Discussions about the Belding Redskins mascot have officially started within the community.
If going to the gym is intimidating but staying fit is still a priority, there are local options.
Just a few days after the second phase of the six phase Vietnam War memorial was dedicated in an official ceremony, Denny Craycraft of the war memorial committee was given the Belding Good Neighbor award.
Dan Hyde, a Gowen resident, has been coming to the Belding Labor Day Celebration for the past 65 years. He has even gotten the chance to march in the Labor Day Parade as a trumpet player in the Greenville High School band, though he admits that was more than a few years ago. Now 75 years old, Dan watched Monday morning’s parade with his wife, Julie, and other members of the family that represented five generations, beginning with Julie’s father, Julie, their children and their families.
Amy Miller had a smile lighting up her face on Friday night, but that wasn’t all. She also had a number of glow sticks wrapped around her neck and wrists to light her way during the first annual Spectrum Health Glow Walk as part of the Labor Day Celebration.
More than a dozen veterans from various branches of military service could be seen milling around and pointing to various spots etched into a granite map of Vietnam Friday evening in Belding.
Dr. Jon Bergen opened Belding Chiropractic Center in April. The office is at 215 E. State Street, formerly Dr. Charles Barker’s office. To get the building ready, Bergen painted and carpeted the building and built a room out of an open space.
In an effort to stop the cycle of use and abuse of prescription opioids, Ionia County installed prescription drug drop boxes. The boxes are located at the Belding Police Department, the Ionia Sheriff’s Department and at the Portland Police Department.
Those looking for a faith-based option for pre-school children are in luck.
Faith Community Christian School, located at the corner of M-91 and Fisk Road on the outskirts of Belding, has opened up a preschool program this year in an effort to bring more children and parents into their building.
Lauren Thompson is about to start her senior year at Belding High School, where she is active in band and Leadership Council.
She has also started a successful new hobby: Collecting crowns.