Jessica Beery

Nora Ryan was named Citizen of the Year on Tuesday evening. - Daily News/Jessica Beery

Nora Ryan named Carson City Area Citizen of the Year

A spunky nurse with a knack for getting her move on was honored Tuesday evening during the 19th annual Carson City Area Community Recognition Night at St. Mary’s Hall. Nora Ryan, a registered nurse at Carson City Hospital and local Zumba instructor, was named Citizen of the Year on Tuesday evening in front of her family, friends and co-workers.

Mary Louise Helwig fills plates with homemade cookies during a recent American Red Cross blood drive at St. Mary's in Carson City. (Daily News/Jessica Beery)

Longtime Carson City blood drive volunteer inspires others to give

Mary Louise Helwig has been a friendly face of humor and encouragement for more than 40 years in her hometown of Carson City. Helwig, 85, has been volunteering “every 56 days” for the American Red Cross blood drives at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Carson City Regional Correctional Facility.


Local doctor to open clinic in Crystal on trial basis

A new tenant will be joining the family at the Crystal Community Center after the Crystal Township Board agreed to let Dr. Willis Gaffney rent a room in the facility on a six-month trial.


CC-C school board to vote on six-year terms

Like many school districts across the state, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools is taking a look at the length of school board member terms, after recent legislation mandating that school board elections happen only during November elections on even years.


Lakeview, Tri County leaders address MCC board

The Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees swung up into the Panhandle on Tuesday evening to meet with educational leaders eager to make a change for the better. Tri County Area Schools Superintendent Al Cumings and Lakeview Community Schools Superintendent Kyle Hamlin sat before the college board at the Panhandle Community Center to discuss their hopes and dreams for their districts as the two newest superintendents in the county.

Mitchell Feldpausch and Abby Wieber, both of Westphalia and engaged to be married on Sept. 29, enjoyed some slow dancing during Wednesday evening's dance lessons at St. Joseph's Parish Community Center. (Daily News/Jessica Beery)

1,2,3 … 1,2,3 … Hubbardston couple teaching community how to dance

It was a Valentine’s Day gift for some. Others are just getting ready for their first dance at their wedding. Still others are swinging away “just because it’s fun.” Whatever their reason for participating, about 25 couples have been flooding the floors of the Westphalia St. Joseph Parish Community Center each Wednesday night to brush up on their dancing skills.

The old double-bulb fixtures at the top of the 28 street lights lining Main Street in downtown Carson City will soon disappear for new single bulb fixtures designed for more durability and energy efficiency. (Gazette/Jessica Beery)

Brightening up downtown Carson City

The streets of downtown Carson City will be shining a little brighter for a lot less wattage with the planned installation of new street lamp fixtures down Main Street. Medler Electric of Alma will be installing new 150-watt fixtures to all 28 poles lining Main Street. This new “bulb-style” induction lighting will replace the more fragile double 175-watt fixtures that were part of the street posts installed within the last decade.


Bloomer Township ZA removed from Planning Commission due to state law

A law that has been buried for decades is shaking up Bloomer Township government, all in efforts to avoid possible conflicts of interest and remain under the law.


Carson City-Crystal Area Schools may have new superintendent by summer

The search has officially begun for the new leader of Carson City-Crystal Area Schools. Bob Swanson retired as CC-C superintendent last August, but remains with the district as a financial consultant. Duane Ellis was hired as interim superintendent after Swanson retired.

Queenie "Mad Woman" Malone, played by Heather Johnson, questions cigarette saleswoman Sophie Davenport, played by Tyler Young, as she attempts to peddle her wares to the theater audience. Daily News/ Jessica Beery

MCC Drama Club presents dinner theater

The time is March 1932. Prohibition is in full swing and Franklin D. Roosevelt will soon be elected president.
But a child has been kidnapped and a woman has been murdered — all during a live radio broadcast.
But “who-dunnit?”