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Firefighters participate in training

Several firefighters with local and rural fire protection districts have been participating in weekend training exercises in preparation for final testing held Saturday, March 22. Agencies represented at the training included Bly Rural Fire Protection District, Thomas Creek/Westside Rural Fire Protection District, Lakeview Fire Department and New Pine Creek/Willow Ranch Rural Fire Protection District. The […]

Center Street Ridez: More than simply a car wash

Spring is a time for cleaning off the months of winter grime, both in the home and on the car, once the weather clears. Thanks to a new car wash and detailing company in Lakeview opening on Tuesday, April 1, residents will have a one-stop shop to have their cars looking new. The Powell-Moore family, […]

Kenny LaPlant, Sr., of Christmas Valley has filed to run against incumbent Position 2 Lake County Commissioner Dan Shoun. LaPlant said there wasn’t any one specific element which influenced his decision to run for commissioner, and that it’s a pursuit he’s considered for some time. “I’ve thought about this for the last few years,” he […]

Irish Days Seems to be a Resounding Success

Perfect weather and a turnout which hit record levels for the annual Irish Days festival on Saturday, March 15. There was something for everybody to enjoy, from barbecue and games to Irish dancing, a parade, a fun run, and pub crawl. A record 99 total entries participated in the 5K ShamWalk/Run Saturday morning, Nick Wiebelhaus […]

Air quality strategies brainstormed

A second community meeting held Wednesday, March 12, continued discussions of local air quality concerns, delving into a brainstorming session for potential management strategies. The meeting, led by members of the PM Advance Committee, a group that is currently developing a five-year air quality management strategy with a goal of preventing a formal noncompliance designation […]

WCCF food drive highly successful

Warner Creek Correctional Facility’s (WCCF) 2014 food drive held last month successfully collected the equivalent of 20,288 pounds of food for local food pantry programs, according to WCCF Exec. Asst. Rebecca Hargis. Averaging out to about 204.93 pounds of food per staff member, the proceeds collected from the program will benefit the Lake County Food […]

Blackwood Legacy Quartet in concert

The Blackwood Legacy Quartet, a group based out of Nashville, Tenn., will perform a special concert event in Christmas Valley on Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m., at the Christmas Valley Community Church. Boasting an unbroken lineage to the Dove and Grammy-award winning Blackwood Brothers, the Mansion Records artists link the best of Southern Gospel’s […]

Flynn named 2014 Grand Leprechaun, Finetti honored as Wee Leprechaun

What do 89-year-old Fields Flynn and 3-year-old Alida Finetti have in common? Well, both share the distinction of serving as Irish Days royalty for this year’s 29th annual festival, which celebrates Lakeview’s long-standing Irish heritage.  The duo will be formally introduced at the Friday, March 14, Soroptimists Irish Days dinner, planned this year at the […]

Veteran law enforcement joins race for county sheriff

Mike Taylor of Adel has filed his candidacy to run against incumbent Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald in this year’s May 20 primary election. Taylor is a law enforcement veteran, having retired from the Tacoma Police Department in Washington state following 33 years of service.   He and his wife moved to Adel in 2009, […]

Men of Worth to perform Wed., March 12 concert

Lake Arts Council welcomes the popular Scottish/Irish musical duo known as ‘Men of Worth’ which is slated to perform in concert in Lakeview on the evening of Wednesday, March 12. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m., and will be held at First Presbyterian Church, a well-timed performance in light of this week’s Irish Days […]

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