Clare County Review & Marion Press

Two more houses demolished in drain project

The last two buildings, 102-106 (a duplex) and 112, both on First Street in Clare, were demolished Wednesday as part of the Little Tobacco Drain Renovation project.Accordig to Clare Public Works Director Luke Potter, who is the City’s liaison with the Drain board, Both structures just demolished were in the flood plain. They were purchased Read More…

Clare County Review & Marion Press

County residents can still schedule vaccination appointments

By John RaffelCorrespondent CLARE – The Clare County Website has posted that due to technical difficulties, some of the court’s communication and scheduling abilities are limited.The website further states, “while this issue should be temporary, if you have any questions or concerns regarding any upcoming cases or claims, you can reach a department other than Read More…

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Osceola Board takes action on EMS matter

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Osceola County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday and voted to approve up to $500 to update the Emergency Operation Center to make a 911 back-up console for dispatch capabilities.Commissioners also voted to recommend the countyadopt the Osceola County Security Treat Levels Policy with the full board to review Read More…

Clare County Review & Marion Press

Osceola commissioners approve MERS plans

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – A MERS DC plan for all new hires after Jan. 1, 2022 was approved 5-1 by the Osceola County Board of Commissioners, at its meeting earlier this week.MERS is the Municipal Employees Retirement System.Commissioner Tim Mitchell of Middle Branch Township voted against the motion.“The county is switching all new hires Read More…

Clare County Review & Marion Press

Mike’s Musings: The true meaning of Christmas more than presents

I always felt guilty as a child on Christmas morning, when I opened a treasure trove of presents. I say guilty because I knew next door or down the road, my friends were nearly bare under their Christmas tree.Although Christmas is a lot about giving and receiving gifts, and family get togethers, sometimes the true Read More…

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Letter to the Editor: More gun control, not more guns

Dear Editor:Thank you for mentioning European countries in your research, specifically Switzerland. I think that we can learn and adopt many solutions for our political issues from a well-established socialist country. Gun control is one of them. The reason why Switzerland has one of the highest rates of gun ownership, yet few mass shootings have Read More…