Fennville mother sues hospital over vaccine requirement

Editorial StaffMay 18, 20224 min read

A Fennville mother of a teen who needs a kidney transplant is suing Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital over its policy that transplant patients be vaccinated against COVID-19.The lawsuit asks a judge to issue permanent injunction barring Spectrum Health from requiring…

Narrow drive hinders barn fire fight

Narrow drive hinders barn fire fight

Editorial StaffMay 18, 20221 min read

A narrow driveway made firetruck access impossible to this 130th Avenue Manlius Township barn fire Sunday, forcing Hamilton first responders to cut down trees with chain saws for about 20 minutes before they could fully fight it. The Saugatuck Township…

Unfair Labor Practices cited in Hopkins Public Schools

Editorial StaffMay 18, 20225 min read

By Gari VossThe ruling on an Unfair Labor Practice complaint filed by the Hopkins Education Association (HEA) against the Hopkins Public Schools District was released on April 12, 2022. Michigan Employment Relations Commission Administrative Law Judge David M. Peltz deemed…

Safe Harbor of Allegan begins building phase

Safe Harbor of Allegan begins building phase

Editorial StaffMay 18, 20222 min read

Safe Harbor Children Advocacy Center held the official groundbreaking for their new facility on Sherman Street, Monday, May 9, 2022. The new Center will provide the staff with additional space to work with children affected by abuse and neglect. Pictured…

Lady Rebels finish fourth in playoffs

Lady Rebels finish fourth in playoffs

Editorial StaffMay 18, 20222 min read

Senior Lanie Lackey at bat. By Tanya LovelaceThe Lady Rebels went two for three on the first day of the state playoffs. The Lady Rebels beat Patrician 5-2. The Lady Rebels got the lead in the first inning when Patrician…

Obituary: Jimmie Sue Smith Hill

Editorial StaffMay 18, 20222 min read

Jimmie Sue Smith Hill, 78, of Valley, Alabama passed away at East Alabama Medical Center – Lanier on May 16, 2022. Jimmie Sue is survived by her daughter Constance Hill (Tony Poole) of LaGrange, Georgia; son, Michael Hill of Cusseta,…

Obituary: Mr. John Thomas (Moon) Tucker Jr.

Editorial StaffMay 18, 20222 min read

Mr. John Thomas (Moon) Tucker, Jr., 57, of Roanoke died Sunday, May 15, 2022 at his residence. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery, Roanoke at 2:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. Calvin Trammell…

LaFayette citizens, businesses support Main Street

LaFayette citizens, businesses support Main Street

Editorial StaffMay 18, 20225 min read

Ms. Bell Todd has attended every Vision LaFayette Meeting. “ I hope this will vission will give LaFayette a chance to grow and offer something for future generations.” Terrance Holloway who has been a buisness owner in LaFayette for over…

Reception opens Destination Clare: Art Sculpture Walk

Reception opens Destination Clare: Art Sculpture Walk

Editorial StaffMay 13, 20224 min read

David Riemer from Wisconsin was the winner of the Janice Chapman award with “Bait Ball,” (left) located in front of the Doherty.Photos by Bob Guiliani Bait ball sculpture winner David Petrekovitz from Cadillac, pictured with Chair Carol Santini, was the…

Clare home invasion suspect named

Clare home invasion suspect named

Editorial StaffMay 13, 20221 min read

Roads were closed at the scene of an early morning shooting in Clare May 5th. An attempted home invasion led to the shoting death of the suspect, identified as Kevin Lightall. By Pat MaurerCorrespondent The suspect in a Clare home…

Postcard from the Pines: Do you remember the Noon Whistle?

Postcard from the Pines: Do you remember the Noon Whistle?

Editorial StaffMay 13, 20225 min read

Marion Village Hall and Fire Whistle ca 1952 It’s time for some more nostalgia. This one is not a person or a popular event or place, yet the mention of it can bring a smile, a nod, and memories. Do…

Obituary: Myrna Mae Smith

Obituary: Myrna Mae Smith

Editorial StaffMay 13, 20223 min read

Myrna Mae Smith, age 83 of Clare, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at the Americana assisted living facility of Clare.  On June 8, 1938, Myrna was born to parents Ernest H. and Eathel G. (Carncross) Penrose in Mt.…

Obituary: Woodbridge Junior Woodman

Obituary: Woodbridge Junior Woodman

Editorial StaffMay 13, 20222 min read

Woodbridge Junior Woodman, age 84, of Clare, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 09, 2022. Funeral services for Woodbridge will be held on Friday May 13, 2022, at Stocking Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with pastor Ron Callen with Community…

Obituary: Elisabeth D. Boxx

Obituary: Elisabeth D. Boxx

Editorial StaffMay 13, 20222 min read

Elisabeth D. Boxx, age 70 of Farwell, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Woodland Hospice House in Mt. Pleasant.  Elisabeth was born the daughter of the late Robert R. and Bonnie (Braudt) Winner on May 17, 1951 in Wuerzburg,…

Obituary: Rosellen Cathy Jacobs

Obituary: Rosellen Cathy Jacobs

Editorial StaffMay 13, 20222 min read

Rosellen Cathy Jacobs – Age 74 of Lake, passed away at her home under hospice care on the morning of Monday, May 9, 2022, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Rosellen was born to parents Leo and Daisy (Roberts)…

Clare track scores victories at double dual

Editorial StaffMay 13, 20222 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer The Clare track and field teams were at home for a Jack Pine Conference double dual on Wednesday. The Pioneers took on Shepherd and Gladwin.The boys team had Matthew Harton place third in the 100 meter…

Marion baseball sweeps, still atop league standings

Editorial StaffMay 13, 20222 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer The Marion baseball team was able to pick up two more West Michigan ‘D’ League wins on Thursday, May 5. The Eagles were hosting Mason County Eastern and picked up 5-3 and 10-3 victories.In game one,…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: All about May days

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: All about May days

Editorial StaffMay 13, 20224 min read

Why is it that warmer weather makes the clock go faster? In February, the days always seem twice as long.It just doesn’t seem fair that January, February and March seem to last for six months while May, June and July…

Faces in the Crowd: Jed Avery

Faces in the Crowd: Jed Avery

Editorial StaffMay 13, 20227 min read

For the last 19 years, Jed Avery has served Osceola County as a police officer. After starting his career with the Evart Police Department in 2003, he became a sheriff’s deputy with the county in 2004, starting out as a…

Marion graduation set for May 27

Editorial StaffMay 13, 20221 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – Important dates for Marion High School Seniors has been set for upcoming days, the district announced:Seniors last day of school: Friday, May 20. Cap and gown pickup, Friday, May 20, when senior sign out packets…