Jessica Beery

With the surge of e-reader popularity over the past year, local libraries are loaning hundreds of e-books through websites for card-holding community residents. — Daily News/Jessica Beery

Carson City Public Library among libraries offering free e-books

Last year will be remembered by many as the year of the e-book. Chances are, if you didn’t purchase an electronic reader (e-reader) for yourself in 2011, you received one for Christmas or know someone who did.

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Leadership changes under way at Carson City-Crystal schools

Several leadership changes are afoot for Carson City-Crystal Area Schools. The Board of Education is experiencing some turnover while launching a search for a new superintendent. Board members chose North Star Inc. to represent the board in the superintendent hiring process after interviewing four companies.

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More driver’s training segments coming to Carson City area

Plans are in the works to bring more driver’s training opportunities to the Carson City area. Stanton-based instructor Dave Packer is looking to rent space in the Carson City area to meet the needs of students who can’t attend the single session of Segment I driver’s training available through Carson City-Crystal High School.

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Carson City’s Frontier Days festival in doubt after sponsor pulls out

After a successful festival last June, the Carson City Frontier Days may be in serious trouble. Tami Tasker of the Frontier Days Committee reported to the Carson City Council that the festival lost their long-time title sponsor Carson City Hospital in October, due to the economy and are struggling to raise money for the annual event.

Adam Eller of No Limits Outdoors demonstrates one of the cameras used during video shoots for the group’s TV show.

Carson City hunters film kills for national television show

With the arrival of crisp fall days and the occasional snowfall, many local residents are eager to get out hunting. While many hunters would be satisfied to see something worth shooting, four Carson City men enjoy the thrill of the shoot — on film. Mark Brown, Adam Eller, Gabe Stanley and Mike Swagart are hunters and videographers for “No Limits Outdoors” — a television show that features videos of average hunters pursuing deer, bear, turkeys and other wild game.

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Second Pink Ribbon Affair set for Oct. 13

CARSON CITY — For the second year in a row, Carson City Hospital will be transformed into a elegant world of pink to raise money for breast cancer care during the Pink Ribbon Affair on Oct. 13.

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Technology increases at BAS

BELDING — The standard overhead projector of the past in Belding Area Schools will become just that — something of the past.

Daily News/Jessica Dudenhofer Belding seniors Frankie Moore, left, and Brittany Ostlund work on science projects in one of the five newly-renovated science classrooms.

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BELDING — The new Belding High School is beginning to take shape.
Football field upgrades have been completed and crews recently put the finishing touches on the newly-improved science wing. Major construction of the new auditorium and gymnasium is well under way.

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Tree planting event planned Sunday at new fairgrounds

STANTON — Many local 4-H members will be hauling their shovels and wheelbarrows to the new Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds on Peck Road Sunday to help spruce up the property.

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A couple schools see jump in enrollment

With this year’s changes in how the state of Michigan calculates funding for school, Wednesday’s school count was more important than ever.