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IN BRIEF: Lakeview approves third annual 9/11 parade

The Blue Star Mothers received the go-ahead from Lakeview Village Council to host the Third Annual 9/11 Memorial Parade.

Dan Knapp and Melissa Stevens work together to pull a bench out of Tamarack Lake. The bench was one of several large items pulled from the lake in Lakeview during Saturday’s cleanup event. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Lakeview residents clean trash out of Tamarack Lake

Dodging poison ivy, leeches and snails, Lakeview residents committed their Saturday afternoon to cleaning up Tamarack Lake.

“I felt that the community completely came together and helped make this a special event that will only get better and better,” said Amber Treiber, co-organizer of the event. “Strong winds made it a little bit difficult to get some of the items out, but this was a great start.”

Dallas Lincoln, Lakeview business owner and resident, has lived in the village his entire life. In the past 10 years, he has started writing books based on historical events for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to remember the village’s history. — File photo

Lakeview Summerfest will celebrate village’s sesquicentennial

Dallas Lincoln, business owner and author, has lived in Lakeview his whole life. He’s the fourth of seven generations of Lincolns to call the village home.

The contestants of the Lakeview Summerfest pageant are from back row from left. Lili Moore, Cassandra Hogle, Zayda Melinowski, Alexis Johnson, Megan Eves, Taylor Meyers, Syrianna Rivera and front from left, Rhyen Korytkowski, Erin Gorby, Bailie Carlson, Isabella Iteen, Chloe Davidson, Aryvah Ladanyi; not pictured: Cheyenne Rasmussen. — Courtesy photo/Linda Huckins

Lakeview pageant returning for 150th anniversary celebration

This year’s Summerfest will not only celebrate 150 years of Lakeview, but it will also mark the return of the Miss Lakeview Pageant.

Trash has been gathering in Tamarack Lake in Lakeview. On Saturday, residents will have a chance to pick up trash in and around the lake as part of the first Tamarack Lake cleanup. — Courtesy photos

Lakeview residents to clean up Tamarack Lake

The village of Lakeview is named because of its picturesque location on Tamarack Lake. The lake provides residents with a great view and several recreational opportunities in the summer and winter.

Lakeview High School’s graduating class of 94 seniors toss their caps into the air at the conclusion of Sunday afternoon’s commencement ceremony. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Warm day, hot future: 94 graduate from Lakeview High School

Emotions and temperatures ran warm inside Cook Gymnasium on Sunday as 94 seniors graduated from Lakeview High School. Typically held outside at Kos Field, this year’s commencement ceremony took place indoors so seniors could feature a video they had created of class highlights. The afternoon was an emotional affair, as students and their loved ones recalled nearly two decades worth of memories, some bitter, but many sweet.

Mia McCrumb works on a presentation for Lakeview High School’s track banquet. McCrumb will graduate as one of Lakeview’s valedictorians, but she also focused on sports and extra-curricular activities so she could be a well-rounded student. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Lakeview valedictorian to attend U of M on full scholarship

In two short days, Mia McCrumb will graduate as one of Lakeview High School’s two valedictorians. Graduating at the top of her class is something Mia set her mind on four years ago when she completed eighth grade.

From left, Lakeview High School history club students Ella Royston, Rachel Evans and Jesse Miedema help VFW Post No. 3701 Adjutant Jessica Wright place flags around Lakeview Cemetery on Friday afternoon. Together, the students and veterans placed around 380 flags. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Veterans, students place flags at Lakeview Cemetery

Eighth- and ninth-grade history club students from Lakeview High School started their Memorial Day Celebration before school was out on Friday. The students along with eighth-grade history teacher James Perkins, ninth-grade history teacher Jen Rasmussen, Village Manager Shay Gallagher and a group of veterans from VFW Hough-Pontius Post No. 3701 set out to replace tattered flags alongside the headstones of veterans buried in Lakeview Cemetery.

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Sanctuary cities issue on deck for Rep. Lower

One of the more hot-button issues in Lansing this year has become the status of “sanctuary cities” in Michigan, and Rep. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake, finds himself at the center of the issue.

Lakeview’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Hough-Pontius Post 3701, on M-91, just south of M-46, is planning a Memorial Day parade for this coming weekend in the hopes of being more visible in the community. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Re-energized Lakeview VFW Post plans updates, parade

Stacey Roberts, Dan Duvall and Jessica Wright deployed together in 2004 with Greenville’s 1073rd National Guard Maintenance Company. Twelve years later, the trio has reconnected for a new mission: Save and revive Lakeview’s Hough-Pontius Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3701.