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Grant schools names 2 superintendent finalists  MLive.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Sentinel staff wins 16 statewide journalism awards - News  HollandSentinel.com

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



Belding football coach Joe Schwander on the move  MLive.com

Joe Schwander coached Belding for the past seven seasons.



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's Home for the Holidays event returns Saturday  Greenville Daily News

BELDING — Santa Claus will make an early visit to Belding before delivering Christmas presents throughout the world. The annual Belding Home for the ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Belding time capsule contents revealed  Sentinel-Standard

Chairman of the 100th anniversary committee Jim Mason shows the audience a pictorial history book of the city of Belding from 1917 that was unearthed from ...



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.”



Greenville High School announces new varsity football coach  MLive.com

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



Dedication of Belding Vietnam Memorial Wall Monday  Sentinel-Standard

Denny Craycraft [CONTRIBUTED]△. The Belding Vietnam Freedom Wall will be dedicated at 2 p.m. on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28). The wall honors and ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 lights up the town Dec. 2  Sentinel-Standard

The historical Belrockton dormitory, and the Belding Museum, are decked out for the holidays and ready for the launch of the Christmas season in Belding ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



The cost of attending prom  Greenville Daily News

The fun of dreaming of that very special prom night — of having the perfect outfit, a special dinner, a wonderful date — can be wonderful. Yet, sometimes thinking ...



Happenings at the Belding Library - News  Sentinel-Standard

Many exciting events are happening at the Alvah N. Belding Library, 302 E. Main St. Here are just a few of the events going on: There will be Silk City GIG-family ...



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 ...



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 ...



Belding librarys time capsule contents to be unveiled  Sentinel-Standard

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



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 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 backs out of Greenville game before 100th meeting  WOODTV.com

It would have been a historic moment at Rudness Field this coming fall: the 100th documented football game between Greenville and Belding.



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

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



Armed robbery near Belding High School prompts lockdown  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BELDING, Mich. -- The all clear has been given after an armed robbery at the Belding Party Store prompted a lockdown at an athletic event Friday night, ...



Five Belding wrestlers earn right to move on as individuals  Sentinel-Standard

Five Black Knights place fourth or higher in districts to move on to regional action.



Belding man sentenced to prison after crime spree  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA COUNTY — A Belding man who served two months in the Ionia County Jail, and then went on a crime spree in Kent County, was sentenced to prison ...



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

Dearborn schools dominate many of the champs lists, as Bridge Magazine recognizes winners at schools from Grand Rapids to Detroit and the Upper ...



Ionia County Central Dispatch kicks off new internship program  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA COUNTY — A new program at Ionia County Central Dispatch will help train students to work in emergency telecommunications. Dispatch is partnering ...



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 ...



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 man faces 2 felonies for medical marijuana  Sentinel-Standard

A Belding man plead guilty to two felony counts of manufacturing marijuana Tuesday in Ionia County Circuit Court. Harold Mohr, 55, had the legal authority to ...



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 grapplers capture OK Silver Crown  Sentinel-Standard

The Belding wrestling team competed in the OK Silver Conference meet, Sat. Feb. 3, and joined Calvin Christian, Godwin Heights, Hopkins, Kelloggsville, Lee ...



Greenville High School hosts student job fair  WZZM13.com

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 ...



Belding students learn about R word mascot  Sentinel-Standard

A group of Belding High School students met Tuesday afternoon to discuss and learn more about the Redskins mascot.



New Miss Belding to be crowned - News  Sentinel-Standard

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



UPDATE: Threat to Ionia Middle school unfounded  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Pewamo-Westphalia shuts out Ithaca in dominant performance  Sentinel-Standard

ALMA — The old saying is that "in big games, big players step up." For Pewamo-Westphaila that was the case for running back Cameron Wirth who totaled 171 ...



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*.



Zach Watts transitions from fan to football player  MLive.com

Zach Watts, a 2009 graduate of Belding High School, spent last year watching CMU football from the stands of Kelly-Shorts Stadium. Last Thursday he got a ...



State Championship: Belding Marching Band to compete at Ford Field Nov. 7  Sentinel-Standard

Students involved with the Belding High School marching band will be taking a trip to Detroit this weekend to compete in the 36th Annual Michigan Competing ...



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.



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 ...



No. 5 Michigan routs Penn State 42-7, wins 8th game in row  Sentinel-Standard

ANN ARBOR — No. 5 Michigan wanted to do more than just beat No. 14 Penn State. The Wolverines wanted to win big, getting revenge after getting routed and ...



Former Belding stand-out Taylor Johnson named to Team USA  Sentinel-Standard

Taylor Johnson wasn't about to end her basketball career after graduating from Central Michigan University.



Video: Dean Cooper comes home  Fox17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich -- DEAN COOPER WAS BORN AND RAISED IN WEST MICHIGAN….HE IS A GRADUATE OF BELDING HIGH SCHOOL AND AQUINAS ...



Year in Review: Ionia Countys Top 10 News Stories of 2012  Sentinel-Standard

Here are the top 10 news stories from Ionia County in 2012:



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.



Ionia County voters will determine fate of road repaving proposal on Tuesday  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — The Ionia County Road Commission usually resuraces three to six miles of roadway each year. But if county voters approve a millage proposal in ...



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 ...



'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."



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.



2-year-old drowns in Montcalm County  Sentinel-Standard

PIERSON — Michigan State Police troopers and emergency personnel were dispatched at 1:40 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, to a residence on Neve Road in ...



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 ...



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 ...



‘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.



Saranacs Jenna Klynstra overcomes eating disorder to finish 12th at DII track championships  Sentinel-Standard

Grand Valley State 2018 graduate, Jenna Klynstra has battled eating disorders throughout her high school and college running careers, overcoming both ...



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.



Live Local Realty celebrates 5 years, $70K in giving back  Sentinel-Standard

RAVE Executive Director Jennifer Butler (left), Live Local Realty co-owner Maria Blackmer, RAVE staff member Amanda Troyer, Live Local Realty co-owners ...



Tubergen Dairy Farm honored as DFA Member of Distinction  Sentinel-Standard

The Tubergen family, owners of Tubergen Dairy Farm located in Ionia, has been named a 2015 Member of Distinction family by Dairy Farmers of America.



SADD Spirit Week aims to keep students safe  Sentinel-Standard

Shown are students in the Ionia High School's SADD group showing the signatures they received on their "Pledge for Prom" poster.△. Pictured are Ionia High ...



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