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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.

The Crystal Lake Association will attempt to raise approximately $17,000 this year for the treatment of aquatic invasive species detected in Crystal Lake — pictured on Wednesday evening from the public beach — to battle against Eurasian watermilfoil and starry stonewort. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township Board talks roads, lake, library

Several county roads within this township will be treated for improvement with crack seal and gravel this summer. The Crystal Township Board voted 4-0, with Trustee Jason Anderson absent Wednesday, to approve $123,573 out of the township’s road fund.

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Band Director Chad Parmenter directs the middle school band on April 24 during a warm-up prior to performing at the MSBOA State Festival in Belding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C bands achieve new level of success

Band Director Chad Parmenter has conducted for 15 years at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools to create a music program that will make the community proud. On April 24, his high school and middle school students accomplished a feat no other group of students under his leadership had done before, with their musicianship leaving him in awe.

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Bath school tragedy revisited for historic novel

As the 88th anniversary of the deadliest school attack in American history approaches, an author is hoping Montcalm County residents can help shed some light on two victims with local connections.

Douglas Haney, a retired bio-health research psychologist, has been spending the past year writing a novel titled “The Angels of May: The Inspirational History of Bath Township’s Resurrection From Tragedy.”