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Marion Elementary Test Scores Lead Area

Marion Elementary Test Scores Lead Area

by Aaron Michell With the results of the 2018-19 M-STEP scores now available, it’s clear that Marion students have been hard at work. Out of 11 local school districts (Marion,…

Fire Chief Reminds Trick-or-Treaters to Practice Caution

By John Raffel Correspondent It’s Halloween on Oct. 31 and Marion Community Fire Department fire chief David Turner reminds youngsters, parent, motorists and all others involved to be very careful…

Prosecutor Investigating Fatal Stabbing in Marion

By John Raffel Correspondent The Osceola County prosecuting attorney’s office is still looking into a fatal stabbing incident involving a Marion man earlier this month to consider any possible charges.…

Faces in the Crowd: Mark Holdship

The Holdship Family When Mark Holdship purchased Fosnaught’s Funeral Home from Dick Root in 1998, he had no idea what the future had in store. 21 years later, with funeral…

Atomic Ghosts

The transition of the Marion Food Market to Bernies IGA Foodliner was complete by the summer of 1956. On the left is the infamous automatic exit door. The entrance foyer…

Board Makes Parttime COA Position Fulltime

By John Raffel Correspondent REED CITY — The Osceola County Board of Commissioners voted at its meeting last week to make the part-time social services coordinator position full-time to the…

Missaukee BOC Supports 4-Year Terms

By John Raffel Correspondent LAKE CITY — The Missaukee County of Commissioners passed a resolution at its meeting last week supporting passage of legislation, to adopt four-year terms for county…

Safety Training Conducted at Courthouse

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — Osceola County Board of Commissioners chairman Jack Nehmer of Marion said on Tuesday, there was active shooter safety training at the courthouse. “We’ve been…

Governor Cuts Discussed at Missaukee BOC

By John Raffel Correspondent LAKE CITY — Missaukee County administrator Precia Garland updated the county board at its meet on the recent passing of the State of Michigan fiscal year…

The Quest for Happiness, an Inspiration To All

Mike Wilcox Mike’s Musings Columnist It was just a few days ago my first year college child was lamenting about his future. My words to him were not to worry.…

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