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Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education members, from left, Nicki Sucheck, Randy Stearns, Superintendent Kevin Murphy, President Ben Adkins, and Nancy Seals, discuss the purchase of an air conditioner for a new school bus Monday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

It can be tough to beat the heat in Michigan, and for students enrolled in summer school programs, it is a statement that can hold especially true. With most school districts currently implementing three months off for students during the summer months, the majority of those districts forego the often expensive option of providing air conditioning.

Household hazardous waste collection is Saturday

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, June 24th, 2016

Montcalm County will be holding a household hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Montcalm Area Career Center at 1550 W. Sidney Road, Sidney.

Carson City-Crystal buys cool bus

Posted in: CC.Slider, Local, News Top Story Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

It can be tough to beat the heat in Michigan, and for students enrolled in summer school programs, it is a statement that can hold especially true. With most school districts currently implementing three months off for students during the summer months, the majority of those districts forego the often expensive option of providing air conditioning.

IN BRIEF: Carson City-Crystal renews membership with MHSAA

Posted in: Carson City, Local, News Monday, June 13th, 2016

Sports affiliated with Carson City-Crystal Area Schools will continue to be regulated by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA).

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Carson City-Crystal's Dallas O'Green delivers a pitch during the Division 3 regional semifinals against Montague in Lakeview on Saturday.

Carson City-Crystal began the Division 3 regional baseball tournament as underdogs.
They finished the tournament just a few runs shy of a regional championship after falling 8-5 in the finals to the Mason County Central Spartans at Lakeview High School on Saturday.

SPORTS GALORE: One last column, one last thank you

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Friday, June 24th, 2016

I’ve been thinking for a few weeks on what and how to write my final column as sports editor of The Daily News. As I write this column, I’m still not exactly sure what to say, so I’m just going to type what comes to mind. After 15 1/2 years, today is my final day working for Stafford Publishing.

CC-C baseball reaches, loses 8-5 in D3 regional final

Posted in: Carson City, High School, Sports, Sports Top Story Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Carson City-Crystal began the Division 3 regional baseball tournament as underdogs.
They finished the tournament just a few runs shy of a regional championship after falling 8-5 in the finals to the Mason County Central Spartans at Lakeview High School on Saturday.

Kemp, Jason lead Daily News Track Classic

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, Sports Top News, Sports Top Story Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

In a track meet pitting the area’s best of the best, a pair of juniors stood out among the rest. On a beautiful Tuesday evening, the annual Daily News Track Classic was held at Greenville High School. The meet consists of the best athletes from The Daily News coverage area, minus Montabella (they opt to compete at the Morning Sun Invitational), plus Cedar Springs. Greenville junior Landon Kemp, winner of three events, and Tri County junior Aaron Jason, winner of two events, were named the top male and female athletes of the meet. This was the third time Kemp won the honor and first for Jason.

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  • IN BRIEF: Crystal Township approves 2016-2017 fiscal year budget

    Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
    Posted in: Carson City, Local, News

    Members of the Crystal Township Board voted Wednesday evening to adopt the 2016-2017 fiscal year township budget.

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  • Montcalm County sheriff’s candidates weigh in on budget

    Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Three law enforcement men are vying to be elected the next sheriff of Montcalm County.

    Longtime Sheriff Bill Barnwell is retiring at the end of this year. Whoever voters choose in the Aug. 2 primary election to succeed Barnwell will be tasked with overseeing a department that has been hit with repeated budget cuts over the years.

    The Daily News asked the three candidates — all Republicans — for their thoughts about the budget crunch and their plans for the future, if elected.

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  • Montcalm County budget cuts mean job layoffs, fee increases

    Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, S.Slider

    Michael Kotenko rose to speak before the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.

    May 23 was the first major public appearance for the 14-year sheriff’s deputy since last autumn, when he narrowly escaped being murdered on the job.

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  • Carson City community enjoys annual Frontier Days festival (PHOTOS)

    Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
    Posted in: CC.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    Friends Bata Helman and Frances Sorrell look forward to the Carson City Frontier Days Grand Parade every year. Like many others, staking out their spot with lawn chairs and blankets lining Main Street, the two longtime friends like the parade entries and meeting up with family and friends. But they also have another reason to be thankful for their lawn chairs, sitting curbside to the parade route.

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