Suggestions from Belding Area Schools students, staff and community members are in and the top 10 choices for the new mascot have been chosen. The top 10 contenders for the next mascot in Belding are Bison, Bandits, Bruins, Buccaneers, Black Bears, Black Hawks (bird), Black Knights, Bengals, Pride and Lumberjacks.
Two local Republican Congressmen had very different reactions to an executive order on immigrants and refugees.
On Friday, President Donald Trump announced an executive order intended to prevent terrorists from entering the United States.
As technology continues to make instantly available information the norm — and the demand — this state’s lieutenant governor is looking to streamline that process for Michigan residents.
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced an initiative to make improvements to state accountability and transparency during Friday’s Michigan Press Association luncheon.
For the second consecutive year, The Daily News has been named the Michigan Press Association (MPA) Newspaper of the Year.
The award was announced during Thursday’s MPA banquet at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids. The Daily News won Newspaper of the Year in the daily newspaper Class D category and Excellence in Advertising for all newspapers in the state, along with 29 additional awards and honorable mentions.
Each year on the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Roe vs. Wade, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is filled with peaceful protestors. They are there to mark the March for Life, a pro-life event in which people rally to speak out against what the movement calls the “greatest human rights violation of our time.”
In 2013, dozens of Michigan schools were put on lists of “priority” schools and “focus” schools based on student scores on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) test.
Belding Middle School was added to the list of priority schools while Baldwin Heights Elementary School was added to the list of focus schools.
Lynn Mason is used to being the only woman in a room full of men.She served as an Ionia County commissioner and was sometimes the lone woman on committees. She ran for state representative in the 86th District last November; the only woman in that race.
Bruce Brown will stay on as the Belding city manager until 2019. During a regular meeting Tuesday evening, the Belding City Council went into closed session for a periodical evaluation of the city manager. After the council went back into open session, Mayor Ron Gunderson announced a two-year extension had been extended and accepted by Brown.
Three people were sworn in on the Belding Area Schools Board of Education on Monday evening; although only one of the faces was new to the board.
Terry Boni and Debra Bach were sworn in to start their new terms on the board. A new addition to the board, Kate Feuerstein, was also sworn in to start her term.
During a regular meeting Tuesday evening, the Belding City Council approved a special event application for the Belding Beatnik Bazaar and Farmers Market.