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Back to school for McBain, Aug. 21 Marion students back on 26th

By John Raffel Correspondent Steve Prissel enters his second year as McBain Public Schools superintendent, and Ryan Biller returns for his second year as high school principal and Shaun Mulder is athletic director. Prissel said the staff was scheduled to come in on Monday Aug. 12. The first day for students will be on Wednesday, […]






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Halladay looks forward to change from sheriff to COA director

By John Raffel Correspondent Osceola County sheriff Justin Halladay is ready to make the move to being director of the Commission on Aging. The county commission approved the appointment last week and Halladay is scheduled to make the move within the next month. “I applied for the COA position because I felt it was the […]






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Missaukee praises Garland, gives her three-year contract

By John Raffel Correspondent The Missaukee Board of Commissioners voted at its meeting on Tuesday to extend the contract of administrator Precia Garland for three years effective October 1, 2019. Precia Garland, Missaukee County Administrator The commission approved the following resolution: “Whereas, county administrator Precia Garland began her employment with Missaukee County on Oct. 1, […]






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Faces In the Crowd: Brandon Butler

Aaron Michell Correspondent Brandon Butler is an entrepreneur. And although you may not know who he is, chances are, you’ve probably heard of his companies. Brandon’s the “Butler” behind Networking Butler – the local IT and computer company that’s been in business for the past 15 years. He’s also the “BB” behind BB’s Tree Service […]






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Marion BOE approves track resurfacing bid

By John Raffel Correspondent MARION — Marion schools Board of Education president Alicia Michell said the board took care of several items on Tuesday at its regular meeting. “The meeting went well,” Michell said. “We approved a bid for resurfacing the track with the sports boosters pitching in $57,000. We went with the latex track. “We […]






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Missaukee board okays budget

By John Raffel Correspondent LAKE CITY — The Missaukee County Board of Commissioners adopted the Missaukee County 2019-20 fiscal year budgets with the following changes: increasing the juvenile defense contract to total amount of $60,000 and the assistant prosecutor salary to total amount $36,365. The board approved the proposed intergovernmental agreement to create the Missaukee […]






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Sears structure fire doused

By John Raffel Correspondent EVART — The Evart Area Fire Department was called to a structure fire in Sears on Monday morning. According to reports, the department responded to a structure fire at 2180 35th Ave. in Sears at a cabin. Also according to reports, there were no injuries and the blaze is still under […]






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Evart Police Log

Evart Police Department Weekly Report July 29-Aug. 11 July 30: Verbal Domestic – Officers were called to a domestic dispute which resulted in one subject being trespassed from the property.  July 31: Felony Arrest – Officers were dispatched to conduct an area check for a subject with a warrant.  The subject was located, arrested and transported to […]






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Community Events August 16, 2019

32ND ANNUAL GOLF OUTING A fun day on the golf course will provide transportation assistance for area cancer patients utilizing Spectrum Health’s Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center in Reed City. The 32nd Annual Steve C. Hall Memorial Golf Outing is Saturday, August 17, at Clear Lake Golf Course, and is hosted by Big Rapids […]






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Payton Grace Kelley

Payton Grace Kelley, infant daughter of Lillian Grace Elizabeth Whitlock and Kamden Mykale Kelley of Marion, passed away on August 6, 2019, at the Birthing Center at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital. She is survived by her paternal grandparent; Kimberley Kelley of Jackson, paternal great grandparents; Patricia Kelley of Jackson, Jerry (Brenda) Kelley of Jackson, maternal […]






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