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Members of the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education listen to a presentation Monday evening about the possibility of creating a seven-period schedule for students at Carson City-Crystal High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C exploring seven-period class schedule for high school

Teachers and students at Carson City-Crystal High School who would like the opportunity take more elective courses may soon get their wish. According to High School Principal Duane Lyons, school officials are researching and are in preliminary talks about expanding the current six-period high school schedule to seven periods, adding one more class to each students’ daily workload.

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One Book One County hits 10 year mark in Montcalm County

A good book entertains. A great book entertains and educates. A really, really great book also moves us and makes us consider larger issues, matters beyond our everyday purview.

The book revealed at Thursday’s One Book One County kick-off luncheon is among the latter, according to organizer Maureen Burns.

Voters throughout Montcalm County took to the polls, such as the one at Montcalm Township Hall, to cast their votes on several ballot proposals during a special election Tuesday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Commission on Aging funding approved

Voters across the county came out more than two to one in favor of continued funding for the Montcalm County Commission on Aging in Tuesday’s election. The commission’s request for a continuation of the previously-approved .45 millage was overwhelmingly approved, with 3,659 “yes” votes to 1,636 “no” votes, or 69 percent to 30 percent.

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911 surcharge renewal passes easily

A Montcalm County Central Dispatch 911 surcharge renewal on the ballot passed easily Tuesday. The surcharge was approved with 3,890 “yes” votes to 1,422 “no” votes, or 73 percent to 27 percent.

Montcalm Township husband and wife Ralph and Irene Palmer fill out voter identification cards at Montcalm Township Hall before voting on several ballot proposals during a special election Tuesday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

MAISD special education millage ‘will support all students’

Montcalm Area Intermediate School District staff gathered at their Central Office in Stanton on Tuesday evening to learn the outcome of the special education millage ballot proposal. As voting results trickled in, votes on both sides seemed to compete in a dead heat for hours. But as the night wore on, the affirmative votes pulled ahead.

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With bond passing, ‘Carson City-Crystal just became a destination district’

Chalk it up as a win for Carson City-Crystal Area Schools. With 1,406 votes cast in Tuesday’s election, an $11 million bond proposal passed with 58 percent of the vote.

The Carson City-Crystal High School Band performs during a practice session at the MSBOA State Festival Thursday at Belding High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

PHOTO GALLERY: Practice makes perfect for CC-C band

For a group of students so focused on working to create beautiful, flawless music, the Carson City-Crystal High School Band sure has made a lot of noise this year. That noise, of course, is what has followed its majestic, grandiose performances — the cheering, hugging, crying and shear excitement of coming out on top again and again.

Mandy Branderhorst, a school nurse at the Seiter Education Center, left, works with special education students Shane Durfee, center, and Rylee Hoover, right, Friday morning. — Daily News/Cory Smith

MAISD special education proposal in the hands of voters

The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District millage vote on Tuesday may say “special education” on the ballot, but the issue affects all children in Montcalm County. Tuesday’s proposal will ask voters whether to restore the MAISD’s special ed millage — currently 2.1878 mills — to 2.50, as well as add another mill for a total of 3.50 mills.

The Montcalm County Central Dispatch Center in Stanton, pictured, will be asking voters Tuesday to renew a 911 surcharge which will collect up to $2.85 per phone line in the county. The surcharge, which is a renewal from that approved by voters in 2010, is charged monthly to each phone registered in the county, both landlines and cell phones. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

911 surcharge renewal would help purchase new technology

Tuesday’s election ballot will include several proposals up for vote, including a 911 surcharge renewal, which would collect up to $2.85 a month per phone line in Montcalm County. The surcharge, which is a renewal from that approved by voters in 2010, is charged monthly to each phone registered in the county — both landlines and cell phones.

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JUST IN: CC-C High School student suspended for gun in parking lot

A Carson City-Crystal High School student has been suspended after allegedly leaving a gun in a vehicle in the school parking lot overnight.

According to Superintendent Kevin Murphy, the incident took place last week.