Need holiday help? Write to us!

With the Christmas Wish Program, families in need write to us and tell us what kind of help they need. The following letters are only a few of the dozens we have received so far. In the weeks ahead we will be fulfuilling some the wishes, thanks to the generosity of area businesses through advertising […]

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Osceola BOC tells building inspector to be less stringent

By John Raffel Correspondent The Osceola County Board of Commissioners met with the building inspector during its meeting on Tuesday. “We’ve had a lot of complaints that he’s a little bit stringent,” commissioner Jack Nehmer of Marion said. “We wanted to make sure he’s contacting surrounding counties to make sure he was­ doing things uniform […]

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BOC agrees to med examiner

By John Raffel Correspondent The Osceola Cøunty Board of Commissioners approved the medical examiner contract at its meeting on Tuesday. Alan Tiedt, vice chairman, confirmed the contract with Dr. Pau Wagner and the Michigan Medical Examiners Group at its meeting on Tuesday. The contract is for Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2021. “(EMS officials) […]

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Faces in the Crowd: Steve Cooper

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Steve Cooper loves basketball. He loves to watch basketball, he loves to play basketball, and he loves to coach basketball. That’s why this fall, Steve was named head coach of the Marion Varsity Boys Basketball team after spending six years as an assistant for Cadillac. But Steve’s not just a basketball […]

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Reindeers coming to library

Rooftop Landing is coming to the Marion Public Library on Tuesday, December 12th, from 4:00 to 5:30. See real reindeer and enjoy hot cocoa and doughnuts with us!!! A special thank you to our sponsors: Backwoods Realty, Marion Lumber, Pollington Machine Tool, Valueland, Marion Eagles, Christie’s Potting Shed, McCrimmon’s Farm and Feed, Dream Diner, Flemming […]

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Hinkens’ donate $6.2K to cancer

Helping Cancer Patients. Christina and Larry Hinken of Irons present a check for $6,200 to assist patients at Spectrum Health’s Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center in Reed City. The money was raised at their annual Night Owl Breast Cancer auction fundraiser in Lake County, created as a way for the couple to give back for […]

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Kars project highlighted

 Saginaw Valley State University will host its annual fall Engineering Symposium on Friday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Pioneer Hall. During the event, 29 mechanical engineering students will demonstrate their senior projects. The public is invited. Student Colton Kars, of McBain, worked on the project with team members Mujtaba Hammad and […]

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Evart Police Log

Evart Police Department Weekly Report Nov. 27 to Dec. 3 Nov. 24: Suspicious Situation – Officers took a report of a subject placing trash in a dumpster where they do not reside.  Nov. 24: Property Damage Accident – Officers responded to a car/deer accident. Nov. 25: Suspicious Situation – Officers were called to a complaint […]

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Heroes shop for local families

The Meceola Children’s Council organized a Shop with a Hero promotion last week. 35 kids were chosen to shop for gifts and 20 area families received groceries thanks to 25 area policemen and firefighters who took time out to accompany the children.

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Traffic stop ends in arrest

By Pat Maurer Correspondent A traffic stop Monday afternoon let to the arrest of a Burton man for drugs. Clare County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a vehicle around 1:15 p.m. for a person suspected of having outstand warrants. They made the stop in Garfield Township near Ludington Drive and Hemlock. Deputies seized baggies of cocaine and […]

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