to understand disappointment in a settlement that cost $200,000 to pursue.


2 juveniles arrested for Greenville vehicle larcenies

Two juveniles were arrested Friday after allegedly breaking into Greenville vehicles. Officers from the Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to two larceny from vehicle reports around 11 p.m. Thursday, both on N. Lafayette Street.


Three positions cut from Central Montcalm Public School owing to shrinking budget

When Central Montcalm Public School students begin new class schedules at the semester break in January, there will also be some teachers with new schedules, as a result of layoffs of staff.

Vestaburg’s DeWayne McKinney elevates for a shot despite being surrounded by Carson City-Crystal players during Thursday night’s game.

CC-Crystal wins MSAC opener over Vestaburg

Carson City-Crystal’s change of conferences to the Mid-State Activities Conference has worked out good so far. The boys basketball team picked up their first conference win Thursday night, beating Vestaburg 55-43 in Vestaburg.


ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Thursday, Dec. 6

Butternut Homeschoolers 57, SE GR Homeschoolers 49: Butternut picked up their fourth win of the season Wednesday night, going on a 15-7 run over the final two minutes of the game to break open a tied game…

From left, Lions club member Bo Stephenson, 9-year-old Sarah Stephenson and 9-year-old Danielle Bursach look at their list of toys to purchase from Meijer in Greenville Thursday evening as part of a holiday shopping event put on by the Greenville Lions Club to collect toys for children in the Greenville area.

Lions Club holiday shopping event benefits Greenville children

For 27 years, the Greenville Lions Club has joined forces with Meijer to give Greenville children a brighter Christmas.