Schools

Busy month for McBain High School Band

Busy month for McBain High School Band

By John Raffel Correspondent It’s been a musical time of year at McBain High School. McBain Band Director Heather Wiggins reported that the school hosted the Michigan…

Marion ready to put out bids for school renovations

Marion ready to put out bids for school renovations

By John Raffel Correspondent The Marion Board of Education discussed the bond proposal at its monthly meeting last week, and superintendent Mort Meier said the district is…

Sports

Returning golfers expect to make NMC good

By Ben Murphy Sports Correspondent The McBain Northern Michigan Christian golf team certainly isn’t lacking in membership. The Comets boast 14 athletes on their roster, a fact…

Marion Baseball looks to improve

By Ben Murphy Sports Correspondent The Marion baseball team has almost a dead split of new and returning players this spring. The Eagles return six players with…

Obituaries

​Denise Jo Brocht

​Denise Jo Brocht

Denise Jo Brocht, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Munson Healthcare’s Cadillac Hospital. She was 64. Denise was born on March 23,…

Oral V. Smalley

Oral V. Smalley

Oral “Uncle Orie” V. Smalley 96 of rural Harrison passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in Brighton, Michigan. Oral was born August 7, 1920 at…

Letters to the Editor

Marion Fair Board making progress

Dear Editor and Community Members, As we enter the 2017 fair season, the Marion Fair Board would like to take a moment to once again reassure you…

Calling out the progressives

Calling out the progressives

Dear Editor, You have probably wondered where I have been. Well, I am back writing; speaking up and speaking out. There has certainly been a lot to…

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