In spite of the 2 degree air temperature, which dropped even lower with the wind chill, Montcalm County firefighters braved the frigid weather to participate in an ice training on Sunday. Michigan Rescue Concepts (MRC) hosted the training session in Crystal Township, which included a morning classroom session and an afternoon hands-on training session on the ice of Crystal Lake. MRC is an 18-year-old Michigan-based company which have trained more than 500 fire departments in ice and water rescue training.
Jack Frost and his arctic wake of ice and snow were just too much for Saturday’s Crystal Lake Winter Festival. Normally a welcome friend to a festival that requires plenty of snow and a frozen Crystal Lake, Saturday’s weather conditions were deemed too dangerous by festival officials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The effort to move the Crystal Community Library to a more reliable facility has taken one step closer to reality.
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.
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.
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.