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GM Is Investing $3 Billion In Electric Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles

General Motors plans to invest up to $3 billion in its Michigan plant to make electric trucks and autonomous vehicles. According to Tech Crunch, GM will invest $2.2 billion into its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and an additional $800 million into supplier tooling and other projects that will be related to the launch of their newly […]






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Post Office Safe Blown Up – Robbers use Nitroglycerine

The Marion Post Office as it appeared on a tinted George Blesch postcard, circa 1910. By Julie Traynor I came up empty when searching for some interesting Valentine’s Day ghosts this week. Other than club and organization meetings with a Valentine’s Day theme, the only real highlight of February 14 in Marion, Michigan, was the 1994 Valentine’s […]






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Time for term limits in Congress

Mike Wilcox Mike’s Musings Columnist I might be sounding like a broken record, but term limits for the U.S. Congress ought to be enacted. Many bills have been introduced to create term limits for the House and Senate, but as you can guess, they go nowhere. That’s because most of our lawmakers at the federal […]






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Be Mine

Julie Traynor Postcards from the Pine Columnist This week’s issue of the Marion Press comes out on February 14, Valentine’s Day. We’d like to think that your Sweetie would think a copy of the Press the best card ever, but that is not likely. We are, however, the best source for local news, sports and […]






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May I Walk With You? CONVICTION OR CONDEMNATION?

Daniel Fachting, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist, Lay Minister at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Clare, and Chancellor for Knights of Columbus Council #3029. He can be reached at fachtingcounseling1@gmail.com While conviction and condemnation often mean the same thing in our secular world, for Christians, the words, while similar have different meanings. God convicts, […]






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Making home a safe haven for love

Roger Campbell was an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. An anthology containing over one hundred of his best columns, “Everywhere You Go There’s a Zacchaeus Up a Tree,” is now available at your local or online bookseller. Contact us at rcministry@ameritech.net or on FACEBOOK @YOURFAITHADVENTURE An old song […]






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Upper Michigan Schools Take Aim Against The Flu During Peak Season

This year’s flu season is hitting hard, but Upper Michigan schools are taking the appropriate measures to keep students protected against the virus. Teachers and administration are reminding students to wash their hands and to cover their mouths when they sneeze or cough. “The last couple of weeks we’ve definitely seen an increase in the […]






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Ghosts on Main Street: 100 Ghosts and 100 Years

Three of Marion’s Centurions. Ollie Vincent celebrated her 100th in 1982. Ruby Johnson, 100 in 1999, chats with her old friend Susan Hall at her 100th birthday fete in 2000. This week we mark Ghosts of Main Street installment #100 by remembering three Marion women who each celebrated birthday number one hundred. Ollie Moore Vincent […]






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Trump Need to Stop Temper Tantrums if he Wants Respect

Mike Wilcox Mike’s Musings Columnist Well that’s finally over. President Donald Trump has been impeached, but the Senate has exonerated him. The majority of senators have proclaimed the President was not guilty of the two articles of impeachment that the House of Representatives had utilized in an attempt to remove him from office. Despite having […]






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Groundhog Has A Way With Words

Julie Traynor Postcards from the Pine Columnist Think Spring Once again, the groundhog sent his message. Depending upon how you hear it, there will be “six more weeks of winter (frowny face)”, or “just six weeks until spring! (smiley face)” From either viewpoint, you are correct. Spring happens on March 19 and that date will […]






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