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Michigan Has The Most Winter Traffic Deaths, New Study Finds

Michigan Has The Most Winter Traffic Deaths, New Study Finds

It’s no secret that driving in winter weather is dangerous. But it turns out that Michigan’s roads are actually more dangerous than others when it comes to winter driving. According…

Inmate Face Charges for Distributing Meth in Jail

Inmate Face Charges for Distributing Meth in Jail

Brent Matthew Mitchell, 39, Reed City. Joshua James Abraham, 34, from Marion. Edward Charles Deluge, 39, from LeRoy. By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — Osceola County sheriff Ed Williams reported…

Second Arrest Made in Fatal Crash

Second Arrest Made in Fatal Crash

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — Osceola County sheriff Ed Williams announced on Dec. 12 a felony arrest warrant was issued for Brock Gordon Nelson, 17, from LeRoy in connection…

When Santa Came to Town – A Mid Century Christmas

This shot from 1959 captured Bruce Raymond at work inside Van’s Drugs. We can’t tell if there’s a Rexall sale in progress. Cart Morton, the perennial Marion business owner, pours…

Commissioners Approve Medical Marijuana Grant

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — The Osceola County Board of Commissioners, at its Tuesday meeting, approved the Medical Marihuana Grant for 2020 in the amount of $4,790 and authorized…

Missaukee Certifies Millage Proposal Language

By John Raffel Correspondent LAKE CITY – The Missaukee County Board of Commissioners certified language for the recycling program millage proposal to be on the ballot for the March 10,…

Students Host Community Project

Students Host Community Project

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — Marion’s chapter of Students Leading Students hosted its annual Santa Breakfast community service project on Saturday. “This project is both an SLS chapter point…

Faces in the Crowd: Pam Bowman

Pam and Todd Bowman. Pam Bowman with her hammered dulcimer. Pam Bowman relies on three important ingredients to get her through the holidays: Family, faith, and music. The only child…

Grace, Jaxon Most Popular Names

Of the almost 500 babies born this year at Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital Family Birthing Center, Grace and Jaxon, including all spelling variations, were most popular. Jaxon, Jaxson, Jaxton,…

McBain Bands, Singers Perform in Concert

By John Raffel Correspondent MCBAIN — McBain school district bands got into the holiday spirit with various concerts last week led by band director Heather Wiggins On Tuesday, Dec. 10…