Clare County Review & Marion Press

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  • Suspend gas tax for price relief
    By Mike WilcoxPublisherThe price for a gallon of gasoline has gotten out of hand. In the last two weeks it has risen by more than $1 for both gasoline and propane. Economists and others in the know claim the increases won’t stop. They expect gasoline to be over $5 a gallon by midsummer.The price of Read More…
  • Harrison drag races promote county airport
    By Patricia FerrellCorrespondent Dirt Dash Extreme Sport races were held Sunday at the Clare County Airport in Harrison, with the help of many community volunteers.While the event initially started at one o’clock, it really sped up about 1:45 p.m. with back-to-back races kicking up dust along the ready-made dirt track.“So, for prizes today we have Read More…
  • McCown finds bottle that pre-dates Clare
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Sometimes little pieces of our history can be found buried in the ground in the most unlikely places. It just takes a dedicated treasure seeker to unearth them.In Clare that person is Matt McCown.When asked where he finds his “treasures,” Matt said, “Treasure is everywhere if you are looking for it, as Read More…
  • Clare applies for USDA grants for police, fire departments
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent The Clare City Commission gave the go-ahead to submit application for two United States Department of Agriculture grants at Monday’s meeting, one for approximately $62,431 to fund 75 percent of the cost of a new police vehicle and equipment for the vehicle at a total cost estimated at $82,431. The breakdown of Read More…
  • Obituary: Nancy Pearl Hatfield
    Nancy Pearl Hatfield, of Cadillac, passed away on Friday, 13 2022 in her home surrounded by her children at her bedside. She was 81. Nancy was born on April 22nd, 1941 in Pontiac, Michigan to Cecil and Dorothy Kenyon. She entered into marriage on August 27th, 1960 with Rev. Phillip Hatfield. The couple spent 41 years Read More…
  • Postcard from the Pines: Old Friends and More Library Noise
    Last week I had the opportunity to visit with an old friend. I mean a really long-time ago friend and one I have not seen in years. Our friendship goes back, first to the Methodist Sunday School, and then as classmates at the Grandon School, beginning in 6th grade. We graduated from MHS together in Read More…
  • NMC soccer remains undefeated with two wins
    by Ben MurphySports Writer The McBain Northern Michigan Christian girls soccer team added another lopsided Northern Michigan Soccer League win on Tuesday. Playing at Houghton Lake, the Lady Comets were able to return home with a 7-0 victory.“Had to play physical because Houghton Lake plays strong and physical and beat us to the ball on Read More…
  • Clare track finishes second, third in own Invite
    by Ben MurphySports Writer The Clare track and field teams hosted another home invitational on Saturday. The Pioneers welcomed six other teams and were able to have the boys finish second and the girls finished up third.Highlights for the boys included Karson Tocco winning the 200 meter sprint in a time of 23.27, Ryan Rodenbo Read More…
  • Obituary: Robert “Bob” Peters
    Marion – Robert “Bob” Peters, of Marion, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was 81.Bob is survived by his sister, Wilma Gibbs of Clare; his son, Mark McConnell of Texas; daughter, Janet McConnell of Lake City; siblings, Robert (Jo Ann) Pifer of Cadillac, Neil (Lou)Pifer of Read More…
  • Obituary: Sherril Dian Smith
    Sherril Dian Smith – Age 74 of Farwell, passed away at MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland on Friday, May 13th, 2022. Sherril was born to parents Nathaniel and Lucille (Dorman) Aaron on August 13, 1947, in Sipsey, AL. Following high school, she earned her cosmetology degree and encouraged her sister to do the same. Ultimately, Read More…
  • Obituary: Anna Katherine Miller
    Anna “Kay” Katherine Miller, beloved wife of 56 years to the late Richard Charles Miller, mother, and grandmother passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at the age of 78. She was born the eldest daughter of nine children to the late Peter and Catherine (Dykstra) Dykhouse on May 23, 1943 at home on the Read More…
  • Obituary: Edward “Dexter” Hubel
    On May 16, 2022 Edward “Dexter” Hubel passed away peacefully on his farm in Clare, Michigan. He lived an adventurous 84 years. Dexter is survived by his wife Judy Hubel; his children Becky Gibbs (Tom), Connie Miller (John), and Edward John Hubel; his grandchildren Jenny Thomas (Pat), Clint Shattuck (Beth), Kelsey Shattuck, Justin Miller (Emma), Read More…
  • Obituary: Ronald L. Merritt
    Ronald L. Merritt of Lake Station, Michigan passed away May 12, 2022 at the age of 84. He was born in Olivet Michigan on June 10, 1938 to the late Donald J. Merritt and the late Beatrice M. Field. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and traveling. Ron delivered Buyer’s Guides for many years, and was still actively Read More…
  • Pat’s Bits and Pieces: And so it begins…
    The beginning of the summer season is now just one short week away, and it will be over again before we know it.I know, I know, the calendar says summer starts June 21st, but let’s face it, the season really starts with Memorial Day weekend…Clare, Harrison and Coleman will hold graduation ceremonies this weekend and Read More…
  • Faces in the Crowd: Ashley and John Barron
    John and Ashley Barron have seen their fair share of heartache over the years.About 10 years ago, they lost their child, Carter, in a tragic accident. At the same time, their youngest child, Kaiden, was going through multiple surgeries after being born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.But those difficult times have brought the couple closer Read More…
  • Gas prices sky high in Osceola, Missaukee
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – Gas prices continue to soar locally according to Triple AAs of May 19, the AAA national average was $4.589 per gallon while the state average was $4.579.As of that same day, average gas prices per gallon in area local counties was as follows:$4.567 in Osceola County, $4.587 in Lake County Read More…
  • Orvis faces felony charges in Marion shooting
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Mount Pleasant State Police Post announced in a press release that on Sunday, around 6:45 p.m. it responded to a shooting report on Main Street in the village of Marion.According to published reports, Gabriel Charles Richards, 31, of Marion, was taken to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City where Read More…
  • Winchester arrested when meth found in vehicle
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Michigan State Police post out of Cadillac investigated an incident earlier this month which involved two residents from Osceola County.The report indicates a trooper stopped a vehicle on Wright Street near Leeson Street for not having a registration plate.The driver was a 44-year-old man from LeRoy and did not Read More…
  • 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…

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