Clare County Review & Marion Press

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  • 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…
  • Judy Ann Schaaf
    Judy Ann Schaaf, age 78 of Perry passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her family. A funeral service to honor and celebrate her life will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Laingsburg Chapel, 203 E. First North St., Laingsburg, MI 48848. Read More…
  • Brenda Faye Hart (Notter) (Bren)
    Brenda Faye Hart (Notter) (Bren) age 72 died 6/16/2022 of natural causes at her home in Jackson, MI surrounded by her family.Brenda Hart was born on April 28, 1950 in Saginaw, MI. She attended Clare High School in Clare, MI. where she graduated in 1968. She attended Delta College near the Tri-Cities where she earned Read More…
  • Duane Harvey Baker
    Duane Harvey Baker, age 91, of Mason, Michigan, went to his heavenly home on June 13, 2022, surrounded by his family. Duane was born, along with his twin brother Wayne, on March 20, 1931, in Marion, Michigan, the son of Raymond and Della (nee Sharpe) Baker. His family lived on a farm outside the Village Read More…
  • Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Summer arrives with ridiculous gas prices!
    By John RaffelCorrespondent LAKE CITY – The Missaukee County Board, at its meeting last week, approved a bid from Windemuller $91,856.17 to be paid from the Capitol Improvement Fund for the camera system replacement project.Also at the meeting, Lynn Pope, Northern Lakes CMH Board Member, gave an update on the organization.Under public comment, Kelly Wagenschutz, Read More…
  • Faces in the Crowd: Anndrea McCrimmon and Becky Johnson
    Family, faith, and farming.That’s what it’s all about for Anndrea McCrimmon and her daughter Becky Johnson.From their homes on 20th Avenue just east of Marion, the Duo help own and operate 20-20 Feeds and More, and JMAC Ranch.And it’s a family business. On any given day, you might find Becky’s kids, Alex and Chris, helping Read More…
  • Osceola to spend ARPA funds on parking lot renovation
    By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – The Osceola County Board of Commissioners voted at its Monday meeting to approve the ARPA Core Committee’s recommendation of up to $200,000 ofARPA funds for the Courthouse and Sheriff’s parking lot renovation.Commissioners voted to have the remaining balance of monies from the boiler rebuild towards a new AC unit for Read More…
  • Missaukee approves $92k camera system
    By John RaffelCorrespondent LAKE CITY – The Missaukee County Board, at its meeting last week, approved a bid from Windemuller $91,856.17 to be paid from the Capitol Improvement Fund for the camera system replacement project.Also at the meeting, Lynn Pope, Northern Lakes CMH Board Member, gave an update on the organization.Under public comment, Kelly Wagenschutz, Read More…
  • Make every day count
    We all need to spend today and the rest of our lives more wisely. With inflation at a 40-year high, we are all having to spend our hard-earned paychecks with care. Life is the same. We have less life today than yesterday. We are all clueless to how much life we actually have left to Read More…
  • Homeowner cleared in home invasion shooting
    Editors note:When the Sheriff’s Office was contacted asking why Lighthall was not arrested and taken to jail during the incident Clare City Police responded to at Rosewood Manor, Undersheriff Dwayne Miedzianowski issued the following statement:On 05/05/22 at approximately 2:00 a.m. Clare County Central Dispatch was contacted by Clare City Police to confirm if Kevin Lighthall Read More…
  • Two from Clare County Lottery Club win $1.2 million jackpot
    By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A two-member Lottery club in Clare County, who have chosen to remain anonymous, had a huge surprise when their ticket matched all six numbers recently, making them winners of a $1.2 million jackpot for the May 7 drawing.A June 15 press release from Lottery headquarters in Lansing said the winning numbers were Read More…
  • Lauren Graham Sr
    Lauren Graham Sr., age 84, passed away peacefully April 18, 2022, at his daughter Sherry’s house in Traverse City where he moved last summer to attend Pace North.  Per his wishes cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held at the Surrey Twp. Cemetery in Farwell on Sunday June 26th at 11:00 am with a Read More…
  • Bruce Edward Jones
    Bruce Edward Jones- age 73 of Farwell, passed away on June 6, 2022, at Brian’s House in Essexville, MI. Bruce was born on April 27, 1949, to parents Clifford and Jo (Sowle) Jones in Coldwater Twp. Michigan.Bruce proudly served our country with the United States Army and Air National Guard from 1975 until 1985. Bruce Read More…
  • Dennis R. Brown
    Dennis R. Brown, age 68, of Clare, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Dennis was born the son of the late Donald and Hazel (McCreary) Brown on June 27, 1953, in Clare, Michigan. He married Barbara Tucker on July 19, 1975 in Clare, Mi., and she Read More…
  • Gerald “Junior” (Jerry) Rouston
    Gerald “Junior” (Jerry) Rouston – age 96 of Lake, passed away on Sunday June 12, 2022, at Munson Healthcare Grayling. He was born on May 20, 1926, the son of Gerald S. and Angeline Katharine (Schaefer) Rouston in Detroit, Michigan. Jerry proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII on Adak Island in the Read More…
  • Violet May Russell-Sober
    Violet May Russell-Sober, age 98, of Clare, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at the Woodland Hospice House.  She was born the daughter of James Thomas and Elizabeth (Kullman) Prout on Oct. 6, 1923 in Rosebush.  She married Jack H. Russell on Aug. 29, 1939 and he preceded her in death in 1957.  She had lived most Read More…

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