News
The Virtual Learning Center in Lakeview typically provides hands-on study facilities to anywhere from three to 15 students simultaneously, though there is room for more. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

In even the best school systems, some students fall through the cracks. Some schools offer alternative education programs, some don’t. Some of those programs are successful and some aren’t. Despite all efforts, each year schools are faced with a percentage of students who just can’t seem to make it through to graduation day. These are the students the Virtual Learning Center, which opened this year in Lakeview, seeks to help.

Montcalm Alliance re-established as Montcalm Economic Alliance

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

From open to close, the final meeting of the Montcalm Alliance lasted exactly 36 seconds Wednesday. That was enough time for board members to unanimously decide to officially dissolve the group, followed by an adjournment from Vice President Bob Clingenpeel.

Lakeview schools talk ‘success coach’

Posted in: Local Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Administrators at Lakeview Community Schools are making a concerted effort to help the system’s “at risk” students succeed, both academically and socially. Few avenues are being ignored when it comes to advancing the academic standing of the elementary, middle and high schools. In past years, the school has attempted to serve at risk students by hiring new teaching staff. This practice, according to Superintendent Kyle Hamlin, has not been entirely successful. The problem, he says, is that new teachers wind up dealing with all the same social problems as the old — poor attendance, lack of parental involvement, disruptive behavior.

Virtual Learning Center provides options for Lakeview students

Posted in: L.Slider, Local, News Top Story Monday, October 13th, 2014

In even the best school systems, some students fall through the cracks. Some schools offer alternative education programs, some don’t. Some of those programs are successful and some aren’t. Despite all efforts, each year schools are faced with a percentage of students who just can’t seem to make it through to graduation day. These are the students the Virtual Learning Center, which opened this year in Lakeview, seeks to help.

Sports
Lakeview’s Sadie Massie, left, tries to drive past Montabella’s Taylor Smith during a game Feb. 24. - File photo

Sadie Massie knew all along she wanted to go to Ferris State University when she graduates from Lakeview. Now her basketball scholarship will take care of the classes and books.

SPORTS GALORE: Margin for error is gone in playoff push

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Friday, October 17th, 2014

The Lakeview Wildcats will be one of 256 teams playing for a coveted football state championship beginning on Oct. 31. Lakeview’s win at Hesperia last week guaranteed the Wildcats (6-1 overall) a second consecutive trip to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Oct. 14

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Volleyball Greenville 3, Cedar Springs 0: The Yellow Jackets continued their dominance over the Red Hawks with a straight-game win 25-19, 25-11, 25-21 Tuesday night in Cedar Springs. Paige Hallock had 10 kills and four blocks for Greenville, Katherine Stidham had 10 digs, Kaylee Wilcox dished out 13 assists and Riley Jenks made six kills. [...]

THE REVIEW: A new generation of Griffins

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. For Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Brennan Evans pictures have captured some of the greatest moments throughout the journey of the veteran’s career, including a moment shared between he and his greatest inspiration, his father.

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  • Virtual Learning Center provides options for Lakeview students

    Monday, October 13th, 2014
    Posted in: L.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    In even the best school systems, some students fall through the cracks. Some schools offer alternative education programs, some don’t. Some of those programs are successful and some aren’t. Despite all efforts, each year schools are faced with a percentage of students who just can’t seem to make it through to graduation day. These are the students the Virtual Learning Center, which opened this year in Lakeview, seeks to help.

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  • Lakeview’s Massie to play hoops at Ferris State

    Monday, October 13th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    Sadie Massie knew all along she wanted to go to Ferris State University when she graduates from Lakeview. Now her basketball scholarship will take care of the classes and books.

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  • Tri County falls to host Mohawks

    Monday, October 13th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story

    Tri County’s volleyball team had a chance to pull off an upset of the Morley Stanwood Mohawks at the Mohawks’ own invitational Saturday. But Morley Stanwood, ranked fifth in the state in Class C by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association, ended up with a 25-21, 25-8 win over the Vikings.

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  • Political candidates spar at Sheridan forum

    Saturday, October 11th, 2014
    Posted in: Belding, Carson City, Edmore, Greenville, Lakeview, Pan Handle, Stanton

    With the November general election quickly approaching, Montcalm County residents were given an opportunity to have their political questions answered Thursday evening during an informative political forum.

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