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Obituary: Keith L. Johnson

Obituary: Keith L. Johnson

Editorial StaffSep 23, 20222 min read

Keith L. Johnson, age 64 of Clare, passed away Monday, September 19, 2022 at the MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland.  Keith was born the son of Bernard and Norma (Bashaw) Johnson on June 23, 1958 in Sandusky, Ohio.  He had served his…

Obituary: Martha Marie Stuckert

Obituary: Martha Marie Stuckert

Editorial StaffSep 23, 20222 min read

Martha Marie Stuckert, age 94, of Clare, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw. She was the third of seven children born to John and Christine (Alexander) Weisgerber, on March 11, 1928, in Flint Michigan.…

Obituary: Kevin Hartzell

Obituary: Kevin Hartzell

Editorial StaffSep 23, 20221 min read

Kevin Hartzell age 65 of Clare passed away September 5, 2022 in Clare, MI surrounded by his family. Kevin was born in Detroit, MI February 16,1957 the son of Dale and Caroline Hartzell.Kevin was a over the road truck driver…

Obituary: Gale ”Diane” Gyulveszi

Obituary: Gale ”Diane” Gyulveszi

Editorial StaffSep 23, 20222 min read

Gale ”Diane” Gyulveszi, age 76, of Lake, passed away Monday, September 19, 2022, at MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland. Diane was born the daughter of Charles and June (Knickrehm) Smith on December 12, 1946, in St. Paul, MN. She was united in marriage…

Obituary: Yvonne Luree Everts

Obituary: Yvonne Luree Everts

Editorial StaffSep 23, 20222 min read

Yvonne Luree Everts, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, in Heaven, on Friday, September 16, 2022. She was born February 02, 1938, the daughter of Lloyd and Velma Murray.Vonnie was proceeded in death by Lawrence Everts…

Obituary: Deborah Jane Tomich

Obituary: Deborah Jane Tomich

Editorial StaffSep 23, 20222 min read

Deborah Jane Tomich, of Marion, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at her home with family by her side. She was 62.Deb was born on July 14, 1960 to Jerry and Mary Jane (McPherson) Kelley in Detroit, Michigan. After…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Oops… It’s Here Again

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Oops… It’s Here Again

Editorial StaffSep 23, 20224 min read

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA One day this week – 80 degrees and humid….the next 65?According to the calendar, it is here. The first day of fall, the “Autumnal Equinox,” arrived yesterday, Thursday, September 22nd.To celebrate, I am enjoying (not really) my…

Local couple set to give, receive kidney

Local couple set to give, receive kidney

Editorial StaffSep 23, 20225 min read

By Aaron Michell For the last few years, Marion resident Nicole Sigafoose’s kidneys have been failing. Managing to get by with dialysis, her kidney functions have only gotten worse. Since September 1st, 2020, she’s been on a national kidney registry,…

Mike’s Musings: If only dreams of space flight were true

Mike’s Musings: If only dreams of space flight were true

Editorial StaffSep 21, 20223 min read

Watching a rocket launch into space never gets old for me. Last week I had the opportunity to view three nighttime launches, thanks to Space X’s aggressive launch schedule to send Starlink satellites in to space. Living on the Space…

After 50 years, Benchley Buick GMC will have new owners

After 50 years, Benchley Buick GMC will have new owners

Editorial StaffSep 16, 20225 min read

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Except for his years in the service, Rev Benchley has been living in the Clare area his whole life. For the last 50 years he has also been the co-owner and then sole owner of Benchley Brothers…

Marion spends ARPA funds for recreation, new tractor

Editorial StaffSep 16, 20222 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Marion Village Council had a discussion at its monthly meeting last week on how to spend $45,000 on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) monies.A motion was passed to spend it this way: $1,000 for…

Marion to receive $4.3 million grant for water project

Editorial StaffSep 16, 20222 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – Marion Village Council president Flora Grundy reports Marion is getting almost $4.3 million in grant money for its water project. This project will include a new water tower, new wells, all new water mains, etc.During…

Vanderhoef arraigned on meth charges

Editorial StaffSep 16, 20221 min read

By John RaffelCorespondent Todd Allen Vanderhoef, 44, of Marion, was arraigned in the 84th District court in Wexford County this week on one count possession of methamphetamine, second for subsequent offense notice and habitual offender second notice.He was given a…

Marion pulls away from Mesick, 50-6

Editorial StaffSep 16, 20223 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer If there was an 8-man football team that had a chance to dethrone Marion atop the West Michigan ‘D’ League standings, it would most likely have been Mesick. The visiting Eagles showed they were once again…

Obituary: James “Jim” A. Ackerman

Obituary: James “Jim” A. Ackerman

Editorial StaffSep 16, 20222 min read

James “Jim” A. Ackerman passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 12, 2022 in St. Louis, MI at the age of 75. He was born October 28, 1946 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan to Ruth I. (Kever) Ackerman and James…

Obituary: Michael Jeremy House

Obituary: Michael Jeremy House

Editorial StaffSep 16, 20224 min read

Michael Jeremy (Mike) House passed away while vacationing with family and exploring the natural beauty of Northern California on Sunday, September 4, 2022.  He was born in Midland, Michigan on October 13, 1982, the son of Thomas and Catherine (Haack)…

Obituary: Elizabeth M. “Betty” Balis

Obituary: Elizabeth M. “Betty” Balis

Editorial StaffSep 16, 20222 min read

Elizabeth “Betty” Balisoria….Jéa Elizabeth M. “Betty” Balis, age 93, of Clare, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw. Betty was born the daughter of James and Irene Healy on June 3, 1929, in…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Stupid warning labels…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Stupid warning labels…

Editorial StaffSep 16, 20224 min read

A few years ago, while we were in the process of doing a home flooring project and just bought some filler (floor leveler) for cracks in the floor, we discovered that on the can there was a warning – “Do…

Mike’s Musings-Signs that keep us guessing

Mike’s Musings-Signs that keep us guessing

Editorial StaffSep 14, 20223 min read

My son can attest to one of my biggest pet peaves- road signs that don’t make any sense. We drive a lot of miles together, and occasionally we find useless signs placed along roadways at taxpayers’ expense. I would be…

Inmates go on a two-day hunger strike

Editorial StaffSep 12, 20223 min read

By Pat MaurerCorrespondentA hunger strike reportedly protesting the food at the Clare County Jail that started last Thursday only lasted a day and a half according to officials at the facility.Undersheriff Dwayne Miedzianowski reported that the “hunger strike,” which involved…