2017 Marion Fair Showmanship Results

Jr. Poultry Showmanship 1st – Alex Mosher-Kunin 2nd – Autumn Ruffer 3rd – Carter Murphy Intermediate Poultry Showmanship 1st – Wyatt Sikkema 2nd – Sam Bailey 3rd – Ben Moore 4th – Joe Mosher-Kunin 5th – Austin Nowland Senior Poultry Showmanship 1st – Riley Drilling 2nd – Charlie Moore 3rd – Sam Moore 4th – […]

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Exhibitors show their stuff at fair

By Steve Landon Correspondent The 78th Annual Marion Fair officially got into full swing Monday, June 19th at the historic Marion Fairgrounds with youth of all ages gathering in the Small Animal Barn for rabbit, and poultry showmanship and breed action under the watchful eye of judge Sherry Garrett. Partly cloudy sky’s and a brief […]

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Man looking for cemetery treasure attacked

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Clare County Sheriff’s Department deputies are looking for a 49-year-old Gladwin man and a 43-year-old Evart woman, suspects in a June 17 assault at the Hamilton Township Cemetery. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 10,000 block of East Townline Lake Road at 5:33 a.m. to investigate the report that […]

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Marion celebrates Log Cabin Day on Sunday

The 31st annual Michigan Log Cabin Day is Sunday, June 25. It is celebrated all across Michigan at more than 90 registered log cabins. The Marion Area Historical Society is marking the day with an open house in celebration of Marion’s own Compton Log Cabin. Now located on the grounds of the Marion Area Museum, […]

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Evart man jumps off bridge, drowns

By John Raffel Correspondent Osceola County Sheriff’s Deputies reported a drowning on Sunday in Sylvan Township. A press release submitted from the department states that around 6:50 p.m., on Sunday, deputies responded to a report of an individual who went under the water on the Muskegon River near the 50th Ave Bridge in Sylvan Township. […]

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Marion school innovations underway

By John Raffel Correspondent Marion School district administrative assistant Diana Salisbury provided on the school’s website with an update of the renovation project this week. The renovations have officially started, she stated in her report. “Workers were on site the day after students were released for the summer,” Salisbury reported. “Classrooms are empty of books, […]

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School board meets with crisis team

By John Raffel Correspondent The Marion Board of Education on Tuesday met with the Osceola Crisis Response team. “It’s with a group like the fire chief in Marion and county undersheriff Justin Halladay and the person who was the coordinator of this effort,” Marion superintendent Mort Meier said. “It was really interesting. It was to […]

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Extension coordinator announces retirement

By John Raffel Correspondent Dave Stroud, Michigan State University Extension Coordinator, announced at last week’s Missaukee County Board of Commissioners meeting that he would be retiring effective Aug. 1. He thanked the board for the support provided to him and MSU Extension over the years. The commissioners heard various reports including one from sheriff Jim […]

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COA building now open

By John Raffel Correspondent The new Commission on Aging building in Marion has opened. Osceola County commissioner Jack Nehmer of Marion said meals started to be served at the facility on Monday. Because of this, the Osceola County Board of Commissioners, at its Tuesday meeting, approved notifying the Marion Eagles to terminate the rental agreement […]

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Horses attacked by bear?

From Tiffany Lowes Facebook Page: ATTENTION MARION RESIDENTS!!! Keep your eyes open and be on the look out especially livestock and horse owners! Something came in at 4 am this morning and again tonight at 8pm and attacked my horses! Above are pictures of the injures my horses sustained in the attack. We are not […]

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