Clare County Review & Marion Press

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  • County Officers of the Year honored
    Each January, Clare County Sheriff John Wilson announces the top law enforcement officers for the year just past. The officers honored as the Officers of the Year for 2022 are pictured here. In the back row from the left Undersheriff Dwayne Miedzianowski, Sheriff John Wilson, Executive Command Staff / Sheriff ‘s Choice Award – Melissa Read More…
  • Missing Ogemaw County woman’s body found near Leota
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent The body of a 34-year-old woman who was staying in Ogemaw County, Sara Elizabeth Burns, missing since January 9th, was found last Saturday (January 28th) near Leota not far from where her empty van had been found and towed by the Clare County Sheriff’s Department 17 days earlier, a press release update Read More…
  • Beaverton woman, Flint man charged for January 6 th ‘21 assault on U. S. Capitol
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A 22-year-old Beaverton woman, Christina Legros and a 20-year-old Flint man, Isaac Thomas, were arrested on charges related to their actions during the January 6, 2021 breach of the Capitol in Washington D.C.Reportedly both were together in a mob at the Capitol Building where they were illegally engaged in a physical confrontation Read More…
  • Faces in the Crowd: Tony Baldwin
    Mr. Baldwin.For the last 25 years, that’s what his Marion science and math students have known him as.A fixture at the high school – and the community – since ’98, Tony Baldwin has taught generations of Marion students physics, chemistry, biology, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and robotics, among other classes.And after 25 years, Mr. Baldwin will Read More…
  • Osceola unemployment stays steady at 4.5%
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The December unemployment report from the Michigan Department of Technology Management and Budget puts the figure for Osceola County at 4.5 percent, ranking it in a tie with Houghton County and Calhoun County for 34th in the state.Livingston County with 2.4 percent ranks as the lowest rate in the state Read More…
  • Bad conditions force closure of Marion Snowfest
    by Steve Landon Quite frankly the winter of 2022/2023 has been a flat out disappointment for winter sports enthusiasts and business people who rely on tourism to get through the slow months. Cancellation has become the most dreaded word these folks have heard this year. Well it was used again Wednesday night when the Marion Vintage Snowmobile Club Read More…
  • Postcard from the Pines: The Hog has come and gone…
    Everyone with a public voice is talking about the cold this week…and the groundhog. In these parts, it’s likely that contrary to public opinion, he did not come out of his winter stupor. Why would any creature wish to get out of bed at sunrise on a very cold February 2, just to see if Read More…
  • Farwell Girls take two more wins from Beaverton and Harrison
    By Grace DavisSports Writer Last Friday the Eagles took a trip to Beaverton for a conference game and walked away with a 47-30 win. Farwell had another very dominating offensive game with Raini Sponseller scoring 22 points overall, her sister Remi following with 12, and Jaiden Sharrow with 7.After a three day break the girls Read More…
  • McBain NMC girls defeat Manton, Roscommon
    By John RaffelCorrespondent McBain Northern Michigan Christian’s girls basketball team had an impressive win over Manton on Tuesday.The Comets had quarter leads of 12-8, 18-12 and 27-22. The host Comets had a 9-1 scoring advantage in the final quarter.Paige Ebels had 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting for the Comets and eight rebounds plus three steals.Elly Read More…
  • Obituary: Kay Ann Shuster
    Kay Ann Shuster- age 80 of Farwell passed away on January 30, 2023 at MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland. Kay was born on December 4, 1942 in Saginaw to parents Howard James and Esther May (Bowers) Gallup. Kay and husband Jim were married October 26, 1974 and raised two daughters and one son, Richard. Kay Read More…
  • Charles W. Tipton Jr.
    Charles W. “Willy” Tipton, Jr., age 68 of Farwell, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at his home.  On December 31, 1954, Willy was born the son of Charles W. and Artie (Wilson) Tipton, Sr. in Toledo, OH.  He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Barbara Ann Verdon on August 17, 1973 Read More…
  • Obituary: In Loving Memory James E. Stipes (5/10/1935-10/10/2018) & Lorraine M. Holland Stipes (1/7/1938-12/12/2022)
    Jim and Lorraine married in Marion, MI on January 23, 1954, with two close friends by their side, Carol Jean Turner, and John D. Downing. Jim and Lorraine met at Marion High School where Jim played basketball, and baseball while Lorraine won numerous medals for drums in the school band. Jim and Lorraine were happily Read More…
  • Obituary: James R. Shurlow
    James R. Shurlow, age 63, of Clare, passed away on Friday, January 27, at MyMichigan Health in Midland.  He was born the son of Dr. Elmer C. and Wilma (Moine) Shurlow on December 2, 1959, in Linz, Austria while his father was serving a residency in Austria.  Jim was the President of his High School Class, graduating Read More…
  • Obituary: Charles Thomas Dorcey
    Charles Thomas “Tom” Dorcey, 87, went from his home in Farwell to his home in heaven on January 28, 2023. Tom was born in Whittemore, Michigan on June 5, 1935, one of seven children of Charles and IdaDorcey. Following graduation from Whittemore High School, Tom attended Central Michigan University and attained a Bachelor of Science Read More…
  • Pat’s Bits and Pieces: February … Again
    Well it’s here again – my least favorite month of the whole year.Thursday is Groundhog Day and after they roust the poor critter out of his “log,” this year “Punxsutawney Phil” may or may not see his shadow. According to the famous groundhog tradition, if he doesn’t, that means we should be getting an early Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Time to get control of Big Pharma
    I’m not a fan of Big Pharma. If you read my columns regularly you know I have railed against the industry consistently. After all the sacrifices we made through the COVID pandemic, I think it is time to give them a piece of my mind again.Never mind that Big Pharma, if you believe what one Read More…
  • Bomb threat puts Harrison High School in ‘secure’ mode
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondentA bomb threat made by a Harrison High School Student January 19 put the building into a ‘secure mode’ while law enforcement conducted a ‘sweep’ of the building and found nothing.Harrison Superintendent Judy Walton wrote, in a lengthy statement, that the threat was “verbal” and that the student that made the threat was Read More…
  • Sentz honored with ‘Quilt of Valor’
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Clare County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Steve Sentz, a ten-year member of the Road Patrol Division, was honored with a “Quilt of Valor” recently.A veteran of the U.S. Army, Steve served between 2004 and 2010 as a Military Policeman and served during Operation Freedom in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010.With the quilt, Steve Read More…
  • Missing woman’s van found in Clare County
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A 34-year-old Ogemaw County woman, Sara Elizabeth Burns, is the subject of an intensive search in northwestern Clare County.Burns, a white female described as 4 ft. 9 inches tall and 111 pounds with strawberry blond hair and hazel eyes, was reported missing on January 17 in Ogemaw County.A post by the Midland Read More…
  • Postcard from the Pines: It’s Snow Joke
    Everyday life seems to have slowed to a crawl during this odd winter in Marion, Michigan. Winter is what it is, from one to the next. But this one is unusual, so far, for its lack of being wintry and the long string of gray days. It seems that winter in these parts is holding Read More…

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