Belding’s Heaton parlays hard-working attitude, versatility to earn opportunity to play at Schoolcraft College

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.

MIKE TAYLOR: It’s hard to love a grave robber

I dated a grave robber. This was back in high school, so I assume the statute of limitations has run out on any crimes to which I may seem complicit and it’s now safe for me to talk about this.

If the sheriff comes knocking on my door in the morning, I’ll know I was wrong. But c’mon, man, 1976 was a long time ago, even as geologists and cosmologists reckon things.

Winfield Township planner clashes with audience over wind

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.

Braddock named new health officer for Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm counties

The Mid-Michigan District Health Department is losing its environmental health director, but is gaining a new health officer.

The Board of Health on Wednesday morning voted 4-1 to appoint Liz Braddock to oversee the health department’s three-county jurisdiction of Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm counties.

CC-C school board makes budget amendments

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.

State Farm teams up with Baldwin Heights to promote fire safety and literacy

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.

White Pine District Library hosting fun summer reading events

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. 

New arrivals for July 1, 2021

New arrivals for July 1, 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Upcoming and pending services for July 1, 2021

Upcoming and pending services for July 1, 2021