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.
Newly appointed director for the Community Hope Counseling Center Diane Hansen believes in helping people. Throughout her time counseling at Community Hope, she has always advocated for patient care and raising emotional health awareness. As director, she is looking forward to increasing the center’s presence in the community and connecting more people with counselors able to help them.
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With new facilities, from gymnasiums to auditoriums, comes the responsibility of maintaining those arenas and theaters to keep them preserved for future students. At Monday evening’s Belding Area Schools Board of Education meeting, board members voted unanimously 7-0 to approve $11076.62 to refinish two of the district’s gymnasiums.
Driving along M-66 through this diminutive village, one might get the idea not much is happening there. The quiet side streets, the “no wake” lake, the mom and pop restaurants and clapboard churches; it all seems to whisper, “Nope, nothin’ to see here.” And maybe there’s some truth to that. But as winter winds down and summer approaches, this sleepy little town starts waking up. Evidence of this can be found nearly every weekday at the village’s community center.