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Marion Roller Mills-What a Grind

Mark Sherk poses with the mill’s water powered machinery, about 1893. Sherk and Thomson’s Marion Roller Mill and Mark Sherk’s home, about 1892 By Julie Traynor A good many towns…

Buy Local, Give to Disadvantaged This Holiday

Mike Wilcox Mike’s Musings Columnist There are a few things I would like to get off my chest before I sit down to the Thanksgiving feast I am about to…

Family Time

Julie Traynor Postcards from the Pine Columnist Somehow we think Bruce might just appreciate this photo of he and fellow MHS footballer, the late Pete Stein. Bruce, right, was a…

What’s Cooking?

Carol Cope Cooking & Recipes   Now that we have had all that Turkey, Ham and Pheasant, which is what we had…My Son-in-law went hunting several times to a preserve…

Travel With Caution: Michiganders Urged To Stay Safe Traveling For The Holidays

Travel With Caution: Michiganders Urged To Stay Safe Traveling For The Holidays

Weather officials are urging those traveling for the holidays in Michigan to drive with caution. According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm warning and winter weather advisory were…

Ghosts of Main Street: From Howard’s Restaurant to the Flashback Cafe

A postcard featuring businesses at the center of Marion came out in 1957. It featured this iconic photo of the Corner Cafe, then under the ownership of Ox and Kay…

Kapernik-Fool or Genius

Mike Wilcox Mike’s Musings Columnist I’ve decided after this weekend’s fiasco, Colin Kaepernik is either a fool or a genius- I’m not sure which. He was certainly clever when he…

Thanksgiving Thankful

Julie Traynor Postcards from the Pine Columnist Happy Thanksgiving from the Pines.   It’s gradual, like the cooling temperatures and the sun sliding south. This is the time of year we…

Cooking & Recipes: What’s Cooking?

Carol Cope Cooking & Recipes For all the Michigan fans, congratulations,, and to the Green and White Spartan fans, just wait until next year….I really think that both teams played…

May I Walk With You? By Invitation Only

Daniel Fachting, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist, Lay Minister at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Clare, and Chancellor for Knights of Columbus Council #3029. He can be reached at…

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