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.

Political hopefuls participate in final local candidate forum

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

With just 12 days remaining until the Nov. 4 general election, there was no mistaking the location of the final candidate forum for political contenders in contested races. Attendees of Wednesday’s candidate forum at Montcalm Community College’s Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville were greeted by an wave of campaign signs, guiding them to the meeting of political rivals.

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.

Sports
Central Montcalm’s Blake Wittkopp, left, makes a catch during practice on Thursday. The Hornets were preparing for Friday’s home game against rival Lakeview. - Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm and Lakeview will renew a football rivalry on Friday night with a lot at stake. Each team has their own motivation for wanting to win the game. For the Green Hornets (5-3), it’s getting that sixth win to make the playoffs. For the Wildcats (7-1), it’s being 8-1 for the first time since 1976.

Central Montcalm, Lakeview have own motivations for game

Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Central Montcalm and Lakeview will renew a football rivalry on Friday night with a lot at stake. Each team has their own motivation for wanting to win the game. For the Green Hornets (5-3), it’s getting that sixth win to make the playoffs. For the Wildcats (7-1), it’s being 8-1 for the first time since 1976.

THE REVIEW: Rebuilding a kicker

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

It’s been over 20 years since the Detroit Lions and their fans have had to even entertain the thought of a struggle in their kicking game. They’ve more than made up for it by experiencing difficulty in other areas, as we all know.

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.

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  • THE REVIEW: A new generation of Griffins

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

    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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  • Lakeview clinches league title, postseason spot

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

    Following an opening season loss, the Lakeview Wildcats have won six consecutive games. The most recent of those six wins, a 35-14 win at Hesperia, clinched the new Central State Activities Association Silver Division championship. Six wins also guaranteed the Wildcats a place in the postseason for the second consecutive season.

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  • Lakeview schools talk ‘success coach’

    Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    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.

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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.

    Read More »