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From left, school board member Randy Stearns, Superintendent Kevin Murphy, President Tom Wilcox and Ben Adkins listen and respond during the public comment period of Monday evening’s Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C superintendent responds to concerns

Hubbardston resident and business owner Patricia Baese said she had finally heard enough.

She decided to seek answers from Carson City-Crystal Area Schools.

At Monday evening’s Carson City-Crystal Schools Board of Education meeting, community members filled every available chair and appeared to be focused on the same issues as Baese.

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CC-C High School Band earns Division I rating

When members of the Carson City-Crystal High School Band take the stage, each musician approaches their performance with a mentality composed of complete dedication to their craft with an eye focused on perfection.

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Crystal Township Fire Department officials concerned with well

A troublesome situation with collecting water to battle a recent house fire has the Crystal Township Fire Department concerned for the safety of homeowners as well as firefighters. At Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, Assistant Fire Chief Scott Brundage said action needs to be taken with the township’s de-watering well on W. Park Street, which the department uses to fill its water tankers.

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Carson City Police Department on a community mission

The Carson City Police Department is placing a renewed focus on reaching out to the community it pledges to protect, now through the means of social media. On Feb. 18, Officer Jason Pattok created the official Carson City Police Department Facebook page, an online platform he hopes will serve as a tool to engage members of the community on a more regular basis.

Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire this afternoon at 1101 S. Crystal road in Crystal Township — Daily News/Cory Smith

Fire destroys Crystal Township home; residents, pets, escape safely

A husband and wife, their two adopted great-grandchildren and two pets, a dog and cat, safely escaped a house fire this afternoon that destroyed the majority of their home.
Firefighters from the Crystal Township Fire Department were dispatched at 4:16 p.m. Thursday to a structure fire at 1101 S. Crystal road.

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This year’s Crystal Lake Winter Festival is ‘best ever’

For an event that depends entirely on the elements of Mother Nature for success, the Crystal Lake Winter Festival provided perhaps its most rewarding experience to date for the hundreds of visitors who braved the freezing temperatures.

Dr. Parut Bhimalli of Carson Health, right, performs a cooled radio-frequency lesioning procedure on a patient in December. The procedure is performed to reduce knee pain without surgery.

Carson Health using new knee therapy procedure … without surgery

A new therapy technique designed to ease knee pain without surgery is now being performed at Carson City Hospital. The new procedure, which implements cooled radio-frequency lesioning and has been used to ease back pain for many years, has only recently begun being used to do the same in regards to pain in the knee.

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CC-C school board approves proposed $11 million bond

Big changes, including renovations, upgrades and new technologies, officially sit on a distant horizon for the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools. But as to whether the sun will rise over that horizon will officially be decided when voters make a decision on a bond proposal in May.

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Hours reduced at Hubbardston Post Office as part of USPS cuts

A reduction in post office hours may seem like a minor thing, but it’s a major blow to this small village. Starting on Jan. 1, hours at the Hubbardston Post Office will be reduced by half. Officer in charge Menita Merrill, who has worked at the post office for the past 10 years, will be working four hours per day instead of eight hours. “It’s not a happy story,” she said. “It’s not just me, it’s not just here, it’s a lot of places. It’s just sad.”

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Century-old Crystal Township drain to be replaced

A county drain in downtown Crystal is more than 112 years old and has reached the point where action must be taken. Members of the Crystal Township Board voted at the Nov. 13 meeting to approve a resolution that will allow Montcalm County Drain Commissioner Sandy Raines to replace the outdated drain and restore proper flow.