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Students wash cars to show teacher appreciation

During teacher appreciation week – which happened May 4th – 8th – Marion teachers were presented with coupons for a “student car wash” that were redeemable at a later, more weather-friendly date. This past week, those coupons were redeemed. Elementary, middle, and high school students all took part in the car washes to show just […]






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6-year-old run over by logging truck dies

By John Raffel Correpondent The Osceola County Sheriff’s Department reported to the scene of a fatal accident on Monday morning in Sylvan Township involving a 6-year-old Evart boy. The call came in around 10:02 a.m. Deputes say the accident was at M66 near 7 Mile Road in Sylvan Township. A driver of a southbound pickup […]






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Splash Pad nears completion in Evart

By John Raffel Correspondent Evart city manager Sarah Dvoracek gave a progress report this week on Riverside West Park and the splash pad, which is currently being finished. “Hopefully in the next couple of weeks we will install fencing around the splash pad with concrete pad and picnic table and a concrete sidewalk approach,” she […]






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Faces In the Crowd:Mike and Lee Juillet

By Aaron Michell Correspondent A little over a year ago, Mike and Lee Juillet decided to make the move to the Osceola/Clare County area and take over the Buckhorn Saloon. And after a brief adjustment period, the couple is very happy with their decision. As co-owners of the saloon [along with another couple], Mike and […]






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Ghosts of Main Street: Eugene Kirby, Stonemason

Part Two: A Mark Left In Stone, An Ending Unknown By Julie Traynor Correspondent In a 1991 piece for the Marion Press, writer Sara Ludvigson was a fortunate gal to have had the opportunity to speak with Martha Settle Fordyce and Crystal Kirby Diment regarding their relatives. She heard some good stories in her quest […]






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BOC authorizes purchase of 3 MDT computers

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — The Osceola County Board of Commissioners authorized the purchase, at its meeting last week, of three sheriff’s department MDT computers as presented with payment from the 245 fund. “We actually are probably going to need 10 when we’re done,” commission chairman Jack Nehmer of Marion said. “We had a […]






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Missaukee begins budget process

By John Raffel Correspondent LAKE CITY — It’s budget time at Missaukee County. Administrator Precia Garland reviewed the fiscal year 2020 recommended budgets at the county’s finance committee meeting on June 6. Garland reviewed the major assumptions and highlighted some areas within the funds. The total projected amount to be appropriated from fund balance is […]






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Sigler named Missaukee 4-H coordinator

By John Raffel Correspondent LAKE CITY — The Missaukee County Board of Commissioners met a new county employee during its finance committee meeting on June 6. Shar Spoelman, from MSU extension, was at the meeting to introduce the new 4-H coordinator Brandy Sigler to the committee. Sigler said she’s ready to promote the 4-H program […]






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Marion discusses placing flagpole at Veterans Park

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — Marion Village Council discussed setting up the 4-H recycling trailer on the south end of the park until a permanent place is found. Trustee Roger Pritchard said this action took place at the village council’s monthly meeting last week. “We’re getting some new software to update our accounting services […]






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Come join the fun at the 80TH Annual Marion Fair

By Steve Landon Correspondent A brutal winter filled with subzero temperatures gave youngsters plenty of unexpected days off from school, days that had to be made up. Finally schools out for summer! Time to relax and bring the whole family to the 80th Annual Marion Fair, June 19-22 at the Marion Fairgrounds/Veterans Memorial Park. This […]






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