A Greenville man is facing life in prison after allegedly supplying heroin and methamphetamine to a Belding woman, who fatally overdosed on the combination of drugs.
Steven Thompson, a managing member of the Saranac accounting firm of Biggs, Hausserman, Thompson and Dickinson, talked numbers with the Belding Area Schools Board of Education on Dec. 19. During a regular meeting of the board, Thompson gave an audit report for the school district based on the fiscal year ending June 30. According to Thompson, the district received a clean audit opinion, which is the “best type of audit opinion you can get.”
Reserve Deputy Erin Dean of the Kirklin Police Department in Indiana has been with her partner Cinch for nine years. They have been in a variety of situations on the job, including some tense moments with suspects. Dean said she and Cinch have developed a bond so close that she feels like Cinch is part of her family.
With humble beginnings from the small village of Hubbardston, Janae Cooper now finds herself with responsibilities that stretch to every corner of Ionia County. On Tuesday, Cooper was sworn in by 8th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Ron Schafer as Ionia County clerk after being elected in November.
Christmas is looking a little brighter for some families in the Belding community. Thanks to a coordinated effort from the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and the Belding Middle School Student Council, students collected 1,370 toys for people in need. The drive was part of the annual School Spirit Challenge hosted by WZZM-TV 13, which the middle school ended up leading this year.
Belding’s longtime mascot is about to become a piece of history.
After months of conversation at school board meetings and special community forums, the Belding Area Schools board voted unanimously to change the mascot from the Redskins and to do away with any Native American associated imagery on Monday evening.
’Tis the season for caring and there is no shortage of good deeds at Belding Middle School. Students in Diane Kuhn’s sixth grade class have spent the last 12 school days trying to rack up as many good deeds and kind acts as they could before holiday break, which kicks off on Wednesday.
After months of hearing from members of the community and outsiders to the community, the Belding Board of Education came to a decision about the Redskins mascot Monday evening.
Middle school students in Belding have been learning a bit more about nutrition during the past several months. Thanks to a grant administered by the Kent Intermediate School District (KISD) for $300,000, which is set to serve Kent, Ionia and Montcalm Counties, students in Jennifer DiSpirito’s classes have had visits from Anne King, a nutrition educator with the KISD.
A Belding firefighter was fired Monday morning after allegedly making racist comments on Facebook over the weekend.