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Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy, left, speaks on the topic of open carry guidelines as school board member Scott Fleisher listens during Monday’s meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C board looks at legal decisions on open carry

The Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education once again focused its attention on guns during Monday’s regular meeting. Board members discussed for more than an hour the subject of creating administrative guidelines to aid administrators and office staff on how to address an individual who enters a school building with a holstered weapon via the right to open carry in Michigan.

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JUST IN: Crystal Township approves DPW truck purchase

In following a plan to purchase a new Department of Public Works truck each year, board members officially approved the purchase of a new vehicle Wednesday evening.

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CC-C band director asking for instrument donations from community

Kaleb Vargas enjoys band more than any other class at Carson City-Crystal High School, so much so that he’s taken to learning a second instrument.

Between marching band and jazz band, the senior plays bass clarinet and saxophone, spending time between school and home to practice on each instrument and improve himself as a musician.

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JUST IN: CC-C school board continues open carry discussion

Members of the Carson City-Crystal Board of Education discussed for more than an hour Monday evening on the subject of creating administrative guidelines to deal with visitors who choose to legally open-carry a weapon on district property.

Cancer survivor Brenda Saladin of Greenville spent years battling stage III invasive duct carcinoma, but she is now cancer-free. — Courtesy photo

Cancer survivors say listen to your doctor, keep the faith

When it comes to cancer treatment, is it a positive attitude that breeds success or success that produces a positive attitude?

If you ask cancer survivors Karen Herzog and Brenda Saladin, they might tell you it’s a little bit of both.

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900 gallons of sealer and tar spill in Vestaburg accident

Talk about a sticky situation. A Monday morning traffic accident resulted in 900-plus gallons of driveway sealer and liquid tar spilling onto Vestaburg’s main intersection.

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CC-C marks completion of phase I school bond work

Christmas may be months away, but ask a faculty member at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools, and you’ll hear that gifts appear to be arriving every day.

These gifts, however, don’t come in a box wrapped in colorful paper and topped off with a pretty bow.

Dallas Lincoln’s new self-published book, “Gladys Returns,” continues the tale begun in one of his previous children’s books. Lincoln has several titles, for both adults and children, available at Robbins Book List in Greenville. — File photo

Two local authors publish new books

Local publishing is alive and well thanks, in part, to the recent release of two new books by area authors. Prolific writers Verwayne Greenhoe and Dallas Lincoln both self-published books this past summer.

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JUST IN: Mennonite girl injured in truck/buggy crash

An 8-year-old Mennonite girl was seriously injured Monday afternoon when the horse-drawn buggy in which she was riding with her three sisters was struck by a pickup truck.

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy outlines the first draft of district policy on how to handle visitors of the district who exercise their legal right to open carry a weapon at the district. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C school board nears vote on open carry policy

On the campuses of the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district, there are no “weapons free zone” signs anywhere to be found, and there won’t be anytime soon.

If a day comes when an individual enters the school district and exercises their right to open carry a weapon, policy will be in place, in accordance with Michigan law.