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Mike’s Musings: Old woman jailed for $77 debt, give me a break

82-year-old Martha Menefield of Valley, Alabama was handcuffed and driven to jail last week for failing to pay her Waste Management trash bill for three months- June, July and August.I did a quick reread when this was sent to me last week because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. An 82-year-old woman? Jailed for Read More…

Clare County Review & Marion Press

Boyer gets life without parole for Farwell murders

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Judy Marie Boyer, 55 of Farwell, will spend the rest of her life behind bars after she was sentenced Monday by Circuit Court Judge Roy Mienk. She was sentenced for both first-degree and second-degree murders committed in October, 2021 when she shot her grandfather Henry Boyer and her mother Patricia Boyer, hid Read More…

Clare County Review & Marion Press

Postcard from the Pines: Small Appliance Season

The ‘give the gift of small appliances’ season is fast approaching. You know what I mean; the trendy and/or cheap small appliances are often the gift of choice this time of year. Everything from food processors and toaster ovens to salad shooters, cookie shooters, Foreman type fryers of any kind, Crockpot’s of any size and Read More…

Clare County Review & Marion Press

Accessory charges against Beatty dropped

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Charges against Ryan Beatty as accessory to the Boyer murders last October have been dropped, a Monday press release by Clare County Prosecutor Michelle Ambrozaitis said.He was originally facing charges including Accessory after the Fact to a felony and with Firearms – Possession by a Felon for the assistance he provided to Read More…

Clare County Review & Marion Press

Amish couple critical after vehicle-buggy crash

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent An Amish couple were critically injured and alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash involving a vehicle rear-ending an Amish buggy Sunday evening, November 27th on East Colonville Road.A release from the Clare County Sheriff’s Office said the crash took place in Sheridan Township near South Brand Avenue when Read More…

Clare County Review & Marion Press

Obituary: Marjorie Kathleen VanTubergen

Marjorie “Peggy” Kathleen (Adams) VanTubergen – Age 87 of Lake, Michigan passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Peggy was born on February 16, 1935 to parents Joseph and Marjorie (Blake) Adams in Jackson, Michigan. After graduating from Michigan Center high school in 1952, Peggy joined the US Marine Corps. She served Read More…