News
A hunting lodge located at 10720 W. Stanton Road east of Trufant was destroyed by fire early Thursday. No one was injured. Officials have ruled the cause of the fire suspicious after it was determined that several items belonging to the property owner were discovered missing. — Daily News/Cory Smith

An early morning fire that destroyed a hunting lodge Thursday is being ruled suspicious after several items were reported missing by the property owner. Firefighters from the Lakeview District Fire Department were dispatched to 10720 W. Stanton Road at approximately 4:52 a.m. to the structure fire, about three miles east of Trufant, with automatic aid provided by the Maple Valley Fire Department.

Lakeview Area Community Fund receives $100,000 donation

Posted in: Local Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Larry and Pearl Padden didn’t move to Lakeview until 1991, long after Larry’s 1971 retirement. Before that the couple summered on the shores of Lake Nipissing in Canada and wintered in Vero Beach, Fla. It didn’t take long before the Paddens adopted their new hometown, heart and soul. Both became integral members of the community and in no time were on a first name basis with many Lakeview residents.

JUST IN: Dirt biker seriously injured by car in Pine Township

Posted in: Local, Local Monday, June 29th, 2015

A man was seriously injured Sunday afternoon after being struck by a car while walking his dirt bike down a road. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident around 12:08 p.m. on Lake Road south of Stanton Road.

Maple Valley Township appoints new supervisor

Posted in: Local Friday, June 26th, 2015

A local businessman is the new supervisor of Maple Valley Township.

John Schwandt, who owns Maple Valley Market and Stump’s Pizzeria and Diner with his wife Marianne, was appointed supervisor earlier this month.

Sports
Belding’s Hallee Breimayer drives in for a basket during a scrimmage at Central Montcalm Friday.

Four area girls basketball teams joined a few others for a round robin of scrimmages to close out the month of June. Basketball season doesn’t start until November, but June and even July, are busy months for basketball programs with preparation for the season.

First-timer wins 4-H Fair Demo Derby

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, June 29th, 2015

Kathleen Courtright of Howard City had never entered a demolition derby in her life. Courtright decided to enter the one at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Saturday night. She won it.

Central Montcalm hosts girls hoops shootout

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Monday, June 29th, 2015

Four area girls basketball teams joined a few others for a round robin of scrimmages to close out the month of June. Basketball season doesn’t start until November, but June and even July, are busy months for basketball programs with preparation for the season.

THE REVIEW: Keeping it in the family

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, June 29th, 2015

You don’t have to look far within the Detroit Tigers to see that family runs deep within the organization. Prior to the Major League Baseball amateur draft, a mention of the name “Castellanos” instantly drew attention to third baseman Nick Castellanos, but as the cards laid themselves on the table, Nick will no longer be the only member of the family within the confines of the franchise.

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  • Scholtens wraps final season with Lakeview

    Friday, June 26th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    Lakeview’s girls track team is looking for a new girls track coach. That’s because former coach Cari Scholtens has left Lakeview. “I have accepted a teaching position at Greenville next year,” Scholtens, a Greenville graduate, said. “I wish Lakeview High school and Lakeview girls track all the best. I’m excited to see them in competition.”

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  • Four Wildcats earn CSAA Silver honors

    Thursday, June 25th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    The Lakeview Wildcats softball struggled in the win department, but not because of a lack of effort. Lakeview was a young, but talented team. Close losses led to a disappointing 9-24 (5-15 in CSAA Silver) record, but the Wildcats play this year leaves plenty of optimism for 2016.

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  • Coral Days set for Saturday

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
    Posted in: Local

    Coral Days is set to return to this small village on Saturday. Billed as “a small town festival with big fun,” the event kicks off with a free pancake, sausage and egg breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

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  • Wilker, 3 others earn All-State softball honors

    Friday, June 19th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, Sports Top Story

    The Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association released its All-State honorees on Wednesday. In all, four area players earned All-State honors this season. For the second straight season, Belding’s Greta Wilker was named to the Division 2 first team. This year as a utility fielder (third base in 2014).

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