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Faces In the Crowd: Ted and Linda Parkhurst

By Aaron Michell Correspondent There’s a little shop on the west end of Main Street in downtown Marion called Artist on Duty. And as the name suggests, that shop is home to a pair of artists, Ted and Linda Parkhurst. However, Ted and Linda are much more than your conventional artists. Ted, a 1965 Marion […]

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Marion Board of Education disciplines two members

 Marion Board of Education president Monica Cox confirmed the hiring of Chris Arrington on Tuesday as the district’s new superintendent. “We’re very excited to have him on board and are looking forward to moving forward with him,” Cox said. “He’s very innovative and he’ll bring a lot to our district.”  Cox said the board dealt […]

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School Board selects Arrington as new superintendent

By John Raffel Correspondent The Marion Board of Education hired Chris Arrington as its new superintendent during Tuesday’s meeting. Interim superintendent Greg Mikulich said Arrington would also be the elementary principal. The previous intent of the district had been for a part-time superintendent and an elementary principal. But it was decided to continue with a […]

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Ghosts of Main Street

By Julie Traynor Correspondent There was a time in the not so distant past when there were no empty stores in northern Michigan towns. From the fundamentals of groceries, clothing, and gasoline to the extras of furniture, fine jewelry, gifts, and a night at the movies, folks could shop for what they needed without having […]

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Missaukee retirement 75% funded

By John Raffel Correspondent The Missaukee County Finance Committee, at its meeting on Thursday, received a report from administrator Precia Garland on the retirement system summary from MERS. Garland said the report indicates Missaukee County’s retirement system is considered 75.8 percent funded and totally unfunded accrued liability is $1,841,220. Garland reviewed the Workers Compensation/Employee Injury […]

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Morin hired by Cadillac

The Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the hiring of Kathy Adair Morin as their new Group Sales Manager.   Kathy comes to the CAVB with several years of local and regional experience in hospitality, economic development and marketing.   Her focus will be to connect the lodging and meeting facilities in the greater Cadillac area to the […]

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Reed graduates basic

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Bethany J. Reed graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four […]

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Bike winner announced

The children that won the bikes from the Marion Gleaners at Old Fashion Days were: Brittony Nowland (Girls bike) and Jayce Kliming  (Boys).

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Evart receives $400k grant from MDEQ

By John Raffel Correspondent The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division (DWMAD) has announced it’s providing $9.5 million in grants to 18 communities across the state, including Evart. The MDEQ, in a release it provided, said the grants are a part of a pilot program to enhance water supply […]

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MDEQ evaluating county sites

By John Raffel Correspondent Julie Lowe, Michigan Department of Environmental Quarterly Brownfield coordinator and Tiffany Brown, MDEQ public information officer have announced four vacant sites in Osceola County will be evaluated for potential environmental contamination with the help of a $83,000 grant from the MDEQ. The Brownfield grant, the MDEQ officials said, will help determine […]

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