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The new Carson City-Crystal High School weightroom is currently undergoing a transformation from its previous use as a computer lab as part of an $11 million bond approved by voters in May 2014. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Donations lead to new CC-C weightroom equipment

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.

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Hubbardston Village Council appoints new member

The Hubbardston Village Council voted to appoint a new council member during a 21-minute special meeting July 16.

Councilwoman Ellen Genereux submitted her resignation letter to the village council in June, effective in July.

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Hubbardston Village Council votes 2-1 to cut ties with community center board

This community’s primary gathering place is under new management.

The Hubbardston Village Council voted 2-1 on July 14 to terminate the village’s agreement with the Hubbardston Community Center.

President Julie Hobart-Reed and Councilwoman Aimee Harter voted “yes” while Councilman Jim Barker voted “no.” Councilwoman Casey Melton abstained from voting and Councilwoman Ellen Genereux — who submitted her resignation letter at last month’s meeting — was absent.

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What’s New with Poo tour set for Aug. 18

Michigan State University Extension and the Clinton County Conservation District will host a farm tour Aug. 18 for livestock farmers and cash crop farmers who utilize manure in their crop nutrient program.

This event will feature manure processing technologies and conservation practices that help retain manure nutrients in the rootzone for crop utilization.

From left, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy explains the details of a contract with Chartwells School Dining Services on Monday evening to school board members Nicky Suchek and Scott Fleisher. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C Area Schools contracts out food services

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.

Crystal Township Clerk Bob Naumman, right, speaks to Supervisor Chris Johnston on Wednesday evening about the status of the contract and lease agreement between the township and Carson City Public Library to move Crystal Community Library to the township’s community center. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township approves library contract, lease agreement

The ball that is the contract which has bounced between this township and Carson City Public Library for several months is now back in the library’s court. The Crystal Township Board unanimously approved a revised contract and lease agreement Wednesday evening to allow Crystal Community Library (a branch of Carson City Public Library) to relocate to the Crystal Township Community Center, which also houses township offices.

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JUST IN: Crystal Township approves library contract, lease agreement

The ball that is the contract which has bounced between this township and the Carson City Library for several months is now back in the library’s court.

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Carson City-Crystal board fills two top school jobs

Like most districts, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools runs with a focus on its students, and two recent hires are hoping to use their talents to re-energize that focus. At the June 15 school board meeting, board members voted unanimously to approve the hires of new Middle School-Upper Elementary School Principal Ben Brock and Curriculum Director Kristine Schipper.

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Crystal Township celebrates Independence Day

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.

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Turners honored for Crystal’s Fourth of July

They were both born the same year (1925) and they both grew up in Crystal. However, Paul and Arlene Turner didn’t meet until young adults at the close of World War II. They married and spent their lives together in Crystal, serving this lakeside community in many ways over the decades.