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Norma Jean Pifer

Norma Jean Pifer

Norma Jean Pifer, age 84, of McBain passed away March 22, 2017 at Munson Healthcare of Cadillac. She was born September 11, 1932 in Flint to Joseph Chard and Mina…

SPRING SPORTS PREVIEWS: McBain softball

When it comes to throwing the ball, the McBain baseball team should be just fine as it returns two of its top pitchers. What long-time head coach Chad Grundy isn’t…

SPRING SPORTS PREVIEWS: Marion softball

For the Marion softball team to have success, the Lady Eagles are going to have to get a lot out of their young players. “We are really young this year,”…

SPRING SPORTS PREVIEWS: NMC girl’s soccer

Year-by-year the McBain Northern Michigan Christian soccer team has seen improvements in its team. It will be hard to improve off of last year’s 19-2 record and Northern Michigan Soccer…

Ten easy DIY projects for your weekend

Ten easy DIY projects for your weekend

When it comes to DIY, there are an endless number of projects you can do in your home. From larger upgrades to smaller details, a little bit of time and…

NMC graduate Sigafoose wins national title

NMC graduate  Sigafoose wins  national title

By Ben Murphy Sports Correspondent Aquinas College junior Adri Sigafoose has been an All-American several times already in her stand-out collegiate running career. Now, Sigafoose can call her self national…

BOC approves kitchen equipment for Marion COA building

By John Raffel Correspondent The Osceola Board of Commissioners, at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, approved the purchase of kitchen equipment for the Marion Commission on Aging facility for $6,590.…

MFD ready to go with new AEDs

MFD ready to go with new AEDs

The Marion Community Fire Department recently placed into service three Automated External Defibrillators (AED). Funding for the new AED’s started over a year ago, with a thousand-dollar donation from the…

Missaukee board approves 911 surcharge

By John Raffel Correspondent The Missaukee County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution at its monthly meeting last week to assess a 911 surcharge to all county users. The board…

McBain robotics team places second at competition

McBain robotics team places second at competition

By John Raffel Correspondent It’s been a successful spring for the McBain robotics team. Coach Dannette Utecht, McBain junior/senior high mathematics teacher, said the team has completed its first two…