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Graduation 2019: Belding High School  Sentinel-Standard

What are you looking forward to now that you have graduated?“Getting a job and making money.” — Jesus Garcia“Independence mostly. It's nice to be able to ...

Food Fight Fridays: Belding High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BELDING, Mich. -- We continued our 'Food Fight Fridays' with Feeding America West Michigan and made our way out to Belding High School. Collecting food ...

Sophia Carlson, Vivian Gay named top grads at Belding High School  Sentinel-Standard

BELDING — Aerospace engineering and worship ministry are the planned college majors for the top two students academically in the Belding High School ...

Belding robotics focuses on FIRST Competition after state championship appearance  Sentinel-Standard

BELDING — After falling one win short of reaching the world championships in one robotics competition, the Belding High School robotics team is hoping to ...

Belding loses more than just a Vietnam Vet with Denny Craycraft’s passing  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BELDING, Mich. — When veterans of the Vietnam War came back from combat, they were forgotten – or worse – chastised for their *service*. But because of the ...

Belding hires Monty Price as head football coach  Sentinel-Standard

Following 20 seasons leading the Reed City High School football program, Monty Price has signed on to become the new leader of the Belding Black Knights ...

Rick Mason ready to rebuild Belding basketball  Sentinel-Standard

It's a major rebuilding project for Belding alum Rick Mason as the new coach of the Black Knight boys basketball team.But Mason has rolled up his sleeves and ...

Belding vet laid to rest  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BELDING, Mich. -- Denny Craycraft died unexpectedly at 72 years old. Sunday, he was given a proper goodbye, from VFW members in Belding, and all over the ...

Belding football coach Joe Schwander on the move

Joe Schwander coached Belding for the past seven seasons.

Etched in History: Craycraft family remembers dad’s enduring legacy  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BELDING, Mich. — Though many soldiers returning home from Vietnam after the war were forgotten, Denny Craycraft never overlooked their dedication. He was ...

Schools struggle to regulate vaping among students  Michigan Radio

The fruity smell associated with vape pens is a new normal in schools across Michigan, including Belding High School, east of Grand Rapids. That's despite.

Belding's New Brand  Greenville Daily News

Although not a sanctioned team through MHSAA just yet, Belding's competitive disc golf club team was the first Belding team to sport the new Black Knights ...

Raising the bar for Belding football  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BELDING, Mich. -- The Belding High School football team is returning seven players on each side of the ball in 2018 and has a lot of excitement for the ...

'More than a dream'  Greenville Daily News

Crowded among strangers on a small boat, with the only friends and family he had ever known left far behind in Latin America, Jose Chavez-Estaban made a ...

143 graduate from Belding High School  Sentinel-Standard

BELDING — Friends and family gathered to celebrate the 143 graduates who made up the class of 2018 at Belding High School on Thursday, May 24.

Redskins mascot replaced at Belding schools, now the 'Black Knights'

Officials announced Friday, March 3, the Belding Black Knights will be the new mascot for Belding Area Schools, replacing the controversial Redskins.

New Miss Belding Anastasia Hintz earns her way to the top  Greenville Daily News

BELDING — Anastasia Hintz was named Belding's Kiddie Queen in 2006. In 2012, she earned the title of Young Miss Belding. In 2014, she was a Junior Miss ...

Belding honors Craycraft, reveals new monuments in Memorial Day event  Sentinel-Standard

BELDING — Hundreds of people gathered in Belding on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, to witness the final dedication of the Vietnam Freedom Wall and the ...

Denny Craycraft, Vietnam veteran and memorial project head, dies  Sentinel-Standard

BELDING — Air Force veteran and driving force behind Belding's Freedom Wall and Veterans Park Dennis “Denny” Craycraft died in his home Wednesday, April ...

Anastasia Hintz crowned Miss Belding 2018  Sentinel-Standard

BELDING — Anastasia Hintz was no stranger to winning at the Miss Belding Scholarship Pageant.She was named Kiddie Queen in 2005, Young Miss Belding ...

Belding HS stages Shrek  Sentinel-Standard

Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and the rest of the fairytale creatures will soon take over the stage at Belding High School for their performance of “Shrek the Musical.”

Playoffs Back in Belding  Greenville Daily News

BELDING — Not since 2001 has Rudness Field heard the sounds of playoff football. But Friday night in Belding there were plenty of cheers, roars and ...

Greenville High School announces new varsity football coach

Nick Davis has served as an assistant coach at Greenville the past three seasons.

Belding High School Drama presents Annie  Sentinel-Standard

BELDING — The Belding High School Drama Club presents the musical "Annie" at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday as well as 5 p.m. on Saturday at Belding High ...

Pewamo-Westphalia ranked as one of Michigans top high schools  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA COUNTY — The 2019 version of the Best High Schools report from U.S News and World Report was recently released and one area school ranked ...

Belding Area Schools close because of threat  WZZM

The Superintendent of Belding Area Schools says a "recycled" social media threat has closed the district Friday, Feb. 23. "The threat is to BHS," said Brent ...

Belding time capsule contents revealed  Sentinel-Standard

BELDING — The contents of the time capsule buried 100 years ago beneath the cornerstone of the Alvah N. Belding Memorial Library were revealed Saturday.

League of Dreams  Greenville Daily News

If you continue it, they will keep coming. That is the mantra of the long-standing Gratiot County Baseball League, which, since 1946, has continuously offered ...

Michigan Lawmakers Disagree On Regulating Minors Use of E-Cigarettes  WKAR

Schools across the state say Michigan lawmakers need to regulate e-cigarettes and help keep them out of the hands of minors. But there's a dispute over how.

Kenowa Hills has succession plan for high school principal's departure

Kenowa Hills High School Principal Brett Zuver is in contract negotiations with the Grant Board of Education to become superintendent, effective July 1.

High school graduation rate edges up in Michigan  Sentinel-Standard

LANSING — The Michigan high school graduation rate saw a slight increase with the class of 2018.Data released by the Michigan Center for Educational ...

Grant selects Grand Rapids-area principal to be next superintendent

GRANT, MI – Grant Public Schools is ready to welcome its new superintendent on July 1. The Grant board of education voted unanimously to begin contract ...

Belding lights up the town Dec. 2  Sentinel-Standard

BELDING — As the official launch of the holiday season approaches, there will be plenty to do in Belding this weekend to put everyone in a festive mood.

Four will contend for Miss Belding title  Sentinel-Standard

BELDING — Four contestants will compete for the crown at Saturday's Miss Belding Pageant, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Belding High School auditorium.

Grant schools names 2 superintendent finalists

One finalist comes from the Grand Rapids area while the other is a Newaygo County superintendent.

Belding High School students enjoying new additions  Sentinel-Standard

BELDING — As the first week of school comes to a close, students at Belding High School have been able to enjoy first installments of building and ...

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

Shrek hits the stage at BHS  Sentinel-Standard

The curtain will rise this weekend at Belding High School where the audience will be sent Far Far Away to Duloc where Shrek, played by Keegan Church, with ...

Millies reopens in Belding  Sentinel-Standard

The burgers and fries are once again being served up at Millie's in Belding, this time under new ownership.

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

Belding to celebrate 111th Labor Day weekend event  Sentinel-Standard

The Labor Day celebration events kick off in Belding on Friday, Sept. 2.

Belding High School staff members receive flu shots  Sentinel-Standard

Metron Caring for Community Flu Shot program was held at Belding High School with a partnership from Walgreen's of Ionia on Friday, Oct. 21.

Rep. Thomas Albert seeks second term against newcomer Lauren Taylor  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA COUNTY - Usually when a newcomer at any job earns honors right away, it means a high degree of job security.But when the job is an elective office, the ...

American Cancer Society urges Michigan to regulate e-cigarettes, vaping like tobacco  Michigan Radio

The popularity of vaping among teenagers is going up. A University of Michigan study found there were 1.3 million more high school users in the U.S. in.

Career Fair is Tuesday at Greenville High School  Greenville Daily News

GREENVILLE — Area high school students will want to have their resumes prepared for the second annual Greenville Career Fair on Tuesday. Last year's ...

Belding librarys time capsule contents to be unveiled  Sentinel-Standard

Contents to be revealed during Saturday's 100 years celebration.

Miss Belding Scholarship Pageant coming to Belding High School  Sentinel-Standard

This Saturday, Aug. 29, contestants in the Miss Belding Scholarship Pageant will be taking the stage to see who will be crowned Miss Belding for 2015.

Belding Marching Band plays Visions of Ireland  Sentinel-Standard

The “Visions of Ireland” are becoming clearer as the Belding High School Marching Band takes the field this year.

BHS seniors finish their high school careers  Sentinel-Standard

The seniors at Belding High School took their final journey around the halls of several school buildings Friday, signaling their high school careers are almost ...

Belding pole vault coach wins national championship in USATF Masters event  The Grand Rapids Press -

John Large, Belding High School's pole vault coach, came up huge at the USATF Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend, winning the 65 ...

Six Raider Wrestlers Advance to States | Portland | Michigan

Eight Portland Raider wrestlers entered the MHSAA regionals today at Belding High School and six of them were able to advance to states.Results from the first.

Students receive $500 scholarships from Sparrow Ionia Hospital Foundation  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA COUNTY — Eight students pursuing careers in health care each received $500 in scholarships from Sparrow Ionia Hospital Foundation.Graduating high ...

Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...

Food Fight Fridays  Fox17

PLAINWELL, Mich. — We visited our final school this morning for our FOX 17 Food Fight Fridays and officially have our winner! Plainwell High School took home ...

Sentinel staff wins 16 statewide journalism awards

LANSING — The Holland Sentinel picked up 16 awards Sunday at the annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition. Twenty-eight ...

Local tribe working to make sure money isn't obstacle in school mascot debate  Michigan Radio

Many schools in Michigan have grappled with whether they should dump Native American mascots and nicknames. Plenty of things can stand in the way: history ...

New Miss Belding to be crowned  Sentinel-Standard

The Miss Belding Scholarship Pageant will crown new winners the week before the town's big Labor Day celebration kicks off.

Greenville High School hosts student job fair

West Michigan Works is hosting a career fair at Greenville High School Tuesday, April 10 -- geared toward high schoolers. From noon to 3 p.m., it'll be be open ...

Paw Paw schools will stay with Redskins mascot

Following months of debate, the Paw Paw Public Schools Board of Education voted Wednesday to keep the district's Redskins mascot.

UPDATE: Threat to Ionia Middle school 'unfounded' - News  Sentinel-Standard

At approximately 6:32 a.m. Monday morning, March 12, IPS officials were made aware of a potential threat made by a middle school student. Ionia Public ...

Families behind the food  Michigan State University Extension

Fifth-generation Heffron Farms in Kent County's Grattan Township has a long history of agriculture and community *service*.

Retired coach reflects on career  Cheboygan Daily News

Irv Sigler recalls it all pretty well.It was a gorgeous day back in the late 1980s, and Sigler, who had previously stepped down after a very successful tenure as ...

Free hot lunch for Ionia Public Schools’ elementary students ends ‘stigma’  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

IONIA COUNTY, Mich. -- All elementary students in Ionia Public Schools are given free hot lunches if they'd like, thanks to a broader statewide qualification.

Faces in the Crowd: Destiny Adgate  Clare County Review

January 3, 2019. by Gene Bodnar Correspondent. Two friends of mine, Damon DuBois (Executive Director of the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce) and Liz ...

West Michigan bands sweep state championships

Four West Michigan High School marching bands won State Championships at Ford Field in Detroit Saturday.

Iraq War veteran joins GOP contingent in Michigan House

A former U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran is among the contingent of new Kent County legislators in the Michigan House.

'Wheel of Fortune' and 'Family Feud' both welcome West Michigan contestants for upcoming shows

A Belding native appears Friday on "Wheel of Fortune" followed by a Grand Rapids family next week on "Family Feud."

Meet the 3 finalists for Greenville Public Safety director  Greenville Daily News

GREENVILLE — The search for the next Greenville Department of Public Safety director has been narrowed to three finalists. Following the resignation of Mark ...

Belding student experiences X Factor  Sentinel-Standard

Christy Gasper, 16, auditioned in front of the judges of "The X Factor"

State Rep. Thomas Albert named MIRS Freshman of the Year  Sentinel-Standard

On election night in 1996, Thomas Albert sat up late watching the returns come in on television. Using the spiral notebook on his lap that contained a list of all 50 ...

Spring Lake Middle School gets new principal  Muskegon Chronicle -

SPRING LAKE, MI -- Spring Lake High School Assistant Principal Aaron West has been selected as the new principal for Spring Lake Middle School. West, who ...

Grand Rapids 2017 high school football previews, schedules, more

The 2017 high school football season will kick off Aug. 24-26 for teams across Grand Rapids. Here's a rundown of area teams.

‘John John’ an inspiration for NorthPointe Christian Football  Fox17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich -- John Farrell was born with a cleft lip and palate and was told he would never walk or talk and be in a wheelchair his whole life.

Bands bring music, drama to Ford Field competition  Detroit Free Press

Nearly 50 Michigan high school marching bands will be in Detroit for Saturday's competition.

The most famous athlete from each of Michigan's 83 counties

By Scott DeCamp | One of the best aspects of sports is reminiscing about legendary games and all-time athletes. Who doesn't enjoy a ...

Queen: Brookelle Antonides of Greenville named fairest of the fair  Sentinel-Standard

Former queens, members of the 2012 Ionia Free Fair Queen Court, family, friends and members of the community gathered Thursday night for the 2013 Ionia ...

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