Clare County Review & Marion Press

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  • Obituary: Edward J. Schlafley
    Edward J. Schlafley, age 99, of Manistee, passed away Sunday July 31, 2022, at Maple Ridge Manor in Manistee. He was born on December 25, 1922, the son of the late Edward and Eva (Sanders) Schlafley.His wife, Eleanor Fern Schlafley, age 99, passed away on Tuesday August 2, 2022, at Maple Ridge Manor. Born on Read More…
  • Obituary: Jill Lynne Hochstetler
    Jill Lynne Hochstetler-age 79 of Farwell, passed away on Saturday, August 6th, 2022, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Gratiot. Jill was born to parents Charles Phillip and Alice Louise (Gee) Hochstetler in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on June 28, 1943. Jill has been a lifelong resident of Farwell and retired from Farwell Community Schools where she worked in Read More…
  • Obituary: Mary Ellen Beebe Orton
    Mary Ellen Beebe Orton, of Detour Village, MI, passed away August 8, 2022 at the age of 74. Mary was born on June 8, 1948 to John and Jeanine Nordquist in Highland Park, MI.Mary married Douglas M. Beebe on October 9, 1965; he preceded her in death on June 18, 2012. Mary found love again Read More…
  • Postcard from the Pines: Do you have an Old Fashioned Hangover?
    Many Marionites are all in the same boat this week. They are suffering the after effects of Old Fashioned Days. In short, they have a good old-fashioned, Old Fashioned hangover. It comes from the anticipation, preparation and realization of our own yearly homecoming event. This happens most often to those involved with the planning and Read More…
  • Faces in the Crowd: Paula Nevins
    Although Paula Nevins spent much of her life in places like Florida, and Kentucky, Marion has always been her home.As a kid, she vividly remembers riding her bike from store to store and street to street, often winding up at her grandparents – Bernie’s IGA Foodliner – grocery store.And while she often visited her hometown Read More…
  • Marion contemplates how to spend ARPA funds
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Marion Village Council, at its monthly meeting earlier in August, had discussion on how to spend the $49,977.46 in ARPA funds.Among the discussions was something to plow the sidewalks with. The village will check what other municipalities use and get some prices to bring back to the next meeting.Also Read More…
  • Missaukee budget shows revenues $80k above expenses
    By John RaffelCorrespondent LAKE CITY – Administrator Liz Vogel reviewed the fiscal year proposed budget for 2022-23 at the Missaukee County finance committee meeting last week.She also presented third quarter budget amendments for fiscal year 2022 and said the net change to the general fund is revenues exceeding expenditures in the amount of $80,600.07.Changes were Read More…
  • Osceola gas prices inching downward
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – Gas prices in Osceola County are averaging slightly above $4 per gallon according to figures released on Thursday by Triple A.While the national average is $3.99 per gallon as of Thursday, Michigan’s average is at $3.959.Osceola County is at $4.012, which is among the highest in the area. It compares Read More…
  • Law enforcement, family, friends gather to put Nichole to rest
    By Steve LandonCorrespondent Heaven gained a beautiful new resident last week when Nichole Shuff of Farwell entered the pearly gates following an amazing life of achievement, love and adventure . On Friday morning August 5,  family, friends and law enforcement officials from across the state gathered at the  Jaime  Performing Arts Center at Farwell High School to Read More…
  • Pat’s Bits and Pieces-Good times/bad news all on the same weekend
    A trip to Gun Lake, complete with leisurely pontoon rides, the annual Maurer Reunion, and two of my family members being hospitalized made for a wonderful beginning and a scary ending to our weekend visiting Jack’s family.Every year on the first Saturday in August, the Maurer Clan and assorted Weavers and Beldings gather at the Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings-Why the difference in American, European foods?
    In America, many of us suffer from a variety of illnesses and medical conditions. Many more of us are overweight and feed on a diet that includes too much junk food and cola. It is a shame that many of us don’t take physical fitness seriously. It is more of a shame that American companies Read More…
  • Postcard from the Pines: It Takes a Village of Working Women
    Working women and women in business are nothing new to this neck of the woods. They are a necessity everywhere and especially if you are part of a community like ours. Every woman who has called this place home was a working woman in some way. Those who kept a home, raised a family, and Read More…
  • Obituary: Nichole Marie Shuff
    Nichole Marie Shuff – Age 33 of Farwell passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022, four days after a tragic accident occurred while she was serving as a deputy with the Clare County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Division. Nichole was born in Cadillac, MI on August 31, 1988 to parents Donald Paul and Melissa Marie (Crowder) Read More…
  • Obituary: Paula Harvey
    Paula Harvey, 60, of Beaverton, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Covenant Healthcare, Saginaw. She was born on December 3, 1961, the daughter of Amos and Helen Emert in Utica. She was united in marriage to Bruce Harvey on June 27, 1998, in Clare. He preceded her in death in 2021. She loved Read More…
  • Obituary: Genevieve Catherine Moser
    Genevieve “Jennie” Catherine Moser, age 100 of Clare, passed away Friday, July 8, 2022 at the Pioneer Golden Estates in Clare. Jennie was born the daughter of the late John and Zophia (Planka) Lyson on May 17, 1922 in Detroit.If any of you knew Jennie, she was quite a gal. At over 100 years old, Read More…
  • Obituary: Margie Emmons
    On Monday, July 25, 2022, Margie Emmons, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Marion. Margie was born November 20, 1929 to William and Sarah (Flewelling) Lee in Lansing, Michigan. She graduated with the class of 1948, from Everett High School in Lansing and didn’t waste any time marrying the love of her life, Read More…
  • Obituary: Larry Bruce Colberg
    Larry Bruce Colberg, or Marion Michigan passed away September 22, 2021 at Munson Hospital in Travers City after a battle with heart disease.Larry was born on October 30, 1947 to Fred and Beulah (Holland) Colberg in Evart, Michigan. Larry was a graduate of Marion High School class of 1965. Larry answered the call of duty, Read More…
  • Obituary: Timothy Michael Nevins
    Timothy Michael Nevins of Winter Haven FL passed away on January 1, 2022 at a skilled nursing facility in Tampa, FL after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.Tim was born on June 29, 1959 at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac, MI to John (Jack) Nevins and Barbara Jean (Coldberg) Nevins. He attended Marion Elementary School from Read More…
  • Pat’s Bits and Pieces: August arrives…now summer is winding down again
    August is here.Hard to believe that the summer season is two-thirds over already.The Clare County Fair is over for another year. A really great turn out when we were there on Monday evening, loads of great rides but a really sad thing that happened when, just after we left, Mounted Deputy Nicolle Shuff died of Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Big Oil… Soaking our Savings
    Those of us who use more than a tank of gas on a weekly basis, have felt the doubling of gas prices in our pocketbook. What use to be a $40 fill-up is now $80 and if you own a diesel truck, it is much worse.Some of us have taken our angst out on local Read More…

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