For the first time in 10 years, the city of Belding will not be operating with a deficit budget. At Tuesday evening’s Belding City Council meeting, council members voted unanimously 5-0 to approve the tentative fiscal year 2014/2015 city budget.
Voters across the county came out more than two to one in favor of continued funding for the Montcalm County Commission on Aging in Tuesday’s election. The commission’s request for a continuation of the previously-approved .45 millage was overwhelmingly approved, with 3,659 “yes” votes to 1,636 “no” votes, or 69 percent to 30 percent.
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Belding’s boys golf team came oh-so-close to beating Comstock Park. The Redskins shot a team score of 171 at the O-K Blue Conference jamboree they hosted Monday at Candlestone Golf and Resort. That was just two strokes short of the Panthers, who carded a team score of 169.
A Montcalm County Central Dispatch 911 surcharge renewal on the ballot passed easily Tuesday. The surcharge was approved with 3,890 “yes” votes to 1,422 “no” votes, or 73 percent to 27 percent.
Montcalm Area Intermediate School District staff gathered at their Central Office in Stanton on Tuesday evening to learn the outcome of the special education millage ballot proposal. As voting results trickled in, votes on both sides seemed to compete in a dead heat for hours. But as the night wore on, the affirmative votes pulled ahead.
Chalk it up as a win for Carson City-Crystal Area Schools. With 1,406 votes cast in Tuesday’s election, an $11 million bond proposal passed with 58 percent of the vote.
The Greenville City Council adopted a new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) policy Tuesday in an attempt to jump ahead of likely requirements by the state. City Manager George Bosanic said legislation currently making its way through the state legislature could mean lower costs for requests and force municipalities to adopt their own policies, so the city went ahead and did it on its own.
Welcome to Detroit, Michigan, not only famous for automobiles, but also for its reputation as the mecca of soul, thanks to the likes of Gladys Knight. Take a stroll down East Montcalm Street and you will find it impossible to ignore the passion for the game of baseball that is embodied by the locals. These are residents who have been clinging to the hope of bringing celebration back to a hurting city.