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Belding Labor Day Celebration offers fun events  Sentinel-Standard

BELDING — Labor Day weekend marks a festive time and plenty to do in Belding.The Belding Labor Day Celebration runs from Friday, Aug. 30 until Monday ...



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 ...



New coach, experience to lead Belding football in 2019  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Today's mystery high school football program is Belding High School, which went 7-3 in 2018 and made the playoffs for a third straight ...



Belding High School names Monty Price new football coach  MLive.com

Monty Price has coached Reed City for the past two decades.



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 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 football coach Joe Schwander on the move  MLive.com

Joe Schwander coached Belding for the past seven seasons.



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 ...



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.



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



Longtime trustee departs Belding board  Greenville Daily News

BELDING — For more than 20 years, there has been at least one consistency at Belding Area Schools: Timothy Flynn … and his signature toothpick. Since 1997 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Belding’s Cooper competes at softball World Series  Sentinel-Standard

Belding's Grace Cooper found herself on an international stage in the youth softball scene, playing in the Senior League Softball World Series.The District 9 ...



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 ...



A new leader from the roots  Greenville Daily News

BELDING — For the first time in 16 years, the Belding Black Knights varsity volleyball team will be under a new coach. Kara Youngs, 27, a 2008 Belding High ...



Labor Day: Belding Labor Day Celebration offers variety of events  Greenville Daily News

BELDING —As summer winds down, the City of Belding is gearing up for it's annual Labor Day Celebration. This year, organizers are excited about many of the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Greenville High School announces new varsity football coach  MLive.com

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



Grant selects Grand Rapids-area principal to be next superintendent  MLive.com

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 ...



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 schools names 2 superintendent finalists  MLive.com

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



Belding is a fun place to be on Labor Day weekend  Sentinel-Standard

BELDING — Looking for some Labor Day weekend fun?The Belding Labor Day Celebration is packed with fun activities on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.



Kenowa Hills has succession plan for high school principal’s departure  MLive.com

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



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Miss Belding Pageant hosts 30th event  Sentinel-Standard

The Belding High School Performing Arts Center will be taken over by the Miss Belding Scholarship Pageant this weekend.



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.



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

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



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.



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.



Belding school board unanimously approves the Black Knight as new mascot  Fox17

BELDING, Mich. --It's official: the new Belding High School mascot will be the Black Knights. The Belding school board unanimously approved the mascot at a ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

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 ...



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 ...



Sentinel staff wins 16 statewide journalism awards  HollandSentinel.com

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



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.



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 ...



Paw Paw schools will stay with Redskins mascot  WOODTV.com

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



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 ...



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*.



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.



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 ...



Iraq War veteran joins GOP contingent in Michigan House  MLive.com

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



Spectrum Health eliminates 7 United Lifestyles programs  Greenville Daily News

GREENVILLE — In looking for a more efficient future, a number of changes, including the loss of some programs, are coming to Spectrum Health United and ...



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.



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 ...



Spring Lake Middle School gets new principal  Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com

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 ...



First-day highlights from Grand Rapids Press' High School Football Media Day  MLive.com

From left, Calvin Christian High School's Blake Thomasma, Eric Hoogland, Sam Elliott and Brandon Steenstra pose for a portrait during MLive High School ...



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

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



What's Behind A Cluster Of Vaping-Related Hospitalizations?  Michigan Radio

Updated August 19, 6:28 p.m. When Dylan Nelson was admitted to the ICU in July with difficulty breathing, his mother, Kim Barnes. figured it was his asthma.



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 ...



The Thistle Rose Players and Young Artists Join Forces for MUSIC BY MENKEN  Broadway World

One of the most prolific composers of our time, Alan Menken has been responsible for the music accompanying many beloved favorites. Menken has ...



Grand Rapids 2017 high school football previews, schedules, more  MLive.com

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



West Michigan bands sweep state championships  WOODTV.com

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



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.



Change Ups: DeMyers joins United Way as human resources director  grbj.com

Heart of West Michigan United Way selected Tiffany DeMyers as director of human resources. DeMyers is a leader in the Grand Rapids community, using her ...



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

By Scott DeCamp | sdecamp1@mlive.com. One of the best aspects of sports is reminiscing about legendary games and all-time athletes. Who doesn't enjoy a ...



Go Comedy! Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary  Broadway World

This week, Go Comedy! Improv Theatre celebrates its 10-year anniversary. The award-winning improv theater will host special Go Comedy! reunion shows and ...



Allendale’s offense locked and loaded again entering 2019 season  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

ALLENDALE, Mich -- The Allendale offense put up just over 36 points per game last season and the Falcons will return a lot of that production. Senior Owen ...



First Mac & Cheese fest coming to Kalamazoo  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The first ever Mac & Cheese Festival is coming to West Michigan this fall. The Kalamazoo Growlers baseball team is planning to host the ...



Michigan county on the hunt for turkey facts  The Detroit News

State upland game bird specialist said Michigan has become one of top states in nation for turkey habitats and hunting.



Kzoo commissioners pass resolution giving undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Kalamazoo commissioners unanimously passed a resolution to allow undocumented immigrants to have a driver's license. Dozens of ...



Family is searching for man still missing after 2018 Electric Forest Fest  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

ROTHBURY, Mich. -- The family of a man who disappeared after last year's Electric Forest Festival are back in town to keep his name out there. Gary Graves and ...



Organizers finally cancel troubled Woodstock 50 festival  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

NEW YORK (AP) — Woodstock 50 is officially canceled. Organizers announced Wednesday that the troubled festival that hit a series of setbacks in the last four ...



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