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…

Several offices to move from Osceola County Courthouse

Editorial StaffMay 13, 20222 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Osceola County Building, Safety and Grounds committee had discussion at a recent meeting on where to move the current offices from the Courthouse.It was decided the Administration offices would go to the church property.…

Trails group: call of wild takes foot

Trails group: call of wild takes foot

Editorial StaffMay 11, 20223 min read

BY SCOTT SULLIVAN EDITOR The RiverWood Council, new name for the Tri-Community Trail Master Plan Committee, announced more updates in its just-released spring newsletter. Among them is keep working with Saugatuck Township to increase access and improve amenities at the…

Community Pride Week to return June 1-5

Editorial StaffMay 11, 20222 min read

BY SCOTT SULLIVAN EDITOR Community Pride Week will return to the lakeshore full force Wednesday through Sunday, June 1-5. Festivities fete not just the local LGBTQ population but all people. Community Pride Committee-sponsored fun will start Wednesday, June 1, with…

Multi-decorated vet keynotes AFD lunch

Multi-decorated vet keynotes AFD lunch

Editorial StaffMay 11, 20223 min read

Michigan native and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Jim “Doc” McCloughan will be guest speaker at the 10th annual Saugatuck-Douglas Armed Forces Day Luncheon Saturday, May 21, at Community Church of Douglas, 6874 Wiley Road, beginning at 11 a.m. The…

Chambers County mourns passing of Crook

Editorial StaffMay 11, 20223 min read

The Chambers County area Etc. mourn the passing of 99 year old Catherine Pitts Crook! Mrs. Catherine Pitts Crook, 99, of LaFayette died Thursday, May 5, 2022 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 13, 2022 at…

Residents gather for National Day of Prayer

Residents gather for National Day of Prayer

Editorial StaffMay 11, 20221 min read

The Greater Paw Paw Area National Day of Prayer Gathering 2022 was held Thursday, May 5, on the steps of the Van Buren County Courthouse in Paw Paw. The event featured music of local singer, songwriter and musician Jean Watson…