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CC-C teens to compete in inaugural Future Stars football game

Carson City-Crystal’s Zane Forist and Evan Houck will soon be testing their skills on one of the newest and biggest stages for youth football in the state.

Members of the Crystal Township Board discuss options Wednesday evening regarding the closure of the local Chemical Bank.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township discusses options regarding Chemical Bank closure

As one community embraces the news of losing one bank yet gaining another, residents in this township continue to scratch their heads regarding the fate of their own bank.

During Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, township officials and residents discussed the pending Aug. 25 closure of the local Chemical Bank.

Cancer survivors and caregivers walk the “survivor lap” Friday evening at Community Field at Carson City-Crystal High School during Carson City’s inaugural Relay for Life. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City’s inaugural Relay for Life raises nearly $10,000

Surrounded by dozens of supporters, caregivers and cancer survivors, Jean Southward bared her soul in an effort to inspire others and spread awareness in the fight against cancer.

Standing at the south end of Carson City-Crystal’s Community Field on Friday evening, the Carson City administrator shared her story of overcoming breast cancer after being diagnosed on Feb. 13, 2009.

Military veterans and emergency personnel lead the Frontier Days Grand Parade on Saturday afternoon down Main Street in Carson City. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Frontier Days welcomes large crowds during Carson City’s sesquicentennial

Riding on a float Saturday afternoon and waving to the crowd, Chris Miner was all smiles as he reflected on the significance of the moment. Simultaneously celebrating Carson City’s sesquicentennial as well as the 45th annual Frontier Days festival, Chris was just one of more than 20 relatives riding on the float — all with a piece of heritage that dates back to the birth of the community.

Carson City-Crystal High School seniors take their seats at the commencement ceremony as their parents and teachers applaud and cheer for them. On Sunday, 44 students graduated from CC-C. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Time to Move On: 44 graduate from CC-Crystal

Graduating seniors from Carson City-Crystal High School had “one last roll call,” as Principal Duane Lyons called the 44 students by name to receive their diplomas. “Today’s the day we’ve all been waiting for,” Senior Marissa Wing said. “Without knowing it in one way or another, we’ve made an impact on each other.”

Members of the Carson City community gathered Tuesday for the unveiling of a Michigan Historical Society Milestone Award in the form of a large plaque, designating Carson City as an official Michigan Sesquicentennial City. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City marks sesquicentennial; celebration continues during Frontier Days

With a resounding ring from a large ceremonial bell, Carson City Mayor Bruce Tasker joyfully kicked off a celebration 150 years in the making. Speaking in front of more than 60 members of the community — and dressed as if he had just stepped out of the 1800s – Tasker read an official proclamation Tuesday afternoon to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the city during a sesquicentennial celebration.

Carson City-Crystal High School senior Braxton Roberts, 19, has had a difficult time of completing high school, but on Sunday, he will receive his high school diploma after a late effort to reach his goal. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Nearly a drop-out, CC-C senior to graduate

Just a few weeks before the end of this school year, Ronda Badgley bought her son a small graduation gift in the form of a cute, stuffed teddy bear. Complete with a graduation cap, along with “congratulations” and “2017” printed in bold, the bear would sing a rendition of “Best Day of My Life” if you gave it a soft squeeze.

A photo shows Carson City’s East Main Street in 1918. The city was founded in 1867 and is celebrating its sesquicentennial this year. — Courtesy photo

Carson City preparing to celebrate sesquicentennial

A century and a half ago, settlers made their home on property in the southeast portion Montcalm County. The year was 1867.

The inaugural Relay for Life of Carson City-Crystal Area Schools will be June 2 on the high school track at Community Field. — Courtesy photo

CC-C to host inaugural Relay for Life event June 2

As a nurse who manages the Infusion and Chemotherapy Center at Sparrow Carson Health, Nancy Seals knows all too well the impact cancer has on members of her community. With patients coming in daily to receive treatment, Seals meets regularly with individuals who are giving every ounce of willpower they possess to overcome the deadly disease.

Crystal Township Supervisor Chris Johnston, left, addresses questions at Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting regarding a millage proposal for police coverage in the township, as Clerk Patty Baker-Marek listens. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township Board approves sheriff services millage proposal

The decision to have a dedicated police presence in this township will now be up to its residents come election time in August.

During Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, the board unanimously approved a resolution to place a police services millage renewal proposal on the Aug. 8 ballot.