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Weekend storm makes mess of roads

By John Raffel Correspondent The Osceola County Road Commission may not have guessed a few months ago how busy it was going to be the weekend of April 14 and 15. But more winter weather hit the area and county road commission chairman Luke D. Houlton and his crew discovered they were going to be […]

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Marion Fair to feature Eric Chesser

After a successful 2017 Fair, the Marion Fair Board has been busy with plans to make 2018 even better! While many of the favorites are returning, we are excited to announce a few new events and daily attractions. On Friday night, June 22, there will be a concert featuring up-and-coming country music artist Eric Chesser! […]

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Tustin area couple accused of running criminal enterprise

A spokesperson for the Osceola County 87th District Court and Osceola County prosecutor Tony Badovinac confirmed published reports that an Osceola County couple are facing charges of criminal enterprise and larceny related to a car dealership. Published reports indicated Kimberly Ann Leonard who owned Bullet Proof Sales Inc. on 19942 M-115, and her husband, Richard […]

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Women ordered to pay restitution for August Vic’s grocery thefts

Osceola County prosecuting attorney Tony Badovinac confirmed on Wednesday to the Marion Press reports that three former employees who were charged with stealing from Vic’s Supermarket in Reed City have been ordered to pay restitution. They were arrested in August and charged with two counts of larceny in a building, which is a felony punishable […]

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Farwell to host Health and Safety Fair

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Since 2004, the annual Paula Pirnstill Memorial Health and Safety Fair has been held on the third Saturday of May in Farwell. The 14th annual Health Fair is once again coming back to Farwell next weekend along with the annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair. Their website says, “We bring professionals […]

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Snow days mount for Marion, McBain

By John Raffel Correspondent Snow days for schools in April is usually rare. But not this year. Both Marion and McBain schools were forced to call off school earlier this week because of the weekend snowstorm. “As always, we decide to close school if we believe that student safety could be compromised due to dangerous […]

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BOC approves Brownfield grant app

By John Raffel Correspondent The Osceola County Board of Commissioners approved the Brownfield grant application at its meeting on Tuesday. Commissioner Roger Elkins of Evart said the grant was in relation to property that has some environmental concerns. “It clears the way if there’s a prospective buyer for the site,” Elkins said. The commission also […]

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Missaukee purchases new police vehicle

By John Raffel Correspondent The Missaukee County Board of Commissioners voted at its meeting on April 17 to purchase a 2018 Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicle for the sheriff’s patrol. County treasurer Lori Cox asked board members to support House Bill 4986 which would allow disabled veterans to receive a credit on their income taxes […]

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April’s blast of winter weather having negative impact on farmers

By John Raffel Correspondent Not many area residents were probably happy with the wintry weather that has hit the area so far this month. This especially includes farmers. Area Michigan State University Extension agent Jerry Lindquist confirms farmers could face some problems with the recent weather. “This weather that we’re in now is really slowing […]

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Evart Police Log

Evart Police Department Weekly Report April 9: Threats – Officers were dispatched to the Evart Middle School for a threats complaint. It was determined that the threat was not valid. The school requested for the case to be reviewed by the prosecutor.  April 9: Breaking & Entering – Officers were dispatched to a breaking and entering complaint.  It […]

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