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Ghosts of Main: Great Ice Storm of 1922

Ghosts of Main: Great Ice Storm of 1922

By Julie Traynor Correspondent During February 21-23, 1922 what had become known as the Great Ice Storm swept through Marion, Michigan. Heavy rains fell for hours, encapsulating the area and…

Faces In The Crowd: Roger Pritchard

Faces In The Crowd: Roger Pritchard

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Roger Pritchard is on a mission. For the last twenty years, Roger has taken it upon himself to fix the Marion Mill Pond. That was why…

Marion Snowfest Around the Corner

Marion Snowfest Around the Corner

By Steve Landon Nothing in nature can quite match the beauty of the Marion Fairgrounds/Veterans Memorial Park covered in a blanket of snow on a winters day until you add…

Area hit with 15 inches of snow, record low temps

Area hit with 15 inches of  snow, record low temps

By John Raffel Correspondent This week’s major snowstorm is one area residents will be talking about for a long time. At least this is the consensus of a lot of…

Faces In the Crowd: Karla Moses

Faces In the Crowd: Karla Moses

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Up until a few years ago, Karla Moses, the proprietor of the Vogel Center Store, had never ridden a motorcycle. Her brother, Kevin, however, was an…

Faces In the Crowd: Althea Frayer

Faces In the Crowd: Althea Frayer

Growing up, Althea Frayer never imagined that she’d spend most of her career surrounded by school children. Her dad, Kenneth Overmyer, was a bus driver, and the thought of dealing…

Ghosts of Main Street: The Richardson Building

Ghosts of Main Street: The Richardson Building

Julie Traynor Correspondent This is not a ghost story. It is a biography of sorts; the childhood story if you will, of a well-known, busy building with an East Main…

Faces In the Crowd: Jean Miller

Faces In the Crowd: Jean Miller

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Jean Bates was born on a farm near Luther in 1926. The oldest of eight siblings, Jean graduated first in her class at Luther High School…

Man who killed grandfather with hatchet convicted of first degree murder

Man who killed grandfather with hatchet convicted of first degree murder

By Pat Maurer Correspondent In a penalty hearing last Friday, Circuit Court Judge Thomas Evans issued a nine-page written opinion that concluded James Kuhns, 36 of Farwell, committed premeditated first…

Ghosts of Main Street — True Treasure

Ghosts of Main Street — True Treasure

By Julie Traynor Correspondent This week’s ghost isn’t really a ghost. It is the result of a great black and white, 5”x7” glossy photograph being reunited with the news item…

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