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Lakeview High School senior Jordan Rosset — shown with her dog, Tess — is receiving the HAIL scholarship from the University of Michigan, which means she’ll have a tuition-free ride for four years at the university. (Daily News | Emilee Nielsen)

Lakeview student granted High Achieving Involved Leader scholarship, overcomes adversity

Jordan Rosset is what the University of Michigan (U-M) designates as a High Achieving Involved Leader (HAIL).

In the fall, she will be attending the University of Michigan’s nursing program thanks to the HAIL scholarship, which will cover four years of her tuition fees. All she had to do was apply for admission and be accepted.

Dakota Shaffer, 15, shares a moment with her mother, Amanda, right, Thursday afternoon at their home in Vestaburg. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Montcalm Care Network offers outpatient and home-based therapy

Montcalm County residents, like anywhere else, face barriers when it comes to receiving comprehensive mental health care. The rural landscape of the county can mean isolation for some families in need. Financial stability can be another issue.

The Montcalm Care Network, based in Stanton, is focused on helping children and families conquer those barriers in order to receive mental health care services.

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The Daily News named best in Michigan

The Daily News was named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Michigan Associated Press (AP) Media Editors newspaper competition.

The Daily News won for general excellence in Division 1 and was honored with 10 other awards during Sunday’s AP banquet in Lansing.

An original Amble Fire Department helmet is on display in a glass case at Winfield Township Hall. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Amble Fire Department may soon be history

A black helmet with “Amble Fire Dept.” written in white across the brim is behind glass in a display case at Winfield Township Hall. The helmet is a relic from the early days of the fire department. The present day fire department is about to become a piece of history too.

Lakeview’s new website will offer many amenities missing from the village’s current site. These include online bill pay, email contact forms and downloadable village documents or ordinances.

New $6,500 Lakeview website will offer more village options

The village will soon be getting an attractive new online “front end” in the form of an updated and greatly expanded website. The Lakeview Village Council voted Tuesday to award a $6,500 contract for the website’s development to City Web Central Website Design in Rockford. According to Village Manager Jake Eckholm, the new website will offer residents far more features than the municipality’s current website.

Montcalm County officials and Michigan State Police responded to the scene of a fatal two-car head-on collision Sunday evening. One woman died and three others were hospitalized. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

UPDATED: 1 dead, 3 injured in M-66 head-on collision

A woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a head-on collision just north of Six Lakes this evening.

At approximately 7:15 p.m., an Audi sedan and a Buick sedan collided head-on after each driver swerved to the west while traveling in opposite directions on M-66, near North Six Lakes Road and Cutler Road.

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ON THE RECORD: Montcalm County cracking down on recycling site abuse

One man has been convicted and fined after dumping garbage at a Montcalm County recycling site, putting a face to a countywide problem.

Lakeview High School freshman Cade Oberlin, left, decided to pass on a class ring he’d won from Josten’s to fellow student Angel Taylor. Although the two swim in different social circles, Angel says they have been “friend-ish” since grade school. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview High School student re-gifts his class ring

Cade Oberlin is one of the popular kids. A freshman at Lakeview High School, Cade typically scores A’s in his classes; he speaks with the casual confidence of a junior senator from Minnesota; it’s almost a given he serves on the student class council. Cade’s self-deprecating manner rings true.

Kathy Jo VanderLaan, Montcalm County’s business development coordinator with The Right Place, gives examples of economic development within Montcalm County throughout the past year during Thursday’s Coalition of Greater Greenville meeting.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Right Place partnership paying dividends for Montcalm County

After one full year of utilizing The Right Place in Montcalm County, early returns appear to be positive.

According to Right Place Board of Directors member and Montcalm Economic Alliance Board President Rob Spohr, the return on investment in partnering with The Right Place, an economic development agency based in Grand Rapids, has led to a rate of $1,330 to $1 through the first year of the three-year partnership.

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Lakeview Village Council endorses 9/11 parade

The victims of Sept. 11, 2001, as well as those who responded to the terrorist attack, will be remembered and honored again this fall thanks to the efforts of the local chapter of the Blue Star Mothers.