With another blast of arctic-like freezing temperatures expected to hover around the area for a few more days, the city of Belding is asking residents to take measures to avoid the possibility of frozen pipes.
Tami and Ben Bradbury have lived in Belding for 17 years without any water problems — until now. A Michigan winter that has broken records for cold temperatures and levels of snowfall has created many difficulties for state residents, including a high number of frozen water lines.
The Crystal Box Office Theatre, with its lower-than-average prices, tasty concessions and small-town charm, has been a fixture of this lakeside community since it was first erected more than 65 years ago.
On a cold, snowy day, Belding Mayor Ron Gunderson pulled his truck up to the Veterans Park, stepped outside, and grabbed himself a shovel. As he began to dig into and heave snow over his shoulder, clearing a more traversable pathway for visitors of the park, he noticed something in the snow.
The Dial-A-Ride transportation (DART) program is a valuable service for residents of Belding seeking public transport throughout town, but like all city services, it must be paid for and properly maintained.
An early morning fire that required the response of five fire departments destroyed a large maintenance and storage facility at County Line Farms Tuesday.
Montcalm Community College has a goal to eventually include all seven Montcalm County public school districts within its Early College program. As the college pursues that goal, it can officially add an Ionia County district to that list.
The Crystal Community Library building was once sold to Crystal Township as a gift for just $1. However, after years of wear and tear on the building, its purpose as a library will likely be ending soon.
The majority of local lakes, rivers and streams may be safely frozen over for the time being, but in a matter of weeks, the current frozen tundra that is Michigan will began to thaw, creating dangerous situations for those who continue to venture onto the ice. That’s why members of the Greenville Department of Public Safety took time Thursday afternoon to partake in an ice rescue training session on Baldwin Lake, to remain proficient in their skills before the dangers of thawing ice occur.
For several residents in the Belding community, a single frozen pipe, stopping the flow of running water to their home, has turned their world completely upside down.