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Marion approves $400k budget

By John Raffel Correspondent The Marion Village Council, at its monthly meeting on Monday, approved its budget, to take effect starting on March 1. “We had a hearing before the…

Ghosts of Main Street: Mother Nature’s Temper

Ghosts of Main Street: Mother Nature’s Temper

By Julie Traynor Correspondent This winter has plagued Michigan with ice events and the Marion area has certainly seen its fair share. Winter usually brings us some ice. It is…

Doyle to tell funny tales at library

Doyle to tell funny tales at library

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — Shelley Scott and the Marion Library are inviting the public for a special evening with storyteller Jeff Doyle at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21.…

James Frank McClung

James Frank McClung

James Frank McClung, 90, of Marion, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019 peacefully at MediLodge Nursing Facility in Traverse City, Michigan. James was born on December 9, 1928 in…

Clara Louella Squires

Clara Louella Squires

Clara Louella Squires of Falmouth, Michigan, passed away January 27, 2019 at the age of 88. She was born on May 21, 1930 in Barry County, Michigan the daughter of…

Jean Ann Markwart

Jean Ann Markwart

Markwart, Jean Ann 3/8/1941 – 1/22/2019 Tustin M Tustin Jean Ann Markwart, age 77, Passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Jan 22, 2019. Jean had…

Kathleen Ellen Curtis

Kathleen Ellen Curtis

Kathleen Ellen Curtis, age 69 of Marion, passed away on Jan. 31, 2019 at the Samaritas Senior Living of Cadillac. She was born on April 31, 1949 to Frank and…

Marion Snowfest Around the Corner

Marion Snowfest Around the Corner

By Steve Landon Nothing in nature can quite match the beauty of the Marion Fairgrounds/Veterans Memorial Park covered in a blanket of snow on a winters day until you add…

Photos sought for Viet Nam vets

Photos sought for Viet Nam vets

Janna Hoehn of Maui, Hawaii is searching for photos of each and every Fallen Hero from the Vietnam War. The photos will be part of a project “The Wall of…

Spectrum Big Rapids names new COO

Spectrum Big Rapids names new COO

Beth Langenburg, RN, BSN, MBA, a long-time employee of Big Rapids Hospital, has been promoted to chief operating officer at Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals, effective Feb.…