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Former Lakeview High School principal Gary Jensen, at right, smiles June 5 as the graduating seniors of Lakeview High School’s class of 2016 repeat a mantra he taught them years ago: “I love Mr. Jensen, and Mr. Jensen loves me.” — File photo

The words came to Gary Jensen in the middle of a difficult school assembly as he strived to capture the attention of distracted and struggling students. “I love Mr. Jensen, and Mr. Jensen loves me.”

Household hazardous waste collection is Saturday

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, June 24th, 2016

Montcalm County will be holding a household hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Montcalm Area Career Center at 1550 W. Sidney Road, Sidney.

Former Lakeview High School principal appointed CEO of 4 Detroit schools

Posted in: L.Slider, Local, News Top Story Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

The words came to Gary Jensen in the middle of a difficult school assembly as he strived to capture the attention of distracted and struggling students. “I love Mr. Jensen, and Mr. Jensen loves me.”

‘Embracing the lake’ at Lakeview Summerfest

Posted in: L.Slider, Local, News Top Story Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Tamarack Lake will be the star of the show at this weekend’s Lakeview Summerfest. The 330-acre body of water will host two new events this year — a raft race Saturday morning and an airplane fly-in Saturday evening. Summerfest gets underway today and continues through Saturday.

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LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s softball team came into the Division 3 regionals they hosted with high hopes. But the mistakes they made left them with a loss. The Wildcats lost in the regional semifinal to the Montague Wildcats 4-2 Saturday, ending Lakeview’s season. “Three of the four runs were unearned and it was too big of [...]

SPORTS GALORE: One last column, one last thank you

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Friday, June 24th, 2016

I’ve been thinking for a few weeks on what and how to write my final column as sports editor of The Daily News. As I write this column, I’m still not exactly sure what to say, so I’m just going to type what comes to mind. After 15 1/2 years, today is my final day working for Stafford Publishing.

Lakeview falls to Montague in regionals

Posted in: High School, Lakeview, Sports, Sports Top Story Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s softball team came into the Division 3 regionals they hosted with high hopes. But the mistakes they made left them with a loss. The Wildcats lost in the regional semifinal to the Montague Wildcats 4-2 Saturday, ending Lakeview’s season. “Three of the four runs were unearned and it was too big of [...]

Lakeview wins first softball district title since 1994

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Lakeview’s softball team did something that they haven’t done in 22 years. The Wildcats won a district softball title Saturday, beating Morley Stanwood in the district final 15-1 in a five-inning mercy. Lakeview won their last district title in 1994.

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  • Montcalm County sheriff’s candidates weigh in on budget

    Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Three law enforcement men are vying to be elected the next sheriff of Montcalm County.

    Longtime Sheriff Bill Barnwell is retiring at the end of this year. Whoever voters choose in the Aug. 2 primary election to succeed Barnwell will be tasked with overseeing a department that has been hit with repeated budget cuts over the years.

    The Daily News asked the three candidates — all Republicans — for their thoughts about the budget crunch and their plans for the future, if elected.

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  • Montcalm County budget cuts mean job layoffs, fee increases

    Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, S.Slider

    Michael Kotenko rose to speak before the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.

    May 23 was the first major public appearance for the 14-year sheriff’s deputy since last autumn, when he narrowly escaped being murdered on the job.

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  • Lakeview wins first softball district title since 1994

    Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    Lakeview’s softball team did something that they haven’t done in 22 years. The Wildcats won a district softball title Saturday, beating Morley Stanwood in the district final 15-1 in a five-inning mercy. Lakeview won their last district title in 1994.

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  • ‘We made it’: 87 seniors graduate from Lakeview High School (PHOTOS)

    Monday, June 6th, 2016
    Posted in: L.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    Sean Rinehart works double duty at Lakeview High School as an English teacher and the football coach. As the keynote speaker of Lakeview’s graduation on Sunday, he seemed just as home speaking to the class of 2016 as he does firing up his football players on the field.

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