Clare County Review & Marion Press

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  • Postcard from the Pines: September songs…
    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 the New Year. It has only been three months since the last one. Think about Read More…
  • Clare celebrates Homecoming
    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
    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 annual “Family Night Out.”It will be a night to remember! Even the schools are getting Read More…
  • Whitmer elevates Hovey to Clare Circuit Court bench
    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 the remainder of Evan’s term, beginning when she is sworn in as Judge of the Read More…
  • Farwell football crushes Baldwin, 70-30.
    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 Friday. The 13th ranked Eagles were playing at Baldwin and led just 38-24 at the break. The second half was all Farwell as it racked up plenty more Read More…
  • McBain blows 30-point lead
    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 the Ramblers a jaw-dropping 36-30 setback.“We just played so well in the first half and Read More…
  • Obituary: Ray Elvis Rawson
    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 immediately follow in the Reflections Reception Center. The family will receive friends the day of Read More…
  • Obituary: Anna Grace Prielipp
    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 (Mitchell) Turner. She entered into marriage with Bernard Prielipp on February 8, 1971 in Marion, Read More…
  • Obituary: Harry Richard McCaughna
    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 in death. On August 1, 1952 in Lake Orion he married Beverly Mae Hall and Read More…
  • Obituary: Gerald “Jerry” Denton
    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 on September 30, 1939 in Vernon Twp., Isabella County.  He was united in marriage to Janet Read More…
  • Obituary: Steve Blystone
    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 Tim Veenkant, sons Ryan and Michelle Blystone and Todd and Tori Blystone. Steve had 5 Read More…
  • Pat’s Bits and Pieces: October is here!
    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 ready to fly; in fact I think some groups have left already. I haven’t noticed Read More…
  • Special presentation set at Marion library
    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 on addiction/substance use disorder in rural Michigan and what your community can do.It will feature Read More…
  • McBain superintendent hopes to better student achievement
    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 are looking good with three classrooms, he added.The board extended congratulations to coach Bruce Koopman Read More…
  • Faces in the Crowd: Katya LaGrow
    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 as she wants. So she takes them all.At Katya’s Pet Grooming – just north of Read More…
  • Marion prepares for homecoming week
    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 had a recent elementary homecoming cheerleading clinic.The homecoming game on Friday is against Manistee Catholic Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Forget fossil fuels, solar power-nuclear energy is best
    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 New Deal proponents always talk about carbon footprints. Nuclear energy has virtually no carbon footprint. Read More…
  • Boyer pleads guilty in four October murders
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A Farwell woman, Judy Marie Boyer, 55, arrested last October 21 and charged with the murder of two family members and two family friends, was in Clare Circuit Court Wednesday and pled guilty to killing four people on October 20th, 2021.The murders took place at a residence on South Harrison Avenue.An email Read More…
  • Happy ending for stranded Great Dane
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Since August 16th, and possibly even longer than that, Zaria, the Great Dane was stranded on an Island in Cranberry Lake and eluding all efforts to capture her.Wednesday just before 1 pm she was captured in the trap where food had been placed, hoping to lure her in.Animal Control Officer Bob Dodson Read More…
  • Bond project, mural costs reviewed at BOE
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A discussion on the proposed bond to renovate Clare Schools was the highlight of Monday’s Board of Education meeting.The agenda said, “The Board has authorized the continued efforts of the Superintendent, Tower Pinkster, and Wolgast toward a May 2, 2023 bond issue. The Board of Education may take this opportunity to discuss Read More…

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