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Fourth grade students from Belding’s Woodview Elementary School perform on drums and tambourines during last year’s Belding Community Showcase at Belding High School. This year’s showcase will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Belding High School. — File photo

Belding Community Showcase is Thursday night

Community members are invited to Belding High School to enjoy an evening of fun.

Thursday marks the 20th annual Belding Community Showcase, which will take place from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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IN BRIEF: Belding City Council reads home ordinance

The Belding City Council introduced a home occupancy ordinance during Tuesday evening’s meeting.

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IN BRIEF: Belding school board approves sale of bus

The Belding Area Schools Transportation Department will have a little bit more room come July.

Disc golfers at SMASH Park in Belding listen to disc golf instructor Ragna Bygde talk about putting during Saturday’s tournament. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Belding women’s disc golf event has great turnout (PHOTOS)

Chandra DeGood positions her body in a half-crouch, as she prepares to heave a disc toward a basket barely visible through the trees. The four other women playing their way through the disc golf course at SMASH park in Belding on Saturday watched quietly as DeGood threw her drive down the fairway and then complimented her on the distance.

Andrea Booker.

Booker back on Belding school board

A familiar face will be filling a vacant seat on the Belding Area Schools Board of Education.

Andrea Booker, a previous board member, was reappointed during a special meeting Tuesday evening. She was appointed with a 4-2 vote, with Shannon Hummel and Doug Lamborne opposed.

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IN BRIEF: Belding school board approves contract for superintendent

During a special meeting of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education on Tuesday evening, board members approved the contract for Brent Noskey, the newly hired superintendent.

Bob Leppink

Belding loses one of its best boosters

One of the best known, and arguably best loved, names in Belding passed into history Thursday morning. Robert Jay “Bob” Leppink — a driving force behind the grocery stores and development company that bear his name — died in his Belding home.

Pete McGowan owns Third Wave Coffee with his wife, Megan. They purchased the space in 2014. (Daily News | Emilee Nielsen)

BUSINESS BEAT: Belding’s Third Wave Coffee expanding

Third Wave Coffee has been providing citizens of Belding with their java fixes for two years, seeing success in offering the community an opportunity for in-house roasted coffee beans and excellent customer service. Soon the shop will be expanding its offerings to fresh and natural food options.

The road sign that Belding resident and Otisco Township Clerk Linda Sower said is incorrectly positioned to show where Otisco Township begins on S. Bridge Street. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Citizens confused by road signs in Belding

Citizens aired concerns about several issues during Tuesday evening’s Belding City Council meeting. One such disgruntled resident is Lynda Sower, who happens to be the clerk for Otisco Township.

Newly appointed Belding Library Director Britney Dillon looks forward to sharing her love of books and reading with community members. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

New director takes over at Alvah N. Belding Library

The Alvah N. Belding Library is under new management as of Monday. Greenville resident Britney Dillon officially started her tenure as the library’s director with what she playfully referred to as “baptism by fire.”