A county drain in downtown Crystal is more than 112 years old and has reached the point where action must be taken. Members of the Crystal Township Board voted at the Nov. 13 meeting to approve a resolution that will allow Montcalm County Drain Commissioner Sandy Raines to replace the outdated drain and restore proper flow.
Every time Denny Craycraft and the Belding Veterans Park Committee complete a new war monument in Belding, they face the task of having to find funds to pay for the completion of each structure before moving on to the next project. But every time they reach out for aid, someone in the community, be it one generous donor or an entire organization, is always there to offer a helping hand.
Three members of the Belding City Council were sworn into office Tuesday evening, pledging an oath to defend the laws and ordinances of the city and perform their duties as council members “with fidelity.” At the beginning of the meeting, Ron Gunderson and Mike Scheid were sworn into office by City Clerk Kareen Thomas as they took their oaths of office. Both men were re-elected to the council in the Nov. 5 election.
A Tuesday afternoon rally for a fired Belding police officer culminated in a single message to the Belding City Council that night. “Bring Coop back.” That was the message printed on more than 100 signs carried by supporters of Jason Cooper, who was terminated from his position after an alleged incident took place on Oct. 11 at the Grattan Irish Pub in Grattan Township.
The Harlem Wizards, a show basketball team that combines talent and comedy, engaged and wowed a crowd of students, parents and community members at Central Montcalm High School during a Monday night game against a group of local adults and student athletes under the team name Hometown Hornets. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Central Montcalm Upper Elementary Parent Teacher Organization.
After a lengthy meeting that became heated at moments, with accusations of personal interests interfering with goals and objectives of the Duck Lake Improvement Board, the fate of which entity will handle administrative matters for the board will ultimately be up to its own members.
When one peeks at the horizon of what could be in the future for the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district, an enticing list of improvements begins to reveal itself. A new gymnasium? Additional classrooms? Technology and equipment upgrades?
Belding resident and Vietnam War veteran Denny Craycraft smiles as he welcomes visitors to Belding Veterans Park for a Veterans Day ceremony Monday evening.
Greenville High School sophomore Mary McDonough has long possessed a love and passion for music that, quite literally, has helped to transcend her physical limitations.
What could a possible expansion at Renaissance Power mean for the residents of Carson City?
How about 18 permanent full-time jobs, nearly 400 construction jobs and an increase in the city’s tax revenue by double?