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Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy, left, speaks on the topic of open carry guidelines as school board member Scott Fleisher listens during Monday’s meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C board looks at legal decisions on open carry

The Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education once again focused its attention on guns during Monday’s regular meeting. Board members discussed for more than an hour the subject of creating administrative guidelines to aid administrators and office staff on how to address an individual who enters a school building with a holstered weapon via the right to open carry in Michigan.


JUST IN: Deputy Michael Kotenko expected to make full recovery

Deputy Michael Kotenko of the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is expected to make a full recovery after being shot with a crossbow bolt Friday evening.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 15, 2015

Funeral Notices for Thursday Oct. 15, 2015


JUST IN: Crystal Township approves DPW truck purchase

In following a plan to purchase a new Department of Public Works truck each year, board members officially approved the purchase of a new vehicle Wednesday evening.


JUST IN: Montcalm Township Board adopts special assessment petitions, increase fire chief compensation

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — The Montcalm Township Board was feeling special during its Wednesday night meeting. The board approved a motion to adopt petitions for the Perch Lake Association’s request for a special assessment for road maintenance. The board will move forward with public hearings for the special assessment in the next few months. The board [...]

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CC-C band director asking for instrument donations from community

Kaleb Vargas enjoys band more than any other class at Carson City-Crystal High School, so much so that he’s taken to learning a second instrument.

Between marching band and jazz band, the senior plays bass clarinet and saxophone, spending time between school and home to practice on each instrument and improve himself as a musician.


Greenville schools aim to be accredited

If anything is important to the Greenville Public Schools team, it is maintaining a high standard of education for each student, in each grade, in each building across the district as a whole.

And they want to prove it.

Graffiti reading “Gods not dead” covers a portion of a pavilion at Central Riverside Park in Belding, covering paint that had already been used to cover previous graffiti on the structure. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Vandalism, budget cuts lead to talk of Belding park pavilion rental fees

From random marks of graffiti to dismantled picnic tables, vandalism has taken its toll on Belding parks this summer.

With five city parks within city limits — totaling approximately 60 acres — as well as several trail-ways, the vandalism has left the city’s Recreation Board members to explore a new source of funds for necessary repairs and maintenance.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 14, 2015

Read funeral notices for Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015.


JUST IN: Oakfield Township orders demolition of 2 buildings

Despite his efforts to sway his township board, Bob Cusack was ordered to remove or demolish his mobile home.