Clare County Review & Marion Press

Mike’s Musings: Tone down political Rhetric demand answers from ss

Mike’s Musings: Tone down political Rhetric demand answers from ss

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20243 min read

Like many of you I was in shock when I heard there was an assassination attempt on former president Trump’s life while he was speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania. It had been 43 years since the barbaric act of…

Local softball team 4-1 in Kentucky

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – Michigan Expos 18U team from Marion triumphed over Midwest Pride 18U in Kentucky on Wednesday in the USSSA Great Lakes Nationals tournament.
Michigan Expos 18U, coached by Ryan Raymond of Marion, took the lead late in…

Clare softball looking forward to next season

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20241 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent CLARE – Clare’s softball team came off a Division 3 state semifinal finish last month but many players are on summer teams to get ready for next year.Only two seniors graduated and standouts such as Madison Jones,…

Obituary: Carol Lynn (Rusak) Clute

Obituary: Carol Lynn (Rusak) Clute

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

Carol Lynn (Rusak) Clute, age 69 of Clare, passed away on June 25, 2024, at MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland surrounded by loved ones. Carol was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 15, 1955, to Rose (Rohmer) and Richard Rusak.…

Obituary: David Ray Graham

Obituary: David Ray Graham

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

David Ray Graham, age 74, of Lake, MI passed away on June 28, 2024, surrounded by his family at St Mary’s Hospital.  Dave was born in Mt Pleasant on October 31, 1949. He was proceeded in death by his parents…

Obituary: Edwin Lee Woodard

Obituary: Edwin Lee Woodard

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

Edwin Lee Woodard, 84, a beloved figure of Marion, Michigan, sadly left our world on July 5, 2024 after a life richly lived in service and kindness.  Known for his devotion to God, Edwin was a beacon of light and hope…

Obituary: Joyce May Vandeusen

Obituary: Joyce May Vandeusen

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

MARCH 26, 1930 – JULY 7, 2024 Joyce May VanDeusen age 94 went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 7, 2024. Joyce was born March 26, 1930 in Eagle Township, Clinton County, Michigan the daughter of Orville A.…

Obituary: Paul David Vanaanhold

Obituary: Paul David Vanaanhold

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

AUGUST 26, 1967 – JUNE 25, 2024                 Paul David VanAanhold, 56, of Farwell, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Paul was born August 26, 1967 in Bay City, Michigan to James Arthur VanAanhold…

Obituary: Richard M. Reuther

Obituary: Richard M. Reuther

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

December 10, 1930 – July 1, 2024 Richard Reuther, or as his friends and family called him, Dick, had many roles. Son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend. He had a way about him, making people feel cared for and…

Postcard from the Pines: Next Holiday, Please

Postcard from the Pines: Next Holiday, Please

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

Now that July 4th has come and gone, Marion’s Old Fashioned Days is rising fast on the horizon. Almost before we can turn around, we’ll be off to the Friday night Main Street Cruise, the Saturday morning parade and visiting…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Hot, hazy and humid days

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Hot, hazy and humid days

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

Another summer week has flown by.We spent part of the holiday weekend (the 4th of July) enjoying time with family. It was my brother Jim’s 92nd birthday – quite a milestone. He told me afterwards that there were 45 and…

May I Walk with You? CALL FOR VOCATIONS

May I Walk with You? CALL FOR VOCATIONS

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

It’s no secret! All the churches are in desperate need of vocations! While we generally focus on vocations to the ministry, as priests, ministers, consecrated life (nuns and brothers and lay ministers), we are also desperately in need of baptisms,…

Tornado does much damage in Lake George area

Tornado does much damage in Lake George area

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20244 min read

Numerous trees blocked the short Cedar Road, just East of Lake George. Many citizens rallied to the area to help clear the debris Aerial footage from Clare Co. Emergency Manager Jerry Becker’s flight surveying the damage. This footage is in…

Some tornado sirens fail, here’s why

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20244 min read

By Genine Hopkins The EF1 tornado that struck just southeast of Lake George this past Friday somehow took the path of least resistance and missed almost all man-made structures. This could have been far worse, as its path just a…

Falmouth’s annual fireworks spectacular dazzles

Falmouth’s annual fireworks spectacular dazzles

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

Hark Up Music put on a wonderful show at Falmouth’s fireworks Hark Up Music put on a wonderful show at Falmouth’s fireworks By Genine Hopkins The community of Falmouth might be easy to dismiss as it is small in area…

Middle Branch approves tree removal at both cemeteries

Middle Branch approves tree removal at both cemeteries

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

City of Harrison Planning Commission Vice-Chair George Muskott tells the board that if they are considering clarification of the sidewalk displays, they should look at future issues. By Genine Hopkins At the recommendation of Eric Abbey, the Sexton (Manager) of…

Mike’s Musings: STR’s Are They good or bad?

Mike’s Musings: STR’s Are They good or bad?

Editorial StaffJul 10, 20243 min read

STR’s, or in layman’s terms, Short Term Rentals are a hot topic all over the United States, and even abroad, but nowhere are they a heated topic of discussion than in resort communities.In the areas, some of my newspapers cover,…

Clare freshman posted impressive softball season

Clare freshman posted impressive softball season

Editorial StaffJul 5, 20242 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent CLARE – Clare’s softball team had a memorable season which led the Pioneers to the state Division 3 semifinals where they lost 1-0 to Ottawa Lake Whiteford.Among the key reasons for the Pioneers’ success was the play…

Former Marion athlete performs for Michigan rowing

Editorial StaffJul 5, 20243 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – Georgia Meyer was an extremely successful athlete at Marion in sports such as softball, volleyball and basketball before graduating in 2023. But this most recent season she had a unique and successful career on the…

Obituary: James “Jimmy” Travis Harville

Obituary: James “Jimmy” Travis Harville

Editorial StaffJul 5, 20243 min read

James “Jimmy” Travis Harville, beloved father, grandfather, and friend, passed away on July 1, 2024, at the age of 77. He was born on October 14, 1946, in Glen, MS, and most recently resided in Farwell, MI.Jimmy had a deep…

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