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Brigham Funeral Chapel, DeWitt Lumber and The Lincoln Agency are three of the 14 businesses a proposed annexation would include. Forty-one properties are included in the proposed area. — Daily News/Meghan Koglin

After six months of planning and reconfiguring, Lakeview is moving forward with a proposed annexation of multiple properties in Cato Township. The annexation would include all properties on M-46 from M-91 to Youngman Road, known as the 46th corridor.

Montcalm County brings on law firm as deficit looms

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, August 20th, 2016

How long does it take to lose $9 million in savings? Montcalm County officials did it in just four years.

Lakeview Village Council moves forward with township annexation

Posted in: L.Slider, Local, News Top Story Saturday, August 13th, 2016

After six months of planning and reconfiguring, Lakeview is moving forward with a proposed annexation of multiple properties in Cato Township. The annexation would include all properties on M-46 from M-91 to Youngman Road, known as the 46th corridor.

Lakeview Village Council approves sewer pond bid

Posted in: Local Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Lakeview’s sewer polishing pond has been slowing eroding over the last few years.

On Monday night, the Lakeview Village Council decided to fix it.

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 overtakes Tri County in 37-6 football win

Posted in: High School, High School Friday, August 26th, 2016

Lakeview and Tri County have had two close games in their previous two matchups.

Thursday night’s matchup wasn’t as close.

The Wildcats ran all over the Vikings in winning 37-6 at Kos Field in the season-opener for both teams.

Hornets start season off winning Daily News Invitational crown

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Sports Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Central Montcalm’s volleyball team found a good way to start its season Saturday. The Green Hornets won the Daily News Volleyball Tournament, beating the host Belding Redskins in three games in the championship game to win.

No time to waste: ‘Hit the line hard’ as new sports editor

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Here it’s my first week as Daily News sports editor, and I’m already playing from behind.

Having accepted the new position on Monday, transitioning from features editor and filling the vacancy left by my dear friend and longtime and much-respected Sports Editor Bruce Bentley, I’ve had to “hit the line hard” and catch up with teams, local athletic directors and coaches as high school fall sports season is already upon us.

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  • IN BRIEF: Lakeview Village Council pounces on stray cat problem

    Monday, August 8th, 2016
    Posted in: Local

    The atmosphere in Lakeview has gotten a little catty lately.

    During Monday night’s Lakeview Village Council meeting, the issue of stray cats roaming the town was discussed.

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  • Primary election sees decent voter turnout; 23 percent is most in decade

    Thursday, August 4th, 2016
    Posted in: G.Slider, News Top Story, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics

    Montcalm County saw its highest voter turnout in a nonpresidential primary election in more than a decade Tuesday. A total of 23 percent of Montcalm County’s registered voters — 9,844 people — participated at the polls. Past primary elections saw 15 percent in 2014, 17 percent in 2012, 21 percent in 2010, 17 percent in 2008 and 11 percent in 2006.

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  • Schafer dominates 8th Judicial Circuit Court judge race

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
    Posted in: Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics

    A former prosecutor turned judge emerged as the frontrunner over two attorney challengers Tuesday in the race for 8th Judicial Circuit Court, which covers Ionia and Montcalm counties. Former Ionia County prosecutor Ron Schafer was appointed to the bench in March after Judge David Hoort resigned. Hoort’s term ends this year and Schafer is now running for election. He was challenged by Ron Finegood and Monica Tissue-Daws, both Stanton-based attorneys.

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  • Lower wins 70th District GOP nomination, Albert takes 86th

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
    Posted in: E.Slider, News Top Story, News Top Story, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics

    In the two Republican primary races for local state representatives, one challenger walked away with an easy victory, while the second race proved to be a very close call. Voters elected Jim Lower of Cedar Lake to run for Michigan’s 70th State House District and Thomas Albert of Grattan Township to run for Michigan’s 86th State House District.

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