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Osceola Ready For Winter with 1300 Tons of Salt

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — Luke D. Houlton, manager of the Osceola County Road Commission, seems to have everything ready to go for the winter months. “We have approximately…

Marion Plans Budget Workshop

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — The village of Marion spent time at its meeting on Monday to get ready for a budget workshop, scheduled for Jan. 21. “We talked…

Nehmer Talks About 2020 Challenges

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — Marion’s Jack Nehmer has finished one year of a two-year term as chairman of the Osceola County Board of Commissioners and acknowledged the increase…

Missaukee Locks Courthouse Doors

By John Raffel Correspondent MCBAIN — Missaukee County administrator Precia Garland announced this week that in order to improve Missaukee Courthouse security, the front doors of the courthouse are now…

Flu Causes Spectrum to Restrict Visitors

Spectrum Health hospitals are working to meet the challenge of caring for our community amid an influx of respiratory illness. Because one of the most important tools in fighting the…

Commission Chair Looks Ahead

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — Osceola County Board of Commissioners chairman Jack Nehmer, of Marion, enters the new year hoping issues concerning the county road commission will be handled…

Marion Fire Department Set for 2020

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — Marion Community Fire Department chief David Turner and his department is ready for another decade of service. Turner noted activity has been very low…

Mixed Reviews for Evart Marijuana Facility

By John Raffel Correspondent EVART – When Lit Provisioning Center opened in Evart last month, it became the first northwest Michigan outlet to sell recreational marijuana. This development, county commissioner…

McBain Library Continues with Story Hour

By John Raffel Correspondent MCBAIN – McBain Community Library is continuing with its weekly preschool Story Hour for any preschool aged youngster. Starting on Jan. 7, the story hour is…

Village to Discuss Budget at Meeting

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — The village of Marion will be having its first meeting of the new year on Monday, and council president Don Gillmore said the board…

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