Lakeview brothers face off at wrestling invite

Jen Perez nervously wielded her camera on the floor of Lakeview’s Cook Gymnasium. She was shooting photos of various team members.

But she had a clear mission — two of her sons had an important match coming in a matter of moments.

GRACE FOWLER: Lessons we can learn from dogs

Dogs may not speak our literal language, but they do communicate and talk.

I’ve learned a lot from the dogs in my life including compassion, loyalty and joy. If we simplified our lives a bit and “listened” to what our pets tell and can teach us, we might just live a little more peacefully and be kinder to ourselves.

PHOTOS: Frugthaven Ice Fest 2022

Montcalm Township Board tables hiring planner

The decision to hire a planner to assist this township with its wind ordinance and master plan won’t happen for at least another month.

During Wednesday’s meeting of the Montcalm Township Board, the board had before it a proposal from the lone candidate who submitted a bid to work for the township in the role of a planner — Mark Eidelson of Okemos-based Landplan Inc.

Upcoming and pending services for Jan. 18, 2022

Upcoming and pending services for Jan. 18, 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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‘Hometown girl’: Montcalm County’s Lena Rader Meijer dies at age 102


Lena Rader Meijer, who grew up on a farm near Amble, went to school in Lakeview, married retail entrepreneur Fred Meijer and was a longtime member of the Meijer Board of Directors, died on Saturday at the age of 102.

Quick responses contain fire at Douglass Township home

Fast action by a homeowner and a firefighter helped keep a fire from spreading Thursday evening.

The Stanton Community Fire Department responded at 6:57 p.m. to a report of a structure fire at 5144 W. Briggs Road in Douglass Township.

Pine Township shed destroyed, livestock safe

A fire destroyed a small shed used to shelter goats on Thursday afternoon.

The Lakeview District Fire Department responded at 12:41 p.m. to a report of a structure fire at 8664 W. Stanton Road in Pine Township.