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The old double-bulb fixtures at the top of the 28 street lights lining Main Street in downtown Carson City will soon disappear for new single bulb fixtures designed for more durability and energy efficiency. (Gazette/Jessica Beery)

Brightening up downtown Carson City

The streets of downtown Carson City will be shining a little brighter for a lot less wattage with the planned installation of new street lamp fixtures down Main Street. Medler Electric of Alma will be installing new 150-watt fixtures to all 28 poles lining Main Street. This new “bulb-style” induction lighting will replace the more fragile double 175-watt fixtures that were part of the street posts installed within the last decade.

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Bloomer Township ZA removed from Planning Commission due to state law

A law that has been buried for decades is shaking up Bloomer Township government, all in efforts to avoid possible conflicts of interest and remain under the law.

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Crystal Township Board salary pay cut motion dies

A Crystal Township Board member thinks his colleagues need a pay cut, but they disagree. Jerry Stone made a motion at the Feb. 8 board meeting to reduce the annual salaries of board members by 5 percent. The motion died due to lack of support.

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Crystal Township Board undecided on DPW location

Jerry Stone has made two motions in as many months that a new Department of Public Works (DPW) not be located in the Crystal Community Center. Both motions died for lack of support by Stone’s fellow Crystal Township Board members. Stone is hoping the third time will be the charm.

The Mecosta County Sheriff's Office is seeking this woman.

Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office seeking female subject

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in identifying a female subject who was at a Cedar Springs gas station on Monday, Feb. 13, at approximately 12:45 pm.

The Village Green Variety Show entertained the community Wednesday night with sketches, songs, dances and more at the Greenville Performing Arts Center. The Village Green Singers kicked off the show with singing and dancing to “Old Time Rock and Roll.” The show is a fundraiser for the group to help offset costs of special events such as their upcoming trip to Chicago. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Village Green Variety Show (Gallery)

The Village Green Variety Show entertained the community Wednesday night with sketches, songs, dances and more at the Greenville Performing Arts Center. The Village Green Singers kicked off the show with singing and dancing to “Old Time Rock and Roll.” The show is a fundraiser for the group to help offset costs of special events such as their upcoming trip to Chicago.

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Meeting in Brief: Pine Township

Read a brief report from the Feb. 13 Pine Township meeting.

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Meeting in Brief: Maple Valley Township

Read a brief report from the Feb. 13 Maple Valley Township meeting.

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Meeting in Brief: Fairplain Township

Read a brief report from the Feb. 6 Fairplain Township meeting.

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Methamphetamine lab found in Orleans Township

The Lakeview State Police Post was assisted by the Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) in an investigation of the productions of Methamphetamine at a residence in Orleans Township in Ionia County.