News
Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge checks in at the Carson Health obstetrics desk with, from left, registered nurse Diane Brown, Dr. Erin LeGrand and registered nurse Stephanie Ryan. — Courtesy/Ben Moore

After three years on the job, Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge is saying goodbye to a department he helped transform into a respectable “community service” agency. On April 30, Partridge will perform his last patrol, spending his last day as chief of a police agency that looks quite a bit different from the department he inherited upon his hiring.

JUST IN: List of flooded roads in Montcalm County

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Here’s a list of Montcalm County roads that are currently partially flooded as of this afternoon.

Montcalm County commissioners discuss how to fund Montcalm Alliance

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The Montcalm Alliance and the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners are still trying to get on the same page when it comes to funding local economic development. Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer updated the county’s Economic Development & Physical Resources Committee on Monday about the Alliance’s most recent meeting.

WALDON’S PONDERINGS: Estonians never look back

Posted in: Local Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Instead of writing a local history column this week, I’d like to dedicate this column to a local man who lived through some fascinating world history.

I was just a rookie reporter when I met Thomas and Beverly Hain in May 2003. I was warmly welcomed at their Carson City home where I sat down with them to hear the story of Tom’s life.

It was the first time I had heard of Estonia, a state in northern Europe bordered by the Gulf of Finland, the Baltic Sea, Latvia and Russia.

Sports
Carson City-Crystal’s Mackenzie Geister, far left, tags a Greenville runner during a game last season.

arson City-Crystal’s softball team lost seven seniors from last year’s team. But coach Samantha Jensen won’t call this a rebuilding year.

Yellow Jacket Challenge to finish on Legacy Field

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Rain, snow and sunshine. Mother Nature has been busy this week in Michigan. With the craziness of the the recent weather, thoughts of running or walking in the seventh annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) may have taken a back seat. With less than two weeks before this year’s event there is still time to get registered for either the 5K run, one mile walk or young Yellow Jacket fun runs.

Verlander helps Whitecaps to home opener victory

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The West Michigan Whitecaps were able to put Jan. 3 aside for one night and enjoy some baseball. The Whitecaps beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3-2 Tuesday night in the home opener at Fifth Third Ballpark in front of 7,182 fans.

CC-Crystal softball coach says 2014 is not a rebuilding year

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

arson City-Crystal’s softball team lost seven seniors from last year’s team. But coach Samantha Jensen won’t call this a rebuilding year.

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  • Verlander helps Whitecaps to home opener victory

    Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    The West Michigan Whitecaps were able to put Jan. 3 aside for one night and enjoy some baseball. The Whitecaps beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3-2 Tuesday night in the home opener at Fifth Third Ballpark in front of 7,182 fans.

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  • CC-Crystal softball coach says 2014 is not a rebuilding year

    Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    arson City-Crystal’s softball team lost seven seniors from last year’s team. But coach Samantha Jensen won’t call this a rebuilding year.

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  • Montcalm Community College to raise 2014-2015 tuition 5%

    Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Students attending Montcalm Community College (MCC) will notice a hike in their tuition as they enroll for their next semester of classes. During Tuesday evening’s MCC Board of Trustees meeting at the MCC’s Stanley & Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center on the college’s Greenville campus, board members voted unanimously to increase the 2014-2015 tuition by approximately 5 percent.

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  • Carson City Girl Scouts raising funds for new playground equipment

    Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    Some local Girl Scouts are working to give their younger counterparts an even better childhood than they had.

    The members of Troop 825 have been working diligently to raise funds for some new playground equipment at Carson City-Crystal Upper Elementary School.

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