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The BEVRA-sponsored snowmobile race relocated to another site north of town for this year’s Winterfest in Lakeview. However, motorcycles put the track on Tamarack Lake to good use throughout the day. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Organizers of this year’s Winterfest couldn’t have been happier with the weather Saturday. Like Goldilocks’ third try at pilfered porridge, it was not too hot and not too cold. The bevy of sleds turning out for the BEVRA Snowmobile Races and classic sled show had plenty of frozen liquid on which to race, but those taking part in the polar plunge were in no immediate danger of freezing solid upon exiting the water.

Montcalm County plagued by weekend fires

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Once again, a string of structure fires burned through Montcalm County throughout the weekend. The weekend started with a mobile home fire south of Lakeview Friday. Then Saturday struck with a morning house fire in Howard City followed by a lunchtime structure fire northeast of Howard City. Later on Saturday, a Crystal dumpster fire was called in followed by house that burned southeast of Crystal. On Sunday, a pump house just east of Crystal also went up in flames.

JUST IN: Truck crashes, burns in Winfield Township

Posted in: Local, Local Friday, February 27th, 2015

A Coral man lost control of his vehicle and almost lost his life on Thursday night. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a one vehicle personal injury crash at 9:38 p.m. at the intersection of West Church Road and North Masters Road in Winfield Township.

Lakeview firefighters had busy weekend

Posted in: Local Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

The temperature was hovering just below 15 degrees when the early Saturday morning call came to the Lakeview District Fire Department. A house located at 7578 West Briggs Road was on fire and the occupants needed help. Firefighters did not hesitate to answer the 2:45 a.m. call.

Sports
Belding forward Greta Wilker (12) battles for a defensive rebound with Lakeview’s Amanda Heady (40) during third-quarter action Monday night. - Courtesy photos/Joe Veselenak

The Belding Redskins squared off with the Lakeview Wildcats in what felt like a girls basketball district final, but was just a tournament opener. Playing at home, the Redskins used their physicality, defense and rebounding to defeat the Wildcats 55-41 in the Class B district tournament game on Monday night.

THE REVIEW: One culture, two worlds

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Professional sports, in any walk of life, are a curious thing. Each embodies its own complexities, its own rituals and finds its own identity in the culture it creates.

Belding’s defense, rebounding leads to victory over Lakeview

Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The Belding Redskins squared off with the Lakeview Wildcats in what felt like a girls basketball district final, but was just a tournament opener. Playing at home, the Redskins used their physicality, defense and rebounding to defeat the Wildcats 55-41 in the Class B district tournament game on Monday night.

Belding boys bowling advances to state finals

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, March 2nd, 2015

The Belding Redskins boys bowling team placed third at the regional tournament to qualify for the Division 3 state finals on Saturday. The Redskins shot 3,445 to place behind regional champions Wyoming Kelloggsville (3,681) and Fremont (3,541).

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  • Fremont to join CSAA-Gold in 2016

    Thursday, February 26th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School

    Another Lakes 8 Conference school is leaving for the Central State Activities Association (CSAA). Fremont was accepted by the current members of the CSAA in January after votes by CSAA Gold Division schools.

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  • Defense leads Lakeview past Montabella at home

    Thursday, February 26th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story

    The Lakeview Wildcats thrive when their defense leads to easy offense. Such was the case Tuesday night at home. The Wildcats’ defense forced 21 turnovers, which led to easy baskets — 30 field goals in all — in a 69-27 victory over Montabella.

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  • Lakeview firefighters had busy weekend

    Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
    Posted in: Local

    The temperature was hovering just below 15 degrees when the early Saturday morning call came to the Lakeview District Fire Department. A house located at 7578 West Briggs Road was on fire and the occupants needed help. Firefighters did not hesitate to answer the 2:45 a.m. call.

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  • THE REVIEW: Getting rid of the wrinkles

    Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    You may have heard the phrase, “A tiger can’t change his stripes.” Simply put, the intrinsic heartbeat cannot be changed, but no one said a few grooming tips can’t be offered.

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