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With humble beginnings from the small village of Hubbardston, Janae Cooper now finds herself with responsibilities that stretch to every corner of Ionia County. On Tuesday, Cooper was sworn in by 8th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Ron Schafer as Ionia County clerk after being elected in November.

Grassroots millage effort moves forward in Montcalm County

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, January 20th, 2017

A grassroots group of citizens are moving forward with a proposed millage to fund Montcalm County services, but they don’t necessarily want the approval of the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.

Nearly 20 people met at the Montcalm Conservation District office in Stanton on Wednesday to discuss options for funding 4-H, Animal Control, conservation, parks and veterans.

Connected Community: 99% of Montcalm County is online

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, January 20th, 2017

In rural Michigan, reliable broadband internet may be hard to come by, but that is not the case in Montcalm County.

On Wednesday, Dan Manning, a community technology adviser with Connect Michigan, presented the county with “Connected Community” certification under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program.

IN BRIEF: Carson City-Crystal Area Schools approve city recreation plan

Posted in: Carson City, Local, News Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday evening to approve this city’s new recreation plan.

Sports
Nash Aiken tries to catch the football during the second day of practice at the practice field Tuesday night.

CARSON CITY — Learning the spread offense continued for Carson City-Crystal’s football team Tuesday. The Eagles practiced the spread offense on the practice field behind the baseball diamond for the second day in the heat of the afternoon. Coach Ben Brock was thankful for the opportunity to take over as coach from Devin Pringle. “It [...]

Cara Wiles ‘steals’ the show in CC-C win over Vestaburg

Posted in: High School Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team found themselves witnessing a school record Friday night. The Eagles’ Cara Wiles not only scored 24 points but set a school record by getting 15 steals in a 68-13 mercy-rule win over Vestaburg.

Free program offers hockey lessons to youths

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

James Hodge has loved the sport of hockey since he was 7 years old. Now he’s getting the chance to love the sport through his two sons.

Hodge, of Greenville, has played many levels of hockey during his life, including collegiate. And now that his sons, Zander, 5, and Conner, 4, are old enough to strap on a pair of ice skates, Hodge has introduced them to the sport he loves through a free program called “Try Hockey for FREE,” offered at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex.

CC-Crystal dominates ‘Battle On M-57’

Posted in: Carson City, High School, Sports Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

CARSON CITY — The game wasn’t close from the outset. Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team dominated from the opening tip-off and beat Fulton 49-15 during the teams’ annual fundraiser for Sparrow Carson Hospital’s “Battle On M-57” Friday. The game was all Eagles from the start. CC-Crystal allowed only a Lyndsi Wolfe basket and missed free [...]

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  • IN BRIEF: Crystal Township approves purchase of air tanks for fire department

    Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
    Posted in: Carson City, Local, News

    Members of the Crystal Township Board voted unanimously Wednesday evening to approve the purchase of new air tanks for the township fire department.

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  • Montcalm County Parks & Rec Committee fails to have quorum

    Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    The Montcalm County Parks & Recreation Committee was scheduled to discuss and vote on the topics of park closure and adopt-a-park applications Tuesday morning.

    However, the committee was unable to meet due to the lack of a quorum.

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  • Montcalm County millage exploration group to meet Jan. 18

    Friday, January 6th, 2017
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Animals, conservation, 4-H, parks and veterans.

    These five topics may not share the same audience or interest in Montcalm County, but they all have one common need: Funding.

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  • Free program offers hockey lessons to youths

    Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    James Hodge has loved the sport of hockey since he was 7 years old. Now he’s getting the chance to love the sport through his two sons.

    Hodge, of Greenville, has played many levels of hockey during his life, including collegiate. And now that his sons, Zander, 5, and Conner, 4, are old enough to strap on a pair of ice skates, Hodge has introduced them to the sport he loves through a free program called “Try Hockey for FREE,” offered at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex.

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