Clare County Review & Marion Press

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  • Three people I consider heroes
    Elon Musk, Robert Kennedy Junior and Franklin Graham are three people I admire the most. Each is of a different political persuasion. Each has a different mission in life. But all three are doing the best they can to make a positive difference in our world.I was a big fan of Elon Musk, before it Read More…
  • Reception opens Destination Clare: Art Sculpture Walk
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent By Tuesday, ten sculptures were in place and ready for viewing on the streets of downtown Clare.A room full of art lovers, artists, committee members and more attended a special reception at the Doherty Hotel Tuesday evening to celebrate the opening of the Destination Clare: Art Sculpture Walk and the beginning of Read More…
  • Clare home invasion suspect named
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent The suspect in a Clare home invasion that was fatally shot May 5th by the homeowner has been named.A release from Clare Police Chief Dave Saad the man was identified as Kevin Michael Lightall, 48 of Clare.In a press release Thursday morning May 5th, Chief Saad reported that officers responded to a Read More…
  • Postcard from the Pines: Do you remember the Noon Whistle?
    It’s time for some more nostalgia. This one is not a person or a popular event or place, yet the mention of it can bring a smile, a nod, and memories. Do you remember the noon whistle? Signaling the noon hour was the practice in many a small town at one time. It was a Read More…
  • Obituary: Myrna Mae Smith
    Myrna Mae Smith, age 83 of Clare, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at the Americana assisted living facility of Clare.  On June 8, 1938, Myrna was born to parents Ernest H. and Eathel G. (Carncross) Penrose in Mt. Pleasant, MI.  Myrna was a lifelong resident of the Central Michigan area, having lived the majority Read More…
  • Obituary: Woodbridge Junior Woodman
    Woodbridge Junior Woodman, age 84, of Clare, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 09, 2022. Funeral services for Woodbridge will be held on Friday May 13, 2022, at Stocking Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with pastor Ron Callen with Community Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Hatton Township Cemetery. The Family will receive Read More…
  • Obituary: Elisabeth D. Boxx
    Elisabeth D. Boxx, age 70 of Farwell, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Woodland Hospice House in Mt. Pleasant.  Elisabeth was born the daughter of the late Robert R. and Bonnie (Braudt) Winner on May 17, 1951 in Wuerzburg, Germany.  Elisabeth had worked as a Nurses Aide in Mississippi; she and her family had moved Read More…
  • Obituary: Rosellen Cathy Jacobs
    Rosellen Cathy Jacobs – Age 74 of Lake, passed away at her home under hospice care on the morning of Monday, May 9, 2022, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Rosellen was born to parents Leo and Daisy (Roberts) Lyons in Mt. Pleasant, MI on January 24, 1948, 1 of 12 children. She was Read More…
  • Clare track scores victories at double dual
    by Ben MurphySports Writer The Clare track and field teams were at home for a Jack Pine Conference double dual on Wednesday. The Pioneers took on Shepherd and Gladwin.The boys team had Matthew Harton place third in the 100 meter dash, Karson Tocco was second in the 200 and Dan Stevens was third in the Read More…
  • Marion baseball sweeps, still atop league standings
    by Ben MurphySports Writer The Marion baseball team was able to pick up two more West Michigan ‘D’ League wins on Thursday, May 5. The Eagles were hosting Mason County Eastern and picked up 5-3 and 10-3 victories.In game one, Mason Salisbury got the win as he went five innings and gave up one earned Read More…
  • Pat’s Bits and Pieces: All about May days
    Why is it that warmer weather makes the clock go faster? In February, the days always seem twice as long.It just doesn’t seem fair that January, February and March seem to last for six months while May, June and July only seem to last about three weeks! We won’t even talk about April, which was Read More…
  • Faces in the Crowd: Jed Avery
    For the last 19 years, Jed Avery has served Osceola County as a police officer. After starting his career with the Evart Police Department in 2003, he became a sheriff’s deputy with the county in 2004, starting out as a school liaison with Evart Public Schools.Currently Jed serves as County Undersheriff, where he also works Read More…
  • Marion graduation set for May 27
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – Important dates for Marion High School Seniors has been set for upcoming days, the district announced:Seniors last day of school: Friday, May 20. Cap and gown pickup, Friday, May 20, when senior sign out packets are turned in.Awards Assembly Practice is Wednesday, May 25 at 10 a.m.; award assembly is Read More…
  • Several offices to move from Osceola County Courthouse
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Osceola County Building, Safety and Grounds committee had discussion at a recent meeting on where to move the current offices from the Courthouse.It was decided the Administration offices would go to the church property. Equalization will move to the public terminal and mail room space. IT will move to Read More…
  • Disinformation board needs to be scrapped
    Say what?I was aghast when I heard President Biden had created the “Disinformation Government Board” in an effort to combat what he and his minions think is “disinformation.”Like most Americans, I believe free speech is a God-given right protected by the United States Constitution. I, like everyone else ought to be able to say what Read More…
  • Destination Clare: Art Sculpture Walk opens Tuesday
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Once known to travelers as “The Gateway to the North,” Clare has become a great destination as well for visitors to the center of the state with celebrations, festivals and great events throughout the Clare County area.Now this famous little city is giving travelers another special reason to visit the community this Read More…
  • Fertilizer truck overturns- stinky clean-up
    When a tanker truck overturns, and leaks out on the road and surrounding area, cleanup can be a nightmare, as officials discovered when it happened last Thursday afternoon. What made things especially difficult, however was what the tanker was hauling – 9,000 gallons of liquid manure.Along with a picture on Facebook last Friday, Clare EMD Read More…
  • Homeowner fatally shoots home invader
    In a press release Thursday morning, Clare City Police Chief Dave Saad reported that officers responded to a “home invasion in progress” on McEwan Street and Dwyer around 6 a.m. in the morning.As they were arriving, Saad said officers heard gunshots from the residence. The investigation revealed that the homeowner had fired a weapon at Read More…
  • Harrison chooses Walton to lead schools
    At their meeting Monday, the Harrison Community Schools Board of Education offered the Superintendent’s position to Dr. Judy Walton (pending the agreement of a contract with the BOE).Dr. Walton said, ““I am beyond thrilled to be joining Hornet Nation. Together, we will honor the past, support every learner in their K-12 journey, and forge the Read More…
  • Postcard from the Pines: Mom’s Day and Spring Things
    We are enjoying the adventure of seeing spring bust out at our new Pines. Not so far from the old Pines, but very different in many ways, the new Pines possess a dry-part-of-the-year creek bed cutting through one corner of the property. Currently it is full and slowly moving away and will likely find its Read More…

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