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Back to school for McBain, Aug. 21 Marion students back on 26th

By John Raffel Correspondent Steve Prissel enters his second year as McBain Public Schools superintendent, and Ryan Biller returns for his second year as high school principal and Shaun Mulder…

Halladay looks forward to change from sheriff to COA director

By John Raffel Correspondent Osceola County sheriff Justin Halladay is ready to make the move to being director of the Commission on Aging. The county commission approved the appointment last…

Missaukee praises Garland, gives her three-year contract

Missaukee praises Garland, gives her three-year contract

By John Raffel Correspondent The Missaukee Board of Commissioners voted at its meeting on Tuesday to extend the contract of administrator Precia Garland for three years effective October 1, 2019.…

Faces In the Crowd: Brandon Butler

Faces In the Crowd: Brandon Butler

Aaron Michell Correspondent Brandon Butler is an entrepreneur. And although you may not know who he is, chances are, you’ve probably heard of his companies. Brandon’s the “Butler” behind Networking…

Marion BOE approves track resurfacing bid

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — Marion schools Board of Education president Alicia Michell said the board took care of several items on Tuesday at its regular meeting. “The meeting…

Missaukee board okays budget

By John Raffel Correspondent LAKE CITY — The Missaukee County Board of Commissioners adopted the Missaukee County 2019-20 fiscal year budgets with the following changes: increasing the juvenile defense contract…

Sears structure fire doused

By John Raffel Correspondent EVART — The Evart Area Fire Department was called to a structure fire in Sears on Monday morning. According to reports, the department responded to a…

Evart Police Log

Evart Police Department Weekly Report July 29-Aug. 11 July 30: Verbal Domestic – Officers were called to a domestic dispute which resulted in one subject being trespassed from the property.  July…

Saga of Red Ants and Wedding Bands

I was looking forward to a great weekend, but first I had to perform a Saturday morning ritual which was pulling weeds. I was about two hours In to the…

Look Out… It’s Just Around The Corner

Look Out… It’s Just Around The Corner

It’s August at last. And you know what that brings. In fact, it already has. Of the past seven days, three were distinctively fall like. It’s as though Mom Nature…

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