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Local pastor leads House invocation

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga of Manton welcomed Pastor Jayson Godsey to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Godsey is a pastor at the Faith…

Missaukee examines land bank authority

By John Raffel Correspondent LAKE CITY — The Missaukee County finance committee, at its meeting last week, listened to a presentation on establishing a combined Land Bank Authority/Brownfield Redevelopment Authority,…

Three injured when loose cattle cause traffic pile-up on U.S. 10

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Three people were injured, two seriously May 9th when a Chevy Impala driver, David Michael Augustine, 21 of Midland, crashed into a 2018 Ford Escape stopped…

Committee reviews county HVAC maintenance agreement

By John Raffel Correspondent LAKE CITY — Missaukee County administrator Precia Garland presented a preventative maintenance contract for the county’s HVAC units during the county’s finance committee meeting last Thursday.…

Marion students score big in MITES program

By John Raffel Correspondent It’s been a memorable school year for Ron Schmidt and his Marion students. Students proudly displayed their woodworking projects. Schmidt is an industrial technology and graphic…

Spectrum receives ‘A’ from Leapfrog

Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes efforts by Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital in…

Bloss, Neuman named Marion valedictorians

By John Raffel Correspondent Marion High School has announced its co-valedictorians and saluatorian. School officials have provided the following information on each student. Trinity Bloss Co-Valedictorian Trinity Bloss is the…

Eising honored for community service

Eising honored for  community service

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Marty Eising was honored with the 2019 Community Service Award on May 4th. On Saturday, May 4, Marty Eising was honored with the 2019 Community Service…

Shaw’s body found 3.5 miles from drowning site

Shaw’s body found 3.5 miles from drowning site

By John Raffel Correspondent Three months from the day he fell through the ice on the Muskegon River, 15-year-old Dylan Shaw of Evart has been found. Osceola County undersheriff John…

Woman steals dump truck, leads cops on wild chase

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Following a chase on foot and the theft of a truck, Nicole Trotter, 31 of Harrison escaped apprehension Sunday evening, but was located and arrested Tuesday.…