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Lakeview offers peer mentoring program

Lakeview Middle School speech and language pathologist Holly Bennet and social worker Kathy Hewett are teaming up to offer a peer-to-peer mentoring program. The duo is working with a male and female group of sixth-graders to teach, implement and reinforce social and language skills they would typically learn during speech and language or social work programs.

The dock at Lakeside Park could see the addition of a universally accessible kayak launch through a future Lakeview Downtown Development Authority project. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Lakeview DDA receives final lakeshore development plans

After eight months of meetings, public input and designing, a shoreline development plan was presented to the Lakeview Downtown Development Authority (DDA) on Wednesday night. Matthew Levandoski, a landscape architect with Prein & Newhof, a Grand Rapids-based civil engineering company, and his colleague Kim Jongsma, an urban planning and public outreach specialist, presented six areas of development they designed.

The city of Stanton owned the lot at 111 S. Grove St., but recently received and approved an offer from the owners of the adjacent lot to purchase the property for $5,000. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Stanton sells lot once tabbed for city investment to next-door residents

This city has one less parcel for sale. Stanton previously had four city-owned properties for sale. Former City Manager Jake Eckholm planned on using the properties as part of the Stanton Housing Investment Program (SHIP), which would build homes on the property to be resold for the city’s profit and benefit. However, Eckholm left Stanton for another job, leaving the project to fizzle out.

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UPDATE: Sheridan man ID’d as second victim of fatal car crash

The second victim of a fatal car accident Thursday night has been identified.

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IN BRIEF: Stanton city commissioners say goodbye to clerk/treasurer

After 29 years of service to the city, City Clerk/Treasurer Janet Davis attended her final meeting in Stanton before she retires on Tuesday.

Her departure left the city commission to discuss replacement options.

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IN BRIEF: Lakeview school board president, superintendent thank board members

School Board President Edward Jonaitis and Superintendent Kyle Hamlin recognized Lakeview school board members for having the “toughest volunteer job in America” at Monday night’s meeting.

As part of board appreciation month, all board members received a certificate recognizing their service and a $25 gift card to Turk Lake Restaurant, and Chartwells Food Service provided board members snacks for the meeting.

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UPDATE: Family grieves Stanton man after double fatal car accident

A Stanton man was one of two victims of a fatal car accident Thursday night.

According to the Michigan State Police, troopers responded to the accident at 11:56 p.m. on Evergreen Road east of Town Hall Road. The car had hit a tree after going off the roadway. The car then began burning. The driver and the passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Bostwick Bakery, 529 N. Lafayette St., opened on Wednesday. The bakery has a variety of doughnuts, cookies and pastries available. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Bostwick Bakery opens up with a boom in Greenville

When Bostwick Bakery opened Wednesday, they were expecting a slow start. But a few Facebook posts the night before and the morning of the opening was all the new bakery needed to get a steady flow of business.

Lakeview Clerk and Finance Director Pam Main and new Village Manager Shay Gallagher review budget notes in preparation for the village’s upcoming budget. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Lakeview’s new village manager Shay Gallagher feels right at home

During Shay Gallagher’s interview for Lakeview village manager, he told the Village Council he planned to hit the ground running. Since accepting the position and starting the job less than one month ago, that’s exactly what he has done.

Voyage Pictures, a Grand Rapids-based video production company, shot video of keyboardist Tim King, bassist Chris Kuiper and lead vocalist Rich Hopkins, along with other DEEPFALL members not pictured.

Trufant location chosen for Greenville band’s music video

The members of the rock band DEEPFALL have some big dreams. Tim King, keyboardist and manager, says the group hopes to “go as big as we can manage,” hopefully touring the nation or globe while keeping their roots in Greenville, where they have a private studio.