A dilapidated baseball field located located across from St. Mary’s Church and west of Community Field, north of Carson City-Crystal High School, could be completely remodeled into a new memorial field to be used for varsity baseball games. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Dec. 7, 1941, served as a day that thrust the United States into a war in which thousands of Americans sacrificed their lives so we could live free today. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on that date, young soldiers such as Private First Class Rolland J. Hill — a Carson City farm boy who could best be described as a bit of a class clown with a deep passion for baseball — were summoned to fight overseas.

IN BRIEF: Montcalm County to borrow $2,677,000 to fix budget

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, October 24th, 2016

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners approved a 2016 borrowing resolution to borrow no more than $2,677,000 for the 2014-2015 delinquent tax revolving fund Monday.

The state of Michigan began withholding 25 percent of revenue sharing from Montcalm County on Oct. 13 after the county was late in submitting a deficit elimination plan.

Montcalm County hears economic development update

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

In describing greater Grand Rapids, Birgit Klohs was forthright in her approach of the area from an economic standpoint.

“Nobody wonders where Grand Rapids is,” said Klohs, the president and CEO of The Right Place. “They know New York, they know Las Vegas, they know Chicago, they know L.A., but the middle of the country is often called flyover territory.”

Some Montcalm County commissioners decline to file expense reports

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, October 21st, 2016

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners recently voted to give themselves a pay cut, but some commissioners have been quietly declining to turn in their expense reports for years.

Commissioners voted in September to give themselves a 15 percent salary cut, which will save $14,990, as part of $1.5 million in overall county budget cuts. Commissioners each earn an annual salary of about $9,600.

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 [...]

Tim Stout to lead Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team

Posted in: High School Friday, October 21st, 2016

Only two years removed from its Class C regional finals trip, the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team is looking to return, this time under new leadership.

In his 20 years as a local resident, Tim Stout, 40, has taken on many enjoyable challenges, such as opening two businesses — Muffin Top in Carson City and Ike’s Ice Cream in Crystal — with his wife, Amanda, and coaching, both the boys junior varsity basketball team and, currently, working as the defensive coach for the Eagles football team the last nine years.

This winter, Stout is taking on another coaching challenge as the new girls basketball coach, replacing Larry Farmer, who took a position at Portland High School.

Carson City-Crystal sweeps Vestaburg during ‘pink out’ game

Posted in: High School Friday, October 21st, 2016

There was a continuous thundering sound coming from Carson City-Crystal’s gymnasium Tuesday night.

The booming sounds were the many spikes from CC-C senior Marissa Schmitt, who led her team with 16 kills to help her team earn a three-game sweep over Vestaburg in the Eagles’ final regular season home game.

The Eagles beat the Wolverines, 25-14, 25-11 and 25-19.

Montabella’s Jordan Mawhirter takes first at Carson City-Crystal Jamboree

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

It was a fine fall day for a run Wednesday, and, for Montabella’s Jordan Mawhirter, it was a fine first-place finish.

The sophomore cross country runner took first place at a Mid-State Athletic Conference jamboree at Fish Creek Sportsman’s Club, finishing with a time of 17:17.60, almost six seconds ahead of second-place finisher Hunter Chovanec of Breckenridge.

  • Baldwin Heights Elementary School students have fun with art competition

    Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
    Posted in: Local

    ArtPrize is finished, votes are tallied and winners have been announced. That hasn’t stopped students at Baldwin Heights Elementary School from feeling the joy, however. Fifth grade students at Baldwin Heights have been hosting their own version of ArtPrize for the third year in a row.

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  • Animal Control deals with budget cuts by reducing hours, staff

    Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, S.Slider

    Reduced hours, reduced staff, reduced services.

    Montcalm County Animal Control is running as such after a 33 percent budget cut by the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.

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  • Vestaburg defeats CC-C in Salute Our Soldiers football game

    Saturday, October 8th, 2016
    Posted in: CC.Slider, High School

    For the Vestaburg Wolverines, there were a few firsts in its 40-14 victory against the Carson City-Crystal Eagles.

    The Friday night win gave the Wolverines (5-2 overall, 3-2 Mid-State Activities Conference) its first victory against the Eagles since CC-C (4-3, 4-2 MSAC) joined the MSAC four years ago.

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  • Home: Mold Inspection and Removal

    Friday, October 7th, 2016
    Posted in: Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle

    Despite mold leading to the groundbreaking discovery of lifesaving antibiotics, it can be an unhealthy nuisance when it encroaches the home.

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