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New book reveals history of Lakeview pickle factory

LAKEVIEW — One may wonder how a book about events nearly 70 years past could be considered timely. Particularly when the events related center on the most innocuous of vegetables, the humble cucumber. Or is the case with Lakeview author, Dallas Lincoln’s, new book, the pickle. “The Pickle Docks” presents a semi-fictional account of life [...]

Hope Nobel, who recently took the post of library director at Tamarack District Library in Lakeview, brings a wealth of experience to the job. She says she’s anxious to learn from the community and collaborate on ideas to improve the facility’s offerings. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

New Lakeview library director glad to be back in Michigan

Growing up with nine siblings on a small dairy farm in Dorr, Hope Nobel had the chance to dabble in diverse disciplines.

Lakeview author Bethel Larsen, right, and illustrator Brenda Smith will be in Greenville from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 22 at Robbins Book List to sign copies of their new book, “The Box House.”  — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Imaginative play is theme for new book

In a world in which it seems every child’s activity comes replete with a screen of some sort, buttons to push and interconnectivity to thousands of other children looking at similar screens and pushing similar buttons, something important has gotten lost.

Doris Moore

Early feminist dies at 97, leaves legacy

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”

These words, by author Shannon L. Alder, could have served as page one of Doris Moore’s lifetime playbook. Doris was born on a farm near Edmore in April 1917. She died at her Nevins Lake home last Wednesday at age 97.

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Village superintendent’s absence sparks controversy in Sheridan

Conflict over the absence of Village Superintendent Doug Lane and Assistant Village Superintendent Ed Lingeman marred Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Sheridan Village Council.

Former Lakeview VFW Post Commander Jim Wood, left, and post member Wayne Youmans were on hand Friday at Lakeview High School to show off some of the 1,218 9-inch by 12-inch flags planted on school grounds in preparation for a planned Veterans Day celebration. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview area veterans honored with flag display

Every veteran who served in the U.S. military deserves recognition. That’s the driving philosophy of Jim Wood, former commander of the Hough-Pontius VFW Post 3701 in Lakeview.

A sample page from the Dec. 31, 1902, Greenville Independent, along with thousands just like it, is now available through any web capable device.

Greenville library now offers digital newspaper archive

You may not realize it, but right now, this very moment, you’re holding history in your hands. This newspaper — though many copies will wind up training puppies or lining bird cages — serves as a record of the area, a permanent testament to the lives of the men and women who reside here.

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Linton re-elected to road commissioner post

Voters in Montcalm County threw their support for road commissioner to Republican incumbent and Greenville resident Dale Linton with 10,085 votes for 61 percent of the vote.

Linton beat out Democratic challenger Shane Jacobs who garnered 6,293 votes or 38 percent.

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Lyons holds onto 86th District seat

Voters returned 86th District Republican candidate Lisa Posthumus Lyons to her post in Tuesday’s election.

Lyons beat out Democratic challenger Lynn Mason of Otisco Township by a vote of 20,273 to 10,518 with 41 of 41 precincts reporting.

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Moolenaar to fill 4th District seat

Republican John Moolenaar will fill 4th Congressional District seat vacated by retiring Dave Camp, having beaten out Democratic challenger Jeff Holmes by a vote of 123,487 to 85,492 with 385 of 387 precincts reporting in Tuesday’s election.

Camp has held the post since first being elected in 1990.