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Kelly Sherman is pictured with her eldest daughter, Chloe, age 10. Kelly and her husband Michael also have a 3-year-old daughter, Cooper. — Courtesy photo

Carson City woman is fighting stage 4 cancer

The last few years have been tough for the Sherman family of Carson City. Kelly Sherman was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2013. She fought it and believed she had won.

Here’s a look at homeless student statistics and reduced lunch statistics at Belding Area Schools and Montcalm County’s seven public school districts. — Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

Local student opens up about homeless plight

Homelessness is a powerful word. It conjures a composite of images: A man begging for change under a bridge. A woman holding a sign by a freeway exit. A filthy, bearded man in stained pants sleeping under newspapers on a park bench. A sad-looking woman in a ratty coat pushing a shopping cart full of junk down the street.

Crystal Township Historical Society President David Wight addresses concerns Wednesday evening raised by the Crystal Township Board regarding the possibility of moving a museum in to the former Crystal Community Library building. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal library closes in on new building

The effort to relocate Crystal Community Library to a more reliable facility is moving forward. At Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, board members voted 5-0 to approve a contract with the Carson City Public Library Board, which manages the Crystal library.

The Crystal Lake Winter Festival will return Saturday, Feb. 14, to Crystal Township. — File photo

Perfect conditions for Crystal Lake Winter Festival on Feb. 14

Michigan is experiencing yet again another brutally cold and snow-filled winter season — the perfect recipe for what is expected to be another fun-filled Crystal Lake Winter Festival on Saturday.

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JUST IN: Crystal Community Library takes one step closer to changing facilities

The effort to move the Crystal Community Library to a more reliable facility has taken one step closer to reality.

The former Bloomer Township Hall is located on Sherman Street in downtown Carson City. — File photo

Bloomer Township Board votes to rebid sale of old township hall

The sale of the old Bloomer Township Hall has stalled for another month.
The township board late last year put the historic Sherman Street building up for bid and received two — Seven Sisters Quilt Shop bid $40,150 and the Carson City American Legion Post 380 bid $25,000.

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.