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Robert Nieman of Crystal performs a “belly flop” dive into the icy waters of Crystal Lake during last year’s Crystal Lake Winter Festival Polar Dip. — File photo

With an up-and-down winter season so far this year, conditions are officially up in the air regarding next weekend’s Crystal Lake Winter Festival. Days in January have exceeded 50-degree temperatures, but festival organizers are hoping a string of cold temperatures expected this coming week will help create ideal conditions on Feb. 11.

Belding man sent to prison for strangling, nearly killing woman

Posted in: Local, Local Sunday, February 19th, 2017

A Belding man has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison after attacking and nearly killing a Crystal woman nearly one year ago.

Montcalm County commissioners hear update from new auditor

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, S.Slider Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The Montcalm County Finance & Personnel Committee heard some hopeful news Monday from the county’s new auditor.

Joe Verlin of Gabridge & Co., a Grand Rapids-based auditing firm, updated commissioners on the ongoing county audit.

Rental agreement established for Crystal Community Center

Posted in: Local Monday, February 13th, 2017

With a dying boiler system and a leaky roof, time is not on the side of the Crystal Community Center.

The building’s fate has been discussed frequently during recent Crystal Township Board meetings, with total estimates figured at a minimum of $300,000 to make necessary repairs to keep the structure in decent condition.

Sports
Nash Aiken tries to catch the football during the second day of practice at the practice field Tuesday night.

CARSON CITY — Learning the spread offense continued for Carson City-Crystal’s football team Tuesday. The Eagles practiced the spread offense on the practice field behind the baseball diamond for the second day in the heat of the afternoon. Coach Ben Brock was thankful for the opportunity to take over as coach from Devin Pringle. “It [...]

Carson City-Crystal wrestling team loses by one to New Lothrop in state quarterfinals

Posted in: High School Saturday, February 25th, 2017

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. This was the year of the young Carson City-Crystal Eagles. Unfortunately, the New Lothrop Hornets had other plans.

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team came into the Michigan High School Athletics Association’s quarterfinals at Central Michigan University’s McGuirk Arena Friday as the No. 3 seed against No. 6 New Lothrop, but the Hornets were able to make a comeback to win 32-31 to advance to the semifinals against Leroy Pine River tomorrow.

Carson City-Crystal wrestling team preps for New Lothrop in state finals

Posted in: High School Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The Eagles will head to McGuirk Arena on the campus of Central Michigan University for the Division 4 state wrestling finals Friday. The action begins at noon with CC-Crystal facing New Lothrop in the 3 vs. 6 matchup.

UPDATE: Suspect identified after meth lab found in Carson City

Posted in: Local Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

While executing a search warrant Wednesday, the Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) located an active meth lab on Second Street in Carson City.

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  • Rental agreement established for Crystal Community Center

    Monday, February 13th, 2017
    Posted in: Local

    With a dying boiler system and a leaky roof, time is not on the side of the Crystal Community Center.

    The building’s fate has been discussed frequently during recent Crystal Township Board meetings, with total estimates figured at a minimum of $300,000 to make necessary repairs to keep the structure in decent condition.

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  • Spring comes early to Crystal Lake Winter Festival

    Monday, February 13th, 2017
    Posted in: CC.Slider, Local

    With temperatures cresting at 40 degrees and little evidence of snow on the ground, not many would have guessed Saturday was the time for a winter festival in the middle of February.

    But despite the spring-like atmosphere, the eighth annual Crystal Lake Winter Festival brought hundreds of people together for a variety of activities, both on and off the frozen surface of Crystal Lake.

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  • 30-plus local wrestlers qualify at weekend individual districts

    Monday, February 13th, 2017
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    As the dust settles from Saturday’s state individual district tournaments, as many as 33 wrestlers qualified for the next round, the regionals, which will be next Saturday. The Carson City-Crystal Eagles, wrestling out of the 27-4 Hesperia district, saw 10 wrestlers qualify, which is the most among the area schools, followed by Greenville, which had eight qualify. Belding had six qualify while Tri County and Montabella each had four wrestlers who finished fourth or better to qualify for regionals. Central Montcalm finished with two qualifiers and Lakeview with one.

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  • IN BRIEF: Montcalm County hears report from new auditor

    Monday, February 13th, 2017
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    The Montcalm County Finance & Personnel Committee heard some hopeful news today from the county’s new auditor.

    Joe Verlin of Gabridge & Co., a Grand Rapids-based auditing firm, updated commissioners on the ongoing county audit.

    Read More »