News
The Lakeview District Fire Department and Department of Public Works currently share a building on Park Drive. The fire department has outgrown their portion of the building and offered to buy the Department of Public Works portion for $80,000. Village council members unanimously voted to accept the offer at Monday night’s meeting. — Daily News/Meghan Koglin

The Department of Public Works will soon be moving into a new building. But before the department makes the transition, the building will have to be moved from Lakeview Airport-Griffith Field to North Street.

Loss of jobs, services hit home hard amid Montcalm County budget cuts

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, S.Slider Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Montcalm County is in the red, and pink slips went out this week as a result.

Last Monday, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to make budget cuts totaling 22.5 full-time equivalents (FTEs). Those cuts, along with other budget adjustments, will equate to more than $1.7 million in cuts.

Pine Township residents consider switching fire jurisdiction

Posted in: Local, Local, Local Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Pine Township officials are taking a look at the current fire department arrangement.

On Sept. 14, Pine Township Treasurer Randy Robson and five township residents approached the Montcalm Township Board about the possibility of being incorporated into the Montcalm Township Fire Department’s jurisdiction.

Lakeview officer awarded for his help during crossbow shooting

Posted in: Local Saturday, September 24th, 2016

When Lakeview Village Police Lt. David Mack responded to a call one year ago, he didn’t know what he was getting into.

Almost a year later, he is being recognized for his actions.

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 — [...]

Central sweeps two close sets versus Lakeview at ‘assembly game’

Posted in: High School, High School Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The intimidation factor was on full tilt for Central Montcalm’s volleyball team in its match against Lakeview. The event took place Thursday afternoon in front of the school’s entire student body. Facing a boisterous crowd that filled the stands, the Green Hornets were able to overcome the intimidation to sneak away with a two-game sweep, winning 25-23 in each game.

Lakeview soccer gets impressive win over Reed City

Posted in: High School Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Lakeview soccer team’s midfield defense disrupted the offensive flow of Reed City all game in a decisive 9-1 divisional victory Monday.

The Lakeview Wildcats (6-2 overall) took control of the game quickly against their Central State Activities Association opponent, almost scoring on a behind-the-back kick by junior Dan Steele four minutes into the game. The Wildcats would get on the board two minutes later with junior Nick Ruvalcaba’s goal with 34:58 remaining in the first half.

Home-team Wildcats win the Lakeview Invitational

Posted in: High School, High School, Lakeview, Sports, Sports Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

LAKEVIEW — Last year, Lakeview didn’t make it to bracket play at its own volleyball invitational. That changed this time around. The Wildcats won its Lakeview Invitational Saturday, beating Big Rapids in three games, 25- 22, 23- 25, 15-7 in the final to take the tournament. The win was a big one, according to coach [...]

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  • 10 local artists participating in ArtPrize

    Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Local artists are utilizing a variety of unique mediums for this year’s ArtPrize, including copper, silver and gold, stained glass mosaics and hornet nests. More than 1,450 entries have been submitted to be on display at more than 160 venues across three square miles of Grand Rapids starting Wednesday through Oct. 9. Winning prizes totaling $500,000 will be awarded (half decided by public vote and half decided by a jury of experts).

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  • Lakeview soccer gets impressive win over Reed City

    Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
    Posted in: High School

    Lakeview soccer team’s midfield defense disrupted the offensive flow of Reed City all game in a decisive 9-1 divisional victory Monday.

    The Lakeview Wildcats (6-2 overall) took control of the game quickly against their Central State Activities Association opponent, almost scoring on a behind-the-back kick by junior Dan Steele four minutes into the game. The Wildcats would get on the board two minutes later with junior Nick Ruvalcaba’s goal with 34:58 remaining in the first half.

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  • S.H.E.: Calling the Fashion Police

    Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
    Posted in: Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle

    I broke the law this week.

    Well, not really a law like the police would be interested in. At least not the real police. Maybe the fashion police. This was more of a style law. Or a rule, really. An out dated rule, if you ask me.

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  • Home-team Wildcats win the Lakeview Invitational

    Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
    Posted in: High School, High School, Lakeview, Sports, Sports

    LAKEVIEW — Last year, Lakeview didn’t make it to bracket play at its own volleyball invitational. That changed this time around. The Wildcats won its Lakeview Invitational Saturday, beating Big Rapids in three games, 25- 22, 23- 25, 15-7 in the final to take the tournament. The win was a big one, according to coach [...]

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