The smoke could be spotted from miles away, billowing high into the air and blending into the overcast sky above. As commuters pulled over on M-57 to gander at the mammoth plume, the source of the smoke itself, a large fire at Renaissance Power in Carson City, was steadily being contained by firefighters.
Another year, another new truck for the Crystal Township Department of Public Works. In following a plan to replace the DPW’s pickup truck each year, board members officially approved the purchase of a new vehicle Wednesday evening.
The Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education once again focused its attention on guns during Monday’s regular meeting. Board members discussed for more than an hour the subject of creating administrative guidelines to aid administrators and office staff on how to address an individual who enters a school building with a holstered weapon via the right to open carry in Michigan.
Kaleb Vargas enjoys band more than any other class at Carson City-Crystal High School, so much so that he’s taken to learning a second instrument.
Between marching band and jazz band, the senior plays bass clarinet and saxophone, spending time between school and home to practice on each instrument and improve himself as a musician.
Christmas may be months away, but ask a faculty member at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools, and you’ll hear that gifts appear to be arriving every day.
These gifts, however, don’t come in a box wrapped in colorful paper and topped off with a pretty bow.
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.