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County founder portrayed at 150th birthday observance

By John Raffel Correspondent Osceola County prosecuting attorney Anthony Badovinac was among the observers on Tuesday of the Sesquicentennial celebration of Osceola County. The county celebrated the event in the…

Schedule announced for Marion Old Fashioned Days

“Milling Around the Pond” Friday, August 2nd: 9 am: Street Vendors on Main St. 11 am – 5 pm: Yard Sale and Bingo at the VFW Hall. 11 am –…

Marion Gleaners donate to Oasis

Marion Gleaners donate to Oasis

Marli Wendell of Cadillac, OASIS accepts a donation of $800.00 from Brian Polk, President of the Marion Arbor of Gleaner Life Insurance Society. The donation to OASIS is part of…

Faces In The Crowd: Dale Johnson

Faces In The Crowd: Dale Johnson

By Aaron Michell Correspondent From an early age, Dale Johnson was taught the importance of toughness, resiliency, and working hard. Growing up on his family’s Kalamazoo farm, he spent much…

Middle Branch board impressed with 15 Mile Rd. improvements

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — The Middle Branch Township Board, at its meeting earlier this month, expressed satisfaction with the completed roadwork at 15 Mile Road. “It’s now a…

BOC authorizes courthouse entrance fixes

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — The Osceola County Board of Commissioners, at its meeting on Tuesday, voted to approve the purchase of new doors and remove the upper glass…

Blood supply shortage critical

Local blood agencies and hospitals need blood as supplies across the region are becoming dangerously low. Blood supply is at critical levels across Michigan and 84% below normal supply levels…

Ghosts of Main Street: Doctor Carrow – Marionite

Ghosts of Main Street: Doctor Carrow – Marionite

By Julie Traynor Correspondent He came to town in the spring of 1898, a young man with a brand new medical degree in one hand and the new village of Marion at his feet.…

Weekly Newspaper Not Important? Think Again.

I came across this column from Ambrosia Nelson, GM at Leader Publications in Niles, Michigan, and was thinking of writing a similar piece, but darn, she expressed my opinion so…

The Guided Tour

The Guided Tour

 Hot weather has arrived and that means, among other summer delights, that it is reunion season. We in Marion, Michigan, know about reunions. We have been throwing one giant Village reunion every…

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