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Council Reviews Regulations Including Curfews

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — Marion’s Village Council reviewed regulations during its monthly meeting on Tuesday. “It’s fall and we’re usually going over the new regulations,” village council president Don Gilmore said. “We’re going to be rewriting the ordinances for the village to make it cleaner and bring them up to date. That was […]






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Ghosts of Main Street: Bridging the Waters

North Bridge, just east of the dam. Note a corner of the Texaco gas station, on the former mill site. Ted Parkhurst Sr rolls to McBain in the fall of 1989. South M-66, at First Street. Among the rooftops seen in the background is the blacksmith shop of John Alberts Sr, located just south of […]






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Evart Police Log

By John Raffel Correspondent Evart Police DepartmentWeekly Report Sept. 30-Oct. 6 Sept.30: Fraud – Officers were called to a fraud complaint at a local business. The investigation remains open at this time. Sept. 30: Civil – Officers were dispatched to an argument in progress at a local business. Officers assisted the subjects involved with resolving […]






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Road Commission Finishing Up Projects, River Road Remains

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — It was a busy summer and fall for the Osceola County Road Commission’s Luke Houlton. The commission worked to get in its projects during the good weather season and with winter coming up, it’s been the goal to head towards completion. “We have completed all of our projects for […]






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COA Purchasing Generators, Busses

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — New Commission on Aging Director Justin Halladay is keeping busy in his first month on the job. “Starting October 15th to December 7th, open enrollment for Medicare occurs,” he said. “Our staff will be educating and assisting clients with getting their programs at our office by appointment. They will […]






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New Missaukee COA Director Emphasizing Medicare Enrollment

By John Raffel Correspondent LAKE CITY — Heather Jensen is still young as Missaukee County’s Commission on Aging Director but has been emphasizing on having an active program. “We’re getting ready for medicare open enrollments,” she said. “We are taking appointments for folks needing assistance in their prescription benefits for medicare. It starts on Oct. […]






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McBain Sweeps Highland Jamboree

by Ben Murphy Sports Writer The McBain cross country teams ran in the second Highland Conference jamboree of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Houghton Lake. Much like the first, the Ramblers were able to win both sides of the event, allowing both the girls and boys teams to maintain their leads in the […]






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Houghton Lake Spikes Northern Michigan Christian

by Ben Murphy Sports Writer The McBain Northern Michigan Christian volleyball team served as hosts to new Highland Conference foe Houghton Lake Tuesday night. The Lady Comets weren’t able to keep up with the Lady Bobcats however, as they fell in straight sets 25-14, 25-19 and 25-16. On the night, Alaina Rozeveld had nine kills […]






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Lady Ramblers Swept by Lake City

by Ben Murphy Sports Writer Some night just don’t go as planned when it comes to high school sports. Unfortunately for the McBain volleyball team, Tuesday was one of those nights as it was swept in a road Highland Conference game at Lake City, 25-20, 25-16 and 25-16. “I really was expecting a good match-up […]






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Northern Michigan Christian Soccer Falls Flat in Match at Ogemaw

NMC’s Alex Rozeveld takes the ball into the Ogemaw Heights end during Monday’s road loss. Photo by Ben Murphy Nick Heuker gets a close range shot off. Photo by Ben Murphy. by Ben Murphy Sports Writer For as good as the regular season went for the McBain Northern Michigan Christian soccer team has gone, Monday […]






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