News
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.

Hubbardston Hydro dam may be springing back to life

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

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.

Montcalm Alliance re-established as Montcalm Economic Alliance

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

From open to close, the final meeting of the Montcalm Alliance lasted exactly 36 seconds Wednesday. That was enough time for board members to unanimously decide to officially dissolve the group, followed by an adjournment from Vice President Bob Clingenpeel.

New CC-C band programs expand musical horizons

Posted in: CC.Slider, Local, News Top Story Monday, September 29th, 2014

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.

Sports
Carson City-Crystal junior running back Dallas O’Green (1) hauls in a 40-yard Hail Mary pass for a touchdown on the last play of the first half against Montabella Friday night. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City-Crystal’s football team needed to break a two-game losing streak. Montabella’s needed to start another winning streak. The Eagles broke their streak.

SPORTS GALORE: Margin for error is gone in playoff push

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Friday, October 17th, 2014

The Lakeview Wildcats will be one of 256 teams playing for a coveted football state championship beginning on Oct. 31. Lakeview’s win at Hesperia last week guaranteed the Wildcats (6-1 overall) a second consecutive trip to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs.

CC-C, Vestaburg to play Salute Our Soldiers game

Posted in: High School Thursday, October 16th, 2014

For the third year in a row, Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg will play a football game that will also honor veterans of the armed forces. The Salute Our Soldiers game is set for Friday in Carson City, and the game hasn’t lost it’s meaning to either of the two coaches.

CC-Crystal tops Montabella for first MSAC win

Posted in: High School, High School Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

It took a while, but Carson City-Crystal’s volleyball team got their first win in the Mid-State Activities Conference. The Eagles downed Montabella in straight games 25-15, 25-17, 25-9 Tuesday night.

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  • Political candidates spar at Sheridan forum

    Saturday, October 11th, 2014
    Posted in: Belding, Carson City, Edmore, Greenville, Lakeview, Pan Handle, Stanton

    With the November general election quickly approaching, Montcalm County residents were given an opportunity to have their political questions answered Thursday evening during an informative political forum.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Oct. 10

    Saturday, October 11th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School

    CC-Crystal 38, Ashley 7: Dallas O’Green had four touchdown runs for the Eagles as they won their MSAC matchup with the Bears Friday night. Zach Pringle and Tabor Erskin had the other scores for CC-Crystal…

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  • League bowling up, down around the area

    Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Depending on what bowling establishment you bowl in, you could be bowling in a bigger league. Or a smaller one. An informal poll of local bowling houses has shown a mixed bag when it comes to the number of leagues over the past few years.

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  • THE REVIEW: A lot of us have been there

    Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    We hold our position as the center of our parents’ universe until that fateful day when mom and dad walk through the door from the hospital with our newest brother or sister and instantly the mentality engrained from birth makes its way into existence. Sibling rivalry, specifically between brothers produces a level of competitive drive and the urgency to stay a step ahead with every accomplishment.

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