Rising opioid body count prompts multi-county morgue to seek pathology specialist

BIG RAPIDS — A morgue jointly run by eight northern and western Michigan counties is searching for a specialist more common in large cities due to rising death rate. At a meeting last Wednesday, The West Michigan Forensic Pathology Services Authority — funded by Clare, Lake, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Wexford counties — invited […]

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Report: Osceola internet access among worst in nation

REED CITY — Osceola County ranks second in the country for the highest number of homes and businesses without access to high-speed internet access. According to data released by the Federal Communications Commission, 5,687 homes or businesses are eligible for a broadband expansion auction. Osceola County placed behind only Franklin County, Missouri for most homes […]

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Osceola schools receive mixed grades from state

REED CITY — A report evaluating the effectiveness of Michigan schools was released recently and shows that some area schools have room to improve. While some schools in Reed City and Evart scored relatively high, others ranked well below state standards. The Michigan School Index System rates public school performance in six key areas: student […]

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Spider prompts 911 response in Evart

EVART — An Osceola County resident had an unwanted encounter with an eight-legged intruder last week that required emergency intervention. According to a weekly police report published by the Evart Police Department, the April 5 encounter resulted in officers being dispatched to a nearby home to deal with the pest. While the “alleged arachnid” was […]

Voice – Calendar 4-12-18

REED CITY— Technology Session: Internet Basics will be held on April 14 at noon at the Reed City Area District Library. REED CITY— A teen movie night will be held on April 17 at 4 p.m. at the Reed City Area District Library. Will be screening “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” REED CITY— On April 19, at 6 […]

Obit – RaeAnn Florence Adams

EVART — RaeAnn Florence Adams, of Evart, Michigan, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, April 4, 2018. She left this life as she came in, loved fiercely and deeply by family and friends. Born September 25, 1956, to Charles Ray and Ida Maxine (White) Adams, RaeAnn attended Evart High School, was more or […]