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Lakeview’s annual Summerfest celebration features a parade at 2 p.m. on Saturday. It typically features area marching bands, Lakeview Wildcat sports teams, tractors and floats. — Courtesy photo

Lakeview’s annual Summerfest celebration taking shape

There’s just something about a small town summer festival — the banners, flags, music and food. All the folks with whom you already have at least a nodding acquaintance getting together at one time in one place to celebrate … well … to celebrate the simple pleasure, that is life in a small town. Few small towns do it better than Lakeview, which will host Summerfest on Friday and Saturday. Sponsored by the Lakeview Area Jaycees in cooperation with the village government and many local businesses, this year’s celebration is shaping up to be a good one.


Montcalm Community College receives small increase in funding

Montcalm Community College will receive an increase from last year’s state appropriations fund. President Bob Ferrentino announced the news at Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting at the college’s Sidney campus.

Players on the Belding softball team walk off the field for the last time in 2012 after losing to Wayland Union during the Division 2 state quarterfinals game at Wolters Softball Stadium at Hope College Tuesday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding players, fans enjoyed ride to quarters, look forward to next year

The general mood was somber on Belding’s side of Wolbers Field Tuesday. The Redskins had just lost the Division 2 quarterfinals to Wayland Union 11-1.


Funeral Notices for June 13, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Crystal racers take advantage of good weather

Saturday’s weather was warm and dry, giving racers at Crystal Motor Speedway a fast track to take advantage of. The street stocks kicked the night off with a couple of heats. The first of them would see Kyle Prochazka in victory lane over Chris Wiggins and Bill Wilkins Jr.

Belding's Kyleigh Linebaugh pitches to Wayland Union during the Division 2 state quarterfinals at Wolters Softball Stadium at Hope College Tuesday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding softball’s season ends with loss to No. 5 Wayland (Photo Gallery)

On paper, Belding’s softball team had an uphill climb if they wanted to beat Wayland Union in the Division 2 softball quarterfinals at Hope College. The Wildcats were ranked fifth in the state in Division 2 by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association. They went into the game having lost only twice — to top-ranked Stevensville-Lakeshore and 10th-ranked St. Clair.

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Construction is under way at 57 Brew Pub & Bistro in Greenville

Construction has begun in Greenville on the new 57 Brew Pub and Bistro, located at 1310 W. Washington St. (M-57) on the site where J.R.’s Roller Castle once stood.

Students from Lakeview High School’s guitar music program demonstrated new instruments recently acquired by the school through a grant. Pictured from left to right are Ryan Smith, Jacob Behrenwald, Kameron Gilbert and Jessi Linebaugh. Also performing, but not pictured, was Dylan Dietz. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview High School music program awarded guitars

The halls of Lakeview High School are alive with the sound of music, thanks to a grant from the Fender Music Foundation. The foundation, located in Agoura Hills, Calif., provides guitars and basses to four Michigan school programs each year. Lakeview was chosen to receive one of this year’s grants thanks to the efforts of music teacher Dean Gilbert, who handled the application process early in the school year.

Daily News/ Lonnie Allen  From left to right, front row, Carson City Administrator Mark Borden, Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge, Officer Alec Gringrich, Officer Doug Elliott, and Carson City Hospital Emergency Room Director Dr. Chris Herald; back row, Carson City Mayor Bruce Tasker, Security Trainer Todd Fancett and Security Staff member Kelly Frost, were at Carson City Hospital recently to sign a new Community Policing Partnership between Carson City and Carson City Hospital. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Carson City Hospital, police department begin partnership

Carson City Hospital and Carson City Police Department have formed a unique collaboration to provide a better law enforcement presence after City Hall closes at 5 p.m. The Community Policing Partnership, which begins in June, is designed to assist the city and hospital at the same time.

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Howard City teens arrested for Memorial Day weekend break-in

Anthony Thomas Russell, 18, of Howard City, was arrested Monday in connection with a break-in that took place on Kendaville Road in Pierson Township over Memorial Day weekend. A 16-year-old Howard City youth also was arrested for his involvement in the same crime.