News
The Virtual Learning Center in Lakeview typically provides hands-on study facilities to anywhere from three to 15 students simultaneously, though there is room for more. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

In even the best school systems, some students fall through the cracks. Some schools offer alternative education programs, some don’t. Some of those programs are successful and some aren’t. Despite all efforts, each year schools are faced with a percentage of students who just can’t seem to make it through to graduation day. These are the students the Virtual Learning Center, which opened this year in Lakeview, seeks to help.

Political hopefuls participate in final local candidate forum

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

With just 12 days remaining until the Nov. 4 general election, there was no mistaking the location of the final candidate forum for political contenders in contested races. Attendees of Wednesday’s candidate forum at Montcalm Community College’s Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville were greeted by an wave of campaign signs, guiding them to the meeting of political rivals.

Montcalm Alliance re-established as Montcalm Economic Alliance

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

From open to close, the final meeting of the Montcalm Alliance lasted exactly 36 seconds Wednesday. That was enough time for board members to unanimously decide to officially dissolve the group, followed by an adjournment from Vice President Bob Clingenpeel.

Lakeview schools talk ‘success coach’

Posted in: Local Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Administrators at Lakeview Community Schools are making a concerted effort to help the system’s “at risk” students succeed, both academically and socially. Few avenues are being ignored when it comes to advancing the academic standing of the elementary, middle and high schools. In past years, the school has attempted to serve at risk students by hiring new teaching staff. This practice, according to Superintendent Kyle Hamlin, has not been entirely successful. The problem, he says, is that new teachers wind up dealing with all the same social problems as the old — poor attendance, lack of parental involvement, disruptive behavior.

Sports
Lakeview quarterback Nate Shurlow (9) fends off Central Montcalm defender Todd Switzer (3) en route to running for a first down in the first quarter Friday evening. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Fighting for its playoff life, the stakes were certainly higher for Central Montcalm than they were for visiting Lakeview in Friday’s final football game of the regular season. The mistakes were just too much for Central Montcalm to overcome.

THE REVIEW: Rebuilding a roster

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

It was a dream lineup. Some of the league’s hottest hitters all together under the same roof, sporting the storied English D. What was predicted to be a dominating season would ultimately take an unfortunate turn for the Detroit Tigers and thanks to a midseason unraveling, 1984 would continue to hold its place in the franchise’s history.

Four area teams qualify for football playoffs

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, October 27th, 2014

The Road to Ford Field begins on Friday/Saturday night for four area football teams. Pairings (games times to be decided later today) were announced on Sunday night with Lakeview (8-1), Central Montcalm (5-4), Carson City-Crystal (7-2) and Montabella (6-3) all getting the chance to play a 10th game this season.

Lakeview wins thriller over rival Central Montcalm

Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Fighting for its playoff life, the stakes were certainly higher for Central Montcalm than they were for visiting Lakeview in Friday’s final football game of the regular season. The mistakes were just too much for Central Montcalm to overcome.

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  • Community Fund dinner highlights Lakeview’s progress

    Friday, October 17th, 2014
    Posted in: Lakeview

    Lakeview is on the move. That was the theme of this year’s Lakeview Area Community Fund (LACF) dinner Thursday evening at Lakeview High School.

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  • SPORTS GALORE: Margin for error is gone in playoff push

    Friday, October 17th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    The Lakeview Wildcats will be one of 256 teams playing for a coveted football state championship beginning on Oct. 31. Lakeview’s win at Hesperia last week guaranteed the Wildcats (6-1 overall) a second consecutive trip to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs.

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  • Montcalm Alliance re-established as Montcalm Economic Alliance

    Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story, S.Slider

    From open to close, the final meeting of the Montcalm Alliance lasted exactly 36 seconds Wednesday. That was enough time for board members to unanimously decide to officially dissolve the group, followed by an adjournment from Vice President Bob Clingenpeel.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Oct. 14

    Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School

    Volleyball Greenville 3, Cedar Springs 0: The Yellow Jackets continued their dominance over the Red Hawks with a straight-game win 25-19, 25-11, 25-21 Tuesday night in Cedar Springs. Paige Hallock had 10 kills and four blocks for Greenville, Katherine Stidham had 10 digs, Kaylee Wilcox dished out 13 assists and Riley Jenks made six kills. [...]

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