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Fabius solar ordinance clears planning commission: To be taken up by county PC, township board

Fabius solar ordinance clears planning commission: To be taken up by county PC, township board

Editorial StaffFebruary 3, 20239 min read

By Robert TomlinsonNews Director FABIUS TWP. — A highly-contentious solar ordinance in Fabius Township cleared a major hurdle Tuesday.Following a public hearing in front of a packed house of supporters,…

A new leash on life: Dog hit by train gets second chance at life thanks to deputies, vet, and adoptive family

A new leash on life: Dog hit by train gets second chance at life thanks to deputies, vet, and adoptive family

Editorial StaffFebruary 3, 20238 min read

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSONThe rescue of Chester, a young adult hound mix that was hit by a train and was nearing death before being saved by deputies and was eventually…

County Officers of the Year honored

County Officers of the Year honored

Editorial StaffFebruary 3, 20231 min read

Each January, Clare County Sheriff John Wilson announces the top law enforcement officers for the year just past. The officers honored as the Officers of the Year for 2022 are…

Missing Ogemaw County woman’s body found near Leota

Missing Ogemaw County woman’s body found near Leota

Editorial StaffFebruary 3, 20233 min read

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent The body of a 34-year-old woman who was staying in Ogemaw County, Sara Elizabeth Burns, missing since January 9th, was found last Saturday (January 28th) near Leota…

Beaverton woman, Flint man charged for January 6 th ‘21 assault on U. S. Capitol

Beaverton woman, Flint man charged for January 6 th ‘21 assault on U. S. Capitol

Editorial StaffFebruary 3, 20234 min read

Christina Legros Isaac Thomas By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A 22-year-old Beaverton woman, Christina Legros and a 20-year-old Flint man, Isaac Thomas, were arrested on charges related to their actions during the…

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Sports

TR wrestling shuts out Sturgis, wins Corey Fuller Invite

TR wrestling shuts out Sturgis, wins Corey Fuller Invite

Editorial StaffFebruary 3, 20231 min read

THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers’ wrestling team got huge wins this past week, shutting out Sturgis on the road 72-0 on Jan. 25, while taking home the title at Portage…

Farwell Girls take two more wins from Beaverton and Harrison

Farwell Girls take two more wins from Beaverton and Harrison

Editorial StaffFebruary 3, 20231 min read

By Grace DavisSports Writer Last Friday the Eagles took a trip to Beaverton for a conference game and walked away with a 47-30 win. Farwell had another very dominating offensive…

McBain NMC girls defeat Manton, Roscommon

McBain NMC girls defeat Manton, Roscommon

Editorial StaffFebruary 3, 20232 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent McBain Northern Michigan Christian’s girls basketball team had an impressive win over Manton on Tuesday.The Comets had quarter leads of 12-8, 18-12 and 27-22. The host Comets…

Basketball Round-Up, Gobles girls on hot streak

Basketball Round-Up, Gobles girls on hot streak

Editorial StaffFebruary 1, 20239 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer Lady Red Wolves play to wins over Sturgis, AlleganThe Paw Paw girls basketball team played at Wolverine Conference foe Sturgis on Friday. The Lady Red Wolves…

Chambers boys, girls finish 2nd in area play

Chambers boys, girls finish 2nd in area play

Editorial StaffFebruary 1, 20234 min read

Zach Kennedy shoots a layup in Chambers’ area win over Lakeside. By Katie McElvy JV GirlsThe JV Lady Rebels ended their season last week taking on the JV Lady Chiefs…

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Columns

“Out and About”: Recycling, the heart, and balancing

“Out and About”: Recycling, the heart, and balancing

Editorial StaffFebruary 3, 20233 min read

Recycling is something we should all be involved in. Unfortunately, there are some things that cannot be thrown in with the paper, tin cans and other normal recyclables. Fortunately, there…

Postcard from the Pines: The Hog has come and gone…

Postcard from the Pines: The Hog has come and gone…

Editorial StaffFebruary 3, 20234 min read

Mich Manual 1869 Everyone with a public voice is talking about the cold this week…and the groundhog. In these parts, it’s likely that contrary to public opinion, he did not…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: February … Again

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: February … Again

Editorial StaffFebruary 3, 20235 min read

Well it’s here again – my least favorite month of the whole year.Thursday is Groundhog Day and after they roust the poor critter out of his “log,” this year “Punxsutawney…

Blue Star

Blue Star

Editorial StaffFebruary 1, 20234 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorSeal of DisapprovalThis time I knew it was all over. Ron and Maggie Conklin had paused en route to the South Pole to take pictures of seal pups,…

Life as Performance Art

Life as Performance Art

Editorial StaffFebruary 1, 20237 min read

     As you might have noticed I keep coming back to the theme of respect.  We give it and we earn it. It is a rapid exchange of an intangible element in…

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Obituaries

Obituary: Susan Gayle Ferguson

Obituary: Susan Gayle Ferguson

Editorial StaffFebruary 3, 20232 min read

Susan Gayle Ferguson, 62, of Mendon, went home to be with her Savior Monday, January 30, 2023 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. She was born January 16, 1961 in Aurora, IL,…

Obituary: Connie Lyanne (Peters) Stoppenback

Obituary: Connie Lyanne (Peters) Stoppenback

Editorial StaffFebruary 3, 20232 min read

Connie Lyanne (Peters) Stoppenbach, deeply loved wife and mother, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Fairview Nursing & Rehabilitation Community in Centreville at the age of 75. Connie was…

Obituary: Suzanne Civiletti

Obituary: Suzanne Civiletti

Editorial StaffFebruary 3, 20232 min read

Suzanne Civiletti, age 81, formerly of Centreville, died Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Borgess Place Assisted Living in Kalamazoo.  She was born in Three Rivers, Michigan on April 26, 1941…

Obituary: Kay Ann Shuster

Obituary: Kay Ann Shuster

Editorial StaffFebruary 3, 20232 min read

Kay Ann Shuster- age 80 of Farwell passed away on January 30, 2023 at MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland. Kay was born on December 4, 1942 in Saginaw to parents…

Charles W. Tipton Jr.

Charles W. Tipton Jr.

Editorial StaffFebruary 3, 20232 min read

Charles W. “Willy” Tipton, Jr., age 68 of Farwell, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at his home.  On December 31, 1954, Willy was born the son of Charles…

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