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Races get rained out at Crystal Motor Speedway

Saturday had a great start weather-wise, but as race time approached, what started out as a small storm over Lake Michigan began to grow and just as it approached the track, exploded into a virtual monsoon and dumped too much water for the track and pits to absorb in a timely manner and track officials called the event.

Kevin Murphy

CC-C school board welcomes new superintendent

The Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to approve a contract for new Superintendent Kevin Murphy. Murphy is the former superintendent of Houghton Lake Community Schools, about 100 miles north of Carson City.



A brief report from the April 11 Pine Township Board meeting.


MEETING IN BRIEF: Maple Valley Township

A brief report from the June 11 Maple Valley Township Board meeting.



A brief report from the June 18 Cato Township Board meeting.


Funeral Notices for June 21, 2012

Read funeral notices for Thursday, June 21, 2012


Greenville City Council OKs bids

The Greenville City Council was presented with a variety of bids during Tuesday night’s meeting. The bids, ranging from a backhoe loader purchase to a retaining wall for a parking lot, were all approved by the council.

After long runs of service with the Greenville Department of Public Safety, Officer Mark Tomkinson, left, and Sgt. Gary Valentine are both retiring this month. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Longtime Greenville Public Safety officers hang up their hats

A pair of longtime members of the Greenville Department of Public Safety have fond memories of their combined six decades of service as they hang up their hats in retirement. Sgt. Gary Valentine has spent 28 years as a full-time officer at the department. For two years prior to becoming an employee, he served as reserve officer for the department.


Tri County Middle School principal charged with embezzlement

The Tri County Middle School principal has been charged with embezzlement and remains on administrative leave. Principal William “Bill” Cichewicz was arraigned today in 64B District Court in Stanton. He is charged with embezzlement between $1,000 to $20,000.

“(Theater is) so exciting for me,” Ruth Hansen said of the arts. “It’s the soul of the people.”

Ruth Hansen has a passion for students and theater

Ruth Hansen has dedicated most of her time not only to the local community, but also to the students in the community.