In the rear of his garage, with steady hands and a focused gaze, Milton Rackham can often be found working away, one upholstery repair job at a time. At the age of 90, well beyond the earliest chance to retire, his work keeps him busy, and more importantly, happy and humble.
When Bruce Brown was hired six months ago on an interim basis, his first concern was centered on improving the future for city residents. As of Tuesday evening, the Belding city manager will have at least two more years to focus on that goal.
During Monday’s school board meeting, board members voted 5-0 — with Trustee Doug Lamborne absent — to appoint Terry Boni to fill the vacated seat of Robert Insley, who resigned in July.
Board members also voted 5-1 — with Boni now on the board and Trustee Shannon Hummel voting “no” — to appoint Debra Bach to the second vacant seat which was in the process of being vacated by Board President Tom Humphreys, who announced his resignation in July.
Members of Belding City Council voted Tuesday evening to grant City Manager Bruce Brown another two years on his contract with the city.
Two former Belding Area Schools Board of Education members are officially returning to the board to fill two vacancies.
The expiring home of the Crystal Community Library and soon-to-be residence of the Crystal Township Museum is in need of a lot of love and attention. Thankfully, a number of organizations are coming together to preserve the historic building that has stood in the Crystal community for more than a century.
Staring in disbelief, Matt Bierema watched helplessly Thursday afternoon as firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze that was engulfing his home. As the reality of the situation set in, the structure now a total loss, he could only bury his face into his folded arms atop a nearby parked car.
The expiring home of the Crystal Community Library and soon-to-be residence of the Crystal Township Museum is in need of a lot of love. Thankfully, a number of organizations are coming together to preserve the historic building that has stood in the Crystal community for more than a century.
Unrecognizable to the teachers who await their new classrooms, Carson City-Crystal Lower Elementary School is currently a skeleton of its former self.
Gutted from the inside out, much of the school has changed for the better in the past few months as construction crews and engineers have transformed the building thanks to an $11 billion bond passed by voters in 2014. But as the school year, which begins Sept. 8, creeps ever closer, teachers and members of the community have grown weary that the facility will not be ready in time to welcome students.
After a year of publishing 50 stories focused on 50 years of history at Montcalm Community College in The Daily News, administrators are now acknowledging the benefits of a “successful campaign.”