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Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Band Director Chad Parmenter directs the fifth grade band during class Friday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

On the surface, among 20 of her fellow fifth-grade classmates, Hanna Meno was blending in just fine. Sitting in Band Director Chad Parmenter’s classroom Friday, the 10-year-old student and her fellow peers did their best to play through a few musical exercises, making a few mistakes along the way, but giving their very best effort.

Political hopefuls participate in final local candidate forum

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

With just 12 days remaining until the Nov. 4 general election, there was no mistaking the location of the final candidate forum for political contenders in contested races. Attendees of Wednesday’s candidate forum at Montcalm Community College’s Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville were greeted by an wave of campaign signs, guiding them to the meeting of political rivals.

St. Mary’s craft show returns to Carson City on Oct. 25, marks 40th year

Posted in: Local Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The St. Mary’s Catholic Church craft show started out like any other annual event — with a group of hard working people who wanted to do something special in their community.

Hubbardston Hydro dam may be springing back to life

Posted in: CC.Slider, Local, Photos Saturday, October 18th, 2014

The long and storied history of this village’s dam dates back more than 160 years, even before “Hubbard’s town” was founded.

It was 1853 when Joseph Brown purchased property from land speculator James Langdon and built a dam and a small sawmill on Fish Creek, a tributary to the Maple River.

Franklin Pierce succeeded Millard Fillmore as the 14th president of the United States that year and multiple Irish families were in the process of following John Cowman from Ireland to a Michigan settlement that would eventually become Hubbardston.

Sports
Carson City-Crystal junior outside linebacker Zach Edmister (62) chases down and tackles Vestaburg senior running back Jared Hilden (24) Friday evening. - Cory Smith

Carson City junior quarterback Zach Pringle very nearly had a four-score game in a 41-27 victory over Vestaburg Friday night when teams on both sides of the field lined up to Salute the Soldiers. The only thing preventing it from happening was that Pringle ran his fakes and hid the football too well, causing an inadvertent whistle that nullfied a 44-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter.

THE REVIEW: Rebuilding a kicker

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

It’s been over 20 years since the Detroit Lions and their fans have had to even entertain the thought of a struggle in their kicking game. They’ve more than made up for it by experiencing difficulty in other areas, as we all know.

CC-Crystal clinches playoff berth with win over Vestaburg

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Monday, October 20th, 2014

Carson City junior quarterback Zach Pringle very nearly had a four-score game in a 41-27 victory over Vestaburg Friday night when teams on both sides of the field lined up to Salute the Soldiers. The only thing preventing it from happening was that Pringle ran his fakes and hid the football too well, causing an inadvertent whistle that nullfied a 44-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter.

SPORTS GALORE: Margin for error is gone in playoff push

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Friday, October 17th, 2014

The Lakeview Wildcats will be one of 256 teams playing for a coveted football state championship beginning on Oct. 31. Lakeview’s win at Hesperia last week guaranteed the Wildcats (6-1 overall) a second consecutive trip to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs.

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  • CC-C, Vestaburg to play Salute Our Soldiers game

    Thursday, October 16th, 2014
    Posted in: High School

    For the third year in a row, Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg will play a football game that will also honor veterans of the armed forces. The Salute Our Soldiers game is set for Friday in Carson City, and the game hasn’t lost it’s meaning to either of the two coaches.

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  • Montcalm Alliance re-established as Montcalm Economic Alliance

    Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story, S.Slider

    From open to close, the final meeting of the Montcalm Alliance lasted exactly 36 seconds Wednesday. That was enough time for board members to unanimously decide to officially dissolve the group, followed by an adjournment from Vice President Bob Clingenpeel.

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  • CC-Crystal tops Montabella for first MSAC win

    Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School

    It took a while, but Carson City-Crystal’s volleyball team got their first win in the Mid-State Activities Conference. The Eagles downed Montabella in straight games 25-15, 25-17, 25-9 Tuesday night.

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  • THE REVIEW: A new generation of Griffins

    Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. For Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Brennan Evans pictures have captured some of the greatest moments throughout the journey of the veteran’s career, including a moment shared between he and his greatest inspiration, his father.

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