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Ghosts of Main Street: The Ghosts Among Us

Ghosts of Main Street: The Ghosts Among Us

By Julie Traynor Correspondent Sometimes our ghosts remain among us so long we do not realize just what they have become. We complain at their decline and decay and eventually,…

Missaukee votes to up 9-1-1 surcharge from 42 cents to $3

By John Raffel Correspondent Missaukee County administrator Patricia Garland presented a resolution at Tuesday’s finance committee meeting to implement the voter-approved increase in the monthly 9-1-1 local surcharge. It was…

Blackledge’s Powerball win nets $200k

A Clare County woman is looking forward to financial relief after winning a $200,000 prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s Powerball game. Beverly Blackledge, 70, matched four of the white balls…

Wexford County woman wins $500k playing Instant Game

A Wexford County woman is California dreaming after winning $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s 20X The Cash instant game. “I stopped at Wesco and bought a ticket from the self-serve…

Osceola BOE votes to spend $13k on security

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — The Osceola County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the proposal from Brooks Security for updating the county building security systems in the amount…

Missaukee committee reviews 9-1-1 policy

By John Raffel Correspondent LAKE CITY — Missaukee County administrator Patricia Garland presented a resolution at Tuesday’s finance committee meeting to implement the voter-approved increase in the monthly 9-1-1 local…

Old Marion motel comes tumbling down

Old Marion motel  comes tumbling down

The 4-story motel had been vacant for 8 years, with the roof caving in and rotted floors it was a danger to the community. The Osceola County Commissioners passed the…

Arrington says he’s done after one year

By John Raffel Correspondent Marion school superintendent Chris Arrington will be leaving his duties in June after a year in the position. “Mr. Arrington contacted all board members in January…

McBain agrees to ask voters for bond in May

By John Raffel Correspondent The McBain School Board, at a recent special meeting, voted to go for a May 2019 bond proposal. “It will support needed facility upgrades with mechanical…

Roads “worst ever” thanks to blizzard

Roads “worst ever” thanks to blizzard

By John Raffel Correspondent The major winter blizzard which hit the area to start this week presented challenges for Marion and the Osceola County Road Commission. “We did good, we…