Clare County Review & Marion Press

Area July 4thcelebrations and events plentiful around Marion

Editorial StaffJun 28, 20243 min read

By Genine HopkinsArea communities will be holding numerous, family fun events.  Below are just some of the incredible things to do in our area (Fireworks events are bolded and red): Saturday, June 29, 2024Fireworks in Houghton Lake at dusk. The show will…

Mike’s Musings: Lawmakers misbehavior goes unpunished

Mike’s Musings: Lawmakers misbehavior goes unpunished

Editorial StaffJun 26, 20243 min read

Nobody knows who, nobody knows why, but $17 million of our money (taxpayers) has been paid out to federal lawmakers accused of sexual (as well as other types of discrimination) misdeeds from 1997 to 2017.Personally, I think this is despicable.…

Russell posts solid season for Clare soccer

Russell posts solid season for Clare soccer

Editorial StaffJun 21, 20241 min read

Ivy Russell By John RaffelCorrespondent CLARE – Ivy Russell had a solid year for a Clare soccer team which finished as runners-up this season in the Divison 3 district tournament.“The key is communication and talking to each other,” Russell said,…

Marion finishes at 14-15

Editorial StaffJun 21, 20241 min read

By John Raffel MARION – Coach Ryan Raymond’s Eagles finishes the season recently at 14-15.“We had a lot of good players on the team,” he said. “We didn’t have that dominant pitching that we’re used to. We had some girls…

Outdoor Experiences: Three ways to summer panfish

Outdoor Experiences: Three ways to summer panfish

Editorial StaffJun 21, 20243 min read

8 year old caleb with double of bluegill I got one yelled eight year old Caleb. Indeed he did, another double of bluegill ended up in the livewell. For the second week in roll young Caleb was putting a hurt…

Obituary: Ann Marguerite Coon

Obituary: Ann Marguerite Coon

Editorial StaffJun 21, 20245 min read

Marion – Ann Marguerite Coon, lifelong resident of the Marion area passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at Pioneer Golden Estates in Clare. She was 90.Ann was born on April 25, 1934, at home in Middle Branch Township to…

Obituary: Ronald Devere Chapman

Obituary: Ronald Devere Chapman

Editorial StaffJun 21, 20241 min read

Ronald Devere Chapman, age 89 of Clare, passed away Friday, June 14, 2024 at Medilodge of Clare. Ronald was born the son of the late Muril J. and Dorothy (Brooks) Chapman on April 4, 1935 in Pontiac. He was united…

Postcard from the Pines: The Old Swimmin’ Hole

Postcard from the Pines: The Old Swimmin’ Hole

Editorial StaffJun 21, 20245 min read

Summer has settled right in and no one can dispute that it is just plain hot. The temperature has topped 90 for three days now and leaves hang in want of water. It is oddly quiet and there is next…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Summer’s officially here this week…and HOT

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Summer’s officially here this week…and HOT

Editorial StaffJun 21, 20244 min read

Officially, or unofficially, hot summer weather has arrived and our air conditioner – and the generator—are getting a real workout today (Tuesday). I’m looking at the calendar and the June, or Summer Solstice arrives Thursday. That is “officially” the end…

May I Walk with You? FATHER’S DAY THOUGHTS

May I Walk with You? FATHER’S DAY THOUGHTS

Editorial StaffJun 21, 20243 min read

When I think of Father’s Day, I think about a number of things. My first thoughts are about my spouse, without whom I would not be a father, and the fantastic mother she is and always has been. I must…

Grant Township Hall and parking lot projects are completed

Grant Township Hall and parking lot projects are completed

Editorial StaffJun 21, 20246 min read

Grant Township Hall parking lot before renovation/expansion. Grant Township Hall after expansion/renovation. Courtesy photos By Pat MaurerCorrespondent At the regular meeting June 11, the Grant Township Board approved the close out payment of $192,783.44 to MDL Construction of Bay City…

Windover Lake vacationers donate AED for emergencies

Windover Lake vacationers donate AED for emergencies

Editorial StaffJun 21, 20242 min read

This AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) was donated by the Benda family for the use of others who live or vacation around Windover Lake. The device is housed in a waterproof box and placed close to the shore on the north…

Another successful year for Marion Fair

Another successful year for Marion Fair

Editorial StaffJun 21, 20243 min read

Trey Eisenga – right- Captured Grand Champion Feeder Dairy Beef and Junior Market Beef Showmanship Ayla Lattimore won Grand Champion Champion Feeder Beef and Champion Homegrown Feeder Beef Alaina Eiseenga scored a triple play taking Grand Champion Market Dairy Beef,…

Mike’s Musings: Make peace with Russia, align against China

Mike’s Musings: Make peace with Russia, align against China

Editorial StaffJun 19, 20243 min read

Don’t condemn me before I lay out my logic. Don’t call me a Putin lover or a Russian agent, I’m neither, but do have an opinion that differs from many in power these days.I’m not concerned with Russia. I don’t…

Obituary: Mary Linn Reindel

Obituary: Mary Linn Reindel

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

Screenshot    Mary Linn Parkhurst Reindel died May 11, 2024. Mary was born to Ted and Rose Mary Parkhurst in Cadillac, Michigan on August 5, 1953.As a child growing up in Marion Mary excelled in school and enjoyed participating in…

Obituary: George Paul Zemke

Obituary: George Paul Zemke

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

George Paul Zemke (aka Papa), age 86 of Clare passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2024 in Midland Hospital surrounded by family.  He was born to George H. and Eva (Rogan) Zemke on February 22, 1938 in Glenwood Minnesota.  He attended Luther…

Obituary: Brent W. DeGeer

Obituary: Brent W. DeGeer

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20241 min read

Brent W. DeGeer, age 47 of Lake, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2024 at the MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland. Brent was born the son of George H. and Nancy A. (Henry) DeGeer on January 5, 1977 in Reed City.…

May I Walk with You? Catholic

May I Walk with You? Catholic

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

What does it mean when we say that the Church is “catholic”? Automatically, we think of the Roman Catholic Church as one of several denominations of Christians, but what is meant by that descriptor. The United States Catholic Catechism for…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Don’t Bring those babies home!

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Don’t Bring those babies home!

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20244 min read

Watching the wildlife has always been one of my favorite things about living in Michigan, and it is a hobby that can be pursued just about anywhere, even in town, where, one spring, a deer trotted past the windows of…

Postcard from the Pines: Huckleberry Days

Postcard from the Pines: Huckleberry Days

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20245 min read

There will be a bumper wild huckleberry crop this year, weather and Mom Nature permitting. This is an unexpected treat and long overdue. For several seasons, Mom Nature has not been overly generous with these little back woods sweet treats.…

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