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From left, Crystal Township Treasurer Ted Padgett, Supervisor Chris Johnston and Clerk Bob Naumann discuss the distribution of funds for summer road construction throughout the township. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township OKs $110,000+ in road work

A number of roads will see work this summer that should help ease driving conditions for motorists who drive through the Crystal area. Members of the Crystal Township Board voted unanimously Wednesday evening to approve $110,214 in funds generated from 1.2 mills approved in 2010 to have the Road Commission for Montcalm County repair and improve a number of roads throughout the area.

Members of the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education listen to a presentation Monday evening about the possibility of creating a seven-period schedule for students at Carson City-Crystal High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C exploring seven-period class schedule for high school

Teachers and students at Carson City-Crystal High School who would like the opportunity take more elective courses may soon get their wish. According to High School Principal Duane Lyons, school officials are researching and are in preliminary talks about expanding the current six-period high school schedule to seven periods, adding one more class to each students’ daily workload.

The Carson City-Crystal High School Band performs during a practice session at the MSBOA State Festival Thursday at Belding High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

PHOTO GALLERY: Practice makes perfect for CC-C band

For a group of students so focused on working to create beautiful, flawless music, the Carson City-Crystal High School Band sure has made a lot of noise this year. That noise, of course, is what has followed its majestic, grandiose performances — the cheering, hugging, crying and shear excitement of coming out on top again and again.

Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge checks in at the Carson Health obstetrics desk with, from left, registered nurse Diane Brown, Dr. Erin LeGrand and registered nurse Stephanie Ryan. — Courtesy/Ben Moore

Carson City police chief stepping down after 3 years

After three years on the job, Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge is saying goodbye to a department he helped transform into a respectable “community service” agency. On April 30, Partridge will perform his last patrol, spending his last day as chief of a police agency that looks quite a bit different from the department he inherited upon his hiring.

After the recent credit card hack at Carson Village Market in Bloomer Township, people took notes to help prevent themselves of future attacks on their identity during Wednesday evening’s identity theft seminar at Carson City Public Library.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Seminar informs local residents on dangers of identity theft

A lost wallet, a false credit card purchase or a fraudulent bank transaction. The list of examples of identity theft is long and serious, and the consequences of it can be devastating if the right steps aren’t taken to be protected. That’s why Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, chose to host a town hall meeting Wednesday evening at Carson City Public Library to inform residents of the dangers of identity theft.

The Kellogg Elevator Co., located at 818 N. Division St. in Carson City, hasn’t been in use in more than 20 years and has slowly fallen into ruin. Several structures located at the Kellogg Elevator Co. in Carson City have collapsed over the years, creating a scene that many residence want removed. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Lengthy demolition underway of old Kellogg Elevator Co.

It’s been more than 20 years since the Kellogg Elevator Co. was up and running on the edge of the city limits, and since that time Mother Nature has not been kind. After years of weathering from winter snowfall and summer storms, the structures that once brought the city to life with local farmers bringing in crops and trains traveling in and out of town are now only a ghostly reminder of what once was.

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.

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.