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Different And The Same

Different And The Same

The Gardener and I recently visited our family in Kentucky. We enjoyed the great variety of weather thrown at us, both warm and cold; and the beautiful countryside, considerably different…

Weak People Who Changed The World

Investigators of the work of the well-known missionary, Mary Slessor, were amazed at her ability to influence tribal chieftains to cooperate in her efforts to evangelize their people. “You have…

Zuiderveen enjoys fulltime clerk role

By John Raffel Correspondent Connie Zuiderveen has been settling into her new role as Marion Village clerk since taking over the position earlier this month. Zuiderveen had been treasurer seven…

OCCF plans annual auction for May 3rd

On Thursday, May 3rd, the Osceola County Community Foundation will hold their annual fundraising auction at the Osceola County Fairgrounds Community Building in Evart. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. with…

Missaukee woman wins $500k

A suggestion from a gas station clerk led to a Missaukee County woman winning a $500,000 prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s White Ice 7’s instant game. The lucky player, who…

Meier calls State claims he owes $80k, “baseless”

Meier calls State claims he owes $80k, “baseless”

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — Marion Schools superintendent Mort Meier has called allegations that he and Marion Central office secretary Diana Salisbury owe back pension payments as “baseless.” A…

Faces in the Crowd: Lars Fredin

Faces in the Crowd: Lars Fredin

By Aaron Michell Correspondent If McBain were to make a movie about its favorite sons, Lars Fredin would have a starring role. Lars, the son of Dale and Faye Fredin,…

Ghosts of Main St.; The Marion Dispatch

Ghosts of Main St.; The Marion Dispatch

By Julie Traynor Correspondent The Marion Dispatch, which we know as the Marion Press today, was born out of a great clamor for news in the young settlement of Marion.…

States With Legal Cannabis Have Lower Opioid Prescriptions And Related Deaths

States With Legal Cannabis Have Lower Opioid Prescriptions And Related Deaths

Medical marijuana may provide the pain relief for chronic pain patients that opioids can’t provide. According to two recent studies published in JAMA Internal Medicine, a publication of the American…

Weekend storm makes mess of roads

Weekend storm makes mess of roads

By John Raffel Correspondent The Osceola County Road Commission may not have guessed a few months ago how busy it was going to be the weekend of April 14 and…

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