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  • Mike’s Musings: Get a Chuckle Out of These Laws
    From time to time, I like to delve into the ancient annals of our history books to hu-mor myself with laws our representatives have enacted. Here’s a few silly laws I found. Michigan LawsThe City of Detroit passed an ordinance that made it illegal for a pig or pigs to run free in the city, Read More…
  • Obituary: Darell Clinton Dunkle
    Darell Clinton Dunkle age 75 of Harrison, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, January 10, 2022. Darell was born the son of Myron “Bud” Earl Dunkle and Leone (Winchell) Dunkle on September 2, 1946, in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Darell graduated from Farwell Area Schools in 1964. After graduating high Read More…
  • Obituary: Christopher J. Schafer
    Christopher J. Schafer, age 58 of Farwell, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 at McLaren Central Michigan in Mt. Pleasant. Christopher was born the son of Everett and Betty (Elkins) Schafer on November 16, 1963 in Mt. Pleasant. He was united in marriage to Lola I. McGahan on June 12, 2010. Christopher had worked at Read More…
  • Obituary: Teresa Ann Chaffee
    Teresa Ann Chaffee 53 of Rosebush, Michigan passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Medilodge of Clare. Teresa was born September 23, 1968 in Gladwin, Michigan the daughter of Elmer LeRoy Curns and Annette Judy (Henry) Curns. Teresa graduated from Farwell High School, Farwell_, Michigan in 1986. Teresa continued her education and two-year certificate from Read More…
  • Obituary: Leslie “Les” Wallace Cook
    Leslie “Les” Wallace Cook age 86 passed away suddenly at MyMichigan Medical Center-Clare on Friday, January 14, 2022. Leslie was born February 27, 1935 in Greenwood Township, Clare County, Michigan, the eldest son of John Wilmot Cook and Verena Marie (Stuermer) Cook. Les graduated from Harrison Community School in 1953. He honorably served his country Read More…
  • NMC boys topple Pine River to remain unbeaten
    By Ben MurphySports Writer McBain Northern Michigan Christian sent its boys basketball team to Pine River on Thursday, Jan. 13. The Comets took a quick double-digit lead and only pulled away further as the game played out, as they took a convincing 63-27 Highland Conference victory.“We were able to jump out to an early lead Read More…
  • Farwell girls get lopsided wins over Harrison, Shepherd
    by Ben MurphySports Writer The Farwell girls basketball team had little trouble picking up a Jack Pine Conference win at Harrison on Friday. The Lady Eagles held the Lady Hornets to single digits scoring the whole game, coasting to a 41-8 victory.“Our offense sputtered throughout this game but we did make a season high three Read More…
  • Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Always an optimist
    Well, we still haven’t won the lotto, but I still decided to go shopping…virtually anyway!No lotto money to add to the pot though. I had to break into my Christmas bonus and it was just the right amount to buy a new sewing desk, which was just delivered – in pieces. (I haven’t heard any Read More…
  • May I Walk With You?: Who does that?
    By now most of us have seen the CarShield commercial that has a gentleman say that they paid to have his engine repaired and his transmission repaired saving him thousands of dollars.Then he says, “Who does that?” It is great question. Beginning with Christmas we have a God who is born of a virgin in Read More…
  • Smallegan named chairman of Missaukee board
    By John RaffelCorrespondent LAKE CITY – The Missaukee Board of Commissioners met on Jan 13 for its organizational meeting.Dean Smallegan was elected 2022 Chairperson.Pam Niebrzydowski was elected 2022 Vice-Chairperson.Chairperson Smallegan made Committee assignments for 2022.All members are on the finance committee, Lan Bridson, Niebrzydowski and Fran Vanderwal are on the personnel committee. Gary Gladu, Frank Read More…
  • Faces in the Crowd: Jacob Stieg
    Osceola County 4-H Program Coordinator Jacob Stieg has always had a knack for teaching.After graduating from Reed City High School in 2004, Jacob earned his degree in secondary education at Lake Superior State.And although he’s not a teacher in the traditional sense, he’s spent the last 13 years teaching area youth various life skills. His Read More…
  • Marion School Board members honored
    At the Marion school board meeting, members were recognized. Students from the 6th grade class made a card thanking members and the Marion athletic boosters contributed some very nice goodies. MASB (Michigan Association of School Boards) recognizes January as school board appreciation month.
  • Missaukee slaps $100k bond on home invader
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MCBAIN – A 23-year-old Williamsburg man was arraigned on Friday at Missaukee County 84th District Court for one count each on home invasion, breaking and entering of a building with intent, possession of firearms by a felon, possession of ammunition by a felon operating with no insurance and habitual offender fourth degree.The Read More…
  • Farwell BOE to put half-mill request on ballot
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent During the Farwell Board of Education meeting Monday evening, the board members voted 5-0 to put a one-half mill question on next August’s ballot to develop a “sinking fund” or savings account which would mean the district would have the funds it will need for future projects and maintenance.“This is what we Read More…
  • Armed man arrested inside Walmart
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Troopers from the MSP’s Mt. Pleasant Post were able to apprehend an armed man inside Walmart without shots being fired Tuesday, a MSP Facebook post reported.The officers received the report around 9 p.m. while they were conducting an unrelated investigation, and were detoured to the Mt. Pleasant Walmart where they were told Read More…
  • County schools remain in-person, free COVID tests available
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Clare County students are still “in-person” despite an increasing number of COVID cases in nearby districts, but some nearby districts have gone ‘virtual.’Shepherd students are learning virtually this week due to the large number of the students and staff out sick. The district plans to return in in-person classes on Monday.Shepherd is Read More…
  • Man leads police on chase in stolen van
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A Grand Rapids man is charged with stealing a van, threatening the van’s owner with a stolen firearm, leading police on a high-speed chase and crashing into parked vehicles before he was apprehended as he attempted to flee on foot.Richard Grass, 53, is in the Isabella County Jail after his arraignment on Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Why hasn’t toilet technology advanced?
    One of the great mysteries of modern technology, at least for me, is the modern toilet, or should I say the lack of improving flush technology since 1902. That year, the flush handle was added to the porcelain bowl, and Sears and Roebuck and others began selling toilet paper.Here we are 119 years later when Read More…
  • Clarwin garage destroyed by fire
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A Sunday night fire at a home at 2638 North Clarwin Avenue on the east side of Clare County destroyed a garage, but firefighters were able to save the attached home.Harrison Fire Chief Chris Damvelt said the call came in at 11:17 p.m. January 9th and the Harrison Fire Department was dispatched Read More…
  • wilcoxnewspapers.com undergoes renovations, debuts new features for 2022
    By Jordan WilcoxTech Manager We here at Wilcox Newspapers are proud to announce our newly renovated website. Since we switched to a consolidated website in 2020, our news stories have had no proper online home. That changes for 2022.As many of our readers know, the first thing you see when visiting our website is the Read More…

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