Home » Archives by category » Features Stories (Page 2)

Coronavirus Stays Clear of Mid-Michigan So Far

By Pat Maurer Correspondent As of Monday, no cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus have been identified in Michigan. A release Tuesday from the Michigan Department of Health and Human…

Middle Branch Supervisor Announces Retirement

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — Middle Branch supervisor Patrick Babcock has announced he will not be running for re-election in August. The announcement was made at the board meeting…

Coaches vs Cancer Game Set for Friday

On Friday January 24th, 2020 – 6pm JV Game – 7:30pm Varsity Game The American Cancer Society, Coaches vs. Cancer invites the community to attend the first annual event on…

Salaries Remain the Same for Middle Branch Officials

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — The Middle Branch Township board worked on 2020 salaries at its meeting last week. A motion was approved to keep the supervisor wages the…

Michigan Association School Boards Tells Marion Board of Education to Think Strategic Planning

By John Raffel Correspondent The Marion Board of Education at its recent special meeting listened to a presentation from the Michigan Association of School Boards on starting the process for…

Faces in the Crowd: Dean and Rick Smallegan

Dave amd 1-24 Rich and their CASE construction equipment. Dean and Rich Smallegan. If you’ve ever been to beautiful, downtown Ina, chances are you may have run into to Dean…

“Potentially Dangerous Person” Prompts School Lockdown

Just before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Marion Public Schools posted on Facebook about a lockdown after it was notified that a “potentially dangerous figure” was near the school’s campus. A…

Judge, Sheriff Request Screening at Courthouse

By John Raffel Correspondent The Osceola County Board of Commissioners Health safety and grounds committee was scheduled to meet this week to discuss various items including review of employee entrance…

Deputies Investigate U.S. 10 Rollover

By John Raffel Correspondent Osceola County sheriff Ed Williams isiused a report earlier this week of a semi-truck rollover in Osceola County. In his report Williams said on Monday, at…

Police Seek leads in 79-Year-Old Leroy Woman’s Death

The Michigan State Police (MSP) continues to seek investigative leads in the death of 79-year-old Evelyn Ware following a house fire on January 10, 2018 in Leroy, MI. The death…