Jacob Eckholm fielded questions in a final interview Tuesday evening at Stanton’s City Commission meeting. Eckholm was chosen to replace the city’s previous manager, James Freed, who left earlier this summer to take a post in Port Huron. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

After weeks without a manager, the village of Lakeview and city of Stanton have finally settled on a replacement for James Freed, who left the post earlier this summer to take a job in Port Huron. Following an extensive search process and several interviews, Stanton’s City Commission on Wednesday voted to hire Jacob Eckholm as shared manager for both communities. Lakeview’s Village Council had already arrived at the same decision Monday evening.

This Is High School: Daily News launching 10-month student series

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Our 10-month series “This Is High School” will launch Tuesday and Wednesday and will continue into next spring, when the school year comes to a close.

Our goal is to paint a picture of life as a high school student, complete with all its peaks and valleys, challenges and accomplishments, victories and defeats.

BACK TO SCHOOL: What’s new at local districts this year

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Photos Friday, August 29th, 2014

Staff and students have a lot to be excited about as the 2014-2015 school year gets underway Tuesday.

The rewards of voter-approved bond proposals in Belding, Carson City-Crystal and Lakeview are visible for all to see. A new superintendent is testing the waters at Central Montcalm while incoming freshman are making a “graduation pledge” at Greenville.

New Miss Trufant Jubilee overcomes her fears to win

Posted in: L.Slider, Local, Photos Friday, August 29th, 2014

Megan McPherson has always wanted to compete for the title of Miss Trufant Jubilee, but was too scared to try it. This year, she faced her fears and did it, and walked away with the title.

“It was one of those things that seemed pretty scary, but once I did it, I realized that my thinking that way was making it worse than it really was,” said the demure McPherson, 17, who was crowned Thursday night as the 35th Trufant Jubilee queen.

Vern Smith, right, will take over as Lakeview varsity baseball coach. Smith is also an assistant football coach for the Wildcats.

Vern Smith is taking over in Lakeview. The JV baseball coach is moving up to the varsity position after Ryan Vellanti resigned.

Tri County holds on against Lakeview

Posted in: High School, High School Friday, August 29th, 2014

Tri County quarterback John Zuzula scored the first touchdown of the game and Lakeview running back John Zuluaga-Torres scored the final one. But it was an extra point and a shutdown, second-half defensive effort by both teams that proved to be the difference in Tri County’s 14-13 season-opening victory at Lakeview Friday night.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Aug. 26

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Belding 3-0: The Redskins continued their great start to the season with three wins at Saranac on Wednesday. Belding first defeated Rivertown Christian 25-10, 25-14; then Holland Calvery 25-19, 25-16; and Saranac 11-25, 25-13, 15-2

Belding makes it two in a row at DN Invite

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, Sports Top Story Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Belding’s volleyball team started out the season the same way they started last season. The Redskins won the opening tournament of the season, the Daily News Invitational at their own gym.

  • Bright Start starts over as new Lakeview Elementary School

    Thursday, August 21st, 2014
    Posted in: L.Slider, Local, Photos

    It has been more than two years in coming, but on Wednesday, all the hard work, planning and expense paid off for Lakeview Community Schools when Superintendent Kyle Hamlin cut the ribbon officially opening the doors to Lakeview Elementary School. Assisting in the task were Board of Education President Ed Jonaitis and Principal Kelly Nielsen.

    The event was well-attended by community members, teachers, administrators and parents with children who will soon be entering the school for fall classes.

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  • THE REVIEW: Tri County’s Overbeek a true inspiration

    Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    When students of Tri County High School take to the halls this fall to begin the new school year, they are sure to cross paths with one individual in particular, who has solidified himself as a fixture in the growth of the school district both in the classroom and on the field. Oh, and did we also mention the basketball court?

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  • RJ’s Sports Bar/Sports Galore wins Danish championship

    Monday, August 18th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Schnepp and Sons entered the Danish Festival men’s softball championship game undefeated. Their opponent, RJ’s Sports Bar/Sports Galore, had one loss. To win a championship, RJ’s Sports Bar/Sports Galore needed two wins against Schnepp and Sons on Sunday afternoon. They did just that win the tournament title with an 8-1 record.

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  • Vestaburg man faces slew of charges after two incidents with ex-girlfriend

    Thursday, August 14th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local

    A 39-year-old Vestaburg man is behind bars and faces multiple charges after two alleged violent attacks on his ex-girlfriend.

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