Mike Taylor

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Lakeview Village Council reconsiders snow removal rule

Maybe you can successfully challenge local government.

That seems to be the case after heated public comments at Monday’s meeting of the Lakeview Village Council swayed the opinions of some council members.

Donation of Bailey Lance’s organs helped seven other people regain a healthy life. — File photo

Bailey Lance remembered for his good-natured humor, will help others through organ donation

This was supposed to be the year Bailey Lance pumped up his grades a little, getting them more in line with his abilities. This was supposed to be the year he brought down the 12-point buck he’d seen from a distance while hunting.

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JUST IN: Opinions on Lakeview sidewalk ordinance heard

A possible snow removal ordinance was again the focus of Monday evening’s meeting of the Lakeview Village Council.

This empty parking lot, formerly home to Bollinger’s Chrysler auto dealership, will be developed over the next two years into a combination farmers market and live music venue. The Lakeview Downtown Development Authority recently voted to purchase and develop the lot. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

Former car dealership parking lot may become Lakeview farmers market

It will take several years to complete and cost upward of $1 million, but when it’s finished this village will have a new farmers market and entertainment venue to rival any the area has to offer. All this on a piece of land that has for years been an empty parking lot.

Robert McConnell, center, poses with a group of 4-H members who recently stopped by the Trinity Food Pantry to drop off donations and volunteer their time. 4-H leader Dianne Hansen is pictured at left. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Many hands make Trinity Food Pantry work

It sometimes takes a village to feed a city. Or maybe it only seems like an entire village putting in the hours at Trinity Evangelical Free Church Food Pantry. Located at 400 N. Lincoln St. in Stanton, the pantry is one of only a few in the area that maintains regular hours. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, city residents and members of the church in need may stop by the pantry for emergency food assistance.

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Churches keep Lakeview pantry going strong

The area’s churches play a large part in the continued operation of the Lakeview Ministerial Association Food Pantry. Located at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and M-46, the pantry is open by appointment only. Originally located in the basement of a downtown business, it moved not long ago to Lakeview Community Church.

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Sheridan Memorial Food Pantry continues to ‘hold on’

It was one woman’s desire to help needy veterans that birthed the Memorial Food Pantry in Sheridan.

Jacob Eckholm

Future Stanton meetings may be recorded

Residents of this city may soon be able to review and comment on every word spoken at City Commission meetings. That’s if an idea put forth by Stanton City Manager Jake Eckholm comes to fruition. At present, minutes of each meeting are taken and published in the public record. However, some commission members — as well as a handful of community members — feel the minutes don’t go far enough toward portraying the actual events taking place at the meetings.

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JUST IN: Minutes get review in Stanton

Members of Stanton’s City Commission reviewed their policy of keeping meeting minutes at their regular meeting Tuesday evening. Commission member Karl Yoder noted that the minutes, as they have been kept in the past, do not give an accurate picture of what transpires at the meetings. This should be remedied, he said. Yoder’s comments followed [...]

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Village of Lakeview, business looking at removal of heavy metals from sewer pond

A cooperative effort between this village and Parker-Hannifin Corp. will result in a cleanup operation this spring at the sewer ponds north of town. Currently, one of the ponds contains heavy metals deposited there more than a decade ago, prior to Parker-Hannfin’s installation of new reclamation equipment.