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Man charged with dealing drugs from MP hotel room

Man charged with dealing drugs from MP hotel room

Editorial StaffDec 30, 20222 min read

A Saginaw man, Johnathon J. Tillman, 42, is looking at a lengthy prison sentence if he is found guilty of dealing drugs from a hotel room in Mt. Pleasant.He was…

Marion girls get close win at Manistee Catholic Central

Marion girls get close win at Manistee Catholic Central

Editorial StaffDec 30, 20222 min read

by Ben Murphy Sports Writer Playing over at Manistee Catholic Central can certain be a challenge for visiting West Michigan ‘D’ League teams. The Marion girls basketball team played there…

Postcard from the Pines: The Snack Master

Postcard from the Pines: The Snack Master

Editorial StaffDec 30, 20225 min read

Postcard- Marion Food Mkt Dec 1949             As the song proclaims endlessly on the Christmas music channels, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” It is indeed. It is…

Obituary: Phyllis Marie Kinney

Obituary: Phyllis Marie Kinney

Editorial StaffDec 30, 20222 min read

Phyllis Marie Kinney, age 75, of Lake George passed away at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor on December 10, 2022. Per her wishes, cremation will take place…

Obituary: Mary Jean Abbott

Obituary: Mary Jean Abbott

Editorial StaffDec 30, 20223 min read

Mary Jean Abbott – Age 63 of Harrison, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, December 26, 2022. Mary was born to parents Walter and MaryBell (Eastlake) Marcicki in…

Obituary: Christine Kay Green

Obituary: Christine Kay Green

Editorial StaffDec 30, 20222 min read

Christine Kay Green, age 70 of Clare, passed away Monday, December 26, 2022 at the MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland.  Christine was born the daughter of Russell A. and Elizabeth…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: A quiet, snowy, cold Christmas this year

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: A quiet, snowy, cold Christmas this year

Editorial StaffDec 30, 20223 min read

Although we had plans to visit family downstate on Christmas Day, Mother Nature had other ideas when she delivered the “storm of the decade” to the Midwest and the east…

FACES in the Crowd:

FACES in the Crowd:

Editorial StaffDec 30, 20221 min read

Time is a funny thing. Brief moments can feel eternal but years will come and go in a blink. 2022 probably feels that way for a lot of us; it…

Mike’s Musings: Taxpayer money wasted on silly projects

Mike’s Musings: Taxpayer money wasted on silly projects

Editorial StaffDec 28, 20224 min read

I agree with Sen. Rand Paul on some initiatives and disagree on others, but one item we are lock step with is federal spending. I believe our money (the taxpayers…

Obituary: Raymond Dewey VanBurkirk

Obituary: Raymond Dewey VanBurkirk

Editorial StaffDec 23, 20222 min read

Raymond Dewey VanBuskirk, age 97, went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, December 14, 2022 surrounded by his loving family at the MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland. Ray was born…

Obituary: Joseph Elton Decator Jr.

Obituary: Joseph Elton Decator Jr.

Editorial StaffDec 23, 20222 min read

Joseph Elton Decator Jr., 79 of Marion, went to join his wife for eternal life on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, after passing away in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He and his…

Obituary: Martin (Marty) Carl Loudenslager Sr.

Obituary: Martin (Marty) Carl Loudenslager Sr.

Editorial StaffDec 23, 20222 min read

Martin (Marty) Carl Loudenslager, Sr born September 2, 1936 in Mason, MI to Jesse and Dorothy (Holbrook) Loudenslager.  He served in the US Army from October 1961 – March of…

Obituary: Joyce Marie (Wonsey) Lamphere

Obituary: Joyce Marie (Wonsey) Lamphere

Editorial StaffDec 23, 20222 min read

Joyce Marie (Wonsey) Lamphere, age 75 of Sears, MI passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at the Altercare of Big Rapids surrounded by her loving family. Joyce was born on…

Obituary: Phyllis Marie Kinney

Obituary: Phyllis Marie Kinney

Editorial StaffDec 23, 20222 min read

Phyllis Marie Kinney, age 75, of Lake George passed away at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann  Arbor on December 10, 2022. Per her wishes, cremation will take place…

Marion boys drop road game at TC Christian

Marion boys drop road game at TC Christian

Editorial StaffDec 23, 20222 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer The Marion boys basketball team made the trip north to play Traverse City Christian on Monday. The Eagles hung around for much of the night, but…

Farwell girls beat Gladwin in low scoring game, remain unbeaten

Farwell girls beat Gladwin in low scoring game, remain unbeaten

Editorial StaffDec 23, 20221 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer The Farwell girls basketball team didn’t score a ton of points in their road Jack Pine Conference game at Gladwin on Friday. The Lady Eagles were…

Postcard from the Pines: Christmas Joy

Postcard from the Pines: Christmas Joy

Editorial StaffDec 23, 20225 min read

Christmas 1955 On the afternoon of Christmas Eve, 1950-something, I came down with a steadily worsening sore throat. As the day progressed, this conspired with other circumstances to change our…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: It’s Christmas!

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: It’s Christmas!

Editorial StaffDec 23, 20224 min read

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Well almost…The big day is Sunday, and believe it or not, I am actually almost ready this year. Almost all of the presents are bought, made, wrapped…

Faces in the Crowd: Tammi Ballew-Hoffman

Faces in the Crowd: Tammi Ballew-Hoffman

Editorial StaffDec 23, 20227 min read

Like many local Marion graduates, Tammi Ballew-Hoffman – an ’06 grad – couldn’t wait to get out of the small town of Marion and go out into the world.So that’s…

Osceola commissioners salute football teams

Osceola commissioners salute football teams

Editorial StaffDec 23, 20222 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Osceola County Board of Commissioners voted to approve the special tribute to three high schools in the County and their successful football seasons. The…