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Recreation areas to get state funds

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga said the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board has recommended state grants to improve recreational areas in Mecosta and Wexford counties. Hoitenga, of Manton, said the…

All roads cleared says commission

By John Raffel Correspondent Osceola County Road Commission officials report that despite the recent storms that have hit the area, all roads are open and three haven’t been any major…

Sumkali to perform in Cadillac at Gopherwood

On Saturday, January 13th at 8:00PM Gopherwood Concerts brings something new to Cadillac’s Elks building (3rd floor) with world music from India and the Americas with Sumkali. Sumkali is a…

Who Said Changing A Light Bulb Was Easy?

While many of us were opening gifts or enjoying a turkey or ham dinner with all the fixings, much of my Christmas was spent changing a light bulb, or should…

The Museum of Moses Revisited

The Museum of Moses Revisited

In the summer of 2012 I visited the newly opened Museum of Moses in Vogel Center. My friend Karla Moses, Proprietor of the Vogel Store at Vogel Center, was getting…

All About January

All About January

With temperatures hovering in the mid-twenties by day, and single digits with some even below zero most nights, I’m glad today [Wednesday] is a stay-at-home-and-work-on-the-computer day. Even so, I’m glad…

Expect Your Greatest Year

Standing at the portal of a new year can be intimidating; especially if the past one has been painful. We’re tempted then to expect a repeat performance during the year…

What’s Cooking?

Another year is past and we are entering the new year of 2018 with all hopes that it will be the best year ever for everyone…..  The following recipes will…

Cold freeze should solidify ice surfaces

Cold freeze should solidify ice surfaces

By John Raffel Correspondent Ice fishing has definitely arrived in the area. Entering this week, there were spots where the ice was iffy. But ice fishing was expected to get…

Evart coach returns for 28th season

Evart coach returns for 28th season

By John Raffel Correspondent  Evart’s competitive cheer team is ready for another season and is ready to challenge foes such as Marion and Pine River this winter. Marty Pattee is…