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Bruce Brown, at far left, answers questions from Belding City Council members Mike Scheid and Jerry Lallo during a special meeting Tuesday at the Pere Marquette Depot. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Former Port Huron city manager chosen as Belding’s interim leader

Bruce Brown is no stranger to managing cities.Now he is expected to bring his knowledge of the industry to this community. During a special Belding City Council meeting Tuesday evening, the council voted 5-0 to nominate Brown for the position of interim city manager.

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Belding claims victory in home robotics tournament

There appears to be no denying the Belding High School Robotics program, especially on its home turf. On Saturday a total of seven Belding teams, five from the high school and two from Belding Middle School, competed in the third annual Belding High School Robotics Tournament.

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JUST IN: Belding City Council selects Bruce Brown as interim city manager

Bruce Brown is no stranger to the profession of managing cities, and now he is expected to bring his knowledge of the industry to this community.

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Washington Club preparing for 150th annual gathering

The Washington Club began in 1866, when John and Eliza Ashley of Grattan Township invited several other couples to celebrate the birth of America’s premiere founding father.

The Ashleys would likely be surprised and pleased to learn the club is going strong 150 years later.

The Belding robotics program, which includes students at both Belding High School and Belding Middle School, will compete with seven robotics in Saturday’s Belding Robotics Tournament in Redskin Arena at the high school. — File photo

Belding robotics team to compete in home tournament Saturday

The Belding High School robotics program is witnessing another year of unparalleled success. On Saturday, that success will be on display for all to see.

Students from both Belding High School and Belding Middle School will compete in the Belding Robotics Tournament in Redskin Arena at the high school, with opening ceremonies beginning at 9 a.m. and elimination matches taking place at 1:45 p.m. after qualification matches are completed.

From left, Belding City Council members Dennis Cooper, Mike Scheid, Jerry Lallo, Mayor Ron Gunderson and Mayor Pro Tem Tom Jones discuss a list of six candidates for the position of interim city manager Tuesday evening. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding interim manager search down to 2 finalists

The search for an interim city manager for this community has been narrowed to two finalists. On Tuesday evening, the Belding City Council reviewed the resumes of six candidates to fill the city manager vacancy on an interim basis. Former City Manager Meg Mullendore was fired Jan. 20 by a 3-2 vote of the council.

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JUST IN: Belding interim city manager search down to two finalists

The search for an interim city manager for this community has been narrowed down to two.

Greenville resident Lloyd Shelden was working hard to clear his sidewalk on Monday morning.

Winter snow squall blankets area

On Monday, Punxsutawney Phil clamored out of his hole to see his shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of winter. Those who live in West Michigan already had made that same prediction after the snow-filled weekend.

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Belding residents express frustration with DEQ over Electrolux property

Locked behind a chain-link fence in the very center of town sits an idle piece of property that has become the epicenter of public frustration.

On the surface, the former White Consolidated Industries/Electrolux complex at 100 E. Main St. is ready to be embraced as a public park. But buried beneath that surface — 24 inches, to be exact — is a century-old history of industry, complete with contaminated soil, concrete slabs and, deeper still, contaminated ground water.

Belding Mayor Ron Gundreson speaks about hiring an interim city manager Monday evening during a special council meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding council begins interim city manager, city manager searches

Following the termination of this community’s city manager, the process is now underway to find the next individual who will helm administrative responsibilities. During a special meeting Monday night, called by Mayor Ron Gunderson, council members discussed hiring a new city manager after previous city manager Meg Mullendore was terminated in a 3-2 council vote on Jan. 20. During Monday’s meeting, the council also discussed hiring an interim city manager.