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Acronyms – bah, humbug

During Public Comment time at the Clare Board of Education meeting Monday, Pam Weaver asked if reports including acronyms could be explained. “Sometimes I don’t have any idea what they…

James Harold “Jim” Martin

James Harold “Jim” Martin

James Harold “Jim” Martin-age 75 passed away on Friday, November 25, 2011 at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. Jim was born on July 2, 1936, in Pontiac, the son of Harold…

Gateway Community Band Christmas Concert coming soon!

Gateway Community Band Christmas Concert coming soon!

Jingle bells are set to ring out across the area as everyone gets into the spirit of the Christmas season. The Gateway Community Band, under the direction of Mr. Kenneth…

Dorothy Madonna McMahon

Dorothy Madonna McMahon

Dorothy Madonna McMahon, age 88 of Beaverton, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011.  She was born in Gladwin, September 12, 1923 to Jerry & Marie (Mogg) Geer.  Dorothy married Roger…

Cleaning up the OTHER environment

The scene before me was picturesque: a swiftly flowing river bubbling over and around rocks framed by flowering banks and protruding ledges.  I was visiting a natural beauty spot but…

Got any spare change?

I was just sent a Time magazine article on student loans. It’s pretty grim. This year the amount owed on student loans will go over 1 trillion, dollars. It already…

County settles Lowden lawsuit

Clare County has agreed to pay $122,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by Lewis Lowden and the late Jean Lowden after the couple were arrested in 2007 at the Harrison…

Cops, anti-war protesters wrong, money should go to Motley

News last week that Clare County taxpayers were going to have to shell out $122,500 to settle a lawsuit had me in a state of uproar. Knowing full well that…

Clare woman arrested for prescription fraud

A 26-year-old Clare Woman is facing charges of forging prescriptions following an eight- month investigation by Troopers from the Mt. Pleasant State Police Post. According to a release, the investigation…

Clare Chamber manager leaving

Clare Chamber of Commerce Director Jennifer Heinzman will be leaving the take a position as Executive Director of the Mecosta County Area Chamber December 9. She has been Clare Chamber…