Obit – Arthur Jude

EVART — Arthur Jude, of Evart, passed away peacefully, Monday, April 9, 2018, at Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital. He was 80. Mr. Jude was born May 30, 1937, in Lovely, Kentucky, to Hiram and Denice (Maynard) Jude. He married Nancy Ann Chapman August 11, 1958, in Flat Rock, Michigan, and she preceded him in […]

Obit – James Huber Alexander

EVART— James Huber Alexander I. passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, unexpectedly. He passed away in a hospital called Good Samaritan in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was 64 years old. Born to Clark and Leona (Lepard) Alexander in Reed City, Michigan. Jim was born on January 11, 1954. He is survived by his […]

Opioid litigation currently being heard

REED CITY — In February, Osceola County and other municipalities joined a multidistrict lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies accused of businesses practices that are believed to have caused the current opioid epidemic. Technically, pharmaceutical companies are not on trial. The dispute between communities and pharmaceutical companies is being carried in settlement conferences overseen by a federal […]

Levi Jefferies

Teen running for Hersey council

HERSEY — A Hersey Village teen is taking an active role in local politics by running for one of its seats. Levi Jefferies, 19, is running for a trustee seat on the Hersey Village council. In addition to his budding political life, Jeffries is also a business owner. He owns and operates Levi’s TDI’s, a […]