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.
Lakeview and Stanton have been without a manager since September, when Jake Ekholm left for another job.
During Monday night’s Lakeview Village Council meeting, the council interviewed the two finalists a search committee had narrowed down from 14 applicants.
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.
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.
Byrne Electrical Specialists held an open house Saturday to showcase their new Lakeview location, named the Pickle Docks in honor of its history. Kay and Karl Thompson of Mecosta came out to support their daughter who works for the company and to see the transformation of the old pickle processing plant.
The atmosphere became heated in Lakeview Middle School on Wednesday evening as residents and firefighters debated how best to serve Pine Township.
The issue began in August, when Hunter Lake residents asked the Pine Township Board to change the lake’s fire jurisdiction from being covered by the Lakeview District Fire Department to the Montcalm Township Fire Department. A volunteer committee was formed to research the issue.
Tamarack District Library’s Director Hope Nobel, staff members, board members and Friends of the Library have worked hard to make the library an integral part of the community.
During Thursday night’s Lakeview Area Community Fund (LACF) dinner, their efforts were rewarded by being named the 2016 Quality of Life recipients.
An annexation proved to be too much of a vexation to move forward.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday tabled a proposed annexation of Cato Township into Lakeview, telling village officials they needed to do a better job communicating with township residents.
Lakeview Middle School Principal Tim Erspamer has been working to improve students’ behavior in the hallways, and he is rewarding them for their efforts.
Some of the new hallway procedures are no earbuds or headphones, no technological devices, quiet voices and walking on the right side in the school hallways.
Clark Newell owns two real estate businesses and Clark’s Auto Sales, volunteers for the Lakeview District Fire Department and now manages Lakeview Airport-Griffith Field.
Newell started his new job on Aug. 29 when Mike Matthews stepped down as airport manager to take a job with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).