2020-11-05

Tamarack Meadows development in Lakeview moves forward

A long-vacant mobile home park in Lakeview is about to become a manufactured home subdivision, providing affordable — and attractive — family housing in a community that needs it.

Redstone Homes of Grand Rapids purchased Tamarack Meadows in July, and the company’s president, Gary Hensch, plans to have a model on-site by December, and another in January.

Carson City-Crystal volleyball’s effort leads them to 3-1 victory over Lakeview

Eagles now advance to district finals

While this is her first season at the helm of the Carson City-Crystal varsity volleyball program, Kali Jo Donahue has been involved in volleyball at the school for many years.

Her first year as the junior varsity coach came in 2017 when the current seniors were freshmen and she’s had a hand in coaching all of the current varsity players before this year. She strongly identifies with this being her group, her team, and that made it all the more special when the Eagles rallied past Lakeview and advanced to the Morley-Stanwood district finals on Wednesday after a 3-1 victory.

‘The biggest play I’ve made in my life’

Greenville native Justin Zimmer reflects on game-winning play for Buffalo Bills to defeat Patriots

Greenville native Justin Zimmer, currently playing as a defensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills in the NFL, made what he called the biggest play of his life during Sunday’s home game against the New England Patriots.

Ahead 24-21 over the Patriots with 37 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, the Patriots were just 19 yards away from the end zone, well within field goal range, looking to tie the game or take the lead over the Bills.

Pine Township treasurer easily re-elected, despite moving to Alaska

Despite moving to Alaska, the Pine Township treasurer was easily re-elected to a four-year term Tuesday.

Rachel Pitcher received 603 votes, while write-in challenger Misty VanGessel only received 160 votes.

Meijer wins tight race for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District

With all precincts reporting Wednesday evening, Republican candidate Peter Meijer defeated Democrat challenger Hilliary Scholten in the race for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District.

Meijer, 32, of Grand Rapids, who led throughout the race, but said he was committed to waiting until every vote had been before accepting a win, announced the victory on his official Twitter account shortly after the last precincts in the district reported.

Rep. Albert coasts to comfortable victory in securing third term

Incumbent State Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Vergennes Township, enjoyed a comfortable margin of victory in riding out an election night that resulted with him being reelected as Michigan’s 86th District state representative.

On Wednesday, with all precincts reporting in Ionia and Kent counties, Albert, 35, defeated Democrat challenger Susan Hayes, 59, of Cascade Township with a commanding lead of 35,233 (63%) votes to 20,378 (37%).

Lakeview students move to remote learning

On the heels of a decision to move Lakeview eighth-graders to remote learning due to COVID-19 beginning Wednesday, Lakeview Community Schools Superintendent Kelly Nielsen announced Wednesday that all high school students now will be on a virtual schedule through Nov. 18.

Lakeview students will not have school on Thursday to allow staff to finalize instructional plans for remote learning, which will begin on Friday. Students will return for in-person learning on Nov. 19, Nielsen said.

Moolenaar wins 4th consecutive term

Backed by an overwhelming majority of voters in his district, U.S. Congressman John Moolenaar, R-Midland, has won the race to keep his seat as a representative for Michigan’s 4th District.

With all precincts reporting, Moolenaar, 59, edged out his three challengers, Democrat Jerry Hilliard, 70, of Mount Pleasant, Green Party candidate Amy Slepr, 45, of Mount Pleasant and Libertarian Party candidate David Canny of Linden.

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