Vandals scaled a barbed wire fence and climbed a ladder to the top of the big green water tower in Veterans Park Saturday night and spray painted a profane phrase.
William Fay can’t always understand his younger brother Jeremiah Zacharda, but days like Deaf Pride Games remove the stress. Fay, 15, has spent the last seven years with the rest of his family learning sign language, because when Zacharda, now 10, was 3 years old, it was discovered that he was deaf.
The adjustment wasn’t easy for the family, but Fay said the struggles to communicate have only brought him and his brother closer together.
Donations from Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures, Belding Tank, Mercantile Bank and North Woods Furniture, totaling $3,700, made it possible for six benches to be purchased and placed at Belding Veterans Park for visitors to use as they admire monuments at the park.
Read funeral notices for Saturday, May 10, 2014.
The status of road conditions in Michigan is nothing to brag about, and some of the worst examples can be found right here in Ionia County.
Like a veteran baseball player who has logged in thousands of at-bats at the plate nearing the end of their career, Sam Andres says “the time is right,” for him to retire. The city of Belding’s finance director/treasurer exited his office for the final time Thursday after seven-and-a-half years at the helm of the city’s finances.
Funeral notices for Friday, May 9, 2014
The Greenville Planning Commission is discussing potential language changes to its downtown residency regulations to make it easier for “upstairs” rentals.
This past week, I had the opportunity to hear Jamie Vollmer speak. He is the author of “Schools Cannot Do It Alone.” Readers may remember him better for “The Blueberry Story” that appeared in this column about a year ago.
On the robotics world’s biggest stage, more than 2,000 miles from home, the Belding High School Robotics Team marched into Anaheim, Calif., and made an impression the students will never forget. Competing against more than 400 of the best Vex High School Robotics teams at the World Tournament from April 23-26, the five-member team fought through frustration, nervousness and adversity to finish among the top 50 teams.