Andrew Emelander knew what he was going to do after graduation. After achieving his high school diploma, Andrew planned to join the military. An icy road on an early Thursday morning, Feb. 4, almost changed all of that.
Tuesday afternoon found Doug, Antra and Allen Howard in their home when they began to smell and see smoke.
The smoke was coming from their barn next door at 7572 S. Vickeryville Road. That’s when passersby knocked on the door yelling that the barn was on fire and the family needed to get out.
Montcalm County residents, like anywhere else, face barriers when it comes to receiving comprehensive mental health care. The rural landscape of the county can mean isolation for some families in need. Financial stability can be another issue.
The Montcalm Care Network, based in Stanton, is focused on helping children and families conquer those barriers in order to receive mental health care services.
The Daily News was named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Michigan Associated Press (AP) Media Editors newspaper competition.
The Daily News won for general excellence in Division 1 and was honored with 10 other awards during Sunday’s AP banquet in Lansing.
If Crystal Community Library is ever to move to the Crystal Community Center, the window of opportunity may finally be open. During Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, board members briefly reviewed a “memorandum of understanding” proposed by Clerk Bob Naumann during a first reading.
Carson City-Crystal Area Schools will have a little extra funding that could go a long way toward some projected upcoming projects. In April, the school district received a $26,000 rebate check from MYESCO and Grand Valley Automation.
The Crystal Township Board voted unanimously Wednesday evening for approval to offer a fitness class at the Crystal Community Center.
With the premise of a balanced calendar still in its infancy at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools, all ideas are being taken into consideration.
During Monday evening’s school board meeting, Superintendent Kevin Murphy provided an update on researching a balanced calendar for the district, which currently operates under a traditional calendar.
Committees can dissipate almost as quickly as they are formed, board members will come and go, and enthusiasm can reach ultimate highs as well as bottom out to nonexistence. Tim Bohen has spent more than 20 years as a member of the Crystal Township Downtown Development Association (DDA), and he has witnessed both ends of the spectrum, from failures to successes.
Members of the Carson City-Crystal Board of Education approved a contract with Chartwells School Dining Services during Monday evening’s board of education meeting.