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House race has political newcomer challenging Wentworth

Celia Young-Wenkel, Democrat Young-Wenkel is challenging incumbent Republican candidate Jason Wentworth for a two-year term in Michigan’s 97th House of Representatives District. For Young-Wenkel’s complete biography and platform, please visit…

County to meet with new medical examiner

By John Raffel Correspondent Osceola County commission chairman Larry Emig said this week he’s expecting Joyce deJong, DO, to be at next Tuesday’s meeting. The commissioners, at their meeting on…

Brimmer calls Governor Snyder proposals positive

Brimmer calls  Governor Snyder  proposals positive

By John Raffel Correspondent McBain Schools superintendent Steve Brimmer has been keeping his eye on results, numbers and proposals, and not necessarily in that order. As superintendent, Brimmer, like others…

BOC hopes to get kitchen grant for Marion COA site

By John Raffel Correspondent The Osceola County Board of Commissioners, at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, approved a grant application to the Osceola County Community Foundation for kitchen appliances and…

Area clerks plan for recount

By John Raffel Correspondent Area county clerks were waiting as of Thursday morning on a possible recount taking place on the presidential election on Nov. 8. Jessica Nielsen, Missaukee County…

BOC approves $23mil budget

By John Raffel Correspondent The 2017 Osceola County budget is now final. The Osceola County Board of Commissioners made it official on Tuesday by passing a $23 million budget. County…

Missaukee hopes to develop capital plan

By John Raffel Correspondent Missaukee County administrator Precia Garland said the finance committee schedule for this week will be the center focus in developing a capital improvement plan. “It’s something…

Snyder to participate in Evart round table discussion

Snyder to participate in Evart round table discussion

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent A round table discussion in Evart that includes Gov. Rick Snyder is set for April 21 and will center on the topic of advancing the quality of life…

Stoner questions survey of Tustin EMS site

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Osceola County Commissioner Tammy Stoner didn’t hold back dissatisfaction at the Aug. 19 board meeting when analysis of property the county may purchase fell short. For…

R.C. Library to seek shorter term millage

Rosemary Horvath Correspondent The Reed City Area District Library Board reacted to the message voters sent in August by modifying ballot language for another go-around in November. Voters will be…