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CC-C grad keeps family’s tradition of military service going

While other students were making the decision of where to attend college or submitting resumes for summer jobs, Shania Stearns had already set herself on specific career path.

Balloons float across the farm fields outside Carson City during the 10th Annual Hot Air Balloon Shoot-Out during Carson City’s Frontier Days festival on Thursday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Balloonists take to the air in 10th Annual Hot Air Balloon Shoot-Out (Photos)

There are few people in this world who can say they got high on the job and get away with it. However, when it comes to getting high while working, no one gets higher than hot air balloon pilots … quite literally thousands of feet high.

After 20 years as Carson City-Crystal Middle School principal and 25 total years with the school district, Charles “Chuck” Larkins is retiring at the end of this school year. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C Middle School principal retires after 20 years

As the school year ends, everyone from students to teachers is eager for summer vacation to start. At the sound of the final bell, students will joyfully embrace their summer freedom. Teachers … well, they’ll likely do the same.

A Carson City woman was injured after crashing her car into a tree this morning near Hubbardston. — Courtesy photo

JUST IN: Carson City woman crashes vehicle near Hubbardston, possible charges pending

Possible charges are pending against a Carson City woman after she crashed her vehicle into a tree this morning near Hubbardston. At approximately 10:50 a.m., the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle personal injury accident on O’Brien Road near McKenna Road in North Plains Township.

This year’s Carson City Frontier Days court includes, from left to right, Princess Haeven Clark, Junior Princess Ariana Dockham and Queen Whitney LaVictor. The annual Frontier Days festival will be Thursday through Sunday in Carson City. — Courtesy photo

Balloon events highlight Carson City Frontier Days

The Frontier Days festival is marking its 10th year of the popular Hot Air Balloon Shoot-Out in Carson City. Sixteen hot air balloons will fill the skies on Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday night and Sunday morning, competing for the title of the Shoot-Out champion.

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CC-C school board discusses ongoing bond construction

As the school year comes to an end, the Carson City-Crystal Board of Education is taking steps to make sure voter-approved bonds are in place and in full swing and that school buildings are undergoing scheduled maintenance as planned.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Hubbardston Memorial Day Festival

Residents and guests of Hubbardston celebrated Memorial Day weekend with the annual Hubbardston Memorial Day festival, which featured many events throughout the weekend and a ceremony honoring veterans on the bridge over Fish Creek.

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The Rifleman: Ceo Bauer recalls WWII combat experience

Pfc. Ceo Bauer was one of the men who would become known as the Iron Men of Metz

“I was in the Third Squad of the First Platoon of I Company of the 377th Regiment of the 95th Infantry Division,” he said. “I was a rifleman. We did our duty.”

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Memorial Day festival returns to Hubbardston this weekend

As always, the village of Hubbardston will come together during Memorial Day weekend to enjoy festivities and visiting with friends and family, as well as to pay honor to those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces.

The highlight of the weekend — the grand parade on Memorial Day — will be announced by Scott Schmitt for the 25th consecutive year. Parade lineup begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Hubbardston Community Center. The parade will begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by Starmakers karaoke downtown.

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CC-C grad is new veteran resource representative

Veterans at Mid-Michigan Community College now have access to a new program launched by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency and the Michigan College Access Network.

The program, known as the Michigan Veteran Education Initiative, places a veteran resource representative on college campuses throughout the state, to help provide one-on-one support and help with the transition from soldier to student.