The Belding City Council wants motorists to slow down. The council voted 4-0 on Tuesday, with Councilman Jerome Lallo absent, to approve an order to decrease the speed limit on S. Bridge Street “from the city limits at Flat River Trail into town at M-44,” according to Police Chief Dale Nelson.
A property dispute between residents will be given a chance for private resolution before it returns to the Grattan Township Board. During Monday evening’s meeting, board members discussed what Township Supervisor Frank Force described as a “two-year issue” involving residents Gary Slosser, Curtis Holt and Janise Riney.
A woman was discovered dead inside a Belding home early this morning from injuries sustained in a fire, while another woman was able to escape with injuries by jumping from a second story window.
The first thing a visitor to Grattan Academy Elementary School sees as they walk into the building is a case displaying four jars filled with change beneath the phrase, “Let the penny wars begin!”
When plotting bus routes for Belding Area Schools, Transportation Director Beverly Brownell often feels like she’s jumping a few decades into the past. That’s because the current system in place involves a printed map that uses a color-coded system of pushpins and thumb tacks to map out the school district’s bus routes.
The search for the next superintendent of Belding Area Schools is now underway. The Belding Area Schools Board of Education had a special meeting Jan. 6 to begin crafting a framework for the hiring process that will extend through the next six months.
The Shiloh Community Church Food Pantry has been providing food for 20 years, and the need for its services are as important now as when it first opened. Open every Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the pantry, located at 8197 Heth St. in Orleans Township, offers a variety of foods and other items for families in need.
When Vietnam War veteran Denny Craycraft gets a green light, he doesn’t hesitate to race forward.
After several months of completing the process of submitting proper paperwork and working with the city of Belding to move forward with his project to build a Vietnam War memorial on city property, it appears all confusion has finally been laid to rest.
From parking to repairs, the Belrockton Belding Museum will be receiving a few upgrades this winter and spring to help make the facility more accommodating for visitors. The historic museum, located at 108 Hanover St., is in need of a little maintenance, and thanks to some collaboration, repairs will be occurring after members of Belding City Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday to approve spending $5,750 to replace the front steps, which are in disrepair and a potential hazard for those who use them.
The Christmas season is starting early this year in Belding, with cookies, caroling and a visit from Santa Claus. Two holiday events are scheduled to coincide with each other, helping to bring cheer to the community.