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School employees, volunteers honored at banquet

The annual Outstanding Persons in Education Banquet was held on April 18, 2019. This was the 43rd year. It was held at the beautiful Caberfae Peaks Ski Resort This event is sponsored by the 15-B Coordinating Council which is made up of MEA (Michigan Education Association) members from Baldwin, Buckley, Cadillac, Evart, Forest Area, Kingsley, […]






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$246k road project to begin on 15 mile

By John Raffel Correspondent Luke D. Houlton. of the Osceola County Road Commission, has announced work is expected to begin on 15 Mile Road between Birch Run Drive and Penesal Road southeast of LeRoy on Monday, April 29. The roadwork will begin on 15 Mile Road between Birch Run Drive and Penesol Road on April […]






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County man dies in accidental shooting

By John Raffel Correspondent The Osceola County Sheriff’s Department has reported a fatality in Lincoln Township last week during a target practice. The sheriff’s department reported a man was shot during target practice on Friday evening at his Lincoln Township home. The report indicates the victim was taken to the hospital for severe injuries, but […]






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Faces in the Crowd: Kim Jolly

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Marion High School gym and office aide Kim Jolly has a saying: Keep smiling, it’s good for you. And she does it so well. Because these days, she has many reasons to smile. Kim, the daughter of Larry and Sharon Thomas, grew up in the farm country of Colton, South Dakota. […]






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Ghosts of Main Street: Ghostly Catch

By Julie Traynor Correspondent It’s nothing new to drive along Water Street and the Pond and see folks fishing below the Marion Dam. The former ‘swimming pool’ location has been a popular fishing spot as long as today’s anglers can remember. The locale, just below the dam, is easily accessible and well kept. There is […]






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Three sentenced for string of robberies

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Gregory Todd Siegel of Harrison, also known as Gregory Todd lafrate, will serve seven to 40 years in prison for his part in a string of home invasions and breaking and entering incidents between October, 2017 and February 2018. Siegel, Travis Louis Finks of Harrison and Zachary Allen Hidey of St. […]






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McBain robotics finishes 12th out of 40 in competition

By John Raffel Correspondent MCBAIN — The robotics season has ended for McBain and it was called “one of our most nerve-racking yet,” in a statement from Sandy Freeland and Jack Racignol. Freeland is a McBain Elementary third grade teacher and co-lead mentor for Rambler Robotics while Racignol is pit crew and marketing lead for […]






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Marion’s first year robotics team sparks interest

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — It was a strong rookie season for the Marion robotics team, which had its first competition of the season at Lakeview High School near Battle Creek. “Students really did an incredible job for their first year. We worked hard as a team and had high rankings at the end […]






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James Burton

James Burton, of Flint and formerly of Marion, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Durand Senior Care and Rehab center.  He was 98.   Jim was born on June 1, 1920 in Jackson, Michigan to Jay and Nina (Stevens) Phelps and was raised by Edward and Bessie (Billings) Burton. James Burton On November […]






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Evart Police Log

By John Raffel Correspondent Evart Police Departments April 15-21 April 15: Officers were dispatched to a fraud complaint. The complainant was interviewed and the complaint remains open at this time. April 16: Officers were dispatched to a criminal sexual conduct case. The complaint remains open at this time. April 16: Officers were dispatched to a […]






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