It’s been three years since voters in Belding approved a hefty bond resolution to improve facilities and technology for Belding Area Schools. The remaining funds are now being allocated after all the major projects have been completed.
The new website for Carson City-Crystal Area Schools is officially up and running, but the implementation of the site didn’t come without its fair share of headaches. During Monday evening’s school board meeting, Superintendent Kevin Murphy said about a month ago the district’s website was hacked, leaving the website offline for about one week.
Ever since Marcus Roy can remember, he has had his hair cut by barber Jim Hopkins. In the 20-plus years that they’ve visited each other for Roy’s regular appointments, the two have had countless conversations about Hopkins’ 24 years of experience as a firefighter for the Greenville Department of Public Safety. After listening intently to Hopkins’ stories of battling structure fires and rescuing victims from car accidents, all while remaining humble and continuing to work as a barber in the process, Roy decided that a similar path might work in his future.
Members of the Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG) received a presentation Thursday on how Michigan Works is focusing on improving the soft and hard skill sets of the local unemployed with a goal to get them back into the work force.
Standing on the sideline, with instruments and flags in hand and a focus that could not be shaken, students from 13 high school bands waited for the same single instruction before playing their first notes on Legacy Field.
Last Veterans Day, Belding celebrated the opening of its new Veterans Park with the unveiling of the Freedom Wall, a monument honoring all Belding area veterans of World War II. Now, one year later, Belding will be welcoming another monument to the park.
A child in danger, whether from a lurking predator or an abusive home, is a situation recognized by parents, teachers and adults as despicable and wrong, and when discovered, action should be taken. But one perspective difficult to view is that of the child, who may not even realize that what is happening around them could be considered dangerous.
Former Belding educator and current Ionia County commissioner Lynn Mason has officially thrown her hat into the ring in the 2014 race for the Michigan House of Representatives 86th District.
The Belding High School Marching Band put on a show so moving Saturday evening that Mother Nature herself was found weeping as the final note played.
On a day that should have been a joyous occasion, Tami Monks made a phone call that no parent would wish on their own worst enemy. It was Feb. 8, her birthday, a day that should be celebrated with cake, gifts and warm wishes from family. But Tami had run out of options with her daughter, Casey. Against all her desires and hating herself in the process, Tami picked up the phone and called the police.