News
State Librarian Randy Riley, top left corner, speaks with community members and library staff members at Carson City Public Library on Tuesday afternoon during a visit to the library. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Randy Riley’s new position may now have him representing the entire state of Michigan, but he’ll always refer to the small communities of Hubbardston and Carson City as home. Riley, who was named Michigan’s state librarian upon the retirement of Nancy Robertson on April 30th, has spent his first few months becoming acclimated to his new position. In one of his first ventures away from Lansing, he returned to his roots Tuesday by visiting his hometown of Hubbardston and nearby Carson City Public Library.

Ionia and Montcalm county land auction set for Monday

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, August 1st, 2014

Properties will be sold for just a fraction of their value at the annual Ionia and Montcalm county minimum bid land auction Monday.

State librarian returns home to visit Carson City Public Library

Posted in: CC.Slider, Local, News Top Story Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Randy Riley’s new position may now have him representing the entire state of Michigan, but he’ll always refer to the small communities of Hubbardston and Carson City as home. Riley, who was named Michigan’s state librarian upon the retirement of Nancy Robertson on April 30th, has spent his first few months becoming acclimated to his new position. In one of his first ventures away from Lansing, he returned to his roots Tuesday by visiting his hometown of Hubbardston and nearby Carson City Public Library.

16 running for 5 seats in Edmore; Sheridan and Pierson candidates disqualified

Posted in: Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Sixteen candidates have filed to run for five open seats on the Edmore Village Council, while multiple potential candidates have been disqualified for running for election in the villages of Sheridan and Pierson.

Sports
Carson City-Crystal’s Tabor Erskin gets ready to pitch during a game against Montabella.

Trying to balance work and play is always difficult. Trying to balance work and more work is even tougher. For Wes Cummings, balancing his job as a realtor and his passion as a baseball coach was too much. Because of that, Cummings recently resigned after two seasons as head coach for the Carson City-Crystal Eagles.

CC-Crystal searching for baseball coach

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Friday, August 1st, 2014

Trying to balance work and play is always difficult. Trying to balance work and more work is even tougher. For Wes Cummings, balancing his job as a realtor and his passion as a baseball coach was too much. Because of that, Cummings recently resigned after two seasons as head coach for the Carson City-Crystal Eagles.

CC-Crystal looks to add girls soccer program

Posted in: High School Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Youth soccer is one of the most popular participation sports in, not only the state of Michigan, but the entire United States. In Michigan, according to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), girls soccer has the fourth highest participation total of any sport. On the boys side, soccer has the fifth highest participation numbers.

THE REVIEW: The healing power of baseball

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

There’s just something about a baseball field. While other sports carry their own traditions, baseball embodies a nostalgia for its rich history and maintains the ability to reach generation after generation. Father to son, grandfather to granddaughter. Each time a story is told, the home runs get longer, and the catches more elaborate.

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  • Whitecap makes good with second chance

    Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    As the name of Wynton Bernard echoes through the concourse at Fifth Third Ballpark, his purposeful jog out to take his position in the outfield is something that is sure to not lose its significance to him or the fans any time soon. As the youngest of three sons to Walter and Janet Bernard, the Poway, Calif. native’s journey to pursue the game of baseball became a family affair from the beginning.

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  • Hubbardston DPW supervisor fired

    Monday, July 21st, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    This village’s DPW supervisor has been fired after a year and a half on the job.

    The Hubbardston Village Council had a special closed meeting on Saturday, July 12, and unanimously voted to terminate Steve Schafer from his position, according to Village President Jim Barker.

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  • Carson City chooses new fire chief

    Saturday, July 19th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    Mark Crawfis has been a member of the Michigan National Guard for almost 30 years, a Carson City firefighter for 15 years and the assistant fire chief for 10 years.

    It was only natural that he would be appointed the new fire chief.

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  • Grattan Academy comes out on top in SchoolDigger.com study

    Saturday, July 19th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    It seems every organization out there dedicated to K-12 education has its own formula to track student success. There are report cards, color schemes, annual progress reports, at-risk declarations and top-to-bottom lists.

    It’s up to school officials to take in each of these state or independent group studies and try to piece together the puzzle that most accurately depicts student achievement.

    Ask any school official which formula works best and they will probably answer none of them … or maybe all of them.

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