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Crystal Township Fire Chief Scott Brundage, left, shares a laugh with fellow firefighter Scot Fitzpatrick as they evaluate a smoke detector, which are available to residents for free. — Daily News/Cory Smith

One smoke detector at a time, firefighters at the Crystal Township Fire Department are hoping to help residents be better prepared for a potential house fire. In partnering with the Red Cross, Crystal Fire Chief Scott Brundage said the department is now offering as many as three smoke detectors per household — at no cost to the homeowner — to be installed by the fire department.

Fire department offering free smoke detectors for residents

Posted in: CC.Slider, Local, News Top Story Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

One smoke detector at a time, firefighters at the Crystal Township Fire Department are hoping to help residents be better prepared for a potential house fire. In partnering with the Red Cross, Crystal Fire Chief Scott Brundage said the department is now offering as many as three smoke detectors per household — at no cost to the homeowner — to be installed by the fire department.

Congressman Moolenaar talks failed ACA repeal effort, future of health care reform

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Congressman John Moolenaar knew Thursday evening’s listening session was going to be a bumpy ride.

As about 900 people were being seated in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium at Central Michigan University, Moolenaar steadied himself for the event in a dressing room in the basement of the nearly century-old theater.

Congressman Moolenaar hosts raucous listening session at CMU

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Not much listening took place during a Thursday night “listening session” hosted by Congressman John Moolenaar.

Nearly 900 people packed Central Michigan University’s Warriner Hall to hear from the Republican representative for Michigan’s 4th District, which encompasses 15 counties.

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 [...]

Carson City-Crystal soccer earns first win of the season against Chesaning

Posted in: High School Thursday, April 13th, 2017

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles soccer team got into the win column in a big way Wednesday night.

Rooting for Carson City-Crystal’s underdog

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, Sports Friday, April 7th, 2017

As a sports editor who covers multiple teams for up to eight local high schools, I try not to be a “homer” for one particular team.

But I have to admit, after doing a story on Carson City-Crystal’s girls soccer team, it’s hard to not throw on an Eagles hat and root for them.

With new life, Carson City-Crystal’s soccer program focuses on bigger goals

Posted in: High School Friday, April 7th, 2017

After surviving a school board debate about whether the program should continue, the Carson City-Crystal Eagles girls soccer team is ready to show it belongs on the field.

And this year, it has numbers.

In January, the CC-C school board agreed to extend the soccer program another two years, giving coach Mallory Lynch a chance to continue to build the program and continue increasing the team’s wins.

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  • Carson City-Crystal soccer earns first win of the season against Chesaning

    Thursday, April 13th, 2017
    Posted in: High School

    The Carson City-Crystal Eagles soccer team got into the win column in a big way Wednesday night.

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  • IN BRIEF: Crystal Township approves county road contract

    Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
    Posted in: Carson City, Local, News

    Members of the Crystal Township Board voted unanimously Wednesday evening to approve a road contract with the Road Commission of Montcalm County.

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  • Congressman Moolenaar rides along with mail carrier, tours health facility

    Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
    Posted in: E.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Moolenaar, R-Midland, is the representative of the 4th District, which includes Montcalm County (minus Eureka Township), as well as Gratiot, Isabella and Mecosta counties, among others. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 4th District is the second-most rural district in the state, second only to the 1st District, which contains the entirety of the Upper Peninsula.

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  • HEROIN HITS HOME: The Daily News to begin 4-part heroin series

    Sunday, April 9th, 2017
    Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story

    The 2015 Sam Quinones book “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” tells the story of how the prescription painkiller epidemic of the early 2000s spawned heroin addiction in unlikely locations around the country.

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