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From left, firefighters and brothers Dave and Keith Martin, Fire Chief Mark Ravell and Captain Robby Walker were awarded plaques for their 40 years of continuing service and roles in founding the Ronald Township Volunteer Fire Department. — Courtesy photo

In 1976, MarkRavell, Robby Walker, brothers Dave and Keith Martin and other Ronald Township residents wanted to help the community by establishing a fire department. Forty years later, Ravell, Walker and the Martins are in their 60s, but they still go on fire calls and protect the community.

Montcalm County’s new website is live

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Montcalm County’s new website went live this week.

The goal was for montcalm.us to be a more user-friendly website for mobile users, according to IT Director Eric McLaughlin.

Toys for Tots drive now underway in Montcalm County

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Jennifer Bouck has seen the hardships families face during the holiday season.

The coordinator of Montcalm County’s Toys for Tots is familiar with scenes of homelessness and poverty.

In response, Bouck and her volunteers are working to provide a “magical” Christmas for families in need this year.

4 original Ronald Township Fire Department founders still fight fires

Posted in: CC.Slider, Local, News Top Story Monday, November 28th, 2016

In 1976, MarkRavell, Robby Walker, brothers Dave and Keith Martin and other Ronald Township residents wanted to help the community by establishing a fire department. Forty years later, Ravell, Walker and the Martins are in their 60s, but they still go on fire calls and protect the community.

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 [...]

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Jason, Tri County

Posted in: High School Monday, December 5th, 2016

Aaron Jason’s game plan was to hold back at first when he began his race in the boys cross country regionals earlier this year. As it turned out, his “holding back” didn’t pan out and, instead, he ended up with a new personal record and a new school record, earning him the phrase, “fasted Viking ever.

CROSS COUNTRY COACH OF THE YEAR: Grant Woodman, Carson City-Crystal

Posted in: High School Monday, December 5th, 2016

Carson City-Crystal’s cross country teams took a major step forward in 2016. The Eagle girls went as a team to the Division 4 state finals at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) and two boys in Kaleb Barrett and Jamison Ward went with them.

It’s the first time since 1997 that a CC-Crystal girls cross country team went to the state finals. The last boys team to go was 2005. The success of the program this season is why CC-Crystal coach Grant Woodman is The Daily News Cross Country Coach of the Year.

FOOTBALL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Drew Stout, Carson City-Crystal

Posted in: High School Monday, December 5th, 2016

Last year, Carson City-Crystal Drew Stout was merely the team’s backup running back, but when new Eagles coach Ben Brock took over, he was looking for a particular player to run the spread offense. He found it in Stout.

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  • 4 named to MSAC VB teams

    Monday, November 28th, 2016
    Posted in: Carson City, Edmore, High School, High School, Sports, Sports

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) named four local players to all-conference teams Tuesday. Carson City-Crystal senior Marissa Schmitt was the only area player named first-team all-conference, while sophomore teammate Megan Dailey was named to the second team. Montabella’s Madi Cutler was named second-team all-conference, as was Vestaburg junior Lauren Dove. Schmitt led [...]

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  • Netherlands exchange student Denise Oostinga takes on ‘firsts’ in America

    Saturday, November 26th, 2016
    Posted in: High School

    As the saying goes, “When in Rome, do what the Romans do.”

    For Denise Oostinga, she’s doing what Americans do, and loving it.

    Oostinga, 17, of Heiloo, Netherlands, is enrolled as a senior at Carson City-Crystal, and is enjoying her first time in America.

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  • Local athletes Stout, Smith named AP all-state

    Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
    Posted in: Carson City, High School, Sports

    Carson City-Crystal sophomore quarterback Drew Stout and Vestaburg senior defensive back Jeren Smith were named honorable mention by a panel of 10 Michigan AP sports editors.

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  • Howard City recycling site to close; county’s recycling future uncertain

    Saturday, November 19th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, PH.Slider

    Two of Montcalm County’s seven recycling sites will have closed by year’s end, and the future remains uncertain for the remaining five locations.

    The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Nov. 7 to eliminate Howard City’s recycling site due to an increase in county recycling costs.

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