As a freshman, Mackenzie Heaton had to swap positions.
The Belding Black Knights softball team had a senior catcher, meaning Heaton would have to move to third base in order to receive playing time at the varsity level. Heaton made the move in stride, earning all-conference honors at third before switching back to catcher for the remainder of her career.
A wind ordinance discussion was short-lived at the Winfield Township Planning Commission level Monday evening after one planner repeatedly clashed with audience members.
An estimated 80 people packed into the small township hall in Amble to listen and voice their opinions on wind and solar ordinances during a standing-room-only meeting. Attendees stood up high on window ledges inside the hot and humid building and lined up out the door and down the ramp where loud traffic from M-46 made it difficult to hear.
The Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to accept a budget resolution during its special meeting Monday.
Superintendent John Sattler said the budget is currently at an 8.9% fund balance without taking into account the money to be made from the summer school program. With those funds added, Sattler estimated the budget is around a balance of 9.6% and he believes the summer school money would add around $86,000.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm Agent Frank Nerychel are teaming up with Baldwin Heights Elementary School and their school libraries to support both fire safety and to promote reading literacy.
The summer reading fun continues in the month of July.
The Mad Science event will take place at 9:30 a.m. on July 6 at Anderson and Girls. This has a very limited number of participants, so you must be registered in advance. The chance to “Be a Librarian” happens July 7 from 4 to 4:30 p.m., July 8 from 11 to 11:30 a.m., and July 14 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. with Miss Makayla. July 13 is White Pine District Library Day at Anderson and Girls Orchard. The Plastic Bag Weaving event happens July 15. We can allow 20 guests in person, but we will also be posting a demonstration on our Facebook page. The second Super Special Story Time happens July 20 at 10 a.m. Our book club will meet July 21 at 6:45 p.m. to discuss “The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man” by W. Bruce Cameron. July 27 at 5:30 p.m. will be another Teen event, complete with book discussion and tacos. You must have all of your minutes/book entries logged into Wandoo Reader by noon on July 30 to be entered for final prizes. Library staff can help you enter your minutes or books into Wandoo. Please call (989) 831-4327 or stop in to be registered for any events.