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Gas leak closes businesses in Clare

By Pat Maurer Correspondent A gas main that was breached during renovation to the old Clare Ford Dealership on the south city limits of Clare Monday led to the evacuation…

Athletic boosters seek new members

By John Raffel Any volunteer organization thrives on getting more people and the Marion Athletic Boosters are no exception. But it’s a group that remains busy and effective. President Frank…

Rod & gun club has active year planned

By John Raffel The Marion Rod & Gun Club and president Tom Jared are planning on an active 2016. Jared has been president of the club for three years. Activities…

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…

Pritchard envisions beach, boats for mill pond

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Marion village trustee Roger Pritchard wants to mobilize a coalition of small Michigan communities that have mill ponds and dams the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…

Tustin DAZE features dozens of activities

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Annual Tustin DAZE kicks off the Labor Day holiday Aug. 29-31 with dancing for all ages Friday night. But first, between 3 and 7 p.m., everyone…

TC man crashes SUV into business waiting room

By Pat Maurer A Traverse City man was arraigned for narcotics possession and driving while under the influence of drugs after he crashed into a Cadillac business August 19. Jerome…

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…

50’s Plus Lifestyles – People see less of Jim Baughan these days

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Jim Baughan chuckles recalling how often friends and relatives fail to recognize him now that they see 133 pounds less of him. Nearly a year ago…

Marion parents, students invited to open house

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Parents and students are encouraged to visit their respective school buildings Aug. 27 as the Marion district prepares for opening day and a new school year.…