Lonnie Allen


Carson City fire chief hoping issues with getting county fire calls is resolved soon

For nearly a decade, the Carson City Fire Department has had issues with hearing fire calls from Montcalm County Central Dispatch. Now, with federally mandated narrow banding, it has only made the situation worse, according to Fire Chief Dan Kipp.

Brenda Gibson of Gowen prepares last-minute items she purchased for the Semper Fi Sisters Beach Blast packing event in Port St. Joe, Fla. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Gowen mother finds comfort in helping deployed soldiers

Throughout the summer, Gowen resident Brenda Gibson went shopping for batteries, ointments, jerky pouches, books, candy, crackers, eye drops and many other items that she shipped to Florida for America’s deployed soldiers. Gibson is doing this because she is involved with a group of women that helps those serving in the American armed forces. She got involved with the group through a friend she met online. She sought out support from other mothers after her son Nathan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.


Questions arise over Carson City-Crystal school project cost

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education members are questioning the timing and cost of a restroom addition to the south pod of Carson City Elementary School. The issue arose at Monday night’s school board meeting. The school board originally approved $150,000 for a small renovation to the elementary school’s south pod. However, Tony Leininger, owner of CARMI Design Group in Edwardsburg which arranged the bidding process, came to the board with bids more than $260,000.

Kevin Murphy

Chilly conditions at CC-C Middle School/High School

Carson City-Crystal Middle School/High School has been a cool place to learn lately — and not in a good way. Superintendent Kevin Murphy informed school board members at Monday night’s meeting that heat problems recently arose during a conversion project from steam to hot water in the two buildings. There is currently no heat in either building. Murphy hopes the issue will be resolved by Oct. 22.

Logan McClintic, a Carson City-Crystal High School graduate, recently made the University of Michigan marching band. — Courtesy photo

Carson City-Crystal graduate marching for U of M Band

Former Carson City-Crystal High School varsity quiz bowl team MVP and band member Logan McClintic will be doing a bit more than studying this year at the University of Michigan. McClintic, who is studying aerospace engineering as a freshman at U of M this year, had the chance to try out for the marching band.

Food Services Director Kenneth Poor hands a fresh sandwich to a Greenville High School student during lunch period. — Daily News/Cory Smith

New Greenville food service director brings culinary touch to job

Greenville Public School’s new Food Service Director Ken Poor brings years of culinary knowledge to his position, including 20 years of teaching in the classroom. Poor wants to make a connection with students and provide a welcoming feeling at the new high school dining facilities for everyone seeking a well-balanced meal.

Owner of Andy’s Car Cleaning, Andy Horbrook polishes up the wheel wells of a truck for Master Unit Die of Greenville. Hornbrook has being doing work for local businesses and the residents in Greenville for 33 years.

REVVED UP: Cleanliness is next to customer service for Andy Hornbrook

It is not unusual to hear about a man’s passion for his automobile, but for Greenville resident Andy Hornbrook the passion transpired into a career for 33 years.

Patrick and Agnes Cusack of Hubbardston sit in their living room with their dog, Lucky. The Cusacks celebrated 60 years of marriage on Sept. 13. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Hubbardston couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

Patrick and Agnes Cusack were married on Sept. 13, 1952.
“My lucky day, the 13th,” Patrick said.
Agnes and Patrick have enjoyed each other’s company for six decades now.
“It goes by awful fast, I just can’t believe it has been 60 years,” Agnes said. “Where does the time go?”

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S.H.E.: Meals in Minutes: Buffalo Chicken Mac-n-Cheese

When I hear the words ‘comfort food’ Macaroni and Cheese is one of the tasty dishes I think of. It’s a food that warms you, makes you feel comfy and even consoles you. Nothing like a good macaroni and cheese to remind you of childhood, but with this dish, I take it to the next level and so can you.

Racers zoom around the course during the lawnmower races at Sno-motion on Saturday. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Weekend heat doesn’t slow racers at Sno-Motion event

The heat on Saturday didn’t keep snowmobile racing from going on north of Greenville. Sno-Motion at Nelson’s Speed Shop was packed with racing participants, spectators and vendors from all over the country. An event this size could not take place without the help of the many volunteers from the Michigan Snowmobile Association (MSA).