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School enrollment down slightly at Marion, McBain

By John Raffel Correspondent Recent fall enrollment counts for area school districts appear to have been down from the previous year. But the respective school superintendents indicate there were no…

Four charter amendments on Evart ballot

By John Raffel Correspondent City of Evart voters will have four proposals to act upon on Nov. 8 during the general election. Three of the proposals are charter amendments. The…

Osceola BOC sets EMS budget

By John Raffel Correspondent The Osceola County Board of Commissioners voted on several EMS related issues at its meeting on Tuesday. The board set the EMS millage for the 2019…

Missaukee pursues 911 agreement

By John Raffel Correspondent The Missaukee County Board of Commissioners finance committee was presented with a proposed resolution to join the intergovernmental agreement for NG 9-1-1 call handling system. County…

Voters to consider legalizing marijuana

By John Raffel Correspondent Area voters will be considering three state proposals on the November election ballot including the legalization of the use of marijuana products. Proposal 18-1 would authorize…

Ghosts of Main Street: Marion’s Biggest Ghost

Ghosts of Main Street: Marion’s Biggest Ghost

By Julie Traynor Correspondent Marion has long been known for its good drinking water and abundance of flowing wells. In her early days, water was a matter of every man…

Family Dollar to re-open

Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a leading small format and convenience retailer, has announced plans for a renovated store’s grand re-opening in Marion, Michigan. “Family Dollar is proud to be a…

Missaukee plans to re-align EMS

By John Raffel Correspondent The Missaukee Country Board of Commissioners finance committee recommended to the full board to approve an updated county EMS Policy and Procedure Manual. Action was taken…

Marion schools receive donation of 100 chairs

By John Raffel Correspondent Marion schools superintendent Chris Arrington continues to settle into his new position but has been around long enough where he likes to give credit where credit…

Thriving On!

By Sherry Landon Survivor to Thriver We have all seen the statistics that 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer. I was one of them. Diagnosed with Stage 3…

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