News
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.

Outman making second attempt to keep e-cigarettes away from kids

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Photos, S.Slider Saturday, April 25th, 2015

As the popularity of electronic cigarettes grows, so too does the amount of questions raised regarding how they should be regulated. Are they dangerous? What’s in them? Are they a legitimate substitute for traditional cigarettes?

Michigan works? Future uncertain for four-county jobs agency

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, April 25th, 2015

What’s been working for a four-county area in central Michigan for the past 35 years may not be working anymore.

The Central Area Michigan Works Consortium (CAMWC) has been in existence since 1981. The agency is unique in that it encompasses four counties — Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm — and works in conjunction with local EightCAP services.

Former Detroit punk rocker to speak about award-winning book at Carson City library

Posted in: Local Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

A Michigan Notable Book Award winner — and former Detroit punk rocker — will make an appearance at Carson City Public Library on Saturday. Sean Madigan Hoen, a native of Dearborn, is the author of “Songs Only You Know,” a searing memoir detailing his growing-up years amidst themes of addiction, depression, the music industry and family love and loss.

Sports
Carson City-Crystal's Dillen Decker points to his family after defeating Montabella’s Joey Durham 15-6 in the Division 4, 152-pound final on Saturday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Blood, sweat and tears. Not in any particular order, but that is the life of a wrestler. Without any of the three, success on the mat is hard to come by.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, April 23

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Friday, April 24th, 2015

CC-C shuts out Fulton twice: The Eagles got a pair of shutouts against Fulton on Thursday, winning games of 3-0 and 7-0. Chris Krukowski struck out 14 and gave up just one hit in getting the win for CC-C in the first game…

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 20

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Lakeview 6, Kent City 0: The Wildcats played outstanding defense and didn’t allow a shot, while shutting out Kent City at home on Monday. Tricia Beckett, Jordan Hart, Kenadee Cordray, Tereza Kralikova, Laura Pachaly and Rylee Nielsen all scored goals for the Wildcats…

Stowe, Ringleka win Yellow Jacket Challenge

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Sports Top News Monday, April 20th, 2015

Take away an occasional strong wind and the eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) was perfect. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, with temperatures in the 60s, nearly 500 people participated in the annual 5K, one-mile walk and youth fun runs, which benefits Greenville Public Schools.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, April 17

    Sunday, April 19th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    Tri County wins two: The Vikings defeated Reed City 5-0 and 11-1 on the road Friday. Kyle Peterman faced just 22 batters in game one to earn the win. He allowed two hits with nine strikeouts. Austin Ching had two hits and three RBIs, while Mikey Johnson had two hits and an RBI…

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  • Area hoops teams earn BCAM Academic All-State

    Saturday, April 18th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    High school student-athletes are just that. Students and athletes. Regardless of talent on the court or the field, academics should be the first priority of any student-athlete. This winter, several area basketball teams earned Academic All-State honors from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM).

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, April 15

    Friday, April 17th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    Breckenridge downs Vestaburg twice: The Wolverines were upended by future MSAC foe Breckenridge in a doubleheader Wednesday. The Huskies won game one 5-3. Mitch Sellers took the loss for Vestaburg, striking out seven in three innings…

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 14

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets defeated the Saranac Redskins twice at home on Tuesday. Game was a 16-6 mercy in five innings. Ben West earned the win, allowing seven hits, three walks, five earned runs and seven strikeouts…

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