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Halladay chosen as new Osceola sheriff

By John Raffel Correspondent A committee organized for finding a replacement for retiring sheriff Jim Crawford has named undersheriff Justin Halladay to the position. A release issued by county clerk…

Badovinac set to prosecute attempted murder suspect

By John Raffel Correspondent Prosecuting attorney Anthony Badovinac is getting ready for a busy 2019. The trial is tentatively set for the end of January, Badovinac said, of the man…

Crawford ends 18 years as sheriff

By John Raffel Correspondent Osceola County sheriff Jim Crawford ends 18 years in his current position when he officially retires at midnight on Jan. 1, 2019. Crawford has been in…

Osceola child is state’s first flu death

By John Raffel Correspondent State health officials confirmed Friday details of the first influenza-associated pediatric death of the 2018-2019 flu season, several statewide media outlets reported, including the Detroit Free…

Wentworth elected Speaker Pro Tem

Wentworth elected Speaker Pro Tem

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, has been elected as speaker pro-tempore for the 2019-2020 legislative session of the Michigan House of Representatives. “I am honored to be selected by…

Evart Police Log

By John Raffel Correspondent Weekly Report Dec. 17-25 Dec.17: Harassment – Officers were called to assist in a custody dispute. Dec. 17: Check Well Being – Officers were dispatched to conduct…

Missaukee COA ready for 2019

By John Raffel Correspondent Participation in Commission on Aging activities in Missaukee County have been progressing impressively, according to COA official Shannon Scarbrough. There were 25 homebound residents who participated…

EMS complaints, COA attempted reinstatement dominate BOC meeting

By John Raffel Correspondent A bid to reinstate ousted Commission on Aging director Scott Schryer to his position failed at Tuesday’s Osceola County Board of Commissioners meeting. Commissioner Roger Elkins…

McBain’s Cruson sentenced up to 30 for burglary ring

McBain’s Cruson sentenced up to 30 for burglary ring

By Pat Maurer Correspondent A McBain man, Joseph Cruson II, will serve concurrent prison terms of up to 30 years for his part in a multi-county theft ring that also…

New Marion school board set to take over

By John Raffel Correpondent The Marion Board of Education has been discussing various issues at recent board meetings including transportation alternatives. The board meets the second Tuesday every month at…