Out of control. Those are the three words that best describe Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Hubbardston Village Council in the small Irish village in northern Ionia County.
After months of deliberation and research, members of the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education are nearing a decision on policy regarding Michigan’s open carry gun laws. The topic originally arose last February after a visiting parent attended a CC-C boys basketball game at home against Lansing Christian while exercising his constitutional right to open carry with a pistol on his side.
The expiring home of the Crystal Community Library and soon-to-be residence of the Crystal Township Museum is in need of a lot of love and attention. Thankfully, a number of organizations are coming together to preserve the historic building that has stood in the Crystal community for more than a century.
Unrecognizable to the teachers who await their new classrooms, Carson City-Crystal Lower Elementary School is currently a skeleton of its former self.
Gutted from the inside out, much of the school has changed for the better in the past few months as construction crews and engineers have transformed the building thanks to an $11 billion bond passed by voters in 2014. But as the school year, which begins Sept. 8, creeps ever closer, teachers and members of the community have grown weary that the facility will not be ready in time to welcome students.
One arm curl, one deadlift, one bench press a time, athletes at Carson City-Crystal High School are diligently preparing for their upcoming autumn sports seasons. Unfortunately for them, that currently means lifting weights that literally have holes rusted through them and performing on machines that are held together with duct tape.
In an attempt to bring in healthier choices for the district, Caron City-Crystal Area Schools will now contract out school food services. The CC-C school board voted 5-0 — with board members Gregg McAlvey and Nancy Seals absent — to enter into an agreement with Chartwells School Dining Services.
As the sun crept its way past the horizon beyond the borders of Crystal Lake on Saturday evening, the night sky became anything but dark. The light show that illuminated the sky overhead from a constant barrage of fireworks was equally bright reflecting upon the lake’s surface.
Police Officer Phil Andres was on a routine patrol of the Carson City Regional Correctional Facility when he suddenly found himself summoned to the most intense emergency call of his young career. On April 20, while patrolling the perimeter of the prison, the Carson City officer received a call for assistance with a patient who was “unresponsive and not breathing.”
Speak the name Jeff Blashill and hockey fans will immediately associate him with the Ferris State Bulldogs, the Grand Rapids Griffins and — most recently — the Detroit Red Wings.
But it’s his lesser known middle name, Owen, that holds the key to unlocking the rich and storied history of the generations of people who helped make Jeff Blashill who he is today.
While other students were making the decision of where to attend college or submitting resumes for summer jobs, Shania Stearns had already set herself on specific career path.