Clare County Review & Marion Press

Montabella doubles up Coleman in MSAC action

Editorial StaffJan 7, 20221 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer The Coleman boys basketball team was able to hang around with host Montabella through the first quarter of the two’s Mid-State Activities Conference game Tuesday. The Mustangs proved to be too much from there however, as…

Clare boys slip by Reed City, on late bucket by Warner

Clare boys slip by Reed City, on late bucket by Warner

Editorial StaffJan 7, 20222 min read

Clare’s Al Warner, seen here making a layup in a home game last season, was able to hit the game winning basket Tuesday night in the team’s win over Reed City. by Ben MurphySports Writer Now that is an exciting…

Fast start leads Harrison boys to win over Marion

Editorial StaffJan 7, 20222 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer Harrison got off to a fast start in its non-conference boys basketball game at Marion on Tuesday. The Hornets were able to keep the Eagles at arms-length the entire way, allowing them to claim a 60-47…

Farwell boys rough up in loss at Lake City

Editorial StaffJan 7, 20221 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer The Farwell boys basketball team wasn’t able to get much going in their road non-conference loss at Lake City on Monday. The Eagles fell behind by double digits after the first quarter and never recovered, falling…

Lady Comets blow by Houghton Lake

Editorial StaffJan 7, 20222 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer A big night on offense and an impressive defensive effort led to a lopsided home victory for the McBain Northern Michigan Christian girls basketball team Tuesday. The Lady Comets, hosting Houghton Lake, dominated their way to…

HMS inducts eleven in to National Honor Society

HMS inducts eleven in to National Honor Society

Editorial StaffJan 7, 20221 min read

The newest members that were inducted into the Harrison Middle School National Junior Honor Society were announced recently. Congratulations to these future leaders: Allyson Albert, Julian Brazier, Trenidee Coon, Collin Dennis, Alex Erskine, Miley Kenny, Caitlin Kirby, Matthew Latunski, Gavin…

Faces of 2021

Faces of 2021

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20211 min read

Late into the night on Friday, many of us will be celebrating the beginning of a new year. Or perhaps we’ll be celebrating the end of an old year. Either way, 2021 will be in the history books. Good, bad,…

Farwell senior signs to play ball at LCC

Farwell senior signs to play ball at LCC

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20212 min read

Farwell senior Madison Travis recently signed to join the Lansing Community College softball team. She is pictured with LCC head coach Marc Kibby. by Ben MurphySports Writer Last spring, as a junior on Farwell’s softball team, Madison Travis was able…

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

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20212 min read

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,”…

U.S. population is still growing, but slower

U.S. population is still growing, but slower

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20213 min read

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…

Clare County Apportionment Commission ratifies plan

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20211 min read

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…

Moolenaar announces re-election bid

Moolenaar announces re-election bid

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20211 min read

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…

Osceola County parks looks to improvements in 2022

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20212 min read

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…

Evart school administrator tells city council different approach needed

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20212 min read

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…

Victim’s advocate now certified for crisis response

Victim’s advocate now certified for crisis response

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20212 min read

Clare County Victim’s Advocate Stacy Newman has completed basic training as a crisis response advocate. 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…

Postcard from the Pines: Tracking the Days

Postcard from the Pines: Tracking the Days

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20215 min read

Marion Creamery 1948 Ah, once again, it’s a shiny New Year. January 1 is not only the beginning of a new calendar year, but is considered by many as the perfect time to commence new things. A good many diets,…

COVID cases level off in Osceola County

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20213 min read

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…

Commissioners pleased with new county coordinator

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20212 min read

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…

Andrew “Andy” Ochss

Andrew “Andy” Ochss

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20212 min read

Andrew “Andy” Ochss 72 of Farwell, Michigan passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at Toni & Trish House, Auburn, Michigan. Andrew was born September 18, 1949, in Bad Hall Austria the son of Jacob Ochss and Eva (Dewald)…

Perry H. VanSickle

Perry H. VanSickle

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20212 min read

Perry H. VanSickle, age 62 of Farwell, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, December 24, 2021.  Perry worked hard his entire life with the majority of his career being a laborer and Assistant Chief on the pipeline.  On the off season…

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