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Randy Linton is retiring as Home Township’s fire chief after more than four decades with the fire department. An open house for Linton is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Edmore VFW. — Courtesy photo

Longtime Home Township fire chief retiring

When Randy Linton signed up as a junior firefighter at age 17, he had no idea more than four decades later he would be fire chief in his own hometown.

As a youth, he decided to try out firefighting duties in 1971, tagging along with his firefighter uncle and helping burn off old grass in the springtime. When Linton turned 18 years old, he signed on as an official firefighter. He ended up staying with the department for 41 years, the last 24 years as fire chief.

John Moy

GUEST VIEW: The history behind White Cane Week

If you find yourself at True Value Hardware, Kmart or Walmart on Thursday, Friday or Saturday this week, most likely you will find a Greenville Lions Club member at the entrance holding a white cane with a red band and a clear container with a few dollars and some loose change.

You’ve seen these men and women every April, with their bright yellow vests and big smiles, and you may have dropped some change into their container. You have probably also thought, “Who are these men and women and what are they doing?”

Carson City-Crystal’s Sierra Assemany slaps a pitch straight down during the Eagles’ first game against Pewamo-Westphalia on Monday.

Errors hurt CC-Crystal in loss to Pewamo

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles softball team could have won two games against Pewamo-Westphalia, according to coach Samantha Jensen. But two near-comebacks resulted in losses of 13-10 and 10-8 Monday.

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.


Funeral Notices – April 22, 2014

Read the funeral notices for Tuesday, April 22, 2014.


JUST IN: Sidney man injured in truck-tree accident

A Sidney man was injured after his truck struck a tree on Sidney Road on Monday afternoon.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post responded to the accident which occured around 3:51 p.m. on Sidney Road near Nevins Road.

Woodview Elementary School fifth grade student Alex Hirschy, 11, receives a certificate of appreciation from Ellis Elementary School Principal Tiffany Jackson Tuesday evening for helping a student who suffered a seizure while riding the bus to school. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding student honored for ‘phenomenal reaction and helpfulness’

When Alex Hirschy heard the sound of a fellow student hit the floor of their school bus, he didn’t wait for someone else to react.

Hirschy, 11, a fifth-grader at Woodview Elementary School, leapt from his seat on the bus to comfort the student several seats behind him who was suffering from a seizure as they traveled to school the morning of April 16.

Mary Parr, left, and Deb Codling, of Messages & More were on hand at Saturday’s Spring Fling at the American Legion Post 101. The event was sponsored by the local chapter of the Blue Star Mothers to raise funds for Mid-Michigan Honor Flight, an organization with a mission to send area veterans on trips to see war memorials erected in their honor.

Greenville’s Spring Fling supports veteran visits to museum

Residents had a chance to do some fun shopping Saturday while at the same time lending support to a couple worthwhile causes. Sponsored by the local Blue Star Mothers chapter, the sold-out event was held at American Legion Post 101 in Greenville.

Victoria Simon

GUEST VIEW: A scoop of gratitude for Threshold Academy board

As an expression of my gratitude, I brought ice cream to the Threshold Academy Board of Directors.


FUNERAL NOTICES — Monday, April 21, 2014

Funeral notices for Monday, April 21, 2014