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Ramblers barely win battle of ranked teams

By Ben Murphy Sports Writer McBain was ranked third in class ‘C’. Frankfort was ranked fourth in class ‘D’. The Ramblers had a bit more in a battle of boys…

Evart drains 8 threes to beat Marion

Evart drains 8 threes to beat Marion

By Ben Murphy Sports Writer Marion was able to take away Evart’s inside presence. It couldn’t shut down its out side presence though. This lead to the Lady Wildcats topping…

Snowmobilers invade Marion this weekend

Snowmobilers invade Marion this weekend

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — Snowmobilers will be traveling from great distances to attend Saturday’s Vintage Snowmobile Races in Marion. Temperatures are expected to be in the 40s and…

Snowcoming brings out Marion spirit

Snowcoming brings out Marion spirit

By John Raffel Correspondent Marion High School announced its Snowcoming Court 2016 last week during a weeklong celebration with Parker Johnson being selected king and Aleynie Lemmon chosen as queen.…

County meal program sees large increase

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Commission on Aging in Osceola County experienced in surge in participation as outlined in the 2015 annual report. Director Scott Schryer outlined the report at Tuesday’s county commission…

OCCD sponsors tourism workshop

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Osceola County has fairs, recreational lakes and rivers,  parks, state forest, history museums, unique events such as Dulcimer Funfest and Evart woodcarvers Roundup, golf courses, farms,…

Sikkema key to snow days

By John Raffel Correspondent Brad Sikkema is keeping busy as Marion’s School District’s transportation director. “It’s kind of quiet here in the transportation area,” he said on Tuesday. “Well, the…

Adopt A Pet February 19, 2016

Adopt A Pet February 19, 2016

This happy girl is available tomorrow and already has someone who MAY be interested in her! I WISH all our pets were that lucky to have an adopter who is…

McBain student count increases by 29, budget ok

McBain student count increases by 29, budget ok

By John Raffel Correspondent The McBain Board of Education approved a budget amendment for the 2016-17 school at its monthly board meeting on Feb. 11. Superintendent Steve Brimmer explained that…

Students attend Careers for Women

Students attend Careers for Women

By John Raffel Correspondent Danyel Prielipp, Academic, College and Career Readiness teacher at Marion High School, on Feb. 9, took 14 female students to Fox Hill Event Center in Cadillac…