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Village of Lawton DPW Supt. named new Lawton village manager

Editorial StaffNov 22, 20235 min read

By Paul GarrodStaff Writer LAWTON – A new Lawton village manager was approved at the Nov. 14 Lawton Village Council meeting.Todd Hackenberg, the current village Department of Public Works Superintendent, was selected to fill the village manager’s post that had…

Do you need help? Write Us!

Editorial StaffNov 22, 20233 min read

Do you need help? Write Us! It’s time again for this newspaper’s annual Christmas Wish program. In the next few weeks we are asking readers that find themselves or their family in a dire situation to write us and in…

Lawrence School District voters approve bond proposal

Editorial StaffNov 22, 20231 min read

LAWRENCE – “The election results were overwhelmingly positive. The continued support Lawrence Public Schools receives from this community is evident following Tuesday’s Nov. 7 election,” said Lawrence Public Schools Superintendent Gretchen Gendron.She added, “We are excited to update our facilities…

Centreville honors veterans withwalk, ceremony

Centreville honors veterans withwalk, ceremony

Editorial StaffNov 17, 20234 min read

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSONParticipants in Centreville’s Veteran’s Day celebration walk along the Military Freedom Walk along West Main Street in Centreville Saturday. By Robert TomlinsonNews Director CENTREVILLE — An annual Veteran’s Day tradition in Centreville had its biggest outing yet…

Glen Oaks establishes presidential search committee

Glen Oaks establishes presidential search committee

Editorial StaffNov 17, 20235 min read

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSONGlen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees chair Bruce Gosling (left) and GOCC President Dr. David Devier (right) discuss the formation of a presidential search committee during the Thursday, Nov. 9 GOCC Board of Trustees meeting. By…

Frank Perez appointed mayor in Sturgis;Miller maintains vice mayor seat

Frank Perez appointed mayor in Sturgis;Miller maintains vice mayor seat

Editorial StaffNov 17, 20234 min read

Vice Mayor Aaron Miller and Mayor Frank Perez pose after the city commission’s organizational meeting. Photo by Dennis Volkert Frank Perez was appointed mayor of Sturgis on Nov. 13 by the city commission, during its annual organizational meeting.The board’s vote…

Chamber of Commerce annual dinner honors award-winners, marks organization’s 100th year

Chamber of Commerce annual dinner honors award-winners, marks organization’s 100th year

Editorial StaffNov 17, 20232 min read

Outstanding President Award givento Bret Hamlin Tom Bontrager of Locey CPA, president of Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors, addresses the gathering.  Matt Scheske makes a toast at Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner.  Kari Hatt, executive…

An inside look at the Clare County Dispatch Center

An inside look at the Clare County Dispatch Center

Editorial StaffNov 17, 20236 min read

By Alaynah Pelton National First Responders day has come and passed with few even realizing the holiday existed. For those without family or loved ones in the fast paced world of endless tribulation and tragedy, it can be easy to…

Redding Township recalls successful

Editorial StaffNov 17, 20232 min read

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent The results are in and it is official. There is a new Supervisor and two new trustees on the Redding Township Board after the Board of Canvassers verified the November 7 election results.According to their results, Write-in…

Man arrested in Rosebush after shooting at police

Man arrested in Rosebush after shooting at police

Editorial StaffNov 17, 20232 min read

This is a photo of the suspect who led police on a chase and fired at an officer Monday afternoon.Courtesy photo By Pat MaurerCorrespondent An attempted traffic stop of a “suspicious vehicle” by Clare Police turned into a police chase…

Marion Buck Pole: By the community, for the community

Marion Buck Pole: By the community, for the community

Editorial StaffNov 17, 20235 min read

[Live updates can be found at www.facebook.com/marionbuckpole]For the last 21 years, the Marion Buck Pole has been a staple of the community.Every November 15th, it’s been there for the community, run by the community.It’s been an effort spearheaded by the…

Board hears about student expulsion, lawsuit settlement

Editorial StaffNov 17, 20231 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Marion Board of Educartion revieweds a student representation report at its recent meeting.The Homecoming dance was conducted and went well. MPACT had an apparel sale and closed on Oct. 29.Parent/teacher conferences went well. They…

Do you need help? Write Us!

Editorial StaffNov 17, 20233 min read

It’s time again for this newspaper’s annual Christmas Wish program. In the next few weeks we are asking readers that find themselves or their family in a dire situation to write us and in detail, tell us what you or…

Maggie’s Pantry

Maggie’s Pantry

Editorial StaffNov 15, 20232 min read

By Maggie ConklinPimento CheeseKelly O’Brien, owner of Lakeshore Tanning next door to LadyHawk Nutrition in Douglas, is a local woman, born and raised in the area. She transplanted to South Carolina for 30 years, but has been back three years…

The Red & the Black

Editorial StaffNov 15, 20231 min read

… as in Stendhal’s novel of that name, were color themes for Saugatuck’s annual Veterans Day celebration Saturday, as brought to life by singer McKenzie Boyce and chaplin/orator G.C. Stoppel. Though the Nov. 11, 11:11 a.m. start time — comemmorating…

Saugatuck turns out 91.7% for uncontested vote

Editorial StaffNov 15, 20232 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorThe no surprises expected were realized in Nov. 7 Saugatuck and Douglas city council elections, each for three uncontested 2-year seats.In Saugatuck, incumbent Russ Gardner’s 244 votes were sandwiched by 250 for Holly Anderson and 223 for Logan…

Yellow light for ‘Old Airport’ land

Editorial StaffNov 15, 20234 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorAfter four generations nearly dormant, lights at Saugatuck’s “Old Airport” land have changed from red to yellow.City council Monday prioritized further studying the the 169.1-acre site, east of 63rd Street and 134th Avenue in Saugatuck Township, for possible…

Otsego grad Dugan chosen to play at Carnegie Hall

Otsego grad Dugan chosen to play at Carnegie Hall

Editorial StaffNov 15, 20233 min read

Margaret Dugan, a 2023 Otsego High School graduate, was recently selected for the Honors Performance Series and will have the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. (Photo provided) By Jason WesseldykSports Editor From Otsego to New…

35-star flag display unveiled

35-star flag display unveiled

Editorial StaffNov 15, 20232 min read

Civil War reenactors salute the 35-star flag that is now on display at the Otsego Area Historical Museum. The flag was unveiled as part of a Veterans Day ceremony. (Photo provided) By Jason WesseldykSports Editor A new display featuring a…

Alamo Elementary hosts Veterans Day breakfast

Alamo Elementary hosts Veterans Day breakfast

Editorial StaffNov 15, 20232 min read

Approximately 35 veterans were on hand for the Veterans Day breakfast at Alamo Elementary School. (Photo provided) Veterans and students enjoy breakfast at the annual Alamo Elementary School Veterans Day breakfast. (Photo provided) By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Thank you.That’s the…