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.
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.
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.
Summer always seems to fly by, and this year the season seems even shorter with the majority of local students returning to school one week earlier than usual. School starts on Monday for Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg schools. Those five schools obtained waivers from the Michigan Department of Education in order to start school earlier.
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.
During public comment at July’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting, a citizen sounded off about a rash of thievery incidents and how local crime is out of control.
Bill Hardin of Montcalm Township said he painted the windows blue on his truck after his vehicle was broken into four times.
In the midst of the Michigan Legislature’s summer vacation, one state representative came up with an idea for road funding that is now set to be considered by the state House as soon as Tuesday.
Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, first shared his idea for a state road funding proposal with The Daily News editorial board in July. Inspired by his constituents in the 70th District who called for a simple proposal focused solely on roads with only as much funding spent as needed, Outman brainstormed a $1.2 billion plan.
A recent $100,000 donation from the Padden family to the Lakeview Area Community Fund (LACF) is already paying dividends to the village.
It was a simple mistake, but one that conceivably could have spelled trouble for this village, had it not been caught — literally — in the nick of time.
In January, the Lakeview Village Council voted to move forward with the sale of a property on Townline Lake that had previously been donated to the village by Wells Fargo. Proceeds from the sale were to have been used, potentially, for the purchase of new snow removal equipment.
About 58 percent of students attending Lakeview Community Schools qualify for free and reduced lunches. That equates to a lot of local families that could, from time to time, use a little assistance.
At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, that assistance will arrive at the old elementary school gym, 124 Sixth St. in the form of a Feeding America food truck.