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From left, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy explains the details of a contract with Chartwells School Dining Services on Monday evening to school board members Nicky Suchek and Scott Fleisher. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C Area Schools contracts out food services

In an attempt to bring in healthier choices for the district, Caron City-Crystal Area Schools will now contract out school food services. The CC-C school board voted 5-0 — with board members Gregg McAlvey and Nancy Seals absent — to enter into an agreement with Chartwells School Dining Services.

Lakeview Village President Ed Winter, left, and council members voted Monday evening to approve the purchase of a blighted property on Pearl Street. The property will likely be torn down within 30 day as part of the village’s initiative to remove blight. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

First home on Lakeview blight list to come down

A derelict home will be the first of several properties to be repaired or removed as part of this village’s new blight eradication initiative. Located in the 900 block of Pearl Street, the house has been vacant for some time and is, according to Village Manager Jake Eckholm, “basically, just a tarpaper shack.”


CM gets organized, plans goal-setting workshop

It took the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education only 29 minutes to conduct two meetings Monday evening. The first meeting — the annual organizational meeting — named school district attorneys, Title IX coordinators, a homeless liaison and established a regular monthly meeting schedule.


Funeral Notices for July 15, 2015

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JUST IN: Sheridan residents’ opinions vary on junk ordinance

Village residents had their chance to sound off tonight regarding a new junk ordinance. While some were hopping mad, others praised council members for adopting it.

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New farmers market a hit in Belding community

With a simple concept, one Belding resident is trying to reach out and bring her community together.

Her idea? When it comes to goods and services — buy local.

A look at the Michigan Vietnam Veteran Traveling Memorial which will be coming to Stanton American Legion Post 452 on July 24-25. — Courtesy photo

Vietnam Veteran Traveling Memorial coming to Stanton Legion on July 24-25

There is not a combat veteran who would argue the fact that war is hell.

Although all of the conflicts the United States has been involved in have been trying on both the soldiers and their loved ones at home, one in particular brought out the best and the worst in this country: Vietnam.


OUR VIEW: ‘Infotainment’ blog should hit the road and visit Greenville

A recent survey released via was the talk of many local gatherings over the weekend as it listed Greenville as the seventh “Worst Place to Live in Michigan” behind Flint, Beecher, Escanaba, Buena Vista, Lapeer and Highland Park.

We beg to differ.


Funeral Notices for July 14, 2015

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JUST IN: Greenville school board continues superintendent search

Although the students of the district are off for the summer, the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education keeps on working hard. During its regular Monday meeting, the school board covered a myriad of material.