News
Five teams take a lap around the Tamarack Two Miler endurance ice track to get a feel for the ice on Tamarack Lake in Lakeview.

This weekend may have felt like spring, but the pleasant weather didn’t stop Lakeview area residents and ice bikers from enjoying still frozen Tamarack Lake. Saturday’s weather did change the start time for the Tamarack Two Miler two-person endurance race to begin at 10 a.m., instead of the original noon time as part of the Lakeview Winterfest.

Alley Cat owner sentenced to jail for sexual harassment

Posted in: Local Friday, February 24th, 2017

The sentencing of a Lakeview business owner for sexually harassing a young employee came down to distinguishing between “a tale of two Larry Coles.”

Larry Cole, 47, appeared in Montcalm County’s 8th Judicial Circuit Court for sentencing Thursday. Cole was previously charged with six counts of criminal sexual conduct (CSC) involving five women and one teenager at Cole’s popular Alley Cat Bar & Grill bowling alley and restaurant.

Motorcyclists come out for Lakeview Winterfest attraction (PHOTOS)

Posted in: L.Slider, Local, News Top Story Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

This weekend may have felt like spring, but the pleasant weather didn’t stop Lakeview area residents and ice bikers from enjoying still frozen Tamarack Lake. Saturday’s weather did change the start time for the Tamarack Two Miler two-person endurance race to begin at 10 a.m., instead of the original noon time as part of the Lakeview Winterfest.

Lakeview’s yearly budget makes room for projects

Posted in: L.Slider, Local Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

For the past few months, Village Manager Shay Gallagher has been crunching numbers and planning for the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget.

Gallagher presented the budget proposal, complete with graphs and a list of themes to Lakeview Village Council on Monday night.

Sports
Lakeview’s Zach Hamlin, front, and an unidentified Newaygo player battle for the ball during the teams’ 7- on- 7 passing drills Tuesday night.

LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s football team got some more work in against a real opponent instead of their own teammates. The Wildcats had 7- on-7 passing drills with Newaygo Tuesday at the practice fields at Lakeview High School. In a 7- on- 7 passing drill, a team has only one offensive lineman — the center — [...]

21 local wrestlers move to individual state finals at The Palace March 2-4

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

A total of 21 local wrestlers are going to The Palace of Auburn Hills to try to win a title. All 21 finished fourth or better at their individual tournaments across the state and will move on to wrestle at The Palace for the final time March 2 to March 4.

30-plus local wrestlers qualify at weekend individual districts

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, February 13th, 2017

As the dust settles from Saturday’s state individual district tournaments, as many as 33 wrestlers qualified for the next round, the regionals, which will be next Saturday. The Carson City-Crystal Eagles, wrestling out of the 27-4 Hesperia district, saw 10 wrestlers qualify, which is the most among the area schools, followed by Greenville, which had eight qualify. Belding had six qualify while Tri County and Montabella each had four wrestlers who finished fourth or better to qualify for regionals. Central Montcalm finished with two qualifiers and Lakeview with one.

‘Guts and effort’ help Lakeview beat Newaygo 69-66

Posted in: High School Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

It was tough for Lakeview’s boys basketball team to prepare for its game against Newaygo on Tuesday night. The Wildcats had sickness running through the team to the point where only four players practiced Monday. Others were still feeling the effects, but Lakeview pulled out a 69-66 win over Newaygo.

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  • JUST IN: Woodstove likely to blame for Pine Township structure fire Saturday

    Saturday, February 11th, 2017
    Posted in: Lakeview, Local, News, News Top Story

    Upon rolling up to a structure fire Saturday evening, Lakeview District Fire Chief Patrick Q. Carr began mobilizing his firefighters for a potential rescue.

    A mobile home residence at 8195 W. Briggs Road — about one mile northwest of Langston off of M-91 — was completely engulfed in flames, with the fire spreading quickly to a nearby garage and barn.

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  • Dollar General looks to open new store on M-91 and Stanton Road

    Thursday, February 9th, 2017
    Posted in: Local

    The scenery on M-91 headed north from Greenville to Lakeview could see a change this spring. A public hearing was held Monday night to discuss rezoning the property on the southeast corner of M-91 and Stanton Road in Pine Township and a proposal for a special land use for a Dollar General store to be built.

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  • ‘Guts and effort’ help Lakeview beat Newaygo 69-66

    Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
    Posted in: High School

    It was tough for Lakeview’s boys basketball team to prepare for its game against Newaygo on Tuesday night. The Wildcats had sickness running through the team to the point where only four players practiced Monday. Others were still feeling the effects, but Lakeview pulled out a 69-66 win over Newaygo.

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  • Chemical Bank sponsors food truck in Lakeview

    Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
    Posted in: L.Slider, Local

    Every two months, the Lakeview Ministerial Association hosts a food truck from West Michigan Food Bank as part of its food pantry.

    The food truck, which comes from the West Michigan Food Bank in Grand Rapids gets a bargain on the 5,000 pounds of food it delivers up to Lakeview, but the $545 charge is by no means cheap.

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