When Bev and Tim Wyckoff decided to demolish an old farmhouse on their property, they never expected to discover so much history contained within the building’s walls.
Randy Riley’s new position may now have him representing the entire state of Michigan, but he’ll always refer to the small communities of Hubbardston and Carson City as home. Riley, who was named Michigan’s state librarian upon the retirement of Nancy Robertson on April 30th, has spent his first few months becoming acclimated to his new position. In one of his first ventures away from Lansing, he returned to his roots Tuesday by visiting his hometown of Hubbardston and nearby Carson City Public Library.
As 7-year-old Adam Lasco of Edmore crawled his way deep into a blueberry bush at Bird Berry Farms, picking away at the plentiful berries, he suddenly faced a dilemma. The number of berries in his bucket somehow appeared to remain the same.
When residents and visitors alike stroll past the new Danish Festival mural that now hangs alongside its predecessors, they will catch sight of a young peasant girl who boasts an expression of pure joy, warmth and happiness.
For anyone experiencing anything close to the issues related to the One Book One County book “Me Before You,” Tuesday evening’s inaugural resource fair was the place to be.
For the first time since 2011, members of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education will be compensated for their services for the upcoming school year.
With abundant carnival rides spinning and twirling, games galore, and the smell of fried food wafting through the air, the Ionia Free Fair is about as carefree and fun as anyone would expect from one of the world’s largest free-admission fairs.
But if you look just a little further past the colorful fantasy world of summer fun, you’ll find some of the hardest working youths in Ionia County, who spend hours every day caring for their animals as they partake in one of the biggest weeks of their lives.
With the Aug. 5 primary election quickly approaching, Thursday evening proved to be an informative event for more than 60 people who attended the “Meet the Candidates” event at the Sheridan VFW Post. Republican, Democratic and nonpartisan representatives from five races introduced themselves and their reasons for running throughout the two-hour event.
As local business owner Bonita Steele stares out her storefront window of the Belding Mini Market through a vacant parking lot, she only observes more of the same. Located directly across her business on W. Main Street is Millie’s Family Restaurant, which also stands still without a single customer inside.
Members of Belding City Council voted unanimously 5-0 tonight to accept a proposal for LED lighting at Belding City Hall and the city’s Department of Public Works building.