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Doris Marie Hammond

Doris Marie Hammond, of Gladwin, formerly of Harrison, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at The Brook Of Gladwin Retirement Community. She was 90. Doris was born on January 15, 1928, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Newton Lincoln and Mary Meda (Borwe) Dieterle. Doris entered into marriage with Harvey John Hammond on November 30, 1945 […]

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Lady Eagles runners-up at tourney

by Ben Murphy Sports Writer The Marion volleyball team continued to make some noise in the West Michigan D Conference this season. On Saturday, the Lady Eagles battled it out in their new league’s one day tournament at Big Rapids Crossroads, where they took second place. “I am so pleased on how the girls performed,” […]

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Ackney, Hall lead Eagles to big homecoming win

By Aaron Michell Correspondent What a way to celebrate homecoming. On what was a chilly Friday night, the boys from Marion lit up the scoreboard early and often, running all over the Ashley Bears en route to a 60-20 homecoming win. “I thought it was a nice way for the seniors to go out in […]

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McBain runners dominate league meets

By Ben Murphy Sports Writer There should be no doubt left in anyone’s mind who the best cross country team is in the Highland Conference. McBain swept both sides of the final Highland Conference Jamboree in Beal City, giving both the boys and girls teams the championship. The boys team won with 36 points, while […]

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School enrollment down slightly at Marion, McBain

By John Raffel Correspondent Recent fall enrollment counts for area school districts appear to have been down from the previous year. But the respective school superintendents indicate there were no real surprises. First-year elementary principal-superintendent Chris Arrington said his school’s fall enrollment count is 421. “It’s down from 432, but we anticipated 420,” Arrington said. […]

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Four charter amendments on Evart ballot

By John Raffel Correspondent City of Evart voters will have four proposals to act upon on Nov. 8 during the general election. Three of the proposals are charter amendments. The first one is to change the Evart City Clerk from an elected position by the city electors to an appointed position to take effect in […]

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Snowmobile swappers gather in Marion

By Steve Landon Correspondent Few people would trudge through mud, water on stormy fall day just to go shopping at a swap meet however Snowmobiler’s especially collectors of vintage sleds are a hardy breed. Sledder’s will stand outside in -40 degree to watch a race, repair a sled trailside in a blizzard or hike through […]

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Faces In The Crowd: Lori Mitchell

By Aaron Michell Correspondent If bankers are supposed to be evil, someone forgot to send the memo to Huntington Bank Branch Manager Lori Mitchell. For the last 33 years, Lori has helped generations of Marion locals with all their banking needs. And while the bank itself has changed hands six times during her tenure, Lori […]

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Ghosts of Main Street: Same game, different place…

By Julie Traynor Correspondent Same game, different place…  For much of the Press’s life all of the week’s news, no matter the nature, was crammed onto the front page. The inner pages were reserved for neighborhood news, a few columns of local interest and advertising. Readers gleaned the front page upon its arrival, and enjoyed […]

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Osceola BOC sets EMS budget

By John Raffel Correspondent The Osceola County Board of Commissioners voted on several EMS related issues at its meeting on Tuesday. The board set the EMS millage for the 2019 budget year at one mil. “We felt we could establish a millage to a certain amount or anything inbetween,” board chairman Larry Emig said. “We […]

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