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Bosscher says farewell after 25 years as sheriff

By John Raffel Correspondent A familiar face in the Missaukee County Sheriff’s department has called it a career. This month marks the retirement of Sheriff Jim Bosscher, who began his career at the department 40 years ago. He’s been the longest serving sheriff in Missaukee County with a 26-year tenure. He announced his retirement earlier […]

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Faces In the Crowd: Josh Alberts

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Although he went to elementary school in McBain and graduated from Cadillac, Josh Alberts has always considered Marion to be his home. Spending nearly every weekend as a kid at his dad’s [Marvin Albert’s] place in Marion, Josh made the outdoors his home as well. Growing up, Josh spent most of […]

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Car, tow truck collide, driver dead, 14-month old uninjured

On December 9, 2018 at 2:34PM, Troopers from the Michigan State Police Mount Pleasant Post were dispatched to a two-vehicle motor vehicle crash on Southbound US-131 Fwy. near 22 Mile Rd., Green Twp. The investigation reveals that a tow truck driven by a 22-year-old male from Paris, MI was south on US-131 Fwy. and turning […]

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Marion Food Pantry receives $1650 check from Valuland

On December 5th, Valu Land presented the Marion Food Pantry with a check for $1650.  The money was raised through local donations from customers at check-out. “We’re fortunate that our customers were so gracious in donating,” said store manager Dan Kingsbury. “It’s something all of our stores do, and we’re glad to help support the […]

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Ghosts of Main Street: Shiny and Brite

By Julie Traynor Correspondent The shiny red tinsel poinsettias are mounted on Main Street’s lamp posts and have been since the opening of firearm deer season. These glittery seasonal blooms are the most recent in Marion’s long history of public Christmas décor. It has long been a tradition in our town to light Main Street […]

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Two injured in Old State Road crash

On December 9, 2018 at 2:34PM, Troopers from the Michigan State Police Mount Pleasant Post were dispatched to a two-vehicle motor vehicle crash on Southbound US-131 Fwy. near 22 Mile Rd., Green Twp. The investigation reveals that a tow truck driven by a 22-year-old male from Paris, MI was south on US-131 Fwy. and turning […]

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Harrison man arrested for brandishing gun in argument

By Pat Maurer Correspondent William Usher, 29 of Harrison was arrested December 5th after he allegedly pointed a gun at a 29-year-old Harrison man during an argument. Clare County deputies were called to a residence in the 200 block of Davis Street in Lincoln Township around 7:13 p.m. The victim was uninjured during the altercation […]

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Missaukee discusses adding more EMT staff

By John Raffel Correspondent Missaukee County prosecutor Melissa Ransom talked to the county’s finance committee last week concerning the victim rights advocate in her office. It’s a position, she noted, mandated by the state, which is increasing the annual revenue allocation for this position by $6,260. The position is dedicated to assisting crime victims with […]

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Building renovation designs discussed by finance committee

By John Raffel Correspondent The Missaukee County Finance committee met with Dean DeKryger of DK Design at its meeting last week to talk over the concepts for the building renovations for the annex building, commissioners’ room, and administration offices. DeKryger said if the board approves of the design concept, his company will put out bids […]

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FD reminds residents to water their Christmas trees

By John Raffel Correspondent Marion assistant fire chief Chris Peterson said it’s been relatively quiet at his department in recent months and he would prefer to keep it this way. “Medical calls and that’s about it,” he said. The last incident was a chimney fire in October with no damage sustained. But it’s the holiday […]

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