Clare County Review & Marion Press

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  • Clare Public Schools to ask voters again to approve bond proposal
    By Kaitlyn Campbell The Clare Public Schools bond proposal that was voted down in May will be on the ballot again in November with changes.After listening to feedback from the community after the proposal in May was turned down by voters, the school has made some changes to the proposal, which includes reducing the total … Read more
  • Harrison seeks investors for new hotel project
    By Kaitlyn Campbell The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has provided a toolkit for cities to “help shape the future of their communities by building strong foundations of planning, zoning and economic development practices.”The kit, which was developed by experts, encourages communities to “proactively plan, engage stakeholders, and become more attractive to developers,’ with the … Read more
  • May I Walk with You? REBUILDING THE CHURCH
    One of the most beloved saints is St. Francis of Assisi. I like St. Francis, not only because he loved animals, was simple, lived quietly, and gave up his earthly wealth, but because he could also misinterpret what God was telling him. The story goes that one day while praying he heard God say to … Read more
  • Postcard from the Pines: Tree Time
    I come from a long line of tree lovers of one kind or another. Great-grandpa Milt Beebe came to Osceola County as a boy with his father Raymond, in 1873. They settled in the well forested Highland Twp, chosen, in part, because of the standing timber and the location of a creek through the section. … Read more
  • Clare boys soccer wins against Ithaca, ties McBain NMC
    The Clare boys soccer team won their game against Ithaca (3-1) and tied in the game against McBain NMC.Brogan Russell, Jeffrey Schaffer and Keagan Hill each had goals in the game against Ithaca on Sept. 14. No stats for the game against McBain NMC on Sept. 18 were available at the time of writing.The Pioneers’ … Read more
  • McBain girls compete at Cadillac
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MCBAIN – It was a challenging day for McBain at Cadillac in volleyball action on Saturday. McBain lost to Lakewood 24-26, 13-25; lost to Forest Hills Eastern 12-25, 16-25 and lost to Midland23-25, 14-25.In the Blue Division Quarterfinals, McBain beat Midland Dow 19-25, 25-22, 15-13.In the semi-finals it was McBain vs. Mt. … Read more
  • Obituary: Kenneth “Fuzz” Richardson
    Marion – Kenneth “Fuzz” Richardson, of Marion passed away Monday, September 18, 2023 at his home with family by his side. He was 94.He was born on November 8/9, 1928, in Marion at the centennial homestead to Andrew and Margaret “Pearl” (Watt) Richardson. Ken entered into marriage to the former Helen Arlene Reedy on June … Read more
  • Faces in the Crowd: Cody and Careline Burke
    Talk about a busy summer.Cody and Careline Burke – who met in 2019 while working at Kelley’s Restaurant in McBain – have had an eventful one, to say the least.Married on June 11th, the McBain graduates took over ownership of Kelley’s Restaurant on July 1st.And they’re incredibly grateful. Grateful to former owner Kevin Kelley for … Read more
  • Missaukee deputies looking for vehicle
    By John RaffelCorrespondent LAKE CITY – Missaukee County Sheriff’s Office needs your assistance in identifying a suspect’s vehicle involved in a breaking and entering investigation.If you have any information or spotted this vehicle pictured here, please let the department know. “Your help is crucial in keeping our community safe. Together, we can make a difference,” … Read more
  • Village mourns passing of Don Gilmore
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Marion Village Council is looking to fill a vacancy.“Sadly, there is a vacancy on the council due to the passing of one of our beloved council members, Don Gilmore,”council president Flora Grundy said. “This seat will need to be appointed to finish out his term which is set to … Read more
  • Mike’s Musings: Pull them I say, if it means pain goes away
    It’s no fun getting old. Although your mind remains sharp your physical attributes begin to deteriorate.In my case it is my teeth, that seem to be rotting away at a rapid clip. I’ve been to the dentist a dozen times this year and am preparing as I write this to go again. I can’t think … Read more
  • Mike’s Musings: A Mothers Cries Out for Help
    I received a phone call from a distraught reader and mother a few days ago, that really hit home. She called me because of the strong positions I have taken in past columns about Big Pharma, opioids and doctors that might administer them.I asked her to write me a letter explaining her situation. Here it … Read more
  • Mike’s Musings: Culturally insensitive – these words, phrases are banned
    I recently obtained a list of words that a certain company is demanding their employees cannot use, or they will be subject to dismissal. The list was passed on to me after the confidential informant attended a diversity training seminar she was told she must attend.One of the targets of these diversity training programs is … Read more
  • Alger man waves gun at Clare couple on U.S. 127
    By Kaitlyn Campbell An Alger man who refused to let a Clare couple merge onto U.S. 127 at Rosebush on August 19 later led to a road rage incident and the man waving a gun out his window. Isabella County deputies were called to talk to the victims—a 46-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man, who … Read more
  • Stark named Veteran of the Year
    Vince Stark of Farwell was awarded the “Clare County Veteran of the Year” by Veterans4USA.  Stark served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956 after volunteering for the draft.  Stark spent 13 months in Germany helping refuges flee from Czechoslovakia during the Cold War.  He was attached to the 101st Airborne Division and remained … Read more
  • Bear, cubs spotted on Mid Michigan College campus trails
    By Kaitlyn Campbell There have been recent sightings of bears on walking trails at Mid Michigan College in Harrison, and it has prompted the school to issue safety precautions.Mid Michigan College spokeswoman Meghan Keen told The Morning Sun that there have been a handful of sightings of a mother bear and her cubs, but they … Read more
  • Clare falls to Freeland in close game
    By Kaitlyn CampbellThe Clare Pioneers lost their first game of the season at home against the Freeland Falcons with a final score of 29-26.The Falcons were the first to score in the game, taking an early lead after a two-yard rushing touchdown by Sam Talaga. The Pioneers then started to come back in the second … Read more
  • Comets edge Roscommon 1-0
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MCBAIN – McBain Northern Michigan Christian on Monday blanked Roscommon 1-0.Gideon Curell had one goal. Dries VanNoord had one assist. Blair DeZeeuw had 14 saves in net.“Tonight was another step in the right direction,” NMC coach Taylor Mulder said. “We worked hard and played with the highest intensity yet this year for … Read more
    Many of us grew up in a kind of watered-down version of Christianity. While our parents and our religion teachers may have done their best to raise us as good Christians, others offered us a less orthodox version of our faith that was easier to handle, because it called into question what our Bible and … Read more
  • Proud to be a Pioneer: Runnin’ Down the Dream
    In the words of the indomitable Tom Petty, we’re “runnin’ down the dream” here in Clare. The summer was a very busy one for the Board of Education: processing May election results, retooling the bond proposal, seeking state approval of the project, and finally authorizing the November 7th election. Following the May election, the Board … Read more

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