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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.

Duck Lake, located in Crystal Township, will undergo treatments this year from two separate environmental consultants after members of the Duck Lake Improvement Board approved contracts with Restorative Lake Sciences of Spring Lake and S&R Environmental Consulting of St. Charles. — Courtesy photo

Duck Lake Improvement Board hires environmental consultants

The Duck Lake Improvement Board is starting off the new year by looking at Duck Lake differently than any other lake board in Montcalm County and board members are hoping their new approach pays off.

Members of the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education listen to a presentation during the Monday evening evening board meeting in Carson City. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-Crystal contracts with new auditing firm

In an effort to be more timely with its auditing processes, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools will now be operating with a new auditing firm. After a unanimous board vote at Tuesday evening’s Carson City-Crystal school board meeting, Maner Costerisan of Lansing will now handle auditing duties for the district for two years.

Dr. Parut Bhimalli of Carson Health, right, performs a cooled radio-frequency lesioning procedure on a patient in December. The procedure is performed to reduce knee pain without surgery.

Carson Health using new knee therapy procedure … without surgery

A new therapy technique designed to ease knee pain without surgery is now being performed at Carson City Hospital. The new procedure, which implements cooled radio-frequency lesioning and has been used to ease back pain for many years, has only recently begun being used to do the same in regards to pain in the knee.