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  • Bomb threat puts Harrison High School in ‘secure’ mode
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondentA bomb threat made by a Harrison High School Student January 19 put the building into a ‘secure mode’ while law enforcement conducted a ‘sweep’ of the building and found nothing.Harrison Superintendent Judy Walton wrote, in a lengthy statement, that the threat was “verbal” and that the student that made the threat was Read More…
  • Sentz honored with ‘Quilt of Valor’
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Clare County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Steve Sentz, a ten-year member of the Road Patrol Division, was honored with a “Quilt of Valor” recently.A veteran of the U.S. Army, Steve served between 2004 and 2010 as a Military Policeman and served during Operation Freedom in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010.With the quilt, Steve Read More…
  • Missing woman’s van found in Clare County
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A 34-year-old Ogemaw County woman, Sara Elizabeth Burns, is the subject of an intensive search in northwestern Clare County.Burns, a white female described as 4 ft. 9 inches tall and 111 pounds with strawberry blond hair and hazel eyes, was reported missing on January 17 in Ogemaw County.A post by the Midland Read More…
  • Postcard from the Pines: It’s Snow Joke
    Everyday life seems to have slowed to a crawl during this odd winter in Marion, Michigan. Winter is what it is, from one to the next. But this one is unusual, so far, for its lack of being wintry and the long string of gray days. It seems that winter in these parts is holding Read More…
  • McBain boys extend winning streak
    By John Raffel McBain Northern Michigan Christian’s boys basketball team goes into its home game on Thursday of this week against Roscommon with a four-game win streak.NMC is 6-3 in the Hghland Conference and 8-3 overall.Coach Kyle Benthem’s team beat visiting Western Michigan Christian on Friday and topped Beal City 61-56 on Tuesday of this Read More…
  • Harrison gets knocked down by Farwell Bowling
    by Grace Davis Harrison and Farwell’s girls and boys bowling teams met at the Riverwood Bowling Alley this past Saturday to compete in a conference match. The Lady Eagles took the win over the Hornets, Kameren Osborn bowled a 182 and Emily Hall bowled a 148. For Harrison, Mikkemmely Shea bowled a 149 and Brittany Read More…
  • Obituary: Betty Jo Hanchett
    Betty Jo Hanchett (Irwin), age 79 of Clare, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at the MediLodge Assisted Living Facility of Clare, surrounded by her family.  On March 20, 1943, Betty was born the eldest of four children to Lewis and Virginia (Green) Irwin in Clare, MI.  She was united in marriage to William “Bill” Read More…
  • Obituary: Susan Kay DeHaan
    Susan Kay DeHaan, age 69 of Marion, passed away at her home after a 10-year battle with cancer. Susan was born October 27, 1953 in Traverse City to Albert and Peggy (Olds) Bauer. She went to Hanna St. Mary’s School and graduated from Kingsley High School. She had been employed at several factories until she Read More…
  • Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Just more winter bits….
    Another week, another column…With January winding down – there’s only four more days – that must mean there’s only a couple more months to get through before spring arrives again.That seems like a long time, but the way the days have been flying by this month, maybe my old nemesis February will “melt away” in Read More…
  • Marion council votes to not match funds for dam
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The village of Marion last week had a special meeting to discuss the 2023/24 budget.The 2023/24 budget must be voted on and adopted at the February meeting to be in place by the start of the fiscal year of March 1,” council president Flora Grundy said.“We discussed several areas and Read More…
  • Marion seeks to become district library
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Marion Village Council had a regular meeting earlier this month to hear a presentation on the library seeking to become a district library.“The group working on this was at the meeting to give a presentation on the process and to ask for the Village of Marion’s support,” council president Read More…
  • Faces in the Crowd: Lucas England
    Dedication, hard work, and discipline.To be successful at anything, those are the basic requirements.And for Lucas England, a 2018 Marion graduate who lives by that mantra, he’s well on his way.Immediately after high school, he went to trade school and worked to become an electrician – working alongside mentors Chris Jackson and Chad Edwards. These Read More…
  • Classified document scandal needs to be put to rest
    After re-reading my opinion last week that the Trump/Biden classified documents scandal was much to do about nothing, I realized I left out a couple of major points.First, I minimalized the importance of classified documents, by writing many of them are rendered useless by age. We are going crazy over documents relating to policies and Read More…
  • Slow start fails to deter Clare, win easily over Harrison
    by Ben MurphySports Writer The Clare boys basketball team played well early on in their non-conference game at Big Rapids on Tuesday. The Pioneers couldn’t keep the good times going in the second half however, fand this led to them coming up short in the game, falling 65-53.“We played a really good first half, we Read More…
  • Marion cruises to fourth straight win with 51-32 win
    by Ben MurphySports Writer The Marion boys basketball team continued their January surge on Thursday, Jan. 12. The Eagles were hosting Mason County Eastern in a West Michigan ‘D’ League game, and was able to pick up a convincing 51-32 victory.“We came out of the gates fast and they struggled to handle our pressure,” head Read More…
  • Obituary: Roberta Lee Taylor
    Roberta Lee Taylor, age 76 of Middle Branch Township passed away on January 12, 2023 at her home. Roberta was born on September 20, 1946 in Lansing, MI to Robert and June (Burdick) Pratt.Roberta loved crafting, tatting dollies, sewing and she also enjoyed reading. She was a huge fan of football, especially the Detroit Lions. Read More…
  • Obituary: Michael Thomas Woods
    Michael Thomas Woods – age 71 of Lake, passed away at North Woods Nursing Center in Farwell with his wife, children, and grandchild at his side on Saturday, January 14, 2023. Michael was born to parents Thomas John & Mary Elizabeth (Kerth) Woods on November 21, 1951, in Gladwin, MI. He fell in love with Read More…
  • Obituary: Joyce Ann Webb
    Joyce Ann Webb, age 76, of Clare, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family on Friday, January 13, 2023.  She was born the daughter of Roy and Marie (Fitzpatrick) Smith on March 16, 1946, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.  Joyce was a lifelong resident of the Clare Area.  She had attended the Trinity Baptist Church in Read More…
  • Obituary: Diane Jean DeHaan
    Diane Jean DeHaan passed to her eternal home on Sunday morning, January 15, 2023.  Diane was born August 6, 1950, the first of four Kuizema sisters.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Jessica (DeBoer) Kuizema and by her brother-in-law, Kock Seng Chee.Diane is survived by her faithful husband of 32 years, Mark; her Read More…
  • Obituary: Dawn Marr
    It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce that Dawn Marr, 70, of Farwell, Michigan has peacefully passed away with her family by her side. Dawn spent her entire life helping others. She held many roles in her career assisting people with disabilities, people of age, and anyone else that needed a helping hand. Read More…

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