News
Lakeview Village President Ed Winter, right, welcomes Shay Gallagher to Lakeview as the new village manager at a special Lakeview Village Council meeting Monday night. Lakeview and Stanton have parted ways regarding their prior shared manager agreement. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

When Stanton decided to end a shared manager arrangement with Lakeview last week, Lakeview officials knew they would have to consider new options. The Lakeview Village Council held a special meeting Monday night to offer Shay Gallagher, currently the deputy supervisor of Algoma Township, a full-time job as Lakeview’s village manager.

Montcalm County’s new website is live

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Montcalm County’s new website went live this week.

The goal was for montcalm.us to be a more user-friendly website for mobile users, according to IT Director Eric McLaughlin.

Toys for Tots drive now underway in Montcalm County

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Jennifer Bouck has seen the hardships families face during the holiday season.

The coordinator of Montcalm County’s Toys for Tots is familiar with scenes of homelessness and poverty.

In response, Bouck and her volunteers are working to provide a “magical” Christmas for families in need this year.

Lakeview hires Gallagher as full-time village manager

Posted in: L.Slider, Local, News Top Story Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

When Stanton decided to end a shared manager arrangement with Lakeview last week, Lakeview officials knew they would have to consider new options. The Lakeview Village Council held a special meeting Monday night to offer Shay Gallagher, currently the deputy supervisor of Algoma Township, a full-time job as Lakeview’s village manager.

Sports
Lakeview’s Zach Hamlin, front, and an unidentified Newaygo player battle for the ball during the teams’ 7- on- 7 passing drills Tuesday night.

LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s football team got some more work in against a real opponent instead of their own teammates. The Wildcats had 7- on-7 passing drills with Newaygo Tuesday at the practice fields at Lakeview High School. In a 7- on- 7 passing drill, a team has only one offensive lineman — the center — [...]

Lakeview netters had up and down season

Posted in: High School, Lakeview, Sports Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s volleyball season had its share of highs and lows in 2016. The Wildcats had a high of winning their own volleyball tournament to the low of being swept by Morley Stanwood — a team they beat twice in the regular season — in the Class C district final. Still, second-year coach Ashley [...]

If done right, Friday night football can be better — for everyone

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

With the Big Ten Conference (B1G) announcing it will schedule more games on Friday nights next year, one question remains: Will this really hurt high school football?

Lakeview Wildcats’ football season a success, but goal still not reached

Posted in: High School Sunday, November 6th, 2016

When the clock struck zero at the Division 6 playoff game at Ravenna, many of the Lakeview football players hung around in the end zone, not wanting to leave the field just yet.

The 42-21 loss to the Bulldogs meant the Wildcats’ great season was done, and, for the seniors, so too was their high school football career. So the players took their time walking off the field, relishing what they inevitably would have to leave behind for the final time.

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  • Local fire departments solve issues

    Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
    Posted in: L.Slider, Local, Local, News Top Story, News Top Story

    Montcalm Township Fire Chief Clif Dickinson wanted to nix hard feelings between fire departments regarding a Pine Township coverage issue. Dickinson called for an emergency meeting Nov. 6 with Lakeview District and Maple Valley Township fire departments, along with Montcalm Township firefighters, to solve the issue of fire coverage in Pine Township.

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  • Lakeview High School, exchange students host international fair

    Monday, November 14th, 2016
    Posted in: L.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    Students from Turkmenistan, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Georgia, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Cambodia, Poland, Czech Republic and the U.S. set up tables in the halls of Lakeview High School.

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  • Voter turnout down in Ionia, Montcalm counties

    Thursday, November 10th, 2016
    Posted in: Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics

    The most divisive presidential election in recent history resulted in a decrease in voter turnout for both Ionia and Montcalm counties Tuesday. Ionia County saw a 61 percent turnout, while Montcalm County was not much better at just under 63 percent.

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  • If done right, Friday night football can be better — for everyone

    Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    With the Big Ten Conference (B1G) announcing it will schedule more games on Friday nights next year, one question remains: Will this really hurt high school football?

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