Cadillac, MI

Cadillac’s Long Road Distillers Closing Down Shop

Another business is making the tough decision to close up shop for good. Long Road Distillers in Cadillac announced Tuesday that they’re shutting their doors at the end of the week. They say it’s because of several on-going challenges, like supply chain and staffing shortages. After just 18...
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Truckload of cherries spilled after Northern Michigan crash

WEXFORD COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - A truckload of cherries ended up all over a Northern Michigan roadway after a crash Tuesday morning. Michigan State Police say a car collided with a truck hauling a load of cherries at the intersection of M-37 and West 30 Road in a rural area of Wexford County just west of Cadillac.
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McBain Football Returns Strong Senior Core

McBAIN – The McBain football team has high expectations for itself in 2022 as the Ramblers return nine seniors from last year’s team. The Ramblers went 7-4 last season, sandwiching a stretch of seven wins in eight games between season-opening losses to Kingsley and Beal City and a season-ending loss in the district championship game to Traverse City St. Francis.

Two millage proposals on Missaukee ballot

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 of all property in the county to continue planning, coordinating, and providing serves to persons 60 years of age or older residing in Missaukee County for four years from 2022 through 2025.

Obituary: Stanley Truman Fankhauser

Stanley Truman Fankhauser, 89, of South Boardman, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 14, 2022. He was born to the late Fred and Reba (Logan) Fankhauser on April 23, 1933 in Marion, Michigan. Stanley was married to his wife and the love of his life Gladys (Rhodes) Fankhauser for over 67 years. Together they raised three children. He was a pipeline welder and member of Union 798. Stanley proudly served our country in the Korean War. Stanley was a true outdoorsman spending much time hunting, fishing, hiking, river floating and camping. He was also a private pilot. Stanley will be lovingly remembered by his wife; children Steven (Sue) Fankhauser, Bryan Fankhauser and Janet Gilman; grandchildren Nathan (Rebecca) Fankhauser and Stephanie Billmaier; great-grandchildren Abigail and Waylon Fankhauser. A celebration of life took place at the family home on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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, Donald F. Emmons, on April 23rd, of that year. Margie and Donald built a life together, raising five children in Lansing, before moving to Evart in 1984, after Donald’s retirement.

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, serving in the United States Army during Vietnam. Larry served from 1965 to 1968 as a radio operator and a medic for the majority of his tour of duty. During his tour of duty, Larry received accommodations for his “ability to make quick, accurate, and error free decisions, as a radio operator, that saved the lives of Allied personnel as well as Vietnamese citizens” during an attack on Saigon by the Viet Cong. Larry went on to receive his Masters in Geology Degree from Central Michigan University. Post-graduation, Larry went to work in the oil fields in Wyoming as an oil exploration geologist. Several years later, Larry returned to family and friends in Marion, Michigan where he worked and later retired from Evart Products.

Sheriff’s Department talks Tuesday’s Ballot Proposals

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...