Schools

50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary

Marlin and Jean (Eisenga) Venema, long time dairy farmers near Marion, will celebrate 50 years of marriage on August 15, 2019. An open house, in their honor,…

Bloss, Neuman named Marion valedictorians

By John Raffel Correspondent Marion High School has announced its co-valedictorians and saluatorian. School officials have provided the following information on each student. Trinity Bloss Co-Valedictorian Trinity…

Sports

Marion softball splits doubleheader with Big Rapids

By John Raffel Correspondent BIG RAPIDS — Marion’s summer high school softball team split a doubleheader at Big Rapids on Wednesday in Local Area Teams (LAT) League…

Lady Ramblers rally falls short in regionals

Lady Ramblers rally falls short in regionals

by Ben Murphy Sports Writer It was one heck of a rally. It came up just short however, as McBain wasn’t able to overcome its slow start…

Obituaries

Payton Grace Kelley

Payton Grace Kelley, infant daughter of Lillian Grace Elizabeth Whitlock and Kamden Mykale Kelley of Marion, passed away on August 6, 2019, at the Birthing Center at…

Donald Stephen Jeffery

Donald Stephen Jeffery

Donald Stephen Jeffery, age 89 of Lake, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the MidMichigan Medical Center of Midland.  On February 2, 1930, Don,…

Letters to the Editor

Fallen Tree Humor

Fallen Tree Humor

Dear Editor: Nice to see humor…the big tree that blew over next to the little chapel heading into McBain, there’s a sign placed there saying’ help me…

That “Didn’t Do” Dad Of Mine

That “Didn’t Do” Dad Of Mine

Dear Editor: It’s a “didn’t do” kinda Friday…I never realized how handsome my father was until I saw him in the mirror this week…I guess I never…