A 120-year-old building located in the heart of Lakeview has been condemned for the second time in three and a half years. The Lakeview Inn at 333 S. Lincoln Ave. was built in 1894 and has housed various businesses over the past century.
Burton Sly has a regular routine of filling the gas tank of his vehicle every Sunday afternoon to prepare for the work week, a routine that oftentimes digs too deep into his finances.
But in recent weeks, the Greenville resident has had reason to smile at the pump as gas prices nationwide have plummeted.
With so many minds in Michigan focused on gasoline prices, in Lansing, legislators worked last week during the final hours of the lame duck session to draft a solution to the state’s issues with poor road quality.
After two bills were drafted, one in the House of Representatives and another in the Senate, legislators came together to create a bipartisan bill package that would provide an additional $1.2 billion annually toward road funding.
A cooperative effort between this village and Parker-Hannifin Corp. will result in a cleanup operation this spring at the sewer ponds north of town. Currently, one of the ponds contains heavy metals deposited there more than a decade ago, prior to Parker-Hannfin’s installation of new reclamation equipment.
One man was injured in a car-semi truck accident Friday morning near Six Lakes. Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident, which occurred on Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) near North Six Lakes Road around 10:56 a.m.
“There’s never anywhere to park!” This is a lament heard frequently in downtown Lakeview, particularly during village-wide events like Summerfest, Winterfest and holiday gatherings at McKenna’s Tavern (just try finding a spot on Lincoln Avenue after 2 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day).
This village has what could be called a “troubled” history with electricity. Though outages are far from an everyday occurrence, it’s not uncommon to find a portable generator tucked away in the pole barns and garages of many residents here. Most storm-related outages last only hours, or even minutes. But there have been cases in recent history which have gone on for days.
Members of the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education heard a presentation Monday about student health and homelessness.
According to Johanna Rentschler, a Lakeview Middle School counselor and homelessness liaison, a homelessness state assessment from the Michigan Department of Education, is due Monday.
Installing energy-efficient heating and cooling systems saves lots of green in the long run, but the initial investment cost leaves many people seeing red.
Some Michigan business owners are considering whether Michigan’s Public Act 270 of 2010, the property assessed clean energy (PACE) act, can help them upgrade their facilities in a high efficiency manner while spreading the cost over a longer, more affordable timeframe.
In recent months, many communities have banded together in an effort to change Montcalm County’s economic fortunes. On Monday, Lakeview became one of these when the Lakeview Village Council approved a three-year commitment to the Montcalm Economic Alliance.