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From left, Deputy Dave Fenby, Officer David Osborne, Warden Cathy Stoddard and Deputy Laura Krick stand together to recognize Osborne for being recognized as the Carson City Correctional Facility Officer of the Year. — Courtesy photo

Carson City prison names Corrections Officer of the Year

Growing up in Hubbardston and working on a dairy farm, David Osborne never imagined his career would veer too far away from the life on the pasture he had known since birth.

Twenty-seven years later of service in work as a corrections officer, Osborne has received the distinguished honor of Carson City Correctional Facility Officer of the Year.

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Sparrow Health System acquires Carson Health

Sparrows are one of the most ubiquitous and versatile birds in the world.

Lansing-based Sparrow Health System is on a similar path of recognition in mid-Michigan.

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PHOTOS: Construction underway at Carson City-Crystal Lower Elementary

The first phase of an $11 million bond renovation project has begun at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools.

In May 2014, voters approved the bond proposal, extending the district’s debt millage of 4.2 mills for another 15 years and nine months, allowing for security and technology upgrades and transportation and facility improvements.

Greenville resident Lloyd Shelden was working hard to clear his sidewalk on Monday morning.

Winter snow squall blankets area

On Monday, Punxsutawney Phil clamored out of his hole to see his shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of winter. Those who live in West Michigan already had made that same prediction after the snow-filled weekend.

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Bushnell Township Board gives itself raises

The Bushnell Township Board voted to give itself wage raises at their Jan. 13 bi-monthly meeting.

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Meet your Carson City-Crystal Winterfest Court

Winterfest activities began Monday at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools.

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Crystal Township Board approves drain consolidation

Blockages, sinkholes and occasional flooding — there’s no shortage of drainage problems that this township’s residents have experienced in the downtown district.

So in an effort to give the county drain commissioner more leeway to address these problems, the Crystal Township Board voted 4-1 on Wednesday to consolidate seven drainage systems within the township into a single drainage district.

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The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance sign partnership

The path to create more economic growth in Montcalm County may finally have been paved on the stable ground of a partnership that aims to bring great dividends to area businesses and residents.

On Monday, The Right Place Inc. and the Montcalm Economic Alliance announced the formation of a strategic partnership to support economic growth in Montcalm County and encourage greater regional collaboration in West Michigan.

Donation of Bailey Lance’s organs helped seven other people regain a healthy life. — File photo

Bailey Lance remembered for his good-natured humor, will help others through organ donation

This was supposed to be the year Bailey Lance pumped up his grades a little, getting them more in line with his abilities. This was supposed to be the year he brought down the 12-point buck he’d seen from a distance while hunting.

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Carson City Area Food Pantry in demand now more than ever

When looking at the importance of a local food pantry, one of the biggest indicators of relevance can be found right at the doorstep.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Pastoral Director Nancy Woodcock says it’s not irregular to see a new face each Tuesday morning when the Carson City Area Food Pantry opens its doors to provide food and monetary goods.