Traveling along I-696, with vans full of parents and two busses containing all 105 members of the Belding High School Marching Band, the skyline of the Motor City was about to settle into view. The sun had yet to rise Saturday, but every Belding student was wide awake, ready to perform at the Michigan Competing Band Association State Finals at Ford Field.
Imagine using cardboard to line a pair of shoes because the soles had worn down. Imagine spreading lard across bread sprinkled with brown sugar as an afternoon snack.
A woman was discovered dead inside a Belding home early this morning from injuries sustained in a fire, while another woman was able to escape with injuries by jumping from a second story window.
After nearly four years at the helm of Belding Area Schools, Superintendent Sara Shriver has announced that this will be her final year with the district.
Members of Belding City Council voted Tuesday evening to grant City Manager Bruce Brown another two years on his contract with the city.
Belding teachers who receive a “highly effective” rating on their evaluation by school administrators will now receive bonus pay as a reward for their efforts. During Monday evening’s Belding Area Schools Board of Education meeting, board members voted 5-0 to approve a resolution to implement performance based pay.
Trail lovers will soon have access to 125 miles of Michigan trails starting right from Jackson’s Landing Park in Greenville.
During the latest Greenville City Council meeting, the council voted in favor of applying for a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Trust Fund grant to complete a portion of the Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail-Trail from Greenville to Belding.
After signing his contract Tuesday evening, Bruce Brown will begin his tenure as Belding’s new interim manager beginning Monday.
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.
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.