During this evening’s Belding City Council meeting, Ionia County Deputy Clerk Janae Cooper and Ionia County Commissioner Dave Hodges stood to address the council during public comment.
The Belding Board of Education approved a service contract for the upcoming school year during Monday evening’s regular meeting.
A national debate has hit home for residents of Belding.
The usage of Native American-derived mascots for sports teams has been debated for years, but a resolution is still not readily evident in the near future. People have gone back and forth in local communities, on sports news shows and in publications. Many school districts and national organizations have conceded their mascot in favor of something unrelated to Native Americans.
Belding home business owners gained a little more freedom Tuesday evening. The Belding City Council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance for home occupations, which as defined as “a business, profession, occupation or trade that is conducted within a residential dwelling unit by the residents of the dwelling unit.”
Kelsey Stahlin is headed to Boston to compete in a weekend-long national leadership conference. Stahlin, a senior, is the sole student from Belding High School who qualified to go to the next phase of competition in Michigan’s chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA).
During Tuesday evening’s regular city council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Tom Jones voiced his opinion on the number of planning commission members for the city.
Police are investigating the theft of a bench that memorialized Devon Morrison, a 10-year-old Belding boy who drowned in the Flat River in 2013.
The bench was gifted to Devon’s mother, Shauna Green-Smith, and placed in her front yard at her home on Harrison Street.
A Lyons man was airlifted to a hospital Friday afternoon after a suspected drunken driving accident.
Those who were unable to take advantage of the reduced price of $100 for second generation iPads at the Belding Community Showcase are in luck. The technology department of Belding Area Schools is extending the sale through Friday. The iPads can be purchased at the Technology Department building located 321 Wilson St. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
A Belding woman acted in lawful self-defense when she fatally shot her boyfriend eight times after he attacked her while on multiple drugs in front of their child. Ionia County Prosecutor Kyle Butler issued the legal ruling on Friday.