Clare County Review & Marion Press

135 N McEwan St,
Clare, MI 48617

  • Parts of Clare health park lawsuit dismissed by judge
    By Kaitlyn Campbell An Isabella County judge has dismissed some parts of a civil lawsuit that involves two would-be developers of a stalled healthcare park in Clare.On Sept. 26, Judge Mark Duthie’s opinion and order dropped civil fraud, conspiracy and breach of contract accusations against David Coker but gave Anthony Demasi 21 days to file … Read more
  • Clare Old Fashion Day set for September 30th
    On Sept. 30, the Clare County Historical Society Hosts Annual ‘Old Fashion Day,’ with the Sunshine String Band; Vera Wiltse from Michigan Barn Preservation Network; special displays; old vehicles and more. Visitors to the Clare County History Park on Old Fashion Day may think learning in a one-room schoolhouse, living in a log cabin, using … Read more
  • Clare bond project discussions continue
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent The Clare Board of Education discussed the current bond project at their regular meeting September 18. Superintendent Jim Walter reported that 45-50 people attended the last community forum and nearly two-dozen question were answered. The discussion continued, revolving around the November election, added security in the new building and about holding a … Read more
  • Clare, Harrison cross country teams run in Cadillac invitational
    By Kaitlyn CampbellThe Clare and Harrison cross county teams ran in the Cadillac Veterans Serving Veterans Invitational at the Veterans Serving Veterans Park on Sept. 23. The Clare boys took first place in their race, while the Clare girls took third.Both teams ran in the blue division races. For the Clare boys, Brad White was … Read more
  • Runners compete at Cadillac
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MCBAIN – McBain Northern Michigan runners competed in the Veterans Serving Veterans Invitational at Cadillac on Saturday.For the boys in the Blue Division, Hunter Fisher was 141st (27:26.70) and Brett Ritsema was 139th (26:18.35).McBain also competed. For boys, Brayden Winkel was 65th (19:30.59), Garrin Schneeg 76th (20:13.51) and Devin Bergey 143rd (28:00.41).McBain … Read more
  • Obituary:  June Geraldine Pond Emmons
     June Geraldine Pond Emmons– age 103 of Farwell passed away at North Woods Nursing Center on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. June was born on May 24, 1920, in her parents’ farmhouse just outside of Mendon, Ohio.  She was the older of two girls born to John Wilson Pond, a WWI vet, and his wife Lily … Read more
  • Proud to be a Pioneer: What Kind of Schools Do We Want?
    The last 45 years for me have been spent in schools. From Clare to Alma College, a couple of districts in western Pennsylvania, two districts in southern Michigan, and back to Clare…you may get a kick out of the fact that I’ve been around that long and never really left! I’ve had jobs on the … Read more
  • Postcard from the Pines: Twenty-three Smoky Miles
    This is the time of year when we all long for a great color tour. A few years ago we planned to travel on the Color Tour Train along a section of the old Ann Arbor Railroad. These tracks still run through Marion. We looked forward to it, only to have it cancelled and something … Read more
  • Faces in the Crowd: In Memory of Ken Richardson
    Marion’s own Ken Richardson passed away September 18th, 2023. He was 94 years old. We were fortunate enough to speak with him a couple of years back and learn a little bit about his story. His story carries with it themes similar to the stories of others from his generation – the greatest generation: family … Read more
  • Board hears comments on cost of boat slips
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MCBAIN – At last week’s Missaukee County Board of Commissioners meeting, Tom Detloff, county park user, addressed rising costs of the county boat slips and the lack of the depth of the channel to get to the lake.Rob Pallarito, representative for Senator Michele Hoitenga, just wanted to make himself available if there … Read more
  • Mike’s Musings: Nightmare in a latrine, lady can’t get out
    A few days ago, a story popped up on my computer screen entitled Michigan police rescue woman trapped in outhouse. It piqued my curiosity because the article proclaimed it happened in Otsego, MI, where we publish the Union Enterprise. After further review I discerned it was actually Otsego County, Mi, but not to take away … Read more
  • 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

To view older posts, click here