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After Roger Gooding was able to lease a new digital projector, the Crystal Box Office Theatre reopened after closing in November 2014. — Daily News/Cory Smith

After months of sitting quiet in the dark, doors closed to the public, the image of patrons enjoying movies all but a memory, the sun is now shining on the Crystal Box Office Theatre again. Owner Roger Gooding was forced to close the business in November 2014. Now, for the first time in more than five months, the single-screen theater is illuminated with a new movie and plenty of guests.

Memorial Day festival returns to Hubbardston this weekend

Posted in: Local Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

As always, the village of Hubbardston will come together during Memorial Day weekend to enjoy festivities and visiting with friends and family, as well as to pay honor to those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces.

The highlight of the weekend — the grand parade on Memorial Day — will be announced by Scott Schmitt for the 25th consecutive year. Parade lineup begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Hubbardston Community Center. The parade will begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by Starmakers karaoke downtown.

CC-C grad is new veteran resource representative

Posted in: Local, Local Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Veterans at Mid-Michigan Community College now have access to a new program launched by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency and the Michigan College Access Network.

The program, known as the Michigan Veteran Education Initiative, places a veteran resource representative on college campuses throughout the state, to help provide one-on-one support and help with the transition from soldier to student.

Crystal Township Board talks roads, lake, library

Posted in: Local Friday, May 15th, 2015

Several county roads within this township will be treated for improvement with crack seal and gravel this summer. The Crystal Township Board voted 4-0, with Trustee Jason Anderson absent Wednesday, to approve $123,573 out of the township’s road fund.

Sports
Central Montcalm’s Brandon Braman delivers a pitch in game one of a doubleheader against Carson City-Crystal on Monday. The Hornets won the game 2-1 and went on to win game two 11-0. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Strong pitching and defense in baseball should be good enough for a team to win more times than not. On an extremely windy Monday afternoon, both the Central Montcalm Hornets and Carson City-Crystal Eagles displayed strong pitching and defense. One team, though, had to lose.

Central Montcalm edges CC-Crystal in pitchers duel

Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Strong pitching and defense in baseball should be good enough for a team to win more times than not. On an extremely windy Monday afternoon, both the Central Montcalm Hornets and Carson City-Crystal Eagles displayed strong pitching and defense. One team, though, had to lose.

34 area athletes qualify for track state finals

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) track and field regional meets were good to area athletes on Friday and Saturday. In all, 34 athletes from area schools qualified in their respective divisions for the MHSAA state finals on May 30.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, May 15

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, May 18th, 2015

Central hammers Cardinals twice: The Green Hornets outscored Big Rapids 35-1 in winning a CSAA-Golf doubleheader Friday, winning 16-0 in four innings and 19-1 in three innings. Scylar Blaisdell won the opener on the mound, throwing a complete-game one-hitter and striking out three…

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, May 14

    Friday, May 15th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    Tri County 9, Wyoming Kelloggsville 3: The Vikings got a non-conference win Thursday, beating the Rockets. Kyle Peterman came in in relief in the fifth inning, got a strikeout after giving up a hit and was credited with the win when Tri County took the lead while he was the pitcher of record…

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  • SPORTS GALORE: Time for Chris Webber to grow up

    Friday, May 15th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Chris Webber was the one who accepted the money. Chris Webber called the timeout. Chris Webber lied to a grand jury. Chris Webber also continues to carry a chip on his shoulder, which was evident during his interview on The Dan Patrick radio program Wednesday. Webber apparently has issues with his former Fab Five teammates and the University of Michigan.

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  • CC-C bands achieve new level of success

    Thursday, May 14th, 2015
    Posted in: Carson City, CC.Slider, Local, Photos

    Band Director Chad Parmenter has conducted for 15 years at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools to create a music program that will make the community proud. On April 24, his high school and middle school students accomplished a feat no other group of students under his leadership had done before, with their musicianship leaving him in awe.

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  • CHIP’S CLIPS: Generalities cause Deflategate concern

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    By now everyone has seen the reports about the “Deflategate” report and the subsequent punishment doled out by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell against the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady. I have a problem with the report — and the punishment. And the two go hand-in-hand.

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