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PromoQuip, a promotional equipment resource company in Cedar Springs, is looking to relocate its business to this property in Lakeview, which formerly served as office space for Campbell Electric. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

PromoQuip may be coming to Lakeview

A promotional equipment resource company is relocating from Cedar Springs to Lakeview, according to Lakeview Village Manager Jake Eckholm. Eckholm, who is also manager of Stanton, updated the Stanton City Commission about PromoQuip during the commission’s Oct. 27 meeting.

Byrne Electrical Specialists is headquartered in Rockford and specializes in product, mold and fixture design. — Courtesy of Byrne Electrical Specialists

Byrne Electrical Specialists expanding to Lakeview, creating 32 new jobs

Byrne Electrical Specialists has long had a strategic vision for employing as many people in West Michigan as possible. Today, Lakeview is becoming part of that vision.

Representing the Padden family, Lakeview chiropractor Gary Padden, left, accepts the Lakeview Area Community Fund Quality of Life award from LACF Board member Pat Hinrichs. — Daily News/Mike Taylow

Padden family receives Quality of Life award at community fund dinner

For the past 14 years, Lakeview Area Community Fund (LACF) has been giving students, businesses and civic organizations in the village a financial leg up. Organizers reason what’s good for the residents is good for the entire municipality.

According to Lakeview Elementary School kindergarten teacher Wendy Bates, a new assessment program at the school has proven helpful in getting incoming students the focused attention some of them need. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Assessment program helps Lakeview teachers with kindergarteners

By the time a student enters third, fourth or fifth grade, his or her teacher has a pretty good idea what to expect. The student’s abilities are, in part at least, a known quality.

Workers with Robbert Construction of Lakeview used this hefty rock to help demolish — and later remove — more than 20,000 tons of concrete from the former pickle station property on Tamarack Lake in Lakeview. The property is now being looked at for an industrial development. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Industrial investor looking to do business on shores of Tamarack Lake

The former home of America’s largest pickle salting station is poised for a new future in industry. An official announcement could be made as soon as this month about a new industry — and new jobs — coming to almost 9 acres of property formerly home to a lumber and sawmill outfit and later a pickle facility on the shores of Tamarack Lake, confirmed Lakeview Village Manager Jacob Eckholm.


Pig scramble highlights 2015 Trufant Jubilee

The cute little pink piglet contentedly chewed on the fresh green grass, oblivious to the interruption that was about to descend on her peaceful bliss. The piglet was the star of the show in the third annual Trufant Jubilee Pig Scramble where children — and adults — had the opportunity to catch the porker and win an impressive trophy and a few minutes of fame.

Trufant Jubilee Queen BreAnna Schultz, seated, and her court, from left, Princess Jayda Fitzgerald, Queen First Runner-Up Caitlin Madlener, Miss Pre-Teen First Runner-Up Melissa McKinley, Queen Second Runner-Up Krysta Frye and Miss Pre-Teen Madison Gibbons will reign over Trufant’s weekend celebration.  — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Trufant queen a first time contestant

BreAnna Schultz isn’t quite sure what the Trufant Jubilee queen does, but the 17-year-old is about to find out. Schultz, the daughter of Scott and Judy Schultz of Trufant, decided to run for the title just for fun and to gain pageant experience so she would have a better chance if winning another year. However, among a field of three contestants, Schultz walked away with the title this year.

The Fairfield Four and The McCrary Sisters shake the rafters of the Wheatland main stage to help wrap up the annual three-day festival. Several name acts have been booked for Sunday, Sept. 13, this year in an effort to entice Sunday-only ticket sales. — Courtesy photo

Wheatland Music Festival offers Sunday spectacular

Organizers of the annual Wheatland Music Festival are hoping to attract a few more Sunday-only music lovers at this year’s event, slated for Sept. 11-13. The festival, which has steadily grown in popularity and attendance in the 42 years it has been in existence typically sells out early, particularly for those purchasing three-day camping reservations.

Lakeview’s new Pocket Park as it looks today. Some cosmetic work remains to be done on the exterior walls of the building bracketing the park. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Village project is the latest step in putting the ‘lake’ in Lakeview

For decades, the village of Lakeview’s name has been something of a misnomer. There’s a lake there, sure, but — except for the handful of residents who actually live on Tamarack’s shores — it has gone mostly unseen and unnoticed.

Belvidere Township Fire Department firefighters check a Six Lakes house after a propane explosion caused significant damage to the structure. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Propane line ruptures at Six Lakes home, no one hurt

What started out as a normal afternoon for the Dolson family turned into a shocker. Quite literally. Just around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Todd Dolson was upstairs in his Six Lakes home when he heard a loud bang and felt his whole house literally move under his feet.