The coldest weekend of the year reserved itself a seat at the seventh annual Crystal Lake Winter Festival on Saturday, but Michigan’s winter was more than welcome to the table. Festivalgoers didn’t seem to mind the single digit temperatures that encompassed a day filled with ice skating, polar dipping, chili eating and much more.
The Crystal Lake Winter Festival was an annual highlight for Lee Avery. The Crystal businessman helped organize car shows and enthusiastically served homemade chili to cold festivalgoers over the years, as well as those who braved the Polar Dip in the icy water of Crystal Lake.
A Crystal man is dead and a Crystal woman is in critical condition after an ORV lost control and plunged through the polar plunge hole on Crystal Lake on the night of the annual Crystal Lake Winter Festival.
Whether the lake remains frozen or melts to its liquid state, this year’s Crystal Lake Winter Festival will go on as scheduled. Event organizers are ready for the 7th annual event in downtown Crystal on Saturday, with plenty of events planned for visitors of all ages to enjoy.
Members of the Crystal Township Board further discussed the topic of township-wide trash collection Wednesday evening.
The Michigan Court of Appeals has reversed a portion of a Montcalm County court’s dismissal of a nurse’s lawsuit against Carson City Hospital alleging defamation and liability.
Marcia Duma, a registered nurse, was fired from Carson City Hospital — now known as Sparrow Carson Health — based on allegations that she violated various hospital procedures in order to misappropriate prescription pain killers.
Of the three parties involved in the possible relocation of the Crystal Community Library, one has officially removed itself from the equation.
During the Jan. 19 Carson City Council meeting, council members voted unanimously not to sign an agreement with the Crystal Township Board of Trustees to approve relocating the Crystal Community Library.
A well respected Montcalm County mental health leader has ended his career in disgrace and a prison term in another county.
Gov. Rick Snyder’s office is now accepting applications to fill a judge vacancy in Ionia and Montcalm counties.
Judge David Hoort of Portland has accepted a job with the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. He will retire as judge on Feb. 26.
If an individual arrives at a Carson City-Crystal school building with a pistol holstered at the hip, administrators will now know what to do — let them in.
But that’s not to say strict restrictions won’t be enforced by those administrators for all visitors of the district, including those who choose to exercise that legal right of carrying a weapon.