News
Lakeview Village Manager Jake Eckholm is hoping to see a pocket park installed in the vacant lot, which was once home to the State Farm Insurance Building on the village main street. The park would provide easy access to a municipal parking lot and Tamarack Lake. If all goes according to plan, work on the project could begin this spring. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

“There’s never anywhere to park!” This is a lament heard frequently in downtown Lakeview, particularly during village-wide events like Summerfest, Winterfest and holiday gatherings at McKenna’s Tavern (just try finding a spot on Lincoln Avenue after 2 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day).

Converted alley space will connect Lakeview’s main street with lake

Posted in: L.Slider, Local, News Top Story Monday, December 15th, 2014

“There’s never anywhere to park!” This is a lament heard frequently in downtown Lakeview, particularly during village-wide events like Summerfest, Winterfest and holiday gatherings at McKenna’s Tavern (just try finding a spot on Lincoln Avenue after 2 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day).

Lakeview building could get new emergency power, warning siren

Posted in: Local Monday, December 15th, 2014

This village has what could be called a “troubled” history with electricity. Though outages are far from an everyday occurrence, it’s not uncommon to find a portable generator tucked away in the pole barns and garages of many residents here. Most storm-related outages last only hours, or even minutes. But there have been cases in recent history which have gone on for days.

Student reports shed light on Lakeview school district

Posted in: Local Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Members of the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education heard a presentation Monday about student health and homelessness.

According to Johanna Rentschler, a Lakeview Middle School counselor and homelessness liaison, a homelessness state assessment from the Michigan Department of Education, is due Monday.

Sports
Carson City-Crystal’s Alex Baker, left, hand fights with Tri County’s Nick McGhan during Saturday’s Tri County Invitational. McGhan defeated Baker 3-0. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 47-30. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

The Sparta Spartans outlasted good competition all day long to finish with an unblemished record and won the Tri County wrestling invitational on Saturday. The Spartans went 5-0, capping their day with a pin at 130 pounds to come from behind and defeat the Comstock Park Panthers in their final match of the day. Trailing 36-32, the pin gave Sparta a 38-36 victory.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 16

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Lakeview 40, Newaygo 29: The Wildcats beat the Lions in a CSAA crossover game Tuesday night by holding Newaygo to just three points in the second quarter. Sadie Massie led Lakeview with 12 points and Maddie Shurlow had eight points and seven rebounds…

THE REVIEW: Tasting a title

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

t’s been a long time coming. The paper bag hoods have been placed on the shelf and a devoted group of football enthusiasts are learning to revisit an aspect of the game that seems to have avoided Detroit Lions fans for far too long.

Sparta wins Tri County wrestling invitational

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Monday, December 15th, 2014

The Sparta Spartans outlasted good competition all day long to finish with an unblemished record and won the Tri County wrestling invitational on Saturday. The Spartans went 5-0, capping their day with a pin at 130 pounds to come from behind and defeat the Comstock Park Panthers in their final match of the day. Trailing 36-32, the pin gave Sparta a 38-36 victory.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Dec. 12

    Saturday, December 13th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School

    Lakeview 68, Holton 37: The Wildcats picked up their second straight win with a CSAA-Silver win over the Red Devils Friday night. Nate Shurlow had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Drake Boomer added 12 points to the winning effort…

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  • Montcalm County officials considering creating PACE district

    Saturday, December 13th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Photos, S.Slider

    Installing energy-efficient heating and cooling systems saves lots of green in the long run, but the initial investment cost leaves many people seeing red.

    Some Michigan business owners are considering whether Michigan’s Public Act 270 of 2010, the property assessed clean energy (PACE) act, can help them upgrade their facilities in a high efficiency manner while spreading the cost over a longer, more affordable timeframe.

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  • Tri County, Belding wrestlers open 2-0

    Friday, December 12th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School

    The 2014-2015 high school wrestling season got under way on Wednesday night. Tri County hosted a nonconference quadrangular with Belding, Kent City and Lakeview competing.

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  • Lakeview joins Montcalm Economic Alliance

    Thursday, December 11th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    In recent months, many communities have banded together in an effort to change Montcalm County’s economic fortunes. On Monday, Lakeview became one of these when the Lakeview Village Council approved a three-year commitment to the Montcalm Economic Alliance.

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