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Spring kicks in with Marion’s annual egg hunt

Marion’s annual rite of spring, the Easter Egg Hunt, has come and gone. But you can still join the party with these pictures. Held on a slightly damp but glorious spring day, lots of fun was had by kids of all ages. Sending a special thank-you to Flemming Clothing, ValueLand, the VFW, St. Agnes Catholic Church, […]

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Speed limits on freeways, state highways going up

By Pat Maurer Correspondent If you are used to driving 75 on the freeways despite the 70 miles per hour limit, after May 1st, thanks to a new law passed by the State Legislature late in 2016, you will be legal again and safe from a speeding ticket. Six hundred miles of state freeways will […]

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Marion COA expected to open very soon

By John Raffel Correspondent Osceola County Commission on Aging chairman Scott Schryer isn’t 100 percent sure when the new Marion facility will be open. But it’s getting closer to becoming a completed reality “We were shooting for May 1,” Schryer said. “The weather, unfortunately, has kept some of the outside work from being completed. I […]

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Tis the season!

The Frosty Freeze in Marion opens May 1 at 6:00 am. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and ICE CREAM!

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Dominion voting machines chosen for Osceola County

By John Raffel Correspondent Osceola County clerk Karen Bluhm has announced a decision the county has made on voting machines. “Last week I formally reported into the State Bureau of Elections that Osceola County has chosen Dominion election equipment,” she said. “After much research into the three vendors: Hart, ES&S and Dominion, and a meeting […]

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Broadband Committee hopes to increase access

By John Raffel Correspondent   Area residents are invited to the kickoff meeting of the new Osceola County Broadband Committee at 10 a.m. on May 10 at the county courthouse, 301 W. Upton, Reed City. Dan Massy is the Osceola County’s Community Development Coordinator and is in the process of forming the committee.  “The mission […]

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Ranger to tell stories at library

The Marion Public Library is pleased to present Pete Griffin, the Story Telling Ranger on Thursday, May 4th, at 7:00 p.m. Pete grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In 1973 he started his career with the US Forest Service as a wildlife biologist. In 1999, he was promoted to District Ranger on the […]

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Harrison bond on Tuesday ballot

Harrison School District voters will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on a $27.6 million bond issue to upgrade the school buildings and address critical safety and security issues with the buildings and grounds. The last upgrade approved by the voters, also for upgrades to facilities was 22 years ago. Tuesday voters will be […]

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Seedling sale Saturday

By John Raffel Correspondent The Missaukee Conservation District reminds residents that the pickup for its seedling sale is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Baker College Trucking School on S. Morey Road in Lake City. Experts will be on hand to answer any questions about the seedlings. Free water testing for nitrates and […]

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New charge for man accused of sex crimes

A Wexford County man, already accused of sex crimes against a teenage girl with a mental disability, could now be in more trouble. Alton Graham is charged with having a gun while being a felon. He could face up to life in prison for being a habitual offender. Graham and his wife, Shauna Graham, were […]

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