Home » Archives by category » Features Stories (Page 3)

Faces In The Crowd: Jim Belcher

Faces In The Crowd: Jim Belcher

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Jim Belcher makes bows. As owner of Belcher Bows and Old Master Crafters, Jim, along with his partner Georgia Jeffrey, has been making traditional bows and…

Ghosts of Main Street: The Wangen Block

Ghosts of Main Street: The Wangen Block

By Julie Traynor Correspondent The year’s biggest shopping season is upon us and the folks in Marion, Michigan have Local groceries stocked up on extra candies and other seasonal treats…

Christmas Wish Letters Week One

Christmas Wish Letters Week One

Single mother asking for Christmas help Hello there, This year I am setting aside my pride and asking for help with the holidays. I am a single mother of three…

Ghosts of Main Street – The Ghost of Four Days

Ghosts of Main Street – The Ghost of Four Days

By Julie Traynor Correspondent Fifty-five years ago just now, Marion, Michigan along with the rest of the country was mourning the sudden loss of the 35th president of the United States,…

Faces In the Crowd: Chris & Nicole McCrimmon

Faces In the Crowd: Chris & Nicole McCrimmon

By Aaron Michell Correspondent 27 years ago, Nicole Gingrich met Chris McCrimmon at a Marion High School dance. Nicole, the JV cheerleader from Pine River, had her sights set on…

Do You Need Help?

Do You Need Help?

By Mike Wilcox Editor It’s time again for this newspaper’s annual Christmas Wish program. In the next few weeks we are asking readers that find themselves or their family in…

Faces In The Crowd: Sandy Wiltzer

Faces In The Crowd: Sandy Wiltzer

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Sandy Wiltzer paints things. Windows, chairs, walls, rocks, bottles, wood, canvas, you name it – if the paint sticks, there’s a good chance she’ll be able…

Ghosts on Main: Game Bros. Meats

Ghosts on Main: Game Bros. Meats

By Julie Traynor Correspondent   Tis the season when appetites turn to turkey…or ham or roast beef or maybe lamb or veal, which ever your preference for holiday dining. Back…

Faces In the Crowd: Jim and Rachel Gulish

Faces In the Crowd: Jim and Rachel Gulish

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Although Jim and Rachel Gulish haven’t lived in the Dighton area very long, they already feel right at home. Jim, the pastor at Dighton Wesleyan Church,…

Ghosts of Main Street: That Fiend Fire!

Ghosts of Main Street: That Fiend Fire!

On the blustery night of November 3, 1904, 114 years ago last week, fire broke out in a building near Marion’s epicenter of Main and Mill. Almost before the alarm…