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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.