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Missaukee County rewards Garland with pay raise

By John Raffel Correspondent The Missaukee County Board of Commissioners voted at last week’s meeting to amend the employment agreement with county administrator Precia Garland. Garland began her employment with the county on Oct. 1, 2015. The commissioners recently evaluated her performance and determined it was satisfactory or better. The board voted to increase her […]

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Marion completes street repairs

By John Raffel Correspondent Marion’s street renovations for the summer have been completed. “We repaved (streets) and redid the railroad crossing,” village president Donald Gilmore said. “The railroad crossing is working really good now. That’s all for this year. We only have one major project a year and when they come in, we have them […]

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Nestle Waters withdraws motion

By John Raffel Correspondent The zoning administrator of Osceola Township confirmed on Wednesday to the Marion Review reports that Nestle Waters North America has withdrawn its motion to stay an appeal to Osceola County’s 49th Circuit Court. Nestle is the parent company of the Ice Mountain Water bottling brand and had requested a permit to […]

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Faces In The Crowd: The Lucas Family

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Betty Randall and Deanna Lucas. Those are the partners, the mother and daughter duo, and the faces behind the B&D Classic Sewn family – you know, that custom embroidery workshop that many locals have come to rely on and trust for the last 25 years. So, when we requested an interview […]

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Marion school renovations on schedule

By John Raffel Correspondent Marion superintendent Mort Meier has been liking what he’s seeing around the school district in recent weeks. The district’s renovation project has been continuing and is expected to be done in time for the start of the 2017-18 school year. “There’s a lot of good work activity going on at both […]

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Commissioners close annex building driveway

By John Raffel Correspondent The Osceola County Board of Commissioners, at its Tuesday meeting, voted to close the west driveway at the Annex Building and allow only maintenance staff vehicle access through that area. The action came from studies being conducted by the commissioners’ Building, Grounds and Safety committee. “That west side is also where […]

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Evart concerts continue with Rock Show

By John Raffel Correspondent The Evart Downtown Development Authority’s summer concert series continues with two more upcoming events. The concerts are usually staged 7 p.m. on Saturdays at the Evart Depot. In case of rain, the concerts are switched to Evart High School. Rich Eddys Rockin Oldies took center stage on Aug. 12. Coming this […]

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Lake City hosts plant sale on September 9th

By John Raffel Correspondent The Missaukee Conservation District has announced a native plant sale for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept 9 at the Lake City Fire Station. The station is located at the corner of John and Main Streets. It will be a workshop, sale and pickup. All proceeds will support the district’s […]

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Rose Lake manhole collapses

By John Raffel Correspondent The Osceola County Board of Commissioners discussed the drain situation at Rose Lake during its Tuesday monthly meeting. It was recently brought to the commission’s attention that the manhole on the drain at Rose Lake had collapsed three times during the camping season. The commission was told by parks commission chairman […]

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Phone scam caller ID uses fire department number

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Phone scam artists are using local phone and cell numbers to get you to answer their calls. Now one of them is even using a local Clare County fire department’s number when they call. One county resident, Donald Kowalski, of Freeman Township, told 9 & 10 News that he got a […]

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