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Police arrest RC man who allegedly pulled knife on doctor

By John Raffel Corespondent The Michigan State Police Post in Mount Pleasant dispatched troopers to a complaint of a disorderly male at Spectrum Heath Reed City Hospital earlier this week. A spokesperson at Osceola County’s 77th District Court told the Marion Press on Wednesday that an Osceola County man, Rodney David Kopenick of Reed City […]

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McBain places $14 million bond on ballot

By John Raffel Correspondent The McBain Board of Education has voted to approve a bond proposal worth $14 million, which residents will be asked to vote on May 8. Superintendent Steve Brimmer said the proposal would be for 2.1 additional mills and would raise $14 million. Brimmer released a presentation, on behalf of the school […]

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Face in the Crowd: LeeAnne and Bob Williams

By Aaron Michell Correspondent Bob Williams grew up south of Marion in Middle Branch township, fixing cars at his grandpa Gil’s salvage yard off the corner of M-66 and 14 Mile Road. His wife, LeeAnne, grew up near Grand Rapids, in a small town called Alto. But she’d spend her weekends and summers up here […]

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Twenty-six to compete for Rambler robotics

By John Raffel Correspondent It’s another year of robotics at McBain High School. Sandy Freeland, a McBain third grade teacher, is the co-lead mentor for Rambler Robotics. She is the technology integration coach. “We have 26 individuals on the team,” Freeland said. “(During) the six-week build season we meet Monday through Thursday from 3-5 p.m. […]

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Students raise $21,000 for AHA

McBain Elementary set a new school record for the annual Jump Rope for Heart. Nearly $21,000 was raised by these McBain Elementary students (Grades K and 5 pictured) for the American Heart Association.

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Missaukee mulls millage for seniors

By John Raffel Correspondent Missaukee County administrator Precia Garland presented a proposed millage for senior services at the county’s finance committee meeting last week. It was noted currently the two levies for senior services total 0.75 mills, and both those millages expire in 2018. The county’s attorney has provided the board with suggested ballot language, […]

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Bozeman, Mcleod honored by Spectrum

A Reed City nurse and a Big Rapids rehabilitation specialist are the latest Spectrum Health employees honored with DAISY and BEE Awards. The awards, launched in 2016, recognize excellent performance and are based on nominations from patients, community members and colleagues. The latest winner of the DAISY Award, reserved for nurses, is Laura Bozeman, RN […]

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Winterfest to raise funds for Fire Department

By Pat Maurer Correspondent For more “Winterfest” fun in Clare County, come to the 2018 Winterfest next Saturday, February 24 at Peterson Park on Crooked Lake Drive in Lake where loads of events (weather permitting) are scheduled. The Winterfest, a fundraiser with all proceeds going to the Garfield Township Fire Department, features All Day Ice […]

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Only 5 snow days so far

By John Raffel Correspondent Snow days hasn’t been a major issue for area school districts such as Marion so far this school year. But winter’s not quite over yet. Marion superintendent Mort Meier said, prior to this week, there have been five snow days. There was one on Dec. 14 and plus Jan. 5, 11, […]

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MHS celebrated Snowcoming

By John Raffel Correspondent Another winter Snowcoming has ended for students at Marion High School with plenty of unique memories to last for a lifetime. This year’s Snowcoming again had various features including class representatives. Here is the updated list of class representatives: Seniors: Olivia Salisbury. Caitlyn Schepers. Chelsey Slevoski, Allison DeBoer Brandon Thorne, Espen […]

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