Clare County Review & Marion Press

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  • Boyer gets life without parole for Farwell murders
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Judy Marie Boyer, 55 of Farwell, will spend the rest of her life behind bars after she was sentenced Monday by Circuit Court Judge Roy Mienk. She was sentenced for both first-degree and second-degree murders committed in October, 2021 when she shot her grandfather Henry Boyer and her mother Patricia Boyer, hid Read More…
  • Postcard from the Pines: Small Appliance Season
    The ‘give the gift of small appliances’ season is fast approaching. You know what I mean; the trendy and/or cheap small appliances are often the gift of choice this time of year. Everything from food processors and toaster ovens to salad shooters, cookie shooters, Foreman type fryers of any kind, Crockpot’s of any size and Read More…
  • Accessory charges against Beatty dropped
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Charges against Ryan Beatty as accessory to the Boyer murders last October have been dropped, a Monday press release by Clare County Prosecutor Michelle Ambrozaitis said.He was originally facing charges including Accessory after the Fact to a felony and with Firearms – Possession by a Felon for the assistance he provided to Read More…
  • Amish couple critical after vehicle-buggy crash
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent An Amish couple were critically injured and alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash involving a vehicle rear-ending an Amish buggy Sunday evening, November 27th on East Colonville Road.A release from the Clare County Sheriff’s Office said the crash took place in Sheridan Township near South Brand Avenue when Read More…
  • Obituary: Alice I. Hilyard
    Alice I. Hilyard, age 81 of Owingsville, Kentucky, formerly of Farwell, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2022 in Morehead, Kentucky.  Alice was born the daughter of Fred Edward and Retha May (Hill) Kinney on February 8, 1941 in Evart.  She was united in marriage to Danny G. Hilyard with him predeceasing her on January 4, 2021.  Alice had Read More…
  • Obituary: Karen Marie Cudney
    Karen Marie Cudney of Leota, Michigan passed away peacefully in her home on November, 24, 2022 at the age of 68. She was born in Ionia, Michigan on July 19, 1954 to Roy and Constance (Wilcox) Fox. Karen married her husband of 51 years, Lynn Cudney, on November 20, 1971. They welcomed their daughter, Billie Read More…
  • Obituary: Daren Charles Methner
    Daren Charles Methner, 63, passed away in his home Saturday, November 12th in Michigan City, IN. Daren was born February 9th, 1959 in Clare, Michigan to Janet Ruth Nemeth and Eugene Charles Methner. Daren loved to play softball on the Methner Ball Team in his younger years and spending time outdoors. He was a master Read More…
  • Obituary: Debora Kay Krabill
    Debora Kay Krabill, age 58, of Lake, passed away on Thursday, November 24th, 2022 at home surrounded by her family. Deb was born on May 17th, 1964 to parents Don and Mary Fella. She graduated Farwell High School in 1982. She married Daniel Krabill on July 24th, 1982, and together raised two children. Deb liked to Read More…
  • Obituary: Marjorie Kathleen VanTubergen
    Marjorie “Peggy” Kathleen (Adams) VanTubergen – Age 87 of Lake, Michigan passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Peggy was born on February 16, 1935 to parents Joseph and Marjorie (Blake) Adams in Jackson, Michigan. After graduating from Michigan Center high school in 1952, Peggy joined the US Marine Corps. She served Read More…
  • Pat’s Bits and Pieces: There’s always an excuse for being late…
    I can’t believe it but I am actually beginning this column a whole day before it needs to be sent in to the editor. This is so unusual that it will probably mess up my whole week and of course it started me thinking about “being late.”I am almost always late, especially at getting things Read More…
  • Faces in the Crowd: Dan and Bonnie Blackledge
    As a student at Winterfield Township’s Grandon School in the ‘50s and ‘60s, Dan Blackledge probably never imagined where his life would take him.From the family’s Winterfield farm, to becoming a teacher in Kansas, to teaching in college; from starting and running businesses, to meeting his better half, Bonnie. And then right back to where Read More…
  • Building inspector brings concerns to Osceola board
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – Tony Gagliardo, Building Official/Inspector for Osceola County, discussed violation letters at a recent Osceola County personnel and administration committee meeting and said he is working on rewriting it.Gagliardo shared several letters from other counties for the Committee to review. He expressed concerns on the Prosecutor’s office not following through on Read More…
  • Won’t you help us help those in need?
    It’s that time of year when our email and post box is flooded with Christmas Wishes. Our annual program, partially funded by local businesses fulfills the wishes of dozens of families in need of food, transportation, shelter and holiday gifts for children.This year is particularly difficult for many families. Because of inflation, the price of Read More…
  • Postcard from the Pines: Thirty days to Christmas, yikes!
    With Thanksgiving in the mirror and Christmas square in the headlights, it’s time to kick it into gear. I know, you thought it was going to be a leisurely, thoughtful season, the kind you plan in early October. If you haven’t done anymore than plan, it’s too late. Christmas crunch time is fast approaching. So, Read More…
  • Obituary: Gerald Scott Bandelow
    Gerald Scott Bandelow passed suddenly and unexpectedly on the morning of November 17, 2022. Born on the 4th of July in Livonia, MI, to Gary & Yvonne (Pollington) Bandelow, he loved his birthday.He enjoyed being in, or watching, the Lake City Parade, cooking out and being on a pontoon on Lake Missaukee at the Sandbar Read More…
  • Obituary: Martin C. Blackledge, Jr.
    Martin C. Blackledge, Jr.,  our dear father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend, left us peacefully on November 19, 2022 from his home on 5th Avenue in his beloved town of Marion, Michigan.  He was 85.Martin, “Mart”, or “Marty” was born in Redding Twp, Clare County, Michigan.  He was born to Martin and Alice Blackledge on Read More…
  • Obituary: Linda Bobette Raymond
    Marion – Linda Bobette Raymond, longtime resident of Marion passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was 74.Linda was born in Flint, the eldest of seven children, on March 27, 1948, to Robert and Shirley (Richardson) Coleman. She grew up and attended school in Mt. Morris, Read More…
  • Pat’s Bits and Pieces: It’s Thanksgiving!
    I know, by the time you read this the actual day will already be over.Not for us. For years we have celebrated Thanksgiving on Saturday, mostly because of deadlines and putting the paper together. It always seemed easier to wait for the weekend.I don’t have those deadlines anymore, except for putting the paper together, which Read More…
  • Faces in the Crowd: KaMartin Blackledge
    ‘Tis the season to be thankful. Thankful for your family. Thankful for your friends. Thankful for your loved ones.But also it’s a time to be thankful for your community. Thankful for your country. Thankful for the opportunity to be here, and for the blessings in your life.Thankful for the time that you have, here on Read More…
  • Osceola committee discusses coordinator evaluation
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – Osceola County Board of Commissioners’ personnel and administration committee, at a meeting earlier this month, discussed the evaluation form that Commissioner David Turner of Marion put together and if the Committee felt it was adequate to send out to the full board as it is.Commissioner Mark Gregory discussed the importance Read More…

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