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Crystal Township Treasurer Ted Padgett, left, Supervisor Chris Johnston, center, and Clerk Bob Naumann listen to residents interested in the amount of usage the Crystal Community Center has been getting in recent months. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Crystal residents query community center usage

Township residents are curious as to just how much use the Crystal Community Center is getting these days, as well as how much revenue it’s bringing in. Understandable, considering the township board has previously discussed the possibility of a bond to help pay for improvements and repairs there. That bond issue could appear on the ballot as soon as August.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 16, 2016

Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016

Greenville's Nolan MacMillen makes an over the shoulder catch against Forest Hills Eastern last October. Greenville's new football Eddie Ostipow coached the past three seasons at FH Eastern (19-12 overall).

Greenville hires Eddie Ostipow as new football coach

The head coaching position at Greenville High School was coveted by nearly 50 applicants. After a month of going through all of the applications, narrowing the field to eight, interviews and more, a decision was announced on Thursday. Eddie Ostipow, who has spent the past three years as head coach of Forest Hills Eastern, has been named Greenville’s new head coach. He replaces the retired Dave Moore, who spent 13 years as coach.

Carson City-Crystal’s Garrett Gage (12) takes a charge against Montabella’s  Mike Gibbs during the fourth quarter of Thursday’s game at home. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

CC-Crystal wins defensive battle against Montabella

It wasn’t pretty unless you like defense. The host Carson City-Crystal Eagles and visiting Montabella Mustangs put on a defensive display in an MSAC contest on Thursday night. In the end, it was the Eagles playing slightly better defense in a 32-26 victory.

Sparta’s Alec Reese, top, tries to roll over Belding’s Connor Barker during their 145-pound match Wednesday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding wrestlers split only home meet of season

Belding’s wrestling team had one easy match and one hard one at their only home meet of the season Wednesday night. The Redskins’ hard match was the one they lost. Sparta beat them 56-15. The easy match was Wyoming High, which the Redskins won 71-6.

Firefighters work together to extinguish a barn fire at 1548 Condensery Road in Bushnell Township on Thursday morning. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Sheridan barn destroyed in fire; wood stove was likely cause

Ira Workman had just returned from his storage barn Thursday morning with a few eggs to make himself breakfast.

Moments later, that breakfast was interrupted, as the very barn he had just returned from was suddenly ablaze.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 15, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

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IN BRIEF: CC-C implements open carry gun guidelines

Guidelines for school administrators at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools are now in place to allow citizens to legally open carry a pistol throughout the district.

Rick Chapla, left, of The Right Place, fielded questions and concerns Tuesday evening from members of the Sheridan Village Council. Council members were upset over problems with bids let out for demolition of the old Carnation building. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Carnation building demo still on track despite bidding snafus

Montcalm County officials continue to work to strike the right note when it comes to dog kennel regulations. On Monday, the county’s Law Enforcement & Courts Committee approved making changes to the county’s dog law enforcement ordinance and sending it back to committee for review in February before recommending the changes to the full Board of Commissioners.

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JUST IN: No injuries after school bus, Amish horse and buggy collide

An accident between a school bus and an Amish buggy resulted in little more than a spooked horse Thursday morning.