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Mike’s Musings: My childhood playground destroyed by Ian

Mike’s Musings: My childhood playground destroyed by Ian

Editorial StaffOct 5, 20223 min read

It was with great sadness that I viewed the videos and photos of the destruction to Fort Myers Beach caused by Hurricane Ian. I had spent many days of my youth and young adulthood enjoying the weather and beaches of…

Postcard from the Pines: September songs…

Postcard from the Pines: September songs…

Editorial StaffSep 30, 20224 min read

Friday is the last day of September. The month has gone by at warp speed, as they all seem to, that is unless you’re a ten year old. Let me put it this way; it is roughly three months until…

Clare celebrates Homecoming

Clare celebrates Homecoming

Editorial StaffSep 30, 20221 min read

Clare’s 2022 Homecoming King and Queen were named during halftime of the game Friday evening. They are Homecoming King James Knibbs and Homecoming Queen Bella Smylie.Courtesy photo

Family Night Out set for Tuesday

Editorial StaffSep 30, 20224 min read

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Special events will be going on all over Clare next Tuesday, October 4th, from 3 to 7 pm when the Clare Chamber, local sponsors, businesses, and organizations all over the community join together to present the second…

Whitmer elevates Hovey to Clare Circuit Court bench

Whitmer elevates Hovey to Clare Circuit Court bench

Editorial StaffSep 30, 20223 min read

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Attorney Tara S. Hovey, a partner at Dreyer, Hovey & Post LLP has been appointed to fill the vacancy left by the death last May of 55th Circuit Court Judge Thomas Evans.Hovey will fill a portion of…

Farwell football crushes Baldwin, 70-30.

Farwell football crushes Baldwin, 70-30.

Editorial StaffSep 30, 20222 min read

The Farwell football team celebrates after their 70-30 win over Baldwin on Friday. by Ben MurphySports Writer It was somewhat close at the half. By the end however, it was another convincing victory for the Farwell 8-man football team on…

McBain blows 30-point lead

Editorial StaffSep 30, 20223 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer Up 30-0 at the half, the McBain football team seemed to be in good position to take down rival Lake City Friday. The visiting Trojans stormed back in stunning fashion in the second half however, handing…

Obituary: Ray Elvis Rawson

Obituary: Ray Elvis Rawson

Editorial StaffSep 30, 20222 min read

Ray Elvis Rawson, age 79, of Farwell passed away Thursday, September 22, 2022, at Medilodge of Clare.A Memorial Service for Ray will be held at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 1 p.m. A Luncheon will…

Obituary: Anna Grace Prielipp

Obituary: Anna Grace Prielipp

Editorial StaffSep 30, 20222 min read

Anna Grace Prielipp, of Marion, went home to her Lord on Monday, September 26, 2022 at Pleasant Ridge AFC Home in Marion. She was 88.Anna was born on July 31, 1934 in Marion, Michigan to Wilber Joe and Mary Elizabeth…

Obituary: Harry Richard McCaughna

Obituary: Harry Richard McCaughna

Editorial StaffSep 30, 20222 min read

Harry Richard McCaughna of Marion passed away, Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Sunnyside Senior Living in Cadillac. He was 88.Harry was born January 5, 1934 in Lake Orion, Michigan to J.D. and Wilma J. (Ballenger) McCaughna and they preceded him…

Obituary: Gerald “Jerry” Denton

Obituary: Gerald “Jerry” Denton

Editorial StaffSep 30, 20222 min read

Gerald “Jerry” Denton, age 82 of Clare, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022 at MyMichigan Medical Center – Alma.  Jerry was a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandpa, Brother, Uncle and Friend.  He was born the son of Earl and Dorothy (Sprague) Denton…

Obituary: Steve Blystone

Editorial StaffSep 30, 20221 min read

Steve Blystone, age 71, of Clare passed away suddenly on September 16, 2022.Steve was born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on September 19, 1950, the son of Norris and Lola Blystone. Steve is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Kasey and…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: October is here!

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: October is here!

Editorial StaffSep 30, 20223 min read

I don’t know where September went.Hard to believe, but October is here tomorrow.You can sure tell around this place though.The hummingbirds are gone and Jack has cleaned and put away the feeder for another year. The geese are also getting…

Special presentation set at Marion library

Editorial StaffSep 30, 20222 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Marion Public Library will have a special presentation opened to the public on Your Health Matters.The session is set for 6 p.m on Oct. 12 at the Marion Public Library. The event will focus…

McBain superintendent hopes to better student achievement

Editorial StaffSep 30, 20222 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MCBAIN – Mc Bain superintendent Scott Akom told the school board, at its September meeting, goals for the school year were to increase student achievement in reading and math and have a Safety officer position.Little Wheels numbers…

Faces in the Crowd: Katya LaGrow

Faces in the Crowd: Katya LaGrow

Editorial StaffSep 30, 20227 min read

Growing up in Carrollton, Ohio – a small farming community much like McBain – Katya LaGrow wasn’t able to have any pets in the house.But these days, from her home and office in McBain, Katya can have as many pets…

Marion prepares for homecoming week

Editorial StaffSep 30, 20222 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Marion Homecoming parade is set for Friday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 pm.. The parade will start on Chadwick Street and end at the high school. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. on Friday.The district…

Mike’s Musings: Forget fossil fuels, solar power-nuclear energy is best

Mike’s Musings: Forget fossil fuels, solar power-nuclear energy is best

Editorial StaffSep 28, 20223 min read

In attempting to break through the logjam between clean air advocates and those who think our reliance on fossil fuels will not go away any time soon, we have forgotten what I think could be an important alternative- nuclear energy.Green…

Boyer pleads guilty in four October murders

Boyer pleads guilty in four October murders

Editorial StaffSep 23, 20223 min read

Judy Boyer pled guilty to two counts of first-degree premeditated, murder and two counts of second-degree murder. By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A Farwell woman, Judy Marie Boyer, 55, arrested last October 21 and charged with the murder of two family members…

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