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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.

Ebola is minor threat locally, but health officials are ready

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, October 31st, 2014

An infectious disease outbreak like Ebola usually has three things working in its favor: A lack of remedies, a lack of precautions and an unchecked system to where those infected travel beyond ground zero.

Fortunately, if ever an infectious disease were to threaten the mid-Michigan area, health officials say they are more than ready.

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.

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.

CC-Crystal preps for Ravenna Saturday

Posted in: High School Friday, October 31st, 2014

For the third season in a row, Carson City-Crystal’s football team will be playing a 10th game. Unfortunately for them, they will have to play it on a Saturday.

THE REVIEW: Rebuilding a roster

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

It was a dream lineup. Some of the league’s hottest hitters all together under the same roof, sporting the storied English D. What was predicted to be a dominating season would ultimately take an unfortunate turn for the Detroit Tigers and thanks to a midseason unraveling, 1984 would continue to hold its place in the franchise’s history.

Four area teams qualify for football playoffs

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, October 27th, 2014

The Road to Ford Field begins on Friday/Saturday night for four area football teams. Pairings (games times to be decided later today) were announced on Sunday night with Lakeview (8-1), Central Montcalm (5-4), Carson City-Crystal (7-2) and Montabella (6-3) all getting the chance to play a 10th game this season.

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

    Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    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.

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  • Local students hit the race track with fun, hands-on electric car project

    Monday, October 20th, 2014
    Posted in: Belding, Carson City, Greenville, S.Slider, Stanton

    Darting around hairpin turns and speeding down straightaways, all the while attempting to carefully — yet aggressively — surge ahead of competing racers, the sport of electric car racing by high school students was on full display at Grattan Raceway on Friday.

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  • CC-Crystal clinches playoff berth with win over Vestaburg

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

    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.

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  • Hubbardston Hydro dam may be springing back to life

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

    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.

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