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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?”
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.
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).