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Enrollment Increases at Area Schools

By John Raffel Correspondent Area school officials participated in a very important day on Feb. 12. It was the day they collected student numbers for the second count day of…

Osceola Board of Commission Agrees to Place Two Millage Renewals on Ballot

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — The Osceola County Board of Commissioners voted at its Tuesday meeting to approve putting the COA and EMS millage on the ballot for the…

Missaukee Appoints Dean Smallegan as Chairperson Pro Temp

By John Raffel Correspondent The Missaukee County Board of Commissioners elected Commissioner Dean Smallegan as Chairperson pro temp at its meeting last week. Sherry Blaszak of the Conservation District, gave…

Faces in the Crowd

Terry and Laurie Kischnick at the Detroit Free Press half marathon. The Kischnick grandkids and daughter Riley at Christmas. Terry and Laurie Kischnick with youngest daughter Riley. Terry coached the…

Frostbite Festival on Tap For Harrison This Weekend

A leap into frigid Budd Lake in 2019. By Pat Maurer Correspondent Harrison’s 11th annual Frostbite Winter Festival’s annual “Kickoff Party” will be next Thursday, February 20th from 5 to…

Missaukee to Transition from Landline to Internet 911

By John Raffel Correspondent The Missaukee County Boards of Commissioners at its meeting last week took action on its E911 plans. The approved resolution states, in part: “Whereas the County…

Wexford Man Wins $500,000 in Instant Game

A Wexford County man plans to invest in his business after winning $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s $500,000 Lucky 7’s instant game. “I had been keeping an eye on the…

Social Media? Who Needs It?

Mike Wilcox Mike’s Musings Columnist I admit I was addicted to social media, particularly Facebook. Nearly every minute of every day I would be scrolling to find topics that interest…

Post Card From the Pines: No. 4 on The List is…

Julie Traynor Postcards from the Pine Columnist The M. Alice Chapin Memorial Library, on Pickard Street, was the first library I knew. It was pure magic to visit a house…

What’s Cooking

Carol Cope Cooking & Recipes Well I am back from the SUNNY south ( not this year), as we had floods, tornadoes, and a giant snow storm.  Welcome to the…

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