During a special meeting Tuesday evening, members of the community gathered with the Belding board of education to discuss the Redskins mascot issue.
A former Daily News columnist known for his witty and far-reaching musings has gone to the clouds.
James Stockon died Friday at Spectrum Health Blodgett Campus in East Grand Rapids. He was 81 years old.
A Sunday night fire has left a Belding family displaced from their home for the second time in their lives.
Matt and Heather Jackson were staying at a hotel together with four of their five children due to a prior problem with plumbing at the house. The Jacksons got a call from a neighbor close to midnight Sunday to tell them the house was on fire.
Nearly two months ago, the Grattan Academy Board of Directors made the decision to change the longstanding name of the school as part of a rebranding effort.
But shortly after the decision was made on Aug. 6 to establish Belding-Greenville Preparatory Charter Academy as the school’s new name, a number of students voiced their displeasure with the decision.
Last year, more than 160 children in Montcalm and Ionia counties entered the foster care system, and IM Fostering Hope is hoping to make the transition easier for those children.
The group has put together backpacks with hygiene items, pajamas, comfort items, blankets, socks and underwear. The goal is to make the first night of transition easier on the children and the foster families.
City Manager Bruce Brown passed his most recent evaluation with flying colors.
During Tuesday evening’s regular meeting of the Belding City Council, Brown was given an evaluation in a closed session that lasted about an hour. After coming out of closed session, council members told meeting attendees that Brown was given a “superior” rating. Councilmen Mike Scheid and Dennis Feehan were absent from Tuesday’s meeting.
Belding City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Tom Jones has tendered his resignation from the council effective Oct. 15.
During Tuesday night’s regular meeting, Jones announced he would be resigning as he and his wife will be moving outside city limits and therefore he won’t be eligible to sit on the council anymore.
Some streets in Belding will be closed the night of Oct. 14 for a glow 5K glow walk/run.
The Continuum of Care in Montcalm and Ionia counties and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) are taking a stand against veteran homelessness. On Thursday, members of the Continuum of Care and community members gathered at The Right Door in Ionia to sign a pledge stating they were committed to ending veteran homelessness. The pledge was part of an effort from agencies throughout Montcalm and Ionia counties.
Over the last few months, members of the recreation advisory board, the SmithGroup JJ&R of Ann Arbor and residents of Belding have collaborated to make a plan for Central Riverside Park and the former Electrolux property. Those plans are heading into the first phase of execution in coming months.