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NMC graduate Sigafoose wins national title

By Ben Murphy Sports Correspondent Aquinas College junior Adri Sigafoose has been an All-American several times already in her stand-out collegiate running career. Now, Sigafoose can call her self national champion as she won the 1000 meter run at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Johnson City, Tennessee on March 4. “Winning a […]

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BOC approves kitchen equipment for Marion COA building

By John Raffel Correspondent The Osceola Board of Commissioners, at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, approved the purchase of kitchen equipment for the Marion Commission on Aging facility for $6,590. The equipment will come from the Webstaurant Store costing $6,950. Commissioner Larry Emig said COA officials had some carriers providing quotes for the purchases. “This […]

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MFD ready to go with new AEDs

The Marion Community Fire Department recently placed into service three Automated External Defibrillators (AED). Funding for the new AED’s started over a year ago, with a thousand-dollar donation from the Marion Arbor of Gleaners. With their donation, the department was able to obtain additional funding in the amount of three thousand dollars from the Osceola […]

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Missaukee board approves 911 surcharge

By John Raffel Correspondent The Missaukee County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution at its monthly meeting last week to assess a 911 surcharge to all county users. The board approved a recommendation made the previous week by its finance committee. ‘’That means basically anybody with a phone that gets a bill will be charged […]

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McBain robotics team places second at competition

By John Raffel Correspondent It’s been a successful spring for the McBain robotics team. Coach Dannette Utecht, McBain junior/senior high mathematics teacher, said the team has completed its first two competitions. McBain was a finalist and took second place at the Kettering College competition in early March, and lost in the semifinals at Gaylord High […]

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Evart Police Log

March 13 – Officers stopped a vehicle for multiple traffic offenses. During the traffic stop the officer located illegal narcotics in the vehicle. The complaint has been turned over to the prosecuting attorney. March 17 – An officer was dispatched to a barking dog complaint. The owner had received a warning for a prior offense, […]

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No one injured in transit bus crash

By Pat Maurer Correspondent All four passengers were okay when the Clare County Transit bus they were in sideswiped a truck hauling a trailer Tuesday in Harrison. A release from Lt. Ed Williams Wednesday said the Transit bus, driven by William Evans, 65, of Harrison, was northbound on Park Street (Clare Avenue/Business US27/M61) near Lake […]

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Housing commission approves $7.6k work

By John Raffel Correspondent Missaukee County administrator Precia Garland said the county’s housing commission, at its recent meeting, approved a bid to do some emergency housing work. “They awarded a grant to an individual here in the county on west Houghton Lake Road, a bid of $7,600 for various improvements to the homeowner’s home,” Garland […]

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County safety committee continues to gather info

By John Raffel Correspondent An update was provided by commissioner Mark Gregory, chairman of the building and safety committee, on his committee’s progress during Tuesday’s regularly-scheduled commission meeting. “They went around to the courthouses and emergency management and building department and are continuing to talk, seek information and see where they’re at with suggestions for […]

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Four people injured in Missaukee crash

Four people, including two young children, are in the hospital after a car accident in Missaukee County. The accident happened around 7:45 Friday morning on Cadillac Road, near W. Watergate Road (M-55) in Richland Township. The Missaukee County Sheriff’s Office says a driver from Manton crossed the centerline and collided with an oncoming car. Drivers […]

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