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With humble beginnings from the small village of Hubbardston, Janae Cooper now finds herself with responsibilities that stretch to every corner of Ionia County. On Tuesday, Cooper was sworn in by 8th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Ron Schafer as Ionia County clerk after being elected in November.

IN BRIEF: Carson City-Crystal Area Schools approve city recreation plan

Posted in: Carson City, Local, News Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday evening to approve this city’s new recreation plan.

Carson City parks & rec priorities include new splash pad

Posted in: CC.Slider, Local Saturday, January 14th, 2017

As local municipalities and organizations continue to work together to create a new community recreation plan, financing potential upgrades has now entered the conversation.

This past week, two meetings were held that directly connected to the new collaborative Carson City Area Parks and Recreation Plan.

MAISD to benefit from 3-year sex ed grant

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, January 14th, 2017

The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District has been awarded a grant that was given to only 19 other districts nationwide.

The Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant provides sexual risk avoidance education for special education students in self-contained classrooms, which have smaller groups of students.

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 [...]

Cara Wiles ‘steals’ the show in CC-C win over Vestaburg

Posted in: High School Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team found themselves witnessing a school record Friday night. The Eagles’ Cara Wiles not only scored 24 points but set a school record by getting 15 steals in a 68-13 mercy-rule win over Vestaburg.

Free program offers hockey lessons to youths

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

James Hodge has loved the sport of hockey since he was 7 years old. Now he’s getting the chance to love the sport through his two sons.

Hodge, of Greenville, has played many levels of hockey during his life, including collegiate. And now that his sons, Zander, 5, and Conner, 4, are old enough to strap on a pair of ice skates, Hodge has introduced them to the sport he loves through a free program called “Try Hockey for FREE,” offered at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex.

CC-Crystal dominates ‘Battle On M-57’

Posted in: Carson City, High School, Sports Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

CARSON CITY — The game wasn’t close from the outset. Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team dominated from the opening tip-off and beat Fulton 49-15 during the teams’ annual fundraiser for Sparrow Carson Hospital’s “Battle On M-57” Friday. The game was all Eagles from the start. CC-Crystal allowed only a Lyndsi Wolfe basket and missed free [...]

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  • Montcalm County millage exploration group to meet Jan. 18

    Friday, January 6th, 2017
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Animals, conservation, 4-H, parks and veterans.

    These five topics may not share the same audience or interest in Montcalm County, but they all have one common need: Funding.

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  • Free program offers hockey lessons to youths

    Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    James Hodge has loved the sport of hockey since he was 7 years old. Now he’s getting the chance to love the sport through his two sons.

    Hodge, of Greenville, has played many levels of hockey during his life, including collegiate. And now that his sons, Zander, 5, and Conner, 4, are old enough to strap on a pair of ice skates, Hodge has introduced them to the sport he loves through a free program called “Try Hockey for FREE,” offered at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex.

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  • Montcalm County BOC switches to night meetings for more attendance

    Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
    Posted in: L.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    If your New Year’s resolutions included attending more Montcalm County Board of Commissioner meetings — but you work a day job — you’re in luck.

    Commissioners voted 8-1 during Tuesday’s annual organizational meeting to start meeting at 6 p.m. each month for full board meetings, instead of the usual 1:30 p.m. meeting time. All full board meetings take place the fourth Monday of each month.

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  • CC-Crystal dominates ‘Battle On M-57’

    Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
    Posted in: Carson City, High School, Sports

    CARSON CITY — The game wasn’t close from the outset. Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team dominated from the opening tip-off and beat Fulton 49-15 during the teams’ annual fundraiser for Sparrow Carson Hospital’s “Battle On M-57” Friday. The game was all Eagles from the start. CC-Crystal allowed only a Lyndsi Wolfe basket and missed free [...]

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