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Its Always Small Business Saturday

Its Always Small Business Saturday

Other than public Christmas decorations appearing around deer season, the Marion I grew up in did not push the Christmas shopping season or the decorating season for that matter. The Fridayafter…

Thanksgiving Should Be More Than Another Holiday

The winter of 1620-21 at the Plymouth Colony was cold and tragic for the Pilgrims; nearly half of their number died through sickness and accidents. One wonders how they could…

Whats Cooking?

With your hunter’s bringing in this wonderful venison, I have a super recipe for everyone to enjoy…. SWISS VENISON STEAK from our family cookbook 1 1/2 pounds of venison steak, cut…

Community Events November 26, 2016

McBain PTO’s Craft Market On Saturday November 26th McBain PTO will be holding it Holiday Craft Market from 9:00am -3:00pm. With over 170 booths of hand crafted items, filling THREE…

Louis Edward Switalski

Louis Edward Switalski

 Louis Edward Switalski, of Marion passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at his home with family by his side. He was 79. Louis was born on October 10, 1937,…

Marion cross country, football have successful seasons

Marion cross country, football have successful seasons

By John Raffel Correspondent John Russell and his athletic department are coming off a busy fall sports season and don’t plan on being anything but busy and competitive this winter.…

Farmers have reason to smile

By John Raffel Correspondent It’s a quiet time for area farmers right now. “This is the period where we get into farmers wrapping up their harvest season,” Jerry Lindquist, local…

Three win McBain BOE Seats

By John Raffel Correspondent The McBain Board of Education, at its monthly meeting earlier this month, congratulated the three winners in the Nov. 8 election who will be serving on…

Deer hunters’ success is mixed

Deer hunters’ success is mixed

By John Raffel Correspondent In some respects, it’s been a typical deer hunting season. That’s the comment from Tom Jared, president of the Marion Rod & Gun Club. “Overall, it’s…

Useage up at Osceola County Parks

By John Raffel Correspondent It was a very unique season for the Osceola County Parks department. Department employee Julie Homan said park usage was up this year. Osceola County has…