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CC-C school board plans for future construction projects

A proposed small renovation to Carson City Elementary School’s south pod is being delayed until a rebid on the project can be completed. During the Nov. 26 school board meeting, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy questioned CARMI Design Group’s role in the project.

MCC Equality Club President Christian Sowers, Vice President Rebecca Hoke and a mother release their sky lanterns into the air during the World AIDS Day candlelight vigil Saturday at Jackson’s Landing in Greenville.

Montcalm County unites to support victims of HIV and AIDS

Montcalm Community College’s Equality Club and members of Montcalm County’s community gathered at Jackson’s Landing Park in Greenville on Saturday evening to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, show their support for people living with HIV/AIDS and commemorate those who have died.

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Carson City Lions Club donate to CC-C High School track project

The Carson City Lions Club presented a check to Carson City-Crystal Area Schools totaling $3,571.37 at Monday night’s school board meeting. The money was raised during the 38th annual Don Baese Cross Country Invitational in September. The Lions Club manages parking during the annual event and all proceeds raised will go toward renovating the high school track.

Drake’s Place owner Bob Drake and manager Kim Taylor.

New Drake’s Place restaurant pays tribute to Greenville community, history

After more than a year of planning, construction and remodeling, Bob Drake now offers another option for a classic breakfast and a unique lunch in the area.

Drake's Place owner Bob Drake and manager Kim Taylor.

New Drake’s Place restaurant is reflection of owner’s love of Greenville

After more than a year of planning, construction and remodeling, Bob Drake finally is offering another option for a classic breakfast and a unique lunch in the area.

A spaghetti dinner and auction starts at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at The Rusty Nail and will go until 8 p.m. Proceeds will help pay hospital bills and living expenses with extra proceeds donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Grand Rapids.  — Courtesy photo

Assistance for baby Alijah: Benefit set for Nov. 18 in Carson City

Friends, family and community are rallying to help the family of newborn Alijah Skye Wysong, who is recovering from surgery at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. Deb Webber of Carson City recalled Oct. 23, the day of her granddaughter’s birth at Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville. The baby girl was diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Greenville High School graduate Taylor Brandt stands among his fellow soldiers in the 173rd Airborne. — Courtesy photo

Greenville area families treasure communicating with troops overseas

With the holidays fast approaching, many area families are thinking about their loved ones serving overseas. Thanks to modern forms of communication such as Facebook and Skype, communicating with those in service is easier than ever. Many military personnel are serving in Afghanistan and some local families are sharing their experiences of their own children serving.


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4-20 Season 2 episode 1 from Michael Bee on Vimeo. Nothing is easier than making a chicken stir-fry my way. First, gather the money from the roomies and run to the store and buy your chicken, stir-fry vegetable mix, green onion, rice and stir-fry sauce. I got all my stuff for under $20. Read the [...]

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Howard City’s Birchwood Golf Course sold to Sandyland Farms

Golfers, club members, family and friends gathered Sunday for a thank you buffet from the owners of Birchwood Golf Course. “This post is to make it official that the rumors that have been floating around that Birchwood Golf Course is being sold are indeed true,” stated Birchwood’s Facebook page on Oct. 3. “The agreement with Sandyland Farms was completed today. Members only until the last Sunday of October.” For the last 31 years, Mark and Debbie Heath have owned and operated the course at 6900 Masters Road just outside of Howard City.


Dirty discussion: Carson City Council looks at sludge

The Carson City Council meeting Tuesday night started off with discussion about sludge. Three council members — Dan Cusack, Neil Kapustka and Tom McCrackin — had many questions about the monthly cost of sludge treatment at city sewer ponds.