Clare County Review & Marion Press

Osceola parks study pins county population at 23k, Marion 890

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – A draft of Osceola County’s Recreation Plan, inserted into the commissioner’s packet for next week’s meeting, includes a lengthy Osceola County community profile and provides unique aspects about Marion.“Osceola County has a population of 23,290,” the document states. “Its residents are able to enjoy many outdoor opportunities which include the Read More…

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U.S. population is still growing, but slower

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent The year 2021 marked the slowest population growth since the nation was founded, a report from the U.S. Census recently said. “Estimates show the slowest growth on record,” the release said.According to their report the United States grew by 392,665 over the year just past. That’s .1 percent. They attributed the slow Read More…

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Clare County Apportionment Commission ratifies plan

By John RaffelCorrespondent HARRISON – The Clare County Apportionment Commission ratified a plan for apportionment of county commission districts recently and filed it with the clerks’ office to be forwarded to the Secretary of State.The Clare County Board of Commissioners were recently informed by the commission of its action.Persons on the committee were chairperson Michelle Read More…

Clare County Review & Marion Press

Moolenaar announces re-election bid

Congressman John Moolenaar, this week, announced he is running for re-election in the new Second Congressional District.Moolenaar is a common sense leader who has fought for conservative policies and values in Congress, a press release from Moolenaar’s campaign states.“It is an honor to serve Michigan residents in Congress and I look forward to reaching out Read More…

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Osceola County parks looks to improvements in 2022

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – It’s going to be winter for the next few months but Osceola County parks officials realize it’s not too early to start discussing facilities and improvements for 2022.Commissioner Roger Elkins, of Evart, noted there was a copy of the recreation plan inserted into the commissioner’s agenda packet for next Tuesday’s Read More…

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Evart school administrator tells city council different approach needed

By John RaffelCorrespondent EVART – Long-time Evart schools administrator Jason O’Dell attended an Evart city council meeting in early December and said, after looking back on the Oxford school shootings, he believes it’s time to approach kids’ issues in a different manner.He added it was time to look for the root of the problems and Read More…

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Victim’s advocate now certified for crisis response

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A recent Facebook post from Clare County Prosecutor Michelle Ambrozaitis said that the office’s Victim Advocate Stacy Newman has now been certified as a crisis response advocate.Newman recently completed a three-day training provided by the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) to earn the certification at the basic level. The free training Read More…

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COVID cases level off in Osceola County

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – COVID-19 total case numbers in Osceola County rose to 3,886 cases last week.Death numbers increased to 62.The previous weeks, the numbers were: 3,845 cases and 60 deaths; 3,784 cases and 54 deaths; 3,568 cases and 50 deaths; 3,466 cases and 50 deaths; 3,385 and 47 deaths; 3,235 and 41 deaths; Read More…

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Commissioners pleased with new county coordinator

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – Osceola County Commissioners are getting ready for a New Year are hopeful it’s going to be a good one, according to Evart-area commissioner Roger Elkins.“So far everything is off and running and everyone seems pleased with our new county coordinator,” Elkins said. “Hopefully that stays on the bright side. But Read More…