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Belding's Chamber of Commerce meets April 14th

Belding's Chamber of Commerce meets April 14th

Belding's Chamber of Commerce will meet on Thursday, April 14th at Metron of Belding. The meeting begins at 8 a.m.  The meeting is open to all.  If you have an item to be placed on the agenda email info@beldingchamber.org

Public Forums for Bond Proposal in Greenville

Public Forums for Bond Proposal in Greenville

From Greenville Public Schools:

After years of careful facilities planning, Greenville residents will consider recommendations for renovations and improvements to each of our schools in a May bond election.  Taking advantage of historically low interest and construction costs, the project can be completed with no increase in tax rates.  In fact, local property tax rates for school debt will actually begin to fall in 2013.  We hope community members will attend one of the scheduled Public Forum sessions (below) to offer suggestions and questions which can help us better respond to our community.

All sessions are scheduled in the Community Room at the Central Services Facility, 1414 Chase Rd.:

                   March 17:           10:00a.m., and 6:00p.m.


Supreme Governor of the Loyal Order of Moose coming in Greenville

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- George W. McCullogh III, who is the national Supreme Governor of the Loyal Order of Moose, will speak at the Greenville Moose Lodge on April 9, 2011.

McCullough is travelling across the state of Michigan, visiting Moose Lodges.

McCullough was the Supreme Junior Governor before his election to the top post on July 7, 2010.

For more information on MuCullough's visit, contact the Greenville Moose Lodge No. 1939 at (616) 754-8115.


Brian Blomstrom of Greenville appointed to Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council

LANSING, Mich. - Governor Rick Snyder today announced appointments to the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council.

"These individuals are dedicated to protecting our communities and state," said Snyder. "Their experience and leadership will benefit Michigan."

The council prepares and publishes training standards, courses of study, certifies instructors and sets up regional training centers for state, local and federal fire agencies.

Brian Blomstrom, Tim James, Aileen Pettinger, David Purchase, and Steve Richardson are appointed. Current member, Mike Deprez, is designated chair.

  • Blomstrom, of Sheridan, works for the city of Greenville in Montcalm County as a Sergeant of Public Safety. He previously worked for the city of Stanton and Montcalm County Emergency Services.

Outman opens Lansing office, announces contact info

Outman opens Lansing office, announces contact info

State Rep. Rick Outman has opened his Lansing office and is ready to work on behalf of the residents of Ionia and Montcalm counties.

Constituents can contact Outman at his Lansing office at (517) 373-0834; at P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48933; or via email at rickoutman@house.mi.gov.

"I am excited that this is going to be a time of change and I can be a part of that. Tough decisions are going to have to be made and people are going to have to stand on principles. Hopefully we can change the direction Michigan is going and get it moving toward prosperity," said Outman, R-Six Lakes.

Outman looks forward to working with his fellow House members, and with state Sen. Judy Emmons and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.

Schuleit sworn in, Snow, Hoppough re-elected to Greenville City Council

Schuleit sworn in, Snow, Hoppough re-elected to Greenville City Council

GREENVILLE, Mich. - A new face and two familiar ones were sworn into office at Greenville's first City Council meeting of the year Tuesday.

Frances Schuleit was excited for her first city council meeting and took the oath of office during the organizational meeting prior to the regular council meeting.

"It's an honor for me to be here," Schuleit said. "I thank the community for their confidence. It is an honor to serve in the public capacity. I take great pride in being here."

Council members re-elected Mayor Ken Snow for another year in his position by a vote of 5 to 2. Lloyd Scoby nominated Mark Lehman for the position, and the two men cast their mayoral...


Wilker named as Athletic Director

Wilker named as Athletic Director

From: http://www.bas-k12.org

Mr. Joel Wilker has accepted the job of athletic director at Belding Area Schools.  The position became vacant after the resignation of Dr. John Deiter, high school principal, and the promotion of Brett Zuver, who serves as the current athletic director, to the principal position.

Mr. Wilker has been at Belding Area Schools since 1994.  He currently teaches social studies and is the head varsity football coach.  He also served as the assistant principal. In his new role he will continue his teaching duties, but will no longer coach football.

Mr. Wilker received his bachelor of arts and masters degrees from California Lutheran University. All of the Wilker family is very involved in Belding Area Schools.  Mr. Wilker’s wife, Heidi, is the athletic trainer for the district and their two children attend Belding Area Schools.