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  • Sheriff’s Department talks Tuesday’s Ballot Proposals
    By Aaron Michell When Osceola County voters hit the polls August 2nd, they’ll be voting on two millage proposals that will greatly affect the sheriff’s department and local school districts going forward.Proposal 1 is the Renewal for the Road Patrol Millage. Initially passed in 1994 – and further approved by voters in ’98, 2004, ’10, Read More…
  • Two millage proposals on Missaukee ballot
    By John RaffelCorespondent LAKE CITY – Missaukee County voters will have two millage renewal proposals on the ballot during the Aug. 2 primary.The first is for a renewal of millage for services to older persons. It involves a millage levy of 0.75 mills, which is $0.75 per $1,000 on each dollar of the taxable value Read More…
  • Several contested races on Tuesday’s ballot
    By John RaffelCorrespondent LAKE CITY – The primary election will be extremely light for the Missaukee County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.There are seven county commission districts and six have only a Republican candidate who has filed. District 7 has had no candidates file for the seat.The Republican candidates who have filed are Lan Bridson, Read More…
  • $40 billion without oversight?
    I think not
    There is a different side to the Ukraine story than we’ve been told. Corruption has run rampant through the Ukrainian government ever since it gained independence from the former Soviet Union. One watchdog name Ukraine the second most corrupt nation in the world. That ranking by Transparency International rated Ukraine the second most corrupt in Read More…
  • Postcard from the Pines: Celebrations for Us!
    With July 4th behind us, the summer is in full swing. Most of us are driven by the still novel warm days and more freedom than we’ve had for the past two years. We’ve shifted into super summer mode; ready to do all and go-go-go as much as we can. Unfortunately, gas prices and the Read More…
  • Pat’s Bits and Pieces: So what if it’s hot – no complaining allowed!
    It’s summertime – it’s hot and muggy but I am not complaining. Just turn up the air if it gets to you…At least if you go out, you don’t need a winter coat and boots and you don’t have to shovel snow.You know I dream about this time of year on those long, dark cold Read More…
  • Faces in the Crowd: Roger Elkins
    Roger Elkins, an Evart resident for the last 53 years, has dedicated much of his life to public service.He taught science and math at Reed City for 32 years. He spent 10 years with the Evart City Council, much of that time as Mayor. Later he became Evart’s City Manager.And on August 2nd, Elkins will Read More…
  • Osceola buys Evart property for EMS base
    By John RaffelCorrespondent The Osceola County Board of Commissioners, at Tuesday’s meeting, voted to purchase two acres of property from the county road commission at a cost of $8,000 for an EMS base in the Evart area.“That was contingent on soil exploration since it had been used by the road commissioner to see if there Read More…
  • Missaukee approves $935k in funding
    By John RaffelCorrespondent LAKE CITY – The Missaukee County Board of Commissioners voted at its recent meeting to approve project funding worth $935,000.The projects are to be paid for from Fund 214.Fully funded projects are for $2,500 to Silent Observer for signs and materials;$7,500 for Forest Township for Jenema Road overlay funding gap; $8,000 for Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Airline travel woes, flying is frustrating
    Editor’s Note: My friend wrote the following commentary about his experience flying to Florida. We have all been warned that flying is becoming more and more dicey. Personally, I fly back in forth monthly from Florida to Michigan, and luckily, other than price hikes and a cut back in direct flights, I have not experienced Read More…
  • ‘Music and Art in the Alley’
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Visitors to Clare’s unique and beautiful Art Alley downtown next Saturday will have a special treat in store.From 2 pm to 10 pm on July 23rd, A music stage will be set up behind Ruckles Pier and from 2 to 8 pm, there will be art booths set up in the Art Read More…
  • Art of Gardening Tour slated for tomorrow
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Whether you have a “green thumb” or not, plan to be in Clare tomorrow, July 16 from 10 am to 3 pm for a wonderful tour of five beautiful gardens in and around the area.The 11th 2022 Art of Gardening Tour, sponsored by the Clare County Arts Council, is organized by Amy Read More…
  • Clare County Fair just one week away
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent In just nine more days, We will once again welcome one of the oldest fairs in Michigan to Clare County! County fairs are a family tradition for many. They provide great opportunities to showcase our agricultural heritage, and celebrate all the bounty that is Pure Michigan at its finest!For the 139th year, the Read More…
  • Postcard from the Pines: For Goodness and Snakes
    We will soon mark a year in residence at our new home. We remain very pleased with our decision to leave the Pines for the other side of the river. It has been a win-win for all involved and it often proves that we made the right move for us. We regularly continue to find Read More…
  • Obituary: Lori Leone Pritchard
    Lori Leone Pritchard, of Marion passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at her home. She was 62.She was born on September 9, 1959, in Zeeland, Michigan to Elwin Pritchard and Wava Leone (Richardson).  Lori worked as a house keeper. Lori was known for being an extremely friendly and joyful person as she knew everyone and enjoyed their Read More…
  • Obituary: Mearl Thomas Fetters
    Mearl Thomas “Tom” Fetters, age 69 of Farwell, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at his home. On March 10, 1953, Tom was born one of three children to Mearl E. and Kathleen (Tiedeman) Fetters in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.  He was united in marriage to Cheryl Henry on June 5, 1982, and together the Read More…
  • Obituary: Angela Martin
    Angela “Angel” Martin – Age 66 of Lake, passed away at her home while under hospice care on Saturday, July 9, 2022, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Angel was born to parents Eugene and Gertrude Gorzelewski Sledz in Detroit, Michigan on March 1, 1956. The delivering doctor said when she was born, that a Read More…
  • Obituary: Darlene J Symonds
    Darlene J Symonds, 85, of Marion, passed away on July 6, 2022, surrounded by her family and her Pleasant Ridge Manor friends. She was the daughter of the late Leon and Jenny (Stambaugh) Gray. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell R Symonds, her daughter, Valerie L Symonds, her sister, Joyce Hart, and her brother, Read More…
  • Pat’s Bits and Pieces: July 15 already — Summer is slipping away
    Summer, according to the Maurer calendar, is now half over again.I know, it is only July 15, but you know there’s only a few weeks left until school starts again, and then this year it will be Labor Day weekend.You know what that means – fall!The Maurer calendar isn’t quite the same as the ones Read More…
  • Marion DPW finally receives new truck
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – Marion’s new DPW truck, that has been on order since last year finally arrived last month, it was reported at the monthly meeting earlier this month.It will be equipped with a safety light, new plow and Village of Marion decals.“The village was contacted by the railroad and informed that two Read More…

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