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Storage Available

Fountain’s Storage – 2 locations ready for your storage needs in Lakeview, 8797 Tamarack Road and 9287 M-46.  Call: (989) 352-8074.

Classified Ads

Classified Ads cost $10 for the first week and $5 each additional week as long as there is no changes to the ad. The ad is due the Monday before the Thursday edition of the newspaper. Lost and found pet ads are free. Please send Classified Ads by e-mail:

For Rent

Rent VFW Post for your wedding reception or gathering! A full kitchen and bar area are available at no additional charge. Contact John at (407) 443-2605 or

For Rent

Six Lakes VFW hall available for rent, also Auxiliary will prepare meals/luncheons, reasonable prices. Phone (989) 427-3701.

Wanted: Sales Representative

Are you a people person? Do you like a challenge? The Lakeview Area News has an opening for a sales representative for the Howard City, Edmore, and Stanton areas. This is an independent contractor position. Must be an upbeat, positive person. Interested? Call Lisa at the main office, (989) 352-5111 or her cell (989) 287-1350.

Learn Another Culture!

Host a high school exchange student. Students come from Egypt, Spain, Bolivia, Italy, Brazil, and many, many more. Visit or call Lisa at 989-287-1350 to find out how!

Looking to Rent

Older couple with small dog would like to relocate from California to Edmore, MI. Looking for a 2-bedroom (or more) home that will be available to rent any time in the next year. We are long-term renters with family in Edmore. Call (949) 795-0387.

Help Wanted – Restaurant Kitchen Help

Little China in Lakeview is looking for kitchen help for the 3-8 p.m. shift. Apply in person at the restaurant or call (989) 352-8249 for an appt.

Do You Have a Home or Duplex to Rent?

I would like to rent a house or duplex in the Lakeview area in good condition. I have excellent rental history. Non-smoker, no pets, quiet person. Would like to pay $600/month. Call 616-550-3198.

Sale of Storage Unit Contents

AG-1 Storage at 9890 W. Howard City-Edmore Rd. (M-46) in Lakeview will be selling the contents of Unit #16, belonging to Armanda Compagnari, on August 30, 2019 because tenant is in default.

Crafters and Artisans Needed

New Life UMC Bazaar on Oct. 11 and 12. Room for 70 vendors with an 8×4-foot space. Rent tables for $5/table or bring your own. Spaces rent for $15 or $25 for both days. Set up times: Thurs., 6-8 p.m. or 8-9:30 a.m. on days of the show. Show is open to the public 10 …

Found: Eyeglasses in Case

Eyeglasses were found in the Lakeview Area News office;. They have metal, dark red frames and are in a purple eyeglass case. If these are yours, come into the newspaper office to claim them.

Help Wanted: Truck Drivers Wanted for Harvest

CDL not required. Applications being taken at Andersen Brothers, 2583 Schmeid Rd. For questions, please call (989) 427-2583.

Pole Barn Sale

Thurs. – Sat., Aug. 29-31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Indiana Geodes, fossils (fish, teeth, etc.), numerous vintage items, small kitchen appliances, several Tonka toys, Lionel train set, and many other toys, Minn Kota trolling motor, ice fishing sled, battery charger (boat/car), furniture. 7463 Townline Rd., One mile east of Bale Road.

Two Sales, Same Address

4087 N. Sheridan Rd., Stanton (4 miles south of M-46, 4 miles north of Stanton on M-66). Sale #1: Huge Automotive Parts Sale. New parts for older cars; air filters, alternators, brakes, belts, hoses, fuel pumps, oil filters, and many more items too numerous to mention. Call any day for this sale: (989) 287-2165 or …

About the Lakeview Area News

Dick Boomer started the Lakeview Area News in 2006 with his granddaughter Dana Keilholtz. They started the process in January 2006 and the first issue came out March 9, 2006. The original address for the newspaper was 318 S. Lincoln Avenue in downtown Lakeview, Michigan. Dana started doing production and layout and advertising design. Rich Boomer (Dick’s son) and Kim Boomer (Dick’s daughter-in-law, the wife of his other son, Chris) were the first advertising sales persons. Dick Boomer handled the finances.

The first week in April 2006, just four weeks after the first newspaper was published, Linda Huckins started writing for the newspaper. Linda was transplanted from out east with a journalism degree and lots of newspaper and magazine experience. “My dream has always been to open a small-town newspaper, but I didn’t have the capital,” she said. “When I walked into the Lakeview Area News office, I knew I was home. Working there was the next best thing.” That same week, there was a death in the Keilholtz family. Linda volunteered to cover the front desk at the office so Dana and Dick could attend the funeral, and she has been with the newspaper ever since.

Dana needed some time off to help her husband grieve and Linda agreed to fill in. After a few weeks, there was a shift in responsibilities. Linda took over production and layout and handled editorial issues and writers as well as doing some of the writing herself. Rich and Kim had to leave the newspaper because of other obligations, so Dana then concentrated on selling and designing ads. As the paper grew in popularity, the job became too big for Dana to handle alone. Lisa Jensen took over some of the ad design responsibilities and Pam Hufford came on board as a sales person. The 29” broadsheet design was too large and cumbersome. It was decided to switch to a smaller 25” size, which most local newspapers use. At the same time, they switched printers to Pioneer Press in Big Rapids.

Robin Ward came to work for the newspaper when Dick Boomer owned the paper and she stayed on working for Dana and Linda. Robin put in many long hours proofing and editing the paper as well as performing layout duties. It was during those years that she developed the Ruffs by Rosco column expressing the world through the eyes of her faithful dog, Rosco. Robin still writes that column, and it is one of the newspaper’s most popular features. Our many thanks to Robin for her dedication and support of our newspaper.

Within a year, the newspaper expanded coverage into Six Lakes, Remus, Blanchard, Edmore, Howard City, Amble, Stanton, Sheridan, and other areas surrounding Lakeview.

The response has been overwhelming. Several local people wrote weekly or bi-monthly columns, others willingly submitted articles on a regular basis, and others submitted story ideas.

In October 2007, Dana and Linda bought Dick out and took over the newspaper as partners. The newspaper then became the Lakeview Area News, LLC. They continued running the paper until February 2010 when Dana bowed out and Linda became sole owner. By this time, Pam Hufford no longer worked for the paper. Two other ad representatives joined the staff – Julie Camp and Kristina Marsh. Linda hired other office and layout staff as well. Two are still working at the newspaper – Sandy Dean, who is office/billing manager and ad designer, and Kelly Wright, who is layout editor.

In September 2011, Linda sold the newspaper to the current owners, Gerald (Jake) Kinsey and Charlene Kinsey. The name stayed the same, except it no longer is an LLC. Linda stayed on as Managing Editor for a couple years to run the day-to-day operations, and the Kinseys handle the business end. Linda retired in 2014, but she continues to write articles and helps in other ways. The first issue under the Kinseys’ leadership came out September 15, 2011. Shortly after buying the newspaper the Kinseys started renting their current office space in the Lakeview Family Chiropractors building at 960 S. Lincoln Ave in Lakeview.