Cory Smith


Belding school board makes several technology purchases

The Belding Area Schools Board of Education unanimously approved four separate motions Tuesday for expenditures in technology for the district: Network equipment, wireless equipment, telephone service and Internet service.

Belding Area Schools Transportation Director Beverly Brownell points to a map of Belding with every bus route throughout the school district. A new electronic routing system will replace the map, which is currently organized with color-coded thumbtacks and pushpins. — Daily News/Cory Smith

New transportation system coming to Belding schools

When plotting bus routes for Belding Area Schools, Transportation Director Beverly Brownell often feels like she’s jumping a few decades into the past. That’s because the current system in place involves a printed map that uses a color-coded system of pushpins and thumb tacks to map out the school district’s bus routes.


IN BRIEF: 18-hole disc golf course coming to Tower Park in Greenville

Disc golfers will have a new 18-hole course to play later this year in the confines of Tower Park.

Members of the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education agreed to allow Superintendent Kevin Murphy to implement guidelines for school administrators on the subject of open carry of a gun within the school district during Thursday's school board meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C implements open carry instructions for school administrators

If an individual arrives at a Carson City-Crystal school building with a pistol holstered at the hip, administrators will now know what to do — let them in.

But that’s not to say strict restrictions won’t be enforced by those administrators for all visitors of the district, including those who choose to exercise that legal right of carrying a weapon.

Otisco Township board member Dan Zeigler reads aloud a proposed ordinance during the Jan. 12 township board meeting that would limit the parking of recreational vehicles within the township.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Zoning changes under review in Otisco Township

In November, there was much discussion by this township’s board centered on the idea of creating a standalone ordinance to deal with the storage of recreational vehicles (RVs).

That conversation picked up again during the Jan. 12 Otisco Township Board meeting as a revised version of the ordinance, which would restrict the parking of RVs on both vacant and occupied dwellings, was discussed.

Otisco Township Clerk Lynda Sower speaks during the Jan. 12 township board meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Otisco Township Board increases credit card limit

Board members voted 2-1 to raise the limit on Township Clerk Lynda Sower’s township credit card from $1,500 to $5,000.

The request came during the Jan. 12 Otisco Township Board meeting from Sower, who complained the $1,500 limit was not enough to reserve hotel rooms for conference trips for all five board members.


IN BRIEF: Band trip, prom venue requests approved by Belding School Board

Members of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to approve two separate trips for students during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening.

Firefighters work together to extinguish a barn fire at 1548 Condensery Road in Bushnell Township on Thursday morning. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Sheridan barn destroyed in fire; wood stove was likely cause

Ira Workman had just returned from his storage barn Thursday morning with a few eggs to make himself breakfast.

Moments later, that breakfast was interrupted, as the very barn he had just returned from was suddenly ablaze.


IN BRIEF: CC-C implements open carry gun guidelines

Guidelines for school administrators at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools are now in place to allow citizens to legally open carry a pistol throughout the district.


JUST IN: No injuries after school bus, Amish horse and buggy collide

An accident between a school bus and an Amish buggy resulted in little more than a spooked horse Thursday morning.