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Bringing the past into the future

Bringing the past  into the future

It’s been a long haul for the Marion Area Historical Museum. By that I mean several things, but primarily the journey from its origin in a no-tech time, to its…

Adventures in the Fern files

Adventures in  the Fern files

This week the Old News dives into the Fern Files once again. Folks often asked Fern when she was going to write her book. She’d smile and say “I don’t…

Not gone or forgotten

Not gone or forgotten

This recent measles outbreak stirs up memories for a lot of us who were born before 1957, which is apparently the year a vaccination against this truly miserable childhood disease…

Old News is Good News

Old News is Good News

We haven’t shared any Old News in a while and reckon that this is the time to crack open the Fern Files. Along Our Trails was a tremendously popular and…

Postcard from the Pines

Postcard from the Pines

Okay, you’ve seen this photo before. It appeared in the Press a few years ago along with birthday wishes to me. But this Blevins Street birthday tea party was not…

Postcard from the Pines

Postcard from the Pines

There is a great deal of affection out there for Marion, Michigan. There always has been. We see it everyday on the Facebook page of the same name. People who…

Old News – Freezing Cold and Flaming Hot

Old News – Freezing Cold and Flaming Hot

Long, cold snowy winters are nothing new to the residents of the Marion area. From the earliest lumbering days, where a good covering of snow was an advantage in the…

Happy New Year from the Pines

The new century is coming of age. We have entered the teenage years, no longer toddlers in a new millennium, but fast becoming young adults on the way to the…

Old News

Old News

News from our past has been a long running and popular item in the Marion Press, going back to the Marion Dispatch days when it was A Little Bit of…

Winterfield Light and Power part 2

Winterfield Light and Power part 2

Another week, another step closer to that wireless internet connection coming to the folks in Winterfield. This week’s progress includes the clearing of the Great Lakes Energy right-of-way and the…