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Belvidere Township Fire Department firefighters check a Six Lakes house after a propane explosion caused significant damage to the structure. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

What started out as a normal afternoon for the Dolson family turned into a shocker. Quite literally. Just around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Todd Dolson was upstairs in his Six Lakes home when he heard a loud bang and felt his whole house literally move under his feet.

Propane line ruptures at Six Lakes home, no one hurt

Posted in: L.Slider, Local, News Top Story Thursday, July 30th, 2015

What started out as a normal afternoon for the Dolson family turned into a shocker. Quite literally. Just around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Todd Dolson was upstairs in his Six Lakes home when he heard a loud bang and felt his whole house literally move under his feet.

JUST IN: Six Lakes house explodes in propane incident, no one injured

Posted in: Local Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Part of a Six Lakes-area house exploded in a propane-related incident this afternoon. The Belvidere Township Fire Department responded to 5662 W. Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) around 3 p.m.

‘Hell of a job’ saving Six Lakes saloon, cause of hotel fire unknown

Posted in: L.Slider, Local Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Four fire departments used an estimated 200,000 gallons of water from First Lake and the Flat River to extinguish a fire in downtown Six Lakes on Monday.

Belvidere Township Fire Chief Rick Rockafellow said the call came in just before 2:30 p.m. about a fire at the 120-year-old former hotel next to the Flat River Saloon.

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On an overcast, humid morning, five football teams strapped on the helmets, huddled and continued to prepare for the upcoming high school football season. With just 22 days until the first official practice and 40 days until the first game of the season, it’s crunch time for each program to make sure they are ready for the start of the season. On Friday, the Lakeview Wildcats and Tri County Vikings squared off with the host Belding Redskins, Ionia Bulldogs and Saranac Redskins in a 7-on-7 passing camp.

Three area teams meet at football passing camp

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Monday, July 20th, 2015

On an overcast, humid morning, five football teams strapped on the helmets, huddled and continued to prepare for the upcoming high school football season. With just 22 days until the first official practice and 40 days until the first game of the season, it’s crunch time for each program to make sure they are ready for the start of the season. On Friday, the Lakeview Wildcats and Tri County Vikings squared off with the host Belding Redskins, Ionia Bulldogs and Saranac Redskins in a 7-on-7 passing camp.

CHIP’S CLIPS: Why Pete Rose should never be reinstated

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, July 20th, 2015

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game was a great showcase for Cincinnati and their beloved son, Pete Rose. Rose came out to thunderous applause by the Reds’ faithful before the All-Star Game, despite being banned from baseball for life for betting on the game.

Crystal Lake Run set for Aug. 1

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, July 18th, 2015

The annual Crystal Lake Run is set for its 19th installment. The event, which consists of a 3-mile walk/run or 5-mile run, takes place on Aug. 1.

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  • Service dog will make all the difference for fifth-grader

    Monday, July 20th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, News Top Story

    Jaxon’s not crazy. He’s mentally ill. It says so on his T-shirt. And he’s no more ashamed of that fact than you would be of a common cold, nor should he be.

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  • Three area teams meet at football passing camp

    Monday, July 20th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story

    On an overcast, humid morning, five football teams strapped on the helmets, huddled and continued to prepare for the upcoming high school football season. With just 22 days until the first official practice and 40 days until the first game of the season, it’s crunch time for each program to make sure they are ready for the start of the season. On Friday, the Lakeview Wildcats and Tri County Vikings squared off with the host Belding Redskins, Ionia Bulldogs and Saranac Redskins in a 7-on-7 passing camp.

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  • CHIP’S CLIPS: Why Pete Rose should never be reinstated

    Monday, July 20th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    The Major League Baseball All-Star Game was a great showcase for Cincinnati and their beloved son, Pete Rose. Rose came out to thunderous applause by the Reds’ faithful before the All-Star Game, despite being banned from baseball for life for betting on the game.

    Read More »
  • New radios will improve communications in Lakeview

    Saturday, July 18th, 2015
    Posted in: Local

    Various departments within this village will soon be communicating more effectively, and over longer distances, thanks to several new radios to be added to the village’s communication arsenal.

    Currently, communication between the village office, the Department of Public Works (DPW), fire and police departments is carried out in large part on privately owned cell phones and antiquated radio equipment.

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