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  • We can’t ignore Fentanyl any longer
    Made in China, transported by Mexico, fentanyl has risen to the top of the opioid chain as the leading cause of drug deaths in America. Unfortunately our leaders seem to be consumed with other situations, ie Covid and war, so fentanyl is clearly under their radar.In the first half of 2021, fentanyl/opioids were the cause Read More…
  • Obituary: Robert Harold Beacom
    Robert Harold “Bob” Beacom, 92, of Clare, died June 26, 2022, at Pioneer Golden Estates. Bob was born to Harold and Ruth (Clegg) Beacom on October 13, 1929, in Pickford, in the U.P. He was very proud of his hometown and the U.P.  He married Lucienne “Lucky” Gervais on Dec. 8, 1950, in Rudyard. She passed Read More…
  • Obituary: Juanita Irene Wilson
    Juanita Irene Wilson, age 91, of Marion and formerly of Marshall, passed away on June 26, 2022 at the home of her daughter in Marshall. Juanita was born on May 28, 1931 to Charles B. and Thelma E. (Willoughby) Emerson in Lee Township, Calhoun County, Michigan. She married LaVerne “Bud” Wilson on November 10, 1948 Read More…
  • Obituary: Annette Judy Curns
    Annette Judy Curns age 79 of Harrison passed away Sunday, June 27, 2022, at MyMichigan Health, Midland, Michigan. Annette was born January 7, 1943, in Frost Township, Clare County, Michigan, the daughter of Myles R. and Irene (Blain) Henry. Judy was united in marriage to Mr. Elmer Curns on June 15, 1963, in Harrison. Mr. Read More…
  • Obituary: Scott Alan Murton
    Scott Alan Murton, 66, of Decatur, Michigan, passed away Sunday June 26, 2022 at his home.He was born September 22, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Curtis Murton and M. Jane (Bicknell) Murton.Scott enjoyed spending his younger years traveling throughout the country, especially to the western states with his family and friends. With his Read More…
  • Obituary: Ronald Thomas Shilling
    Ronald Thomas Shilling passed away June 23, 2022, at his home in Weidman.  Born July 30, 1941, he was the son of Thomas & Marguerite (Martin) Shilling. Ron married the love of his life, his partner in crime and best friend Barbara on March 18, 1961.He retired from Great Lakes Gas Transmission Company after years of service, Read More…
  • Summerfest was a hit in Clare
    Clare Chamber Director Dave Coker posted, “We are wrapping up all the detail on an amazing Summerfest! We were able to give away several hundred free ice cream cones, Our Community After Hours at the Doherty House had perfect weather and a great crowd, The Gateway Community Band performance was top notch as always, The Read More…
  • No fireworks in Clare this year, but Harrison has them
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Due to a shipping issue, Clare did not have a fireworks display as part of the Summerfest celebration this year, but those who love to watch the annual display in the sky for the Fourth of July holiday weekend will still be able to see the lights in the sky in neighboring Read More…
  • Drunk crashes through barricades in downtown Clare
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent An inebriated Cincinnati man crashed his northbound Denali into a 2,500-pound cement barricade blocking the downtown Clare area around 4:35 a.m. Saturday and pushed the barricade about a block through signs rerouting traffic, tents and other things set up for Summerfest.Joseph E. Evers, who was not injured, was arrested and taken to Read More…
  • Postcard from the Pines: Have a Lake George Kind of 4th
    It’s the 4th of July in the Great North! Light your sparklers and make some S’mores! This is summer as good as it gets here in Marion, Michigan. Of course, the best is yet to come when we celebrate Marion’s Old Fashioned Day on August 2. This weekend our family will gather to celebrate America’s Read More…
  • Faces in the Crowd: Krissta Major
    Family and Family Dollar.That sums up a big part of Krissta Major’s life. As Assistant Manager of Marion’s Family Dollar/Dollar Tree store, Krissta enjoys working with a great group of coworkers. She also enjoys helping locals shop for great bargains.After all, she does a majority of her own shopping there as well.But family is the Read More…
  • Council to contribute funds for Fair electric poles
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Marion Village Council, at its meeting earlier this month, voted to pay the Marion Fair Board $850 for one-third of the cost of replacing the electric poles with boxes.The board was told the board wanted to hire Jackson Electric to put in new ground boxes and take down the Read More…
  • Marion Schools to hire fulltime liaison officer
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – Marion Board of Education voted to hire a full time liaison officer at the school board meeting last Tuesday (June 28).“This officer will be a deputy from Osceola County,” superintendent Danyel Prielipp said. “The school will get to interview the interested candidates and make a decision that is a good Read More…
  • Missaukee divvies out ARPA funds
    By John RaffelCorrespondent LAKE CITY – The Missaukee County American Rescue Plan (ARPA) committee met on Tuesday to discuss the distribution of ARPA funds. Jennifer Burkholder, Merritt Community Development Association, wanted to adjust their request to $8,000 which more accurately reflects actual costs that have now been determined.The Committee said it would consider $500,000 as Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Lincoln never gave up, prevailed
    By Mike WilcoxPublisherPerseverance is one of the most important quality traits. Too many of us give up at the slightest resistance and fail to accomplish our goals in life.One of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, is an example of persevering against all odds. We all know him as the president who fought the Civil War Read More…
  • Five from area on Yellow Ribbon honor flight
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Three area Vietnam Veterans, Richard Ellis and Victoria Ellis of Clare [and her Guardian] and Ray Aldrich of Evart [and his Guardian] were all part of the first in the nation to take part in an all-Vietnam Veterans flight to Washington DC last week. They traveled with their “Guardians Leicia Romubio and Read More…
  • Fire destroys Pole building Wednesday
    By Pat MaurerThree departments responded, but firefighters faced a complicated situation when a pole building, owned by Donald Dietschat 740 Witbeck Drive was destroyed by a fire Wednesday.Clare firefighters were called to the scene on the north side of Shamrock Lake around 3:45 p.m. and fought the blaze for nearly two hours.But just getting there Read More…
  • Spranger takes the reins of
    Pioneer football
    by Ben MurphySports Writer From pretty much the time he was big enough to lug a bottle of water across a football field, Steven Spranger has been a part of the Clare football program. So, when hall of fame head coach Kelly Luplow retired recently, there was really no doubt in Spranger’s mind that he Read More…
  • Postcard from the Pines: No More Horsing Around
    Fair week is over in Marion, Michigan. The 4-H animals and exhibits were judged, ribbons were dispensed and the auction was held. Food vendors have packed up and the carnival is gone. Our annual fair is one for the history books.Just as it was in many places across America, horse and harness racing was a Read More…
  • Betty June Hill
    Betty June Hill, age 83 of Clare, formerly of Romeo, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022 at MyMichigan Medical Center in Alma.  Betty was born the daughter of the late Columbus and Gracie (Prater) Hembree on June 3, 1939 in LaFollette, Tennessee.  She was united in marriage to Carl David Hill in 1956 with him predeceasing her Read More…

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