Cory Smith


IN BRIEF: Venture Partners receives Greenville option agreement

Members of the Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to extend a current option agreement on property in the city’s Industrial Park.

A playhouse, sponsored by Carson City Lumber, Chemical Bank and the Montcalm Area Career Center, was awarded in a raffle held by the Montcalm Court Appointed Special Advocates, to Ron and Rhoda Massanari of Crystal Township. The Massanaris are now hoping to donate the playhouse to Crystal Township, with a goal that is it placed near the public beach at Crystal Lake.  — Courtesy photo

Raffle winner hoping to donate playhouse to Crystal Township

Longtime Crystal residents Ron and Rhoda Massanari never expected to win a raffle for a giant playhouse, but now that they have, they’re looking for a way to give back to their home community. During Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, Ron asked members of the board if they would be open to the idea of accepting the nautical-themed playhouse, which was built in the shape of a large ship.

Members of the Greenville Area Community Foundation Board will likely vote Monday, making a decision on whether or not to accept a new “impactful grant-making” proposal.

Greenville Area Community Foundation working to make even ‘greater impact’

The Greenville Area Community Foundation has long since been providing local organizations with needed funds to accomplish important projects, and now, that effort is being concentrated even further. During Thursday’s Coalition of Greater Greenville meeting, guest presenter Alison Barberi, President of the Greenville Area Community Foundation, updated members of the coalition on the current actions of the foundation.


IN BRIEF: GACF working to make “greater impact” on community

During Thursday’s Coalition of Greater Greenville meeting, guest presenter Alison Barberi, President of the Greenville Area Community Foundation, updated members of the coalition on the current actions of the foundation.

Only a few questions remain unanswered in the final steps of the city of Greenville applying for a Brownfield Authority grant that would result in $140,000 in tax revenues over a period of 18 years to be collected by Davide and Dan Uccello, after they invested nearly $1.5 million in improvements in building Flo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Progress continues on Flo’s Brownfield Grant application

It’s been a process that has lasted several months, but a little financial assistance may finally be on its way to the owners of Flo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria.


JUST IN: Crystal Township renews automatic mutual aid agreement with Carson City

Members of the Crystal Township Board voted unanimously Wednesday evening to approve its annual automatic mutual aid agreement with Carson City.

A dilapidated baseball field located located across from St. Mary’s Church and west of Community Field, north of Carson City-Crystal High School, could be completely remodeled into a new memorial field to be used for varsity baseball games. — Daily News/Cory Smith

New memorial baseball field being discussed at Carson City-Crystal

Dec. 7, 1941, served as a day that thrust the United States into a war in which thousands of Americans sacrificed their lives so we could live free today. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on that date, young soldiers such as Private First Class Rolland J. Hill — a Carson City farm boy who could best be described as a bit of a class clown with a deep passion for baseball — were summoned to fight overseas.


IN BRIEF: Greenville DDA reviews proposed 2017 fiscal year budget

Members of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority reviewed the upcoming proposed 2017 fiscal year budget Tuesday morning.


IN BRIEF: Carson City-Crystal continuing to evaluate girls varsity soccer program

The Carson City-Crystal High School varsity soccer team was created in 2014, but now entering its third season this upcoming spring, the program will depend on participation.

Attendees of Sunday’s “At the Foot of the Crosses” event at Easton United Methodist Church in Easton Township stand with their hands over their hearts during the singing of the National Anthem.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Event honors veterans, emergency responders and victims of 9/11

On the 15-year anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks of 9/11, a gathering at the Easton United Methodist Church produced more than 100 people who stood in solidarity Sunday to remember those who lost their lives. The event, dubbed “At the Foot of the Crosses,” showcased touching tributes, which were combined with a variety of musical performances for the audience to enjoy.