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Senate approves additional snow days

Senate approves additional snow days

By Pat Maurer Correspondent With only five or six weeks left in the school year, Michigan House bill 4206 was “tweaked” and passed unanimously by the Michigan Senate Tuesday. The…

Faces in the Crowd: Kim Jolly

Faces in the Crowd: Kim Jolly

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Marion High School gym and office aide Kim Jolly has a saying: Keep smiling, it’s good for you. And she does it so well. Because these…

Ghosts of Main Street: Ghostly Catch

Ghosts of Main Street: Ghostly Catch

By Julie Traynor Correspondent It’s nothing new to drive along Water Street and the Pond and see folks fishing below the Marion Dam. The former ‘swimming pool’ location has been…

McBain robotics finishes 12th out of 40 in competition

McBain robotics finishes 12th out of 40 in competition

By John Raffel Correspondent MCBAIN — The robotics season has ended for McBain and it was called “one of our most nerve-racking yet,” in a statement from Sandy Freeland and…

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Faces in the Crowd: Jason Keeler

Faces in the Crowd: Jason Keeler

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Marion High School Science Teacher, Jason Keeler, grew up in the small town of Springport, Michigan – a downstate town not much larger than Marion. Jason,…

Ghosts of Main Street: Mrs. Chapin’s Memories

Ghosts of Main Street:  Mrs. Chapin’s Memories

by Julie Traynor What we see as ghosts were once real and useful places for Marionites in their times. Through the years, some buildings and houses have changed their purpose.…

Faces In The Crowd: Sarah Dvoracek

Faces In The Crowd: Sarah Dvoracek

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Sarah Dvoracek never envisioned being a coach. After all, as a Pine River high school student, sports weren’t exactly her thing. She preferred working – multiple…

Ghosts of Main Street: The Ghosts in the backyard

Ghosts of Main Street:  The Ghosts in the backyard

By Julie Traynor At one time this week’s ghosts were everywhere people settled. They were on farms and in cities and villages alike. They could be quite individual in style;…

New DNR director Dan Eichinger has Marion roots

New DNR director Dan Eichinger has Marion roots

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Dan Eichinger, named the new Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director just before Christmas, has a family background and the experience needed for his new job.…