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Cast members of the Flat River Community Players’ production of “Into the Woods” perform on stage at the Greenville Performing Arts Center on Tuesday evening during a rehearsal. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville High School, Flat River Community Players work together

Building a coherent community is something that requires everyone to pull together and make some sacrifices for the greater good. The Flat River Community Players’ (FRCP) upcoming production of “Into the Woods” is one of those collaborations that have come with some sacrifices. Greenville High School’s auditorium manager Chris Chapman calls this collaboration a “new experiment” between the school district and the Flat River Community Players.


Carson City Council rejects road repair bids

It seems timing is everything when going out for street improvement bids. “Our bids for the street improvements came in about $100,000 over what we had planned for,” Mayor Bruce Tasker told the city council Tuesday night. According to Tasker, the Spicer Group suggested some reasons for higher bids. One reason given was the cost of gasoline was more than $4 per gallon when the bid process started.

Gary Higginbotham’s opening of his new flea market was “the right timing and the right fit for my needs to make the purchase of this building.” Gary’s Flea Market is at 114 W. Main St. in Carson City.

BUSINESS BEAT: Timely success for Carson City man’s new flea market

It was 2002 when Gary Higginbotham started buying and selling new and used merchandise as vendor at area flea markets. During the next 13 years, he also utilized his home and those different venues to work toward his goal of opening a storefront business of his own. On May 20, 2013, Gary’s Flea Market came into fruition.

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CC-C High School has new principal

Carson City-Crystal High School has a new principal. The school board voted Tuesday, May 28, to hire Duane Lyons to replace Devin Pringle, who is taking over the district’s alternative and adult education program. Lyons is currently the principal of Ogemaw Heights High School in West Branch. He is expected to start working for CC-C on July 1, pending background checks according to Superintendent Kevin Murphy.

Graduating seniors line up before entering the Vestaburg High School commencement ceremony on Sunday. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Time for a new path for 51 Vestaburg High School graduates

Seniors from Vestaburg High School took the next step on Sunday toward a new path in their lives. For the last four years, each of the 51 graduating seniors have been preparing for this moment in their lives. “It is a new journey for me,” said 17-year-old Tiffany Fishburn. “I have been here my whole life and now it is a new path for me.”


Adult ed moves from Central Montcalm schools to Carson City-Crystal

A local adult education program is ending in one school district and beginning in another. Carson City-Crystal Area Schools will expand a new alternative education program to include the adult education program, which was previously administrated by Central Montcalm Public School.

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Carson City police train for shooter scenario in school

Loud bangs and the smell of sulfur filled the air in Carson City-Crystal Elementary School on Wednesday night, May 15, during a police training exercise. Kolton Kavanagh, 16, and Karagan Kavanagh, 14, were both student volunteers helping out Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge during active shooter scenarios. “I don’t think anyone can prepare for a real school shooter,” Kolton Kavanagh said. “But seeing the police train for what could happen is good thing for us.”


CC-C Area Schools schedule community forums

A series of community forums has been scheduled for community members in the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district. According to Superintendent Kevin Murphy, the first forums are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at The Celtic Path in Hubbardston and 6 p.m. the same day at Carson City Public Library. Additional forums are scheduled for 7 a.m. Friday, April 19, at Kozy Inn in Carson City and 5:30 p.m. the same day at Crystal Township Hall.


Carson City church members to beautify Haradine Park

Spring brings hope and rejuvenation so it is no surprise that many religious observances coincide with springtime renewal and rebirth. This Easter, Carson City United Methodist Church celebrated the resurrection with Pastor Andy Croel inviting those in attendance to live out his new sermon series “Resurrection Ground” by planting trees and beautifying the northwest area of Haradine Park, where the city dumps woodchips.


Carson Health moves forward with helicopter pad plans

The plans for a helicopter pad at Carson Health are in the architectural stage as hospital officials move forward toward a spring construction date. In January, the Carson City Council approved the sale of the old water tower property to the hospital at a price of $20,000, which was $12,000 less than the appraised value.