Midland church gets new belfry, evicts bats

The Homer United Methodist Church has a new belfry and no more bats.

The Midland Daily News reports that the old bell tower on 125-year-old place of worship had weathered decades of wind, rain and snow. It was renovated with a grant from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.

The renovation took about two weeks to complete. Displaced with the work were about 20 bats that had to fly to a new home.