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Displaying his formidable hook shot, Ron Flinn goes in for the score during a senior basketball tournament. He has mastered his signature hook shot, having the ability to shoot with either his left or his right hand. (Courtesy photo)

50-PLUS AND FABULOUS: At 74, Crystal’s Ron Flinn continues his passion for basketball

Ron Flinn is a visible presence on Saturday nights in Crystal where he makes his way through the stands at Crystal Motor Speedway. While Flinn may be well known in the area for his zany get-ups and affable personality, he is also a prolific basketball player, both with city leagues and traveling teams.

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Greenville DDA still struggling to market The Market

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has been trying to troubleshoot a problem with The Market since early summer.

During Tuesday’s meeting, DDA members discussed the issue at length. Although there has been signage on roadways, spots on the radio and articles in The Daily News, the DDA is still having trouble not only attracting customers, but vendors as well.


Village of Lakeview ‘sells’ the incorrect property

It was a simple mistake, but one that conceivably could have spelled trouble for this village, had it not been caught — literally — in the nick of time.

In January, the Lakeview Village Council voted to move forward with the sale of a property on Townline Lake that had previously been donated to the village by Wells Fargo. Proceeds from the sale were to have been used, potentially, for the purchase of new snow removal equipment.

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Civil War-era human bones discovered buried in downtown Edmore

A new homeowner’s attempt to unclog a sewer line led to the discovery of Civil War-era human bones and a full-blown archeology expedition this week in downtown Edmore.

Michael and Brandy Poling moved from Lansing to Edmore last winter. Their home at 102 S. Main St. (M-46) was built in 1867 and the couple got a good deal on the purchase.

Firefighters are at the scene of a house fire on Bass Lake in Pierson Township. — Daily News/Cory Smith

JUST IN: Firefighters battling house fire in Pierson Township

Firefighters from multiple departments are battling a house fire at 21891 Vos Drive on Bass Lake.

The Howard City Fire Department responded to the scene and the Sand Lake Fire Department assisted. However, the Sand Lake Fire Department had to leave to fight another fire in Sand Lake, so the Maple Valley Township Fire Department was called in for backup.


Funeral Notices for Aug. 13, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015


JUST IN: Historic building in Crystal to receive upgrades before becoming museum

The expiring home of the Crystal Community Library and soon-to-be residence of the Crystal Township Museum is in need of a lot of love. Thankfully, a number of organizations are coming together to preserve the historic building that has stood in the Crystal community for more than a century.


JUST IN: Montcalm Township sends three to fire academy, buys computer

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — It was all about bolstering the fire department during the Wednesday night Montcalm Township Board meeting. The Montcalm Township Fire Department is looking to get three more firefighters trained and ready for action. During the meeting, the board approved a motion to send three new recruits to the fire academy. The board [...]

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CC-C schools face ‘crunch time’ with construction project

Unrecognizable to the teachers who await their new classrooms, Carson City-Crystal Lower Elementary School is currently a skeleton of its former self.

Gutted from the inside out, much of the school has changed for the better in the past few months as construction crews and engineers have transformed the building thanks to an $11 billion bond passed by voters in 2014. But as the school year, which begins Sept. 8, creeps ever closer, teachers and members of the community have grown weary that the facility will not be ready in time to welcome students.

During Monday’s Greenville Public Schools Board of Education meeting, board members voted to extend the date of Director of Finance John Gilchrist and Chief Academic Officer Michelle Blaszczynski as acting co-superintendents until Oct. 12. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville school board sets superintendent search dates

Although they were hoping for a quick process, the search for a new leader at Greenville Public Schools has found its own form of krpytonite: Time and procedure.

During Monday’s meeting, the school board outlined the time frame for the superintendent search in which the school board will discuss interview processes, collect and screen applications and conduct interviews.