Cory Smith

Tayler Reeves, a sophomore at Michigan State University, is in her first year marching with the Spartan marching band as a member of the Big Ten Flag Corps. (Courtesy photo)

Belding graduate revering role as member of MSU marching band

As one of the first ones on and last ones off the field, marching with authority, Tayler Reeves is savoring every moment with each yard line she marches across in Spartan Stadium.

Crystal Township Clerk Bob Naumann, left, speaks on the subject of receiving bids for a new heating and cooling system at the township administration building as Trustee Jason Anderson listens during Wednesday’s board meeting.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township to purchase new DPW truck

Another year, another new truck for the Crystal Township Department of Public Works. In following a plan to replace the DPW’s pickup truck each year, board members officially approved the purchase of a new vehicle Wednesday evening.

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy, left, speaks on the topic of open carry guidelines as school board member Scott Fleisher listens during Monday’s meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C board looks at legal decisions on open carry

The Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education once again focused its attention on guns during Monday’s regular meeting. Board members discussed for more than an hour the subject of creating administrative guidelines to aid administrators and office staff on how to address an individual who enters a school building with a holstered weapon via the right to open carry in Michigan.


JUST IN: Crystal Township approves DPW truck purchase

In following a plan to purchase a new Department of Public Works truck each year, board members officially approved the purchase of a new vehicle Wednesday evening.

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CC-C band director asking for instrument donations from community

Kaleb Vargas enjoys band more than any other class at Carson City-Crystal High School, so much so that he’s taken to learning a second instrument.

Between marching band and jazz band, the senior plays bass clarinet and saxophone, spending time between school and home to practice on each instrument and improve himself as a musician.

Graffiti reading “Gods not dead” covers a portion of a pavilion at Central Riverside Park in Belding, covering paint that had already been used to cover previous graffiti on the structure. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Vandalism, budget cuts lead to talk of Belding park pavilion rental fees

From random marks of graffiti to dismantled picnic tables, vandalism has taken its toll on Belding parks this summer.

With five city parks within city limits — totaling approximately 60 acres — as well as several trail-ways, the vandalism has left the city’s Recreation Board members to explore a new source of funds for necessary repairs and maintenance.


JUST IN: CC-C school board continues open carry discussion

Members of the Carson City-Crystal Board of Education discussed for more than an hour Monday evening on the subject of creating administrative guidelines to deal with visitors who choose to legally open-carry a weapon on district property.

A colorful sunset illuminates the evening skyline as the Greenville High School Marching Band performs Wednesday evening on Legacy Field at Greenville High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

High School marching bands compete in MSBOA festival

With instruments in hand, stadium lights beaming down from above and an audience of peers and judges before them, the first breath on the turf of Legacy Field for hundreds of students Wednesday was followed by an exhale of nerves and the unknown.


JUST IN: Belding City Council tables decision on park pavilion fees

Due to increased vandalism and a shrinking budget, city officials are turning to park reservation fees in an attempt to raise revenue.

Granco Clark, located at 7298 Storey Road in Otisco Township, is host to a large facility where more than 100 workers come together on a daily basis to develop and refine extrusion equipment for companies all over the world. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Made in Our Own Backyard: Granco Clark

With its roots firmly grounded in a small community that prides itself on both a history of hard work and quality manufacturing, Granco Clark continues to shine as a beacon of success in its industry. Locally, Granco Clark is a company within the extrusion industry that employs a workforce of about 105 dedicated skilled workers in a variety of positions.