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Letter to the Editor: More gun control, not more guns

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20212 min read

Dear Editor:Thank you for mentioning European countries in your research, specifically Switzerland. I think that we can learn and adopt many solutions for our political issues from a well-established socialist country. Gun control is one of them. The reason why…

Letter to the Editor-Gun column is dangerous perspective

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20211 min read

Dear Mike,Your son did not offer a “unique perspective” as you described it on gun violence. He offered the same old worn out talking points that those on the right use time and time again to allow the increased availability…

Betty Jane Bobon

Betty Jane Bobon

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20212 min read

Betty Jane Bobon, age 77 of Marion, passed away on December 16, 2021 at Munson Healthcare Traverse City Hospital. She was born on July 26, 1944 at Howell to Clifford and Elsie (Henning) Parker. She married Peter Bobon on March…

Kevin D. Allen

Kevin D. Allen

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20212 min read

Kevin D. Allen, age 54 of Gladwin, formerly of Lake, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021 at home.  Kevin was born the son of Richard and Daisy (Phelps) Allen on December 19, 1966 in Goodrich.  He had served his Country in the…

Donald Robert Jones

Donald Robert Jones

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20212 min read

Donald Robert Jones, Sr. age 83 of Lake, Passed away on Friday, December 17th, 2021, at his home. Don was born on November 10, 1938, in Evart, Michigan, the son of Ernest Clifford and Beulah D. (Horn) Jones. Donald worked…

Robert G. Krell

Robert G. Krell

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20212 min read

Robert G. Krell, age 90 of Clare, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at the Pioneer Golden Estates Assisted Living Facility of Clare with his family by his side. On May 2, 1931, Bob was born the youngest…

Lola Marie Hagerl

Lola Marie Hagerl

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20212 min read

Lola Marie (Sunday) Hagerl, age 99 of Clare, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Pioneer Golden Estates in Clare.  Lola was born the daughter of the late John Andrew and Mable Mae (Hilborn) Hartman on January 21, 1922 in Clare.  She…

Postcard from the Pines: Making Memories

Postcard from the Pines: Making Memories

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20214 min read

Christmas 1954 We are spending Christmas in a new place, both mentally and geographically. We are looking forward to life in this new place with great anticipation. We can’t wait to add to those family memories.For the first eight or…

Missaukee receives projected revenue loss

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20212 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MCBAIN – Connie Underhill, of Baird Cotter Bishop, was at last week’s Missaukee County Board of Commissioner meeting and reviewed the report she prepared regarding Missaukee County’s revenue loss calculation during the Covid-19 pandemic, as required for…

Missaukee board approves response plans

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20212 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MCBAIN – The Missaukee County Board of Commissioners, at its meeting last week, review and approved the proposed Covid-19 and Infectious Disease Response Plan.Commissioners also approved the Agreement for Services with Alliance for Economic Success for $10,000…

Evart police news

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20212 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent Evart Police DepartmentWeekly ReportDec. 13-20Dec. 13: Child Endangerment – Officers were called to investigate a child endangerment complaint. The case remains open at this time.Dec. 15: False Alarm – Officers were dispatched to a local business for an…

Clare BOE pays tribute to fall sports teams

Clare BOE pays tribute to fall sports teams

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20215 min read

Football team members present to be honored for the 2021 fall season included: at the Clare BOE meeting included: Jayden Arthur, Noah Camp, Conner Carmody, Ethan Cook, Holden Hollingshead, Jesse Huber, Dawson John, Ryan Louch, Jordan McPhall, Levi Onweller, Kyle…

Obituary-Susan Lynn Gladkowski

Obituary-Susan Lynn Gladkowski

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20212 min read

Susan Lynn Gladkowski passed away at the age of 60 on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, after suffering complications from COVID-19.She was born on July 26, 1961. Sue enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, sitting around the bonfire, sewing, crafting, painting, cooking, spending…

Midland man dies in house fire

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20211 min read

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A 72-year-old Midland County man died in a house fire last Friday morning.According to a release from Midland County Sheriff Myron Green, Deputies were called to the East Bradford Road home in Mount Haley Township to assist…

Clare named one of top ten small towns

Clare named one of top ten small towns

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20212 min read

According to Hotels.com Clare is one of the top ten small towns in Michigan. In fact, according to the listing, it is number one. Here is what the authors write about Clare:Michigan is a favorite destination for vacationers throughout the…

Jack most popular male baby name in 2021

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20212 min read

Teachers at area elementary schools are going to have plenty of “Jacks” in their deck of student names for years to come. For the fourth time in five years, Jack and all spelling variations including Jackson, Jaxsen, Jaxson, Jaxton and…

Christmas Bells – Holds hope for today

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20214 min read

Each year has its challenges, and 2021 has been no different. Accusations of voter fraud and unfair elections led to the horrific and unfathomable attack on the Capitol in Washington DC, the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan brought more…

A look at last week’s high school sports action

A look at last week’s high school sports action

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20219 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer Clare boys pick up 41-27 win over Shepherd The Clare boys basketball team was able to keep their top spot in the Jack Pine Conference standings, thanks to a home win over Shepherd on Thursday, Dec.…

Clare Bowling Results

Editorial StaffDec 24, 20212 min read

League Name: CLARE MEN’S LEAGUE President: Doug Scott                                                            Vice President: Matt Burton    Secretary: Joel Warner  Association: ClareCo USBC    Date Bowled: 12/15/2021  Week 15 Lane Assignment for Week(s) 16                           Lanes:  1-2   3-4   5-6   7-8   9-10                                                            12/22: 10-4   3-1   8-5   2-7   9-6                                                              Treasurer is on lane  7- 8   …