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Century-old Crystal Township drain to be replaced

A county drain in downtown Crystal is more than 112 years old and has reached the point where action must be taken. Members of the Crystal Township Board voted at the Nov. 13 meeting to approve a resolution that will allow Montcalm County Drain Commissioner Sandy Raines to replace the outdated drain and restore proper flow.

Tower Pinkster’s design architect Matt Slagle shows Carson City-Crystal Area Schools board members where potential areas of renovation and expansion could take place at the Lower Elementary School if a proposal to accept a multi-million dollar project is approved. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-Crystal school board looking at multi-million dollar millage

When one peeks at the horizon of what could be in the future for the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district, an enticing list of improvements begins to reveal itself. A new gymnasium? Additional classrooms? Technology and equipment upgrades?

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Preserving history: Improvements being made to Bloomer Township Cemetery

Only scarce details remain about the life of a Carson City-area Civil War veteran. Abraham Boyer was born Sept. 19, 1831. He was married twice — once to Elizabeth Shell and later to Harriett Granger. He had two children, Charles and Nancy. When he was 31 years old, he enlisted with the Grand Army of the Republic with the 5th Ohio Calvalry Company E from June 19, 1863, until he was discharged on Feb. 15, 1864.

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LC Power, which owns Renaissance Power in Carson City, has proposed increasing the plant’s energy capacity by double, a possible multi-million dollar expansion that could bring jobs and economic growth to the area.

Carson City power plant being considered for future expansion

What could a possible expansion at Renaissance Power mean for the residents of Carson City?
How about 18 permanent full-time jobs, nearly 400 construction jobs and an increase in the city’s tax revenue by double?

Carson Health’s Inpatient Behavioral Health Department at Carson City Hospital will be closed Dec. 31.

Carson Health shuts inpatient behavioral health department

Carson Health’s Inpatient Behavioral Health Department will be closed Dec. 31. Hospital officials made the decision Sept. 25, based on the department’s financial performance over the past several years.

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Construction begins on Carson Health helipad

After months of decision making and back-and-forth discussions between the city of Carson City and Carson Health, as well as input from residents, the new hospital helipad is officially beginning to take shape as construction crews are now working to dig the foundation of the pad. Ground was broken recently at the sight of the former Carson City water tower, which was purchased from the city by the hospital in January to be used as the site for the new helicopter landing pad.

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CC-Crystal downs Vestaburg in battle of unbeatens

Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg went into their football game even at 3-0 with Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart in the Mid-State Activities Conference South Division standings. The Eagles beat the Wolverines in the conference opener Friday 24-6. With the Irish’s 42-0 win over Ashley, CC-Crystal and Sacred Heart will be undefeated going into next Friday’s games.

From left, Carson City area residents Mary Louise Helwig, Jim Near and Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge share a laugh during a conversation at the first Coffee With A Cop” gathering in Carson City. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City residents socialize with police officers over coffee

The view of the McDonald’s parking lot Tuesday morning may have appeared intimidating to motorists passing by, with two police cruisers parked in plain sight. However, the atmosphere inside the restaurant was nothing but friendly and casual as police officers mingled with residents during the first “Coffee With A Cop” gathering.

Firefighters from five departments convene at a Carson City apartment fire. Temperatures were in the mid-90s on Tuesday afternoon as firefighters from five departments battled a blaze in Carson City. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Firefighters battle Carson City apartment fire amid late summer heat

It was difficult to tell what was hotter Tuesday, the fire at a two-story apartment building in Carson City, or the sun glowering over it. Firefighters from five departments battled a blaze at Carson Place Apartments around 3 p.m. despite temperatures in the mid-90s.

Residents of the Carson City area and faculty members of the Carson City-Crystal School district filled a conference room at the Carson City-Crystal Schools Central Office building in downtown Carson City Monday evening where public discussion of the district’s school curriculum lasted for more than an hour. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Heated discussion fuels Carson City-Crystal school board meeting

In a crowded conference room, with no chair empty and many residents standing, with those who were last to arrive poking their head through the entryway door, the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education met Monday evening in what became a heated discussion over the district’s curriculum and reaction to several recent newspaper guest editorials and letters to the editor.