Contract disputes are never fun … especially when they drag out. After nearly six months of negotiations, a contract between Belding Area Schools and the Belding Education Association (BEA) remains stagnant after two failed tentative agreements.
Members of the Montcalm Economic Alliance officially took a step forward to shape the organizations image and establish an identity by accepting the entity’s bylaws Wednesday.
Members of the Belding City Council approved three resolutions Tuesday evening, but not without some consternation amongst the council and from citizens.
It’s been nearly seven months that Belding Area School’s has been negotiating with the Belding Education Association on a new contract, and Monday evening, supporters of the education union made their voices heard.
As John Bowen, 18, stood outside his home shortly after midnight Monday, he could only watch through watery eyes while firefighters continued to battle back embers and flames that continued to poke through the roof of the residence.
Christmas decorations have been hung and holiday spirits are high in downtown Crystal, but as evening hours approached, the colorful decorative displays were left in the dark. At Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, Supervisor Chris Johnston informed the audience that due to work performed by Consumers Energy in the spring, several of the power lines providing energy to various Christmas decorations are no longer functional.
Firefighters from the Greenville Department of Public Safety responded at 5:20 p.m. Thursday to a structure fire at West Michigan Compounding, located at 1300 Moore St. in Greenville.
A new path is being sought to bring visitors to the campus of Montcalm Community College (MCC), one pedal at a time.
The Fred Meijer Heartland Trail stretches 40 miles from Alma to Greenville and plans are now in the works to add an important stop along the way.
Christmas lights have been hung along the major streets in Crystal Township, however, not every light is twinkling bright.
For five years, village leaders have clung tightly to a dream of restoring one of this community’s oldest standing properties, one that, in a much older time, served as a thriving beacon of business. But how does one translate such a dream into reality?