News
Former Lakeview VFW Post Commander Jim Wood, left, and post member Wayne Youmans were on hand Friday at Lakeview High School to show off some of the 1,218 9-inch by 12-inch flags planted on school grounds in preparation for a planned Veterans Day celebration. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Every veteran who served in the U.S. military deserves recognition. That’s the driving philosophy of Jim Wood, former commander of the Hough-Pontius VFW Post 3701 in Lakeview.

Toys for Tots of Montcalm County to hold fundraisers

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Toys for Tots of Montcalm County will be holding several fundraising events in the next few weeks.

There is a fundraiser dinner from 5 to 8 pm. tonight at the Greenville Eagles, located at 11690 SW Greenville Road. There is a requested donation of $10 with all proceeds going to the Toys for Tots program.

Imaginative play is theme for new book

Posted in: Local Monday, November 17th, 2014

In a world in which it seems every child’s activity comes replete with a screen of some sort, buttons to push and interconnectivity to thousands of other children looking at similar screens and pushing similar buttons, something important has gotten lost.

Greenville area reporter back for a second stint

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, November 17th, 2014

The newest face on The Daily News editorial staff is a familiar one. Brad Klosner was a reporter on the Greenville area beat back in 2010. But after about six months on the job here, his wife Becca’s company transferred the Klosners overseas. They returned to West Michigan earlier this year, decided to buy a home in the Greenville area and, last week, he returned to his old job.

Sports
Lakeview junior Vaughan Martens dives to keep a ball in play during Tuesday’s Class B regional semifinal against Grand Rapids South Christian. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

The Lakeview Wildcats were playing in its first regional volleyball game in 23 years. The Grand Rapids South Christian Sailors were the Class B state runner-up in 2013 and are annual state champion contenders. On Tuesday night, the experience prevailed for the Sailors as they swept the Wildcats 25-15, 25-13, 25-9 to advance to the regional final Thursday against Lake Odessa Lakewood.

Lakeview falls in regional semifinals to South Christian

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

The Lakeview Wildcats were playing in its first regional volleyball game in 23 years. The Grand Rapids South Christian Sailors were the Class B state runner-up in 2013 and are annual state champion contenders. On Tuesday night, the experience prevailed for the Sailors as they swept the Wildcats 25-15, 25-13, 25-9 to advance to the regional final Thursday against Lake Odessa Lakewood.

THE REVIEW: Logic and ping pong

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Logic is a funny thing in the game of football. It’s that still, small voice reminding you that in order to be successful, it’s all about the numbers. It’s all about the players toting the last names, that dominate jersey sales, being in your starting lineup each Sunday. It’s all about that rookie who brought the rave reviews to the table on draft day living up to the hype of his collegiate reputation

Lakeview’s Oberlin didn’t let accident stop her

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Mackenzie Oberlin was not feeling well about three years ago. The Lakeview senior was involved in a car accident that caused a couple of serious injuries. It was bad enough that Oberlin’s doctor told her she shouldn’t play sports again.

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  • Montcalm County raises $150,000+ to bring on Right Place coordinator

    Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Montcalm County is quickly becoming The Right Place for economic development. The Montcalm Economic Alliance has raised more than $150,000 to hire a business development coordinator for the next three years with The Right Place, a West Michigan economic development organization.

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  • THE REVIEW: Logic and ping pong

    Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Logic is a funny thing in the game of football. It’s that still, small voice reminding you that in order to be successful, it’s all about the numbers. It’s all about the players toting the last names, that dominate jersey sales, being in your starting lineup each Sunday. It’s all about that rookie who brought the rave reviews to the table on draft day living up to the hype of his collegiate reputation

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  • Lakeview’s Oberlin didn’t let accident stop her

    Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    Mackenzie Oberlin was not feeling well about three years ago. The Lakeview senior was involved in a car accident that caused a couple of serious injuries. It was bad enough that Oberlin’s doctor told her she shouldn’t play sports again.

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  • Lakeview to face No. 10 South Christian in regionals

    Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
    Posted in: High School

    Lakeview’s volleyball team has a daunting task ahead of them. The Wildcats, who just won their first district title in 23 years, face the No. 10 team in the state in Class B according to the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association, Grand Rapids South Christian.

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