An agreement for state and federal grants originally received in 2009 for the Pere Marquette Depot Building and Dial-A-Ride bus garage in Belding was extended into 2015 Tuesday evening after council members voted to approve the extension.
The Belding robotics team returned home this weekend with much success in the state championship tournament. One of its two teams was just a few points shy of claiming the state championship.
With another blast of arctic-like freezing temperatures expected to hover around the area for a few more days, the city of Belding is asking residents to take measures to avoid the possibility of frozen pipes.
Tami and Ben Bradbury have lived in Belding for 17 years without any water problems — until now. A Michigan winter that has broken records for cold temperatures and levels of snowfall has created many difficulties for state residents, including a high number of frozen water lines.
On a cold, snowy day, Belding Mayor Ron Gunderson pulled his truck up to the Veterans Park, stepped outside, and grabbed himself a shovel. As he began to dig into and heave snow over his shoulder, clearing a more traversable pathway for visitors of the park, he noticed something in the snow.
Thursday’s forecast calls for nearly an inch of freezing rain to fall on top of already melting piles of snow due to temperatures in the mid 40s, so water will be flowing. Just how much is yet to be seen.
The Dial-A-Ride transportation (DART) program is a valuable service for residents of Belding seeking public transport throughout town, but like all city services, it must be paid for and properly maintained.
Montcalm Community College has a goal to eventually include all seven Montcalm County public school districts within its Early College program. As the college pursues that goal, it can officially add an Ionia County district to that list.
Jenny Bennett has always had a flair for baking; she describes it not only as a hobby, but as “a way of life.” She’s happiest, she says, when she’s in the kitchen, the rich, sweet smells of yeast and sugar dusting the oven-warmed air.
If you had a chance to drive through downtown Belding this past week, you may have noticed a bit of buzz coming from the new Silk City Saloon restaurant.