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CC-C declines participation in early college program

The Carson City-Crystal Area SchoolsBoard of Education is choosing not to participate in an early college program offered by Montcalm Community College. “We decided to hold off on participating in the early college program,” Superintendent Kevin Murphy said. “With less funding coming from the state level and tightening our budget, it just isn’t financially feasible for us to participate.”

Residents and businesses will be able to use the electronic recycling (e-recycling) service from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. now through April 2. — Courtesy photo

Electronic recycling offered in Carson City through April 2

The nonprofit electronics recycler Comprenew of Grand Rapids is coming to Carson City-Crystal High School with its recycling trailer. Area residents and businesses will be able to use the electronic recycling (e-recycling) service from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. now through April 2.

Palo and Ionia County Intermediate School District Superintendent Bob Kjolhede speaks to the community members who attended a community forum about the future of Palo Community Schools. — Lonnie Allen/Daily News

Packed room at forum hears about options for Palo Community Schools

More than 70 people attended a standing-room-only community forum on Monday night to hear about the future of Palo Community Schools. Bob Kjolhede, the superintendent of Palo and the Ionia County Intermediate School District (ICISD), opened the meeting on a somber note.

Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge

Carson City police chief offers partnership with CC-C Area Schools

Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge is offering the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education a partnership similar to the one Carson Health has to boost security in the school district. During roundtable discussion at the annual board meeting on Jan. 11, Partridge informed board members about the cost.

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MCC hosts annual Valentine’s Dance on Saturday night

A night of elegant fun is planned for Saturday at Montcalm Community College. The fifth annual Valentine’s Dance is from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Sidney campus in the activities building gymnasium, and the evening will offer a live band for those looking for a place to do some dancing.

Assistant manager Kinsey Christensen of Greenville stands next to a display of dresses that represent some of the colorful designs that can be purchased at Rainbow in Greenville.

Rainbow clothing store opens in Greenville

Reasonable prices and a variety of colorful fashions await shoppers in the newest clothing store in town. Rainbow, located at 300 S. Greenville West Drive, fills the vacancy left by Fashion Bug in the shopping complex.

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Carson City sells former water tower property to Carson Health

The Carson City Council approved selling the former water tower property to Carson Health for construction of a landing pad for medical helicopter services. According to City Administrator Mark Borden, Carson Health administrators had discussions with the City Council in the past about buying the property.

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CC-C school board discusses school safety

School safety dominated the roundtable discussion at the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education meeting on Jan. 14. The discussion was in part because of recent committee meetings and group and individual inputs in response to the Newtown school tragedy.

Josh Hockemeyer is one of the newest members of the Michigan State University brass band. The 2012 graduate of Carson City-Crystal High School plays alto saxophone for the band. — Courtesy photo

CC-C graduate playing for MSU brass band

Josh Hockemeyer is one of the newest members of the Michigan State University brass band. The 2012 graduate of Carson City-Crystal High School plays alto saxophone for the band.

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Crystal Township talks fire barn addition

The Crystal Township Board held a special meeting Wednesday night to discuss construction for a proposed addition to the fire barn. Fire Chief Lonny Fitzpatrick and Assistant Fire Chief Scott Brundage discussed the plans they had in mind for the addition.