In the middle of an eight-month conflict of failed teacher contract negotiations, it was the voice of a young sixth grade student that brought people to their feet in unanimous applause Monday evening. Allyson May, 12, a student at Belding Middle School, approached the podium during the public comment portion of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education Meeting in the Belding High School Performing Arts Center auditorium.
Tuesday morning dawned brisk and blustery as a March stroll on the shores of Galway Bay, but the sun was shining and what chill lingered by noon did little to dull the spirits of the crowd gathered in this small village to honor the Emerald Isle’s patron saint.
It’s here. Call it fortune, call it mystique, but at the end of the day, it discovers a way to routinely set the stage where some of the finest moments in collegiate basketball are stamped in history.
Central Montcalm’s wrestling team had to learn the art of the sport real fast. The team had plenty of underclassmen, which didn’t escape the eye of coach Dan Vandervlucht.
Belding wrestling coach Travis Meyer said he enjoyed coaching his team this year. “It’s always fun to have that level of success at the mat,” Meyer said.
The retirement of Scott Johnson from the Vestaburg baseball program created an opening that Dave Ruckle will fill. Ruckle was hired as the new baseball coach by the Vestaburg Board of Education in February.
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Festivals, gatherings and celebrations in this community are expected to run more smoothly after a “special events” policy was approved by Belding City Council Tuesday night.
During Tuesday night’s meeting, the Greenville City Council was recreationally motivated.
The council held a public hearing concerning a Michigan Department of Natural Resource (DNR) Trust Fund grant application for the construction of an 11-mile trail between Belding and Greenville. The council approved authorization to apply for a grant in the amount of $290,000 on behalf of the Friends of the Flat River Valley Rail Trail.
Zoning ordinances can be an effective tool to plan a city. Yet, oftentimes they must be revisited in order to allow the city to evolve at a natural rate. The EZ Mart Mobil gas station, owned by Blarney Castle Oil, is looking to upgrade its site. Located on the corner of Clay and Washington Streets in Greenville, the gas station is planning to expand the store from 835 square feet to 4,730 square feet, increase the number of gas pumps from four to eight as well as a few other significant site changes.