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The Crystal Township Board approved a resolution opposing the use of Public Act 88 to enact a countywide millage to fund economic development efforts by the Montcalm Alliance.

Crystal board backs public vote on Montcalm Alliance millage

Opinions are weighing heavy on each side of the fence regarding a millage proposed by the Montcalm Alliance for local economic development — and the Crystal Township Board made its stance clear Wednesday evening.

A member of the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office dive team drops into the water during a training session on Dec. 6 at Ford Lincoln Park on Townline Lake in Cato Township. At top, right, divers with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office dive team tested their new equipment.

Sheriff’s team dives into new search and rescue technology

With the help of grant funds, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office dive team is now heavily equipped with new technology to help better its search and rescue efforts.

Greenville’s Ethan Morris drives past Belding’s Sam Beckett during Friday’s game. The Yellow Jackets won 88-83 to improve to 2-0. - Jamie McNinch

Greenville fends off Redskins for win

Points in high school basketball are sometimes hard to come by. Unless, that is, you’re the Greenville Yellow Jackets and Belding Redskins. The two rival played one of its more memorable games in recent history on Friday night.


Funeral Notices — Saturday, December 14, 2013

Funeral notices for Saturday, December 14, 2013

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CC-C school board approves proposed $11 million bond

Big changes, including renovations, upgrades and new technologies, officially sit on a distant horizon for the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools. But as to whether the sun will rise over that horizon will officially be decided when voters make a decision on a bond proposal in May.


Greenville considering rezoning request

After a lengthy mulling and serious consideration because of longterm implications, the Greenville Planning Commission voted 5-1 on Thursday in favor of the potential rezoning of a residential district along M-57 near Bower Street to office space.

Carson City-Crystal’s Arron Haines gets fouled going up for a shot during Thursday’s game at home against Vestaburg. Haines scored a game-high 19 points.

Defense leads CC-Crystal past Vestaburg

The Carson City-Crystal boys basketball team got off to a quick start and never looked back. The Eagles came out firing and set an early defensively tone in a 55-42 MSAC victory over rival Vestaburg on Thursday night at home.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, Dec. 12

Montabella 50, Coleman 44: The Mustangs made a second half comeback over the Comets with a 37-22 finish on Thursday night. Chase Murray led the Mustangs with 15 points…


Funeral Notices – Dec. 13, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Education has to be a partnership

This past week, Susan J. Demas wrote a column that came down very hard on parents. She took them to task for not keeping up on their end of the bargain when it comes to educating their children. She said, “Forget blaming teachers. Blame the parents.”