After eight hours of deliberation and testimony on behalf of Electrolux and the city of Belding on Wednesday, the members of the Belding Historic District Commission (HDC) officially denied Electrolux’s application to demolish buildings not deemed historic by the commission. At last week’s HDC meeting, the commission entered rulings that buildings 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 on the property, which include the original silk mill, clock tower and smokestack, had historical significance, officially preserving them from demolition by Electrolux.
The Montcalm Township Board is submitting a corrective action plan to the Michigan Department of Treasury regarding an audit the township received last October. The Montcalm Township Board approved a Department of Treasury corrective action plan and resolution and approved sending it to the Department of Treasury at a special meeting Wednesday night.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners deadlocked in a 4-4 vote Monday on a motion to have a public hearing to gather input on appointing vs. electing road commissioners.
Gasoline prices jumped nearly 30 cents on Tuesday, causing people to frantically find a gas station that had yet to raise its prices. Gas in Greenville was around $3.859 per gallon for regular unleaded fuel on Tuesday morning. That was not the case when early afternoon rolled around. “I’m in shock,” said Kathy Marshall as she filled up her vehicle’s tank at the BP station on the corner of M-57 and M-66, where gas was $4.149 for regular unleaded fuel.
United Solar Ovonic is about to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. USO filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Feb. 14, along with its parent company, Energy Conversion Devices (ECD).
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It was overcast and it was windy. After weeks of beautiful weather, Michigan’s normal spring settled back in on Wednesday for the first Belding Redskins track meet of the season.
Greenville Public Schools (GPS) Board of Education Vice President Norice Rasmussen has earned an Award of Merit from the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB). Rasmussen was honored Monday night during the Montcalm County School Board Association membership meeting She received the award because of her efforts to improve her leadership skills, demonstrating her commitment to student achievement and her own continuous improvement, according to Jennifer Rogers in a press release from MASB. “I was completely surprised,” said Rasmussen of finding out she was receiving the award.
The face of Belding Area Schools appears to have a different look each day that construction continues at the high school and Ellis Elementary School — and even more changes are on the way after various projects have come in “significantly under budget” in recent weeks. According to school board President Tom Humphreys, bids on future projects such as remodeling the middle school building have come in enough under budget that additional projects have now been given the green light for future construction.
Two men were injured after their car crashed into a tree at a high rate of speed this morning. Mecosta County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident at 9:05 a.m. on 5 Mile Road near 120th Avenue.