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Trevor Rentschler, left, received a marching baritone, and Anthony Blazo a Sousaphone in the first purchase made with a gift from the Padden family to the Lakeview High School Band. — Courtesy photo

$15,000 donated to Lakeview High School band

A recent $100,000 donation from the Padden family to the Lakeview Area Community Fund (LACF) is already paying dividends to the village.

Lakeview running back Tony Seaborn runs through a gauntlet of pads during practice Wednesday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview’s Seaborn optimistic for 2015 season

Lakeview running back Tony Seaborn is optimistic in his final year of high school football. The senior said even though the Wildcats suffered losses due to graduation, they aren’t that bad.

Lakeview coach Sean Rinehart, left, talks to his offensive linemen before a drill during Wednesday’s practice. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview working toward season opener vs. Tri County

LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s football team is getting ready for their first game with a mission. During practice Wednesday, the football team was reminded how they lost a perfect season in week one when they lost 14-13 to Tri County. So the Wildcats have been practicing with that in the back of their minds. All is [...]


Funeral Notices for August 15, 2015

Read the funeral notices for Saturday, August 15, 2015.

On Wednesday, the Montcalm Township Board voted to send three new recruits to the fire academy. (Daily News | Brad Klosner)

Montcalm Township sending new firefighter recruits to academy

Come May 2016, Montcalm Township will have three probies (recruits) graduating to firefighters. On Wednesday, the Montcalm Township Board voted to send three newly hired probies to the fire academy.

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Historic building to house Crystal Township museum

The expiring home of the Crystal Community Library and soon-to-be residence of the Crystal Township Museum is in need of a lot of love and attention. Thankfully, a number of organizations are coming together to preserve the historic building that has stood in the Crystal community for more than a century.

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Pierson Township home destroyed in fire, along with three dogs

Staring in disbelief, Matt Bierema watched helplessly Thursday afternoon as firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze that was engulfing his home. As the reality of the situation set in, the structure now a total loss, he could only bury his face into his folded arms atop a nearby parked car.

Central Montcalm quarterback Caleb Johnson takes the snap to run a play during practice on Tuesday. Johnson is competing with Hunter VeltKamp for the starting quarterback position. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm continues transition under coach Clay

The high school football season begins in 15 days for the Central Montcalm Hornets. It will be the first game under head coach David Clay, who previously was head coach for the Montabella Mustangs. On Tuesday, the transition to Clay continued on the practice field.

Displaying his formidable hook shot, Ron Flinn goes in for the score during a senior basketball tournament. He has mastered his signature hook shot, having the ability to shoot with either his left or his right hand. (Courtesy photo)

50-PLUS AND FABULOUS: At 74, Crystal’s Ron Flinn continues his passion for basketball

Ron Flinn is a visible presence on Saturday nights in Crystal where he makes his way through the stands at Crystal Motor Speedway. While Flinn may be well known in the area for his zany get-ups and affable personality, he is also a prolific basketball player, both with city leagues and traveling teams.

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Greenville DDA still struggling to market The Market

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has been trying to troubleshoot a problem with The Market since early summer.

During Tuesday’s meeting, DDA members discussed the issue at length. Although there has been signage on roadways, spots on the radio and articles in The Daily News, the DDA is still having trouble not only attracting customers, but vendors as well.