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Face in the Crowd: LeeAnne and Bob Williams

Face in the Crowd: LeeAnne and Bob Williams

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Bob Williams grew up south of Marion in Middle Branch township, fixing cars at his grandpa Gil’s salvage yard off the corner of M-66 and 14…

Twenty-six to compete for Rambler robotics

Twenty-six to compete for Rambler robotics

By John Raffel Correspondent It’s another year of robotics at McBain High School. Sandy Freeland, a McBain third grade teacher, is the co-lead mentor for Rambler Robotics. She is the…

Students raise $21,000 for AHA

Students raise $21,000 for AHA

McBain Elementary set a new school record for the annual Jump Rope for Heart. Nearly $21,000 was raised by these McBain Elementary students (Grades K and 5 pictured) for the…

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Faces in the Crowd: Jeremy Teare

Faces in the Crowd: Jeremy Teare

By Aaron Michell Correspondent By his own admission, Jeremy Teare has tried to escape Marion. But for whatever reason, the small town just keeps drawing him back in. Born and…

Two jailed for firing shots in McBain

Two jailed for firing  shots in McBain

Two men were arrested after shots were fired at vehicles in McBain. In the late hours on Sunday, deputies responded to the intersection of Stoney Corners Rd and Blodgett Rd…

State Rep. Moolenaar uninjured in train wreck

State Rep. Moolenaar  uninjured in train wreck

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Michigan Congressman John Moolenaar was on board, but unharmed when a chartered train carrying both House and Senate Republicans from Washington D.C. to a retreat in…

Faces in the Crowd: Bob Friend

Faces in the Crowd: Bob Friend

By Aaron Michell Correspondent His name says it all, really. Born in 1932 on a dairy farm just outside the village of Marion, Bob Friend has been here, there, and…

Marion veteran honored for outstanding military career

Marion veteran honored for outstanding military career

By Aaron Michell Correspondent “The uniform still fits.” Those were the words of Air Force veteran and long-time Marion resident Gary Gladu on Wednesday as he was presented with over…

Faces in the Crowd: Andy Bronkema

Faces in the Crowd: Andy Bronkema

By Aaron Michell Correspondent On January 4th, 2018, Andy Bronkema celebrated his 100th coaching victory as Ferris State University Men’s Head Basketball Coach. Not bad for a guy who –…

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