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Carson City Lions Club member Tom Wilcox, left, who chaired this year’s Community Recognition Night, introduces Citizen of the Year Bob Reinsmith. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Carson City Lions honor ‘veteran’s veteran’ as its citizen of the year

Hearing Carson City residents recollect the life of Bob Reinsmith, one can’t help but think, this is a guy you’d like to know. It’s quickly apparent Reinsmith deserves the honor bestowed upon him Tuesday evening at St. Mary’s Hall, that of Citizen of the Year. Each year, the Carson City Lions Club hosts its Community Recognition Night, in which groups, students and individuals who tirelessly serve the city are recognized for their efforts.

Members of the Hubbardston and surrounding communities participate in the self proclaimed “World’s Shortest Parade” Monday afternoon to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Village of Hubbardston celebrates St. Patrick’s Day (PHOTOS)

Though the village of Hubbardston boasts hundreds of years of Irish history, it was the youngest of descendants, with toes tapping and legs moving swiftly that signaled the beginning of St. Patrick’s Day in the small town.

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Crystal Township Fire Department officials concerned with well

A troublesome situation with collecting water to battle a recent house fire has the Crystal Township Fire Department concerned for the safety of homeowners as well as firefighters. At Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, Assistant Fire Chief Scott Brundage said action needs to be taken with the township’s de-watering well on W. Park Street, which the department uses to fill its water tankers.

Three were injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash Tuesday morning on W. Carson City Road (M-57) just east of M-66. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Three people critically injured in M-57 head-on crash

Three people are in critical condition after suffering injuries sustained in a two-vehicle head-on crash this morning on W. Carson City Road (M-57) just east of M-66. At approximately 7:30 a.m., emergency responders were dispatched to the accident between Town Hall and Castle roads.

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Carson City Police Department on a community mission

The Carson City Police Department is placing a renewed focus on reaching out to the community it pledges to protect, now through the means of social media. On Feb. 18, Officer Jason Pattok created the official Carson City Police Department Facebook page, an online platform he hopes will serve as a tool to engage members of the community on a more regular basis.

Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire this afternoon at 1101 S. Crystal road in Crystal Township — Daily News/Cory Smith

Fire destroys Crystal Township home; residents, pets, escape safely

A husband and wife, their two adopted great-grandchildren and two pets, a dog and cat, safely escaped a house fire this afternoon that destroyed the majority of their home.
Firefighters from the Crystal Township Fire Department were dispatched at 4:16 p.m. Thursday to a structure fire at 1101 S. Crystal road.

The Crystal Community Library, located at 221 W. Lake St., needs maintenance and repair work that the township cannot afford. As a result, the library will be moving to the Crystal Township Community Center. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Community Library moving to Crystal Township Community Center

The Crystal Community Library building was once sold to Crystal Township as a gift for just $1. However, after years of wear and tear on the building, its purpose as a library will likely be ending soon.

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This year’s Crystal Lake Winter Festival is ‘best ever’

For an event that depends entirely on the elements of Mother Nature for success, the Crystal Lake Winter Festival provided perhaps its most rewarding experience to date for the hundreds of visitors who braved the freezing temperatures.

Spectators gathered to watch the popular Polar Dip event on Crystal Lake at last year’s Crystal Winter Festival. — File photo

Ideal conditions expected for Crystal Lake Winter Festival

With one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent memory, those hoping to attend the annual Crystal Lake Winter Festival couldn’t ask for better conditions. This Saturday, the festival will bring residents and visitors together to enjoy the icy conditions of the frozen lake.

From left to right, Al and Louie Adkins of Mud Lake Community Church in Sheridan, Doris Elliott of Carson City United Methodist Church, Grazina Giroux of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carson City and Dale Dennis of Carson City United Methodist Church are all volunteers for the Carson City Area Food Pantry, which is based at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carson City. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Carson City food pantry and pregnancy services offer help to community

As the national economy remains in an uncertain state and people struggle to find work and pay the bills, local food and baby pantries quietly continue to operate, offering a critical service to the community.