A Crystal man was arrested and remains behind bas after breaking into a home and damaging property.
At first glance, the Steinway grand piano sitting in the home of Alex Kapteyn is a sight to behold, a decoration of sorts that commands attention from the far corner of the family room. Impressive on appearance alone, the instrument is an aging but beautiful work of art that Kapteyn has worked to restore throughout the past 10 months.
A fire that destroyed an energy transformer at Renaissance Power will result in millions of dollars in repairs for power plant owner DTE Energy. Carson City Fire Chief Mark Crawfis recently informed city officials that the Oct. 30 fire could result in anywhere from $4 to $4.5 million total repairs and replacements at the plant, as he was informed by managers at the 732 megawatt simple-cycle natural gas facility.
The Kellogg Elevator Co., which decades ago stood as an agricultural beacon for business in Montcalm County, remains (barely) standing today, a ghost of its former self. With splintered wooden beams creaking in the wind, shattered windows lining the walls and various metal and concrete debris scattered throughout the property, the last two years of demolition attempts at the abandoned site have left it looking no better than when those efforts began.
County gun boards were eliminated last week per a new state law, leaving concealed pistol license (CPL) applications in the hands of county clerks and state police.
County sheriffs and prosecutors are no longer part of the CPL process, per Public Acts 3 and 4, which Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law last March. County clerks and the Michigan State Police (MSP) are now responsible for issuing CPLs to qualified applicants.
The Congressman for Michigan’s 4th District is stumping for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential bid. U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, previously endorsed Rubio for president in September, saying, “Marco Rubio is a generational leader who has a bold vision for creating jobs in the 21st century. Marco’s plan for a new American economy is exactly what Michigan and our country needs.”
A rosy-cheeked youngster standing in rapt wonder before a present-laden Christmas tree is an image with which we all are familiar.
The scene is so common, in fact, so comfortable, that we sometimes forget it is one not played out in every American home.
Efforts to move the Crystal Community Library to a new location have been long in the making, and though the idea remains intact, a final resolution may still be years away. That’s the understanding of both members of the Crystal Township Board and Carson City Library Board, which overseas the Crystal Community Library.
In the past five years, the Crystal Community Center has steadily become a social hub of the township.
Since the former elementary school was purchased by the township from Carson City-Crystal Area Schools for $1 in 2010, the center has hosted township board meetings, adult education classes, pickup basketball games and many other activities.
hree people were extricated from their vehicles following a traffic crash at the intersection of East Sidney and South Vickeryville roads on Tuesday afternoon.
At about 1:50 p.m., Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-car crash. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a 2000 GMC pickup truck, driven by Joshua Rule, 28, of Carson City, was traveling north on Vickeryville Road and failed to stop for the stop sign at Sidney Road.