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Michigan’s Shelter-In-Place Order: What You Need to Know

Less than two weeks ago, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency when Michigan confirmed the state’s first two cases of COVID-19 on March 10. As of Monday, March…

Evart Announces Closure of City Hall

Evart City Hall By John Raffel Correspondent EVART — Evart city manager Sarah Dvoracek issued a press release earlier this week announcing beginning at noon on Tuesday, the Evart City…

Verna Mae Salisbury

Verna Mae Salisbury, longtime resident of Marion passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Pleasant Ridge Assisted Living. She was 95. Verna was born on January 19, 1925, in…

Shirley Virginia Blackedge

Shirley Virginia Blackledge, age 81, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 3, 2020, at Munson Hospice House in Traverse City. She was born February 13, 1938, in Evart, MI, to…

Arlene Elizabeth Swiler

Arlene Elizabeth (Raymond) Swiler earned her angel wings on March 15, 2020, at the home of her son in Zephyrhills, Florida surrounded by her loved ones. The daughter of Daniel…

Amedee Rae Cleland

Amedee Rae Cleland Died March 12, 2020 Harrison – Amedee Rae Cleland, of Harrison and formerly of Marion, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Henry Ford Hospital. She…

Ghosts on Main: Fighting the Spanish Flu

Carrow Shingle The few details in the Marion Centennial book lead me to believe that Marion took her hardest hit from the Spanish flu in 1920, which seemed rather late.…

Evart Police Log

By John Raffel Correspondent Evart Police Department Weekly Report March 9-15 March 9: Malicious destruction of property. Officers were called to a malicious destruction of property complaint where a vehicle…

Spectrum Cancels Surgeries, Procedures

In a continued effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective Tuesday, March 17, Spectrum Health is canceling all appointments, surgeries and procedures that are not urgent or emergency-related for…

Ramblers Topple Lake City Before Tourney Shutdown

by Ben Murphy Sports Writer McBain continued its late season surge into the division three boys basketball tournament. The Ramblers, fresh off two big wins to close the regular season,…

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