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Memorial Day festival returns to Hubbardston this weekend

As always, the village of Hubbardston will come together during Memorial Day weekend to enjoy festivities and visiting with friends and family, as well as to pay honor to those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces.

The highlight of the weekend — the grand parade on Memorial Day — will be announced by Scott Schmitt for the 25th consecutive year. Parade lineup begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Hubbardston Community Center. The parade will begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by Starmakers karaoke downtown.

Christopher Stanton

CC-C grad is new veteran resource representative

Veterans at Mid-Michigan Community College now have access to a new program launched by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency and the Michigan College Access Network.

The program, known as the Michigan Veteran Education Initiative, places a veteran resource representative on college campuses throughout the state, to help provide one-on-one support and help with the transition from soldier to student.

The Crystal Lake Association will attempt to raise approximately $17,000 this year for the treatment of aquatic invasive species detected in Crystal Lake — pictured on Wednesday evening from the public beach — to battle against Eurasian watermilfoil and starry stonewort. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township Board talks roads, lake, library

Several county roads within this township will be treated for improvement with crack seal and gravel this summer. The Crystal Township Board voted 4-0, with Trustee Jason Anderson absent Wednesday, to approve $123,573 out of the township’s road fund.

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Band Director Chad Parmenter directs the middle school band on April 24 during a warm-up prior to performing at the MSBOA State Festival in Belding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C bands achieve new level of success

Band Director Chad Parmenter has conducted for 15 years at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools to create a music program that will make the community proud. On April 24, his high school and middle school students accomplished a feat no other group of students under his leadership had done before, with their musicianship leaving him in awe.

Douglas Haney

Bath school tragedy revisited for historic novel

As the 88th anniversary of the deadliest school attack in American history approaches, an author is hoping Montcalm County residents can help shed some light on two victims with local connections.

Douglas Haney, a retired bio-health research psychologist, has been spending the past year writing a novel titled “The Angels of May: The Inspirational History of Bath Township’s Resurrection From Tragedy.”

On Tuesday, Eureka Township resident Frank DePue gets ready to do his civic duty and vote on Proposal 1. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Michigan voters overwhelmingly shoot Proposal 1 down

Michigan voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated tax increases that would have pumped $1.2 billion more a year into roads, a setback for Gov. Rick Snyder and others who warn that the state’s infrastructure is falling into disrepair because of inadequate funding. In early returns, Proposal 1 was down 77 percent to 23 percent in Oakland and Kent counties, two of the state’s largest counties.

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JUST IN: Voters approve Palo school annexation into CC-C

Voters approved annexing Palo Community School into the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district today.

Ken Hansen of Crystal is pictured with Ethan Nokes, 8, of Riverdale. Hansen rescued Nokes from being attacked by four Rottweilers on Monday afternoon. Nokes sustained 22 bite wounds in the attack. Hansen went to visit Nokes on Tuesday, after the boy had been released from the hospital. — Courtesy photo

‘They were trying to kill him’: Boy survives attack from 4 Rottweilers

A young boy survived nearly two dozen bites from four Rottweiler dogs Monday afternoon thanks to a nearby construction worker who came running to help. According to the Michigan State Police, the incident occurred around 5:10 p.m. in the Riverdale area of Gratiot County.

Ionia County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Julie Calley gives her opinion about the Central Area Michigan Works Consortium while commissioners Jack Shattuck, left, and Scott Wirtz, center, listen Tuesday. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Ionia County leaves four-county Michigan Works for Region 4 agency

Ionia County is leaving a four-county employment service agency for a new 13-county arrangement. In a split vote Tuesday night, the Ionia County Board of Commissioners voted against staying with the Central Area Michigan Works Consortium (CAMWC) — which serves Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm counties — in favor of realigning with a yet-to-be-finalized Michigan Works agency in Region 4, which encompasses 13 counties.

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CC-C school board continues gun discussion

Over the past several months, the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education has been following the issue of how to deal with parents who exercise their right to carry weapons into the area schools. Schools are technically considered weapons free zones. Despite that classification, people with certified pistol licenses (CPLs) are still allowed to carry a weapon onto school property.