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Lakeview Middle School speech and language pathologist Holly Bennet and social worker Kathy Hewett are teaming up to offer a peer-to-peer mentoring program. The duo is working with a male and female group of sixth-graders to teach, implement and reinforce social and language skills they would typically learn during speech and language or social work programs.

Grassroots millage effort moves forward in Montcalm County

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, January 20th, 2017

A grassroots group of citizens are moving forward with a proposed millage to fund Montcalm County services, but they don’t necessarily want the approval of the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.

Nearly 20 people met at the Montcalm Conservation District office in Stanton on Wednesday to discuss options for funding 4-H, Animal Control, conservation, parks and veterans.

Connected Community: 99% of Montcalm County is online

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, January 20th, 2017

In rural Michigan, reliable broadband internet may be hard to come by, but that is not the case in Montcalm County.

On Wednesday, Dan Manning, a community technology adviser with Connect Michigan, presented the county with “Connected Community” certification under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program.

MAISD to benefit from 3-year sex ed grant

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, January 14th, 2017

The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District has been awarded a grant that was given to only 19 other districts nationwide.

The Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant provides sexual risk avoidance education for special education students in self-contained classrooms, which have smaller groups of students.

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 — [...]

Lakeview shakes off snow-day rust to earn fifth win

Posted in: High School, High School Thursday, January 19th, 2017

It’s been a work in progress all season for Pete Wurm to find consistency for his Lakeview boys basketball team, but the Wildcats put together a solid 52-31 win against Montabella Wednesday.

Area wrestling coaches happy with Sparta wrestling invitational

Posted in: Belding, High School, High School, High School, Lakeview, Pan Handle, Sports, Sports, Sports Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

SPARTA — Out of the three area coaches who had teams in the Sparta Invitational wresting tournament Saturday, none said they were really disappointed in their teams. Belding, Lakeview and Tri County were among the 17 teams at Sparta, which was an individual tournament, even though team scores were kept. Belding had one winner. Mitchell [...]

Fourth-quarter stretch dooms Lakeview in loss to Kent City

Posted in: High School, Lakeview, Sports Monday, January 9th, 2017

For three quarters at least, Lakeview’s girls basketball team kept up with Kent City. But the Wildcats couldn’t stay with the Eagles for a key stretch of the fourth quarter and Lakeview lost 48-39 Friday night in a Central State Activities Association Silver Division game. The big difference-maker was a 13-2 run over the first [...]

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  • Montcalm County Parks & Rec Committee fails to have quorum

    Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    The Montcalm County Parks & Recreation Committee was scheduled to discuss and vote on the topics of park closure and adopt-a-park applications Tuesday morning.

    However, the committee was unable to meet due to the lack of a quorum.

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  • IN BRIEF: Lakeview school board president, superintendent thank board members

    Monday, January 9th, 2017
    Posted in: Lakeview, News

    School Board President Edward Jonaitis and Superintendent Kyle Hamlin recognized Lakeview school board members for having the “toughest volunteer job in America” at Monday night’s meeting.

    As part of board appreciation month, all board members received a certificate recognizing their service and a $25 gift card to Turk Lake Restaurant, and Chartwells Food Service provided board members snacks for the meeting.

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  • Fourth-quarter stretch dooms Lakeview in loss to Kent City

    Monday, January 9th, 2017
    Posted in: High School, Lakeview, Sports

    For three quarters at least, Lakeview’s girls basketball team kept up with Kent City. But the Wildcats couldn’t stay with the Eagles for a key stretch of the fourth quarter and Lakeview lost 48-39 Friday night in a Central State Activities Association Silver Division game. The big difference-maker was a 13-2 run over the first [...]

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  • Lakeview boys grind out win over Kent City

    Monday, January 9th, 2017
    Posted in: High School, Lakeview, Sports

    LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s boys basketball team got a win that will stick with them for a while. The Wildcats came back from a 34-29 deficit after three quarters to beat the Kent City Eagles 50- 42 Friday night in a Central State Activities Association Silver Division game. “I think a big win is an understatement [...]

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