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Firefighters from the Carson City Fire Department were dispatched to a house fire at 8915 S. Garlock Road near Carson City at 9:04 a.m. this morning. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Motorist alerts sleeping residents of Carson City house fire

Firefighters extinguished a house fire Monday morning after a motorist spotted a burning mattress against the side of the home and then alerted the sleeping residents inside. Firefighters from the Carson City Fire Department were dispatched to 8915 S. Garlock Road at 9:04 a.m. and arrived on scene at 9:12 a.m. to find that the mattress had been moved from house and was smoldering in the yard. Fire had damaged the side of the house, but no flames were showing.

Teams of draft horses line up wagons heaped with bundled wheat chaffs harvested from the field during a threshing bee July 26 at the Marlin Martin farm in Bloomer Township.

Mennonite farm in Bloomer Township the scene of old-fashioned practice

A typically placid area of Bloomer Township became drenched in an atmosphere of intrigue July 26 as spectators watched a crew of 100 or more recreate an old style farm practice of threshing, or separating grain from straw.

Devin Pringle, at far right, of the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools alternative and adult education programs, speaks with members of the Crystal Township Board on Wednesday about using the Crystal Township Community Center as a location to host the programs. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Alternative ed, adult ed programs coming to Crystal

When Devin Pringle was handed the reins of Carson City-Crystal Area Schools’ alternative and adult education programs this summer, one of his first tasks was to find a suitable facility. After meeting with members of the Crystal Township Board on Wednesday evening, Pringle now has his facility. Board members approved the use of the Crystal Township Community Center for one year at a rate of $3,000.

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Crystal man arrested in connection to sexual assault of child

A Crystal man has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a child that occurred on July 5.

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BREAKING: Perrinton man dies after Crystal Lake boating accident

A Perrinton man has died after being pulled from Crystal Lake on the Fourth of July.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Crystal 4th of July Fireworks

Hundreds of spectators packed into Crystal Township Park as well as the neighboring public beach and surrounding Crystal area Thursday evening for a 20-minute 4th of July fireworks show. Fireworks were launched from the middle of the lake, creating a spectacular show of lights in the sky and water, followed with echoing booms that filled the air.

Carson Health eliminated 9 percent of its workforce this week, totaling 56 positions, due to federal budget cuts and changes to healthcare reform. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson Health cuts 9% of workforce

Carson Health eliminated 9 percent of its workforce this week due to federal budget cuts and changes to healthcare reform. A total of 56 positions were eliminated throughout the organization, including 16 through a transfer or a reduction in hours, 18 through attrition (vacant positions that will not be filled) and 22 through position elimination. Carson Health, which is affiliated with Sparrow Health System, employed a total of 619 people before the cuts.

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Hubbardston’s St. John the Baptist Parish marks 160th anniversary

The year of 1853 is at least two lifetimes in the past. Franklin Pierce was the 14th president of the United States. Troops under the direction of American attorney/journalist William Walker captured La Paz in Baja, Calif., and declared the Republic of California, which proved to be short-lived. Future painter Vincent van Gogh was born and past U.S. Vice President William King died. And a church parish came into existence in the small village of Hubbardston.

From left, Allyson Hubbell, Thomas Vargas, Jonabel Durga, Samantha Coston, Kali Donahue, Thomas Marek, Hailey Geister and Lucas Ratu throw their caps into the air in celebration of graduating from Carson City-Crystal High School on Sunday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Win Forever: 65 graduate from CC-Crystal High School

As graduate Andre Collins accepted his diploma and walked across the stage in the gymnasium of Carson City-Crystal High School, he paused for a brief moment, smiled, and raised his diploma high into the air. “Dad, I did it!” he shouted with satisfaction.

Dakota Chesebro will graduate from Carson City-Crystal High School this Sunday, as well as reign as Frontier Days queen this weekend in Carson City. — Courtesy photo

From princess to queen, CC-Crystal grad guided by strong spirit of father

Dakota Chesebro has forever been “Daddy’s little princess,” as she recalls her father fondly calling her. It was only fitting that the 17-year-old senior at Carson City-Crystal High School was crowned queen of the upcoming Carson City Frontier Days festival.