News
An uprooted tree landed on the roof of a home on North Street in Lakeview, penetrating the roof and destroying an upstairs bedroom. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Without electricity and with trees power lines laying scattered across yards, roofs and streets, residents of Lakeview worked relentlessly Monday to recover from a powerful weekend storm that left destruction in its path.

Montcalm County commissioners challenge conservation district officials

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Last month, Montcalm Conservation District officials requested $15,000 from the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners to help the conservation district’s looming budget deficit.

This month, commissioners agreed to help conservation district officials — and to issue them a challenge.

JUST IN: List of flooded roads in Montcalm County

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Here’s a list of Montcalm County roads that are currently partially flooded as of this afternoon.

Lakeview residents recovering from aftermath of weekend storm

Posted in: L.Slider, Local, News Top Story Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Without electricity and with trees power lines laying scattered across yards, roofs and streets, residents of Lakeview worked relentlessly Monday to recover from a powerful weekend storm that left destruction in its path.

Sports
Lakeview freshman Nolan Saxton goes for a pin during the Lakeview Invitational this season. Saxton was one of two Wildcats to qualify for the individual state tournament this year.

Lakeview’s wrestling team had a good season, according to coach Todd Barton. “I feel the 2013-2014 season went really well,” Barton said. “I feel we could have done better, but performed well with the amount of young wrestlers we have. The progress from last year to this year has been tremendous. A lot of second year wrestlers stepped up and fulfilled leadership roles. The kids seem excited to be in the room and they enjoy learning and excelling at the sport. When the kids enjoy what they are doing and they have faith in their leaders success will happen.”

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, April 17

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Friday, April 18th, 2014

Lakeview, Vestaburg split: The Wildcats opened the season with a win and a loss against the Wolverines Thursday, losing the first game 3-2 on a bases-loaded walk, but winning the second game 4-2…

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, April 16

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Greenville mercies CM twice: The Yellow Jackets had no problems with the Green Hornets Wednesday in a game moved to Greenville’s diamond, as Greenville won the opener 14-0 in five innings and the second 16-4 in five innings…

Yellow Jacket Challenge to finish on Legacy Field

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Rain, snow and sunshine. Mother Nature has been busy this week in Michigan. With the craziness of the the recent weather, thoughts of running or walking in the seventh annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) may have taken a back seat. With less than two weeks before this year’s event there is still time to get registered for either the 5K run, one mile walk or young Yellow Jacket fun runs.

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  • PHOTO GALLERY: Weekend storm brings heavy damage to Lakeview area

    Monday, April 14th, 2014
    Posted in: L.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    A Saturday afternoon storm that left many residents in Montcalm County without power did the majority of its damage in the community of Lakeview. According to Lakeview Village Manager James Freed, the damage he surveyed this morning in the community is beyond anything he has witnessed before.

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  • Money from state not enough for local road fixes

    Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story, PH.Slider

    With $60.9 million funneling down from the state for road maintenance across Michigan following a long and treacherous winter, one might think massive repair projects are on this spring’s agenda.

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  • Verlander helps Whitecaps to home opener victory

    Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    The West Michigan Whitecaps were able to put Jan. 3 aside for one night and enjoy some baseball. The Whitecaps beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3-2 Tuesday night in the home opener at Fifth Third Ballpark in front of 7,182 fans.

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  • Montcalm Community College to raise 2014-2015 tuition 5%

    Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Students attending Montcalm Community College (MCC) will notice a hike in their tuition as they enroll for their next semester of classes. During Tuesday evening’s MCC Board of Trustees meeting at the MCC’s Stanley & Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center on the college’s Greenville campus, board members voted unanimously to increase the 2014-2015 tuition by approximately 5 percent.

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