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That Winter on the Clam – Part Two

That Winter on the Clam – Part Two

by Fern Berry Old Tucker had an absolute mania for collecting scrap iron. He would hoard it and handle it as a miser might fondle his gold. Now Dick, George’s…

Faces In the Crowd Shelley Scott

Faces In the Crowd Shelley Scott

By Aaron Michell Correspondent For the last 23 years, Shelley Scott has been helping locals find books. And information. And directions. And pretty much everything else locals have needed help…

That Winter on the Clam – Part One –

That Winter on the Clam – Part One –

By Julie Traynor Correspondent Hopefully Jim Lithen’s book The Road to Marion Town has folks in these parts ready to settle down after the holidays and enjoy the story of how we…

Bosscher says farewell after 25 years as sheriff

Bosscher says farewell  after 25 years as sheriff

By John Raffel Correspondent A familiar face in the Missaukee County Sheriff’s department has called it a career. This month marks the retirement of Sheriff Jim Bosscher, who began his…

Faces In the Crowd: Josh Alberts

Faces In the Crowd: Josh  Alberts

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Although he went to elementary school in McBain and graduated from Cadillac, Josh Alberts has always considered Marion to be his home. Spending nearly every weekend…

Ghosts of Main Street: Shiny and Brite

Ghosts of Main Street: Shiny and Brite

By Julie Traynor Correspondent The shiny red tinsel poinsettias are mounted on Main Street’s lamp posts and have been since the opening of firearm deer season. These glittery seasonal blooms…

Families need help this holiday season

Families need help this holiday season

The following letters are just a few of the dozens we have received. The deadline to submit letters for help is on December 7th. You must include your name, address…

Faces In The Crowd: Shannon Schmidt

Faces In The Crowd: Shannon  Schmidt

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Shannon Schmidt is a bit of an entrepreneur. Along with her husband, Eric, her daughters Olyvia, Taylor, and Ayla, her mother, Donna, and her team of…

At the Dream Diner with J. August Lithen

At the Dream Diner with J. August Lithen

by Julie Traynor Just after the early November release of his book, The Road to Marion Town, I met with its author and my old friend, Jim Lithen for coffee and…

Families need help this holiday season

Families need help this holiday season

The following letters are just a few of the dozens we have received. The deadline to submit letters for help is on December 7th. You must include your name, address…