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  • 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…
  • Farwell rolls with lopsided homecoming win
    by Ben MurphySports Writer The Farwell volleyball team took on visiting Shepherd in Jack Pine Conference action on Monday. The Lady Eagles played the Lady BlueJays close, but came up short in straight sets, 25-18, 27-25 and 25-23.“The team is working on building a stronger defense and understanding the importance of reading our opponents,” head Read More…
  • Marion offense in high gear with win over Baldwin
    by Ben MurphySports Writer Marion gave up a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage in its road West Michigan ‘D’ League 8-man football game at Baldwin on Friday. From there it was all Eagles however, as they racked up a 74-8 victory.The Panthers scored on a 78-yard run by their quarterback, but Marion scored Read More…
  • Postcard from the Pines: Remembering Grandma on her 124th Birthday
    This week I’m remembering my Grandma Berry, who was born 124 years ago September 24, 1898, on her parents farm in Highland Twp. Born Lola Fern Beebe, she was the sixth of the seven surviving children of Milt and Lillie Beebe, and a granddaughter of Rayme and Jane Beebe, who took their Section 34 homestead Read More…
  • Obituary: Keith L. Johnson
    Keith L. Johnson, age 64 of Clare, passed away Monday, September 19, 2022 at the MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland.  Keith was born the son of Bernard and Norma (Bashaw) Johnson on June 23, 1958 in Sandusky, Ohio.  He had served his Country in the U.S. Army being Honorably Discharged due to a medical condition.  Keith had lived Read More…
  • Obituary: Martha Marie Stuckert
    Martha Marie Stuckert, age 94, of Clare, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw. She was the third of seven children born to John and Christine (Alexander) Weisgerber, on March 11, 1928, in Flint Michigan. On April 12, 1948 she was united in Marriage to Charles “Chuck” Stuckert and enjoyed Read More…
  • Obituary: Kevin Hartzell
    Kevin Hartzell age 65 of Clare passed away September 5, 2022 in Clare, MI surrounded by his family. Kevin was born in Detroit, MI February 16,1957 the son of Dale and Caroline Hartzell.Kevin was a over the road truck driver for more than 40 years. During that time he made many friends across the country.Kevin Read More…
  • Obituary: Gale ”Diane” Gyulveszi
    Gale ”Diane” Gyulveszi, age 76, of Lake, passed away Monday, September 19, 2022, at MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland. Diane was born the daughter of Charles and June (Knickrehm) Smith on December 12, 1946, in St. Paul, MN. She was united in marriage to Thomas Gyulveszi on June 22, 1968, in Trenton, MI. Tom and Diane moved from Taylor, MI to Read More…
  • Obituary: Yvonne Luree Everts
    Yvonne Luree Everts, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, in Heaven, on Friday, September 16, 2022. She was born February 02, 1938, the daughter of Lloyd and Velma Murray.Vonnie was proceeded in death by Lawrence Everts whom she spent 31 loving years together. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and Read More…
  • Obituary: Deborah Jane Tomich
    Deborah Jane Tomich, of Marion, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at her home with family by her side. She was 62.Deb was born on July 14, 1960 to Jerry and Mary Jane (McPherson) Kelley in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating high school, she went on to achieve her Master’s Degree in teaching from Central Read More…
  • Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Oops… It’s Here Again
    One day this week – 80 degrees and humid….the next 65?According to the calendar, it is here. The first day of fall, the “Autumnal Equinox,” arrived yesterday, Thursday, September 22nd.To celebrate, I am enjoying (not really) my first cold of the season, complete with stuffy head and sinuses and a slight fever most afternoons over Read More…
  • Local couple set to give, receive kidney
    By Aaron Michell For the last few years, Marion resident Nicole Sigafoose’s kidneys have been failing. Managing to get by with dialysis, her kidney functions have only gotten worse. Since September 1st, 2020, she’s been on a national kidney registry, hoping for a miracle.And after more than two years of waiting, hoping, and praying, Nicole Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: If only dreams of space flight were true
    Watching a rocket launch into space never gets old for me. Last week I had the opportunity to view three nighttime launches, thanks to Space X’s aggressive launch schedule to send Starlink satellites in to space. Living on the Space Coast of Florida parttime for the last several years has afforded me the opportunity to Read More…
  • After 50 years, Benchley Buick GMC will have new owners
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Except for his years in the service, Rev Benchley has been living in the Clare area his whole life. For the last 50 years he has also been the co-owner and then sole owner of Benchley Brothers Buick and GMC located these days at 821 East Fifth Street, just east of downtown Read More…
  • Faces in the Crowd: Michael Thompson
    When Michael Thompson was a kid, his dad gave him some advice.“Be a jack of all trades and a master of none, and you’ll never want for a job.”And that’s exactly what he’s done. These days you can find him working at the Marion Warehouse for Morgan Composting. Some days he might be running or Read More…
  • Marion spends ARPA funds for recreation, new tractor
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Marion Village Council had a discussion at its monthly meeting last week on how to spend $45,000 on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) monies.A motion was passed to spend it this way: $1,000 for eight new chairs for the community room; $29,000 for a new tractor from Ina Store; Read More…
  • Marion to receive $4.3 million grant for water project
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – Marion Village Council president Flora Grundy reports Marion is getting almost $4.3 million in grant money for its water project. This project will include a new water tower, new wells, all new water mains, etc.During old business at its monthly meeting last week, it was noted the estimated cost of Read More…
  • Vanderhoef arraigned on meth charges
    By John RaffelCorespondent Todd Allen Vanderhoef, 44, of Marion, was arraigned in the 84th District court in Wexford County this week on one count possession of methamphetamine, second for subsequent offense notice and habitual offender second notice.He was given a $25,000 cash surety bond and his next scheduled court appearance is at 2 p.m. on Read More…

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