News
Lakeview’s new Pocket Park as it looks today. Some cosmetic work remains to be done on the exterior walls of the building bracketing the park. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

For decades, the village of Lakeview’s name has been something of a misnomer. There’s a lake there, sure, but — except for the handful of residents who actually live on Tamarack’s shores — it has gone mostly unseen and unnoticed.

Village project is the latest step in putting the ‘lake’ in Lakeview

Posted in: L.Slider, News Top Story, Politics Thursday, August 27th, 2015

For decades, the village of Lakeview’s name has been something of a misnomer. There’s a lake there, sure, but — except for the handful of residents who actually live on Tamarack’s shores — it has gone mostly unseen and unnoticed.

‘Out of control’? Montcalm County undersheriff corrects crime rumors

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

During public comment at July’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting, a citizen sounded off about a rash of thievery incidents and how local crime is out of control.

Bill Hardin of Montcalm Township said he painted the windows blue on his truck after his vehicle was broken into four times.

Michigan House to consider Outman’s road proposal as framework

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, S.Slider Monday, August 17th, 2015

In the midst of the Michigan Legislature’s summer vacation, one state representative came up with an idea for road funding that is now set to be considered by the state House as soon as Tuesday.

Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, first shared his idea for a state road funding proposal with The Daily News editorial board in July. Inspired by his constituents in the 70th District who called for a simple proposal focused solely on roads with only as much funding spent as needed, Outman brainstormed a $1.2 billion plan.

Sports
Lakeview’s JaTrevion Williams, right, is chased by Belding’s Matt Ferman, left, during a scrimmage Thursday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

It was the final tuneup for the football teams from Lakeview, Belding and Montabella on Thursday at Kos Field. The scrimmage was the last chance for the Redskins, Mustangs and Wildcats to check themselves out before the games become real next week.

Belding does it again at The Daily News Invitational

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, August 24th, 2015

Just like last year, Belding’s volleyball team was the best in the area. The Redskins went undefeated and won the Daily News Invitational Volleyball Tournament at their home gym Saturday. The Redskins beat Lakeview and Vestaburg in pool play, then had a tough match with Central Montcalm before besting Greenville 25-7, 25-13 in the finals.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Aug. 22

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, August 24th, 2015

Belding girls 5th ,boys 12th at St. Johns: The Redskin boys were 1212 out of 13 teams at the St. Johns Night Meet Friday. The boys got 320 points while the girls had 163 for fifth. Top boys runners were Blake Flynn in 50th (19:01.2), Justin McMaster in 80th (20:06.3), Royce Braman in 85th (20:27.5), Tommy Myles in 88th (20:33.8) and Zac Brown in 107th (21:37.8)…

CHIP’S CLIPS: Lessons not learned

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, August 24th, 2015

The Little League Softball World Series showed some adults really know how to mess up a kid’s love of sports. It also showed some adults don’t get it when it comes to playing sports properly. For those readers who don’t know what I’m talking about, there was a controversy in the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Ore., earlier this week.

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  • Big Rapids wins CSAA jamboree at Holland Lake

    Thursday, August 20th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story

    The Big Rapids Cardinals were expected to be the favorite to take home the CSAA championships this season. On Wednesday, at the first league match of the season, the Cardinals showed exactly why so many had those expectations.

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  • THE REVIEW: Sending off a legend

    Thursday, August 20th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    It was Sept. 6, 1974. The Montreal Expos were tied at the top of the second inning against the hosting Pittsburgh Pirates when a 20-year-old third baseman stepped to the plate for the Expos. In three at-bats that day, the right-hander may have only posted a single hit in his professional debut, but little did he know that his future in the game of baseball would surpass anything he was expecting.

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  • Michigan House to consider Outman’s road proposal as framework

    Monday, August 17th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, S.Slider

    In the midst of the Michigan Legislature’s summer vacation, one state representative came up with an idea for road funding that is now set to be considered by the state House as soon as Tuesday.

    Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, first shared his idea for a state road funding proposal with The Daily News editorial board in July. Inspired by his constituents in the 70th District who called for a simple proposal focused solely on roads with only as much funding spent as needed, Outman brainstormed a $1.2 billion plan.

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  • $15,000 donated to Lakeview High School band

    Saturday, August 15th, 2015
    Posted in: Local

    A recent $100,000 donation from the Padden family to the Lakeview Area Community Fund (LACF) is already paying dividends to the village.

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