Through religious faith, two men who by all accounts should never be friends are defying the odds. Benton Harbor natives Jameel McGee and Andrew Collins visited Belding High School on Saturday evening to tell the story of how they overcome their substantial differences to establish a friendship.
The Belding Board of Education approved a contract renewal during Monday evening’s regular meeting.
Delinquent property taxes are causing a headache for township officials. During a regular meeting of the Otisco Township Board on Tuesday evening, Treasurer Cara Johnson brought it to the board’s attention that some property owners owe back taxes dating back nearly two decades.
The Smyrna Social Club has been hosting a St. Patrick’s Day celebration for the past 112 years. This year, it will be a little late.
Eleven lucky high school students are set to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure this summer. Belding High School band director Laura Hyler will accompany the group of students on a 15-day trip that will take them through various parts of Europe, including London, Italy, Germany and Liechtenstein. She said the choir director for Ionia High School is also going on the trip.
Troy Vos had one question for students in Jennifer DiSpirito’s service learning class Thursday: “How many friends do you want to feed today?” he asked them.
For more than 40 years, band students at Belding High School have come together to put on yearly performance with one purpose: Make ‘em laugh. After performing Thursday evening, members of the band and arts programs will come together again at 7 p.m. tonight at the Belding High School Performing Arts Center for the annual Band Follies variety show. Tickets are $6 at the door, with proceeds benefiting the high school band program.
Thanks to a joint grant application between Belding and Greenville, a kayak launch could be coming to Belding. City Manager Bruce Brown told the Belding City Council during a regular council meeting Tuesday evening about a grant application to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund the city of Belding will submit jointly with the city of Greenville.
One year ago, a mother of two Belding High School wrestlers sparked a debate about the district’s mascot when she had shirts made depicting the Native American imagery the district had worked for years to move away from.
In the following months, Carmin Barker urged the Belding Area Schools Board of Education to make a choice: Bring back the Redskins in full force or to do away with the mascot entirely in favor of something new.
Soccer and softball players in participating organizations will have use of Central Riverside park and Demorest Field, respectively.
During Tuesday evening’s regular meeting, the Belding City Council approved park use agreements with Wounded Soldier Foundation and Bay Area Soccer Club (BASC) for use of the two city parks.