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.


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.


JUST IN: Codification creates headache for Carson City officials

An attempt to codify this community’s ordinances is now leaving city council members scratching their heads. During tonight’s Carson City Council meeting, city attorney Tom Wilson gave a lengthy and passionate opinion on his displeasure with how the city’s ordinances were codified by American Legal Publishing, based in Cincinnati, Ohio.


JUST IN: Carson City-Crystal Area Schools receives “clean” financial audit

After a year that saw a fund balance slip to a sliver above 1 percent of total revenue, Carson City Crystal Area Schools appears to be trending in the right direction.

The Hubbardston Village Council faced a hostile audience during Tuesday's meeting. Ongoing hostilities between the council and former Hubbardston Community Center board members have made for some challenging meetings, according to Village President Julie Hobart-Reed. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Hubbardston Village Council meetings have become a free-for-all

Out of control. Those are the three words that best describe Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Hubbardston Village Council in the small Irish village in northern Ionia County.


JUST IN: Crystal Township to seek new heating system for two township office rooms

Members of the Crystal Township Board voted unanimously to begin the process to install forced air heating in two township office rooms.

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board President Ben Adkins, left, discusses with Superintendent Kevin Murphy the subject of respecting Michigan’s open carry gun laws during the board’s August meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C school board won’t fight Michigan’s open carry gun laws

After months of deliberation and research, members of the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education are nearing a decision on policy regarding Michigan’s open carry gun laws. The topic originally arose last February after a visiting parent attended a CC-C boys basketball game at home against Lansing Christian while exercising his constitutional right to open carry with a pistol on his side.

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Back to school already? 5 local schools starting 1 week early

Summer always seems to fly by, and this year the season seems even shorter with the majority of local students returning to school one week earlier than usual. School starts on Monday for Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg schools. Those five schools obtained waivers from the Michigan Department of Education in order to start school earlier.

Montcalm County Undersheriff Mike Williams

‘Out of control’? Montcalm County undersheriff corrects crime rumors

During public comment at July’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting, a citizen sounded off about a rash of thievery incidents and how local crime is out of control.

Bill Hardin of Montcalm Township said he painted the windows blue on his truck after his vehicle was broken into four times.