Obit – Ross E. McCauley

EVART — Ross E. McCauley of Evart passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at his place of work at the Muskegon River Youth Home. He was 28. Ross was born November 1, 1989 in Big Rapids to Kirk and Ellen (Sundell) McCauley. He was a lifelong Evart area resident who graduated from Evart High […]

Voice – Calendar – 6-7-18

Picnic in the Cemetery REED CITY — Osceola County Genealogical Society is hosting a Picnic in the Cemetary to learn about the history of people buried at Bittner Cemetery. The picnic is 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, at Bittner Cemetery, located on the northeast corner of 3 Mile Road and 200th Avenue. Bring a […]

Students from Casey Wanstead's kindergarten class perform a special tribute to firefighters.

Students thank emergency personnel for Heroes Day

REED CITY — A hero is an ordinary person facing extraordinary circumstances and acting with courage, honor and self-sacrifice and last week, Reed City elementary students learned not all heroes wear capes. GT Norman Elementary honored those in public service — firefighters, police and emergency medical response personnel — with songs and other performances during […]

CMDHD to monitor beaches for bacteria levels

REED CITY — As warm weather begins to push people to the beaches this summer, local health officials will be monitoring water quality for bacteria levels. The Central Michigan District Health Department said it will begin conducting a bathing beach monitoring program of public beaches in its six-county district, which includes Osceola County. The department […]

DEQ approves 11 potash mining wells for Evart operation

EVART — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has approved the construction of 11 wells for a potash mining operation in Evart Township. The DEQ found Michigan Potash Company’s application to meet regulatory requirements. The approval comes after months of reviewing public comments. The permits, granted by the DEQ’s Oil, Gas and Minerals Division, are […]

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Wild parsnip expected to be a problem this summer

REED CITY — Local agricultural experts remind residents of a hazardous invasive plant found to be growing in the area. Michigan State University Extension Educator Gerry Lindquist warned local landowners to be on the lookout for wild parsnip at a meeting of the Osceola County Board of Commissioners last week. “It’s like your worst nightmare,” […]