John Bush, the longtime Ionia County drain commissioner, has announced his retirement effective Oct. 31. Bush’s current term expires on Jan. 1, 2017. He was mostly recently re-elected to office in August 2012 and has been the county drain commissioner nearly three decades now.
No matter how much effort one puts into plans, sometimes they just go awry. Such is life. That was the case for the Kid’s Drive-in Movie event during the Belding Labor Day Celebration over the weekend.
As the 110th annual Belding Labor Day Celebration wrapped up with its final events Monday afternoon, Lynn Mason reflected on the four-day experience by reaching for a quote by the very man that this year’s festival was themed after.
Katherine Mary Ogan, 56, who went missing Saturday evening, was found by family members this morning at about 10:30 a.m. by family members.
Each day, from the moment he first awakes to his final thought before drifting into an evening slumber, memories of Dianne linger in the mind of Bill Bates. She was his rock, the force pushing him forward to be a better man, as well as the love of his life after 13 years of marriage.
Belding City Council members discussed the reimbursement of a residential water bill at Tuesday’s meeting. The item was added to the agenda at the start of the meeting by Councilman Dennis Cooper.
Beneath roads, sidewalks, homes and business, lies a vast underground network of pipes and channels that go unnoticed by your average city resident. But the importance of Belding’s stormwater and wastewater systems is immeasurable, used by nearly every resident and business owner in the community.
A Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater (SAW) grant through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is in the early stages of providing a large benefit to the Belding community.
In 2011, Alexis Cahill was named Young Miss Belding. She was 11 years old, and beginning sixth grade. Six years later, the now 17 year-old is beginning her senior year at Belding High School and is holding the title of Miss Belding.
“Hit the line hard.”
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt gave this advice a century ago, speaking of how life should be lived, as well as how football should be played.