LAKEVIEW — Lakeview Village Manager Jake Eckholm had a busy last village council meeting Monday night, as he wrapped up projects and prepared the council for transition. Eckholm’s last day is Sept. 23, and he recommended Darrin Dood be considered as interim village manager. During the meeting, the village went over their annual budget and [...]
Miley Cyrus debuted in “Hannah Montana” on the Disney Channel; the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Detroit Tigers in five games in the World Series; Vice President Dick Cheney shot and wounded an attorney in a hunting accident; and Sen. Barack Obama announced he was considering a run for president of the United States.
That was 2006 … the last time until this summer that the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners actually heard a report from the county’s auditing firm.
Even those who work in the field of education get graded from time to time.
In October, the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) will host a visit from AdvancED, an accreditation organization with headquarters in Georgia and Arizona.
When The Daily News utilized the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) as part of primary election coverage this summer, Montcalm County sued this newspaper. Now, state legislators are working on amending the law to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
On Sept. 11, downtown Lakeview will fall silent for a parade in honor and memory of the 15th anniversary of a terrorist attack on the United States that resulted in almost 3,000 lives lost. The Patriot’s Day Silent Parade — hosted by the Ionia, Kent and Montcalm Blue Star Mothers of America Inc. — will proceed down Sherman Avenue to Second Street to Lincoln Street to 10th Street and end at the front entrance of Lakeview High School.
On behalf of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Jim Perkins recently presented Lakeview Police Chief Darin Dood an award in recognition for his service to the community in law enforcement.
The honor was part of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which was Aug. 18.
The Trufant Jubilee Festival included three parades for festival-goers to enjoy during the Labor Day weekend. The first parade was the Kiddie Parade Friday evening. Children dressed in colorful costumes, and some even made cars out of boxes they walked down the parade with.
Pigs and children squealed simultaneously during Trufant Jubilee Festival’s sixth annual pig scramble. A pig scramble is a pig-catching contest. A group of people line up against the fence of an enclosed area while one or more pigs are on the opposite side of the enclosure. When the announcer says “Go,” the people chase the pigs and try to catch one. The pig is considered caught when it is off the ground.
The dual manager of the city of Stanton and the village of Lakeview has accepted a new job. Jake Eckholm will be the next manager of the city of Muskegon Heights. He accepted the job Tuesday and will start Oct. 1.
Last year, Ashley Lee considered trying out for the Trufant Jubilee Queen’s Pageant. She decided it was too late in the process to jump in and opted to wait one year.
When the Trufant teen entered this year’s contest, she learned she was the only contestant.