The Clare Businesses came out in full force this year with their love for the Irish. With over 50 businesses participating in the Window Decorating Contest, it was quite a job to narrow it down. The Most Creative Award went to Clare Arby’s. The Most Decorated Award went to Gloria’s Tax and Accounting Services. The top 10 were: Clare Buccilli’s, Ponderosa, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, Mark A. Goulder-State Farm Agent, Suzanne James Flowers, Gateway Pharmacy, Clare Eagles, Gateway Lanes, Clare Big Boy, and Clare Camper Center. T & C RV Sales and Service.
The Star Spirit Award is the MMI equivalent of an Employee of the Year award. Nominations are submitted to the President and he selects an individual who contributes in unique ways to MMI’s mission of “Enriching Lives through Employment, Training and Community Access”. At a recent MMI event, staff were recognized for their longevity and dedication. It was during this event that the Star Spirit Award winner was announced as Sandy Heckert. Sandy first began her career at MMI as a Connections Coach in the Clare Branch in January 1998. Sandy demonstrates a positive attitude and upbeat personality whether it’s [...]
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Irish Poster Contest Winners were selected from approximately 500 entries, grades 1 thru 4. Congratulations on a job well done. Poster Chair and committee members Diane Cook and Patti Longstreth.
By Ben Murphy They may only have four returning players from last year’s squad that went 24-10 but sixth year head coach Steve Klinge isn’t letting that put a damper on his expectations for the upcoming season. “We are a young team, but very talented,” he said. “We will try and use our speed on the bases to make things happen for us. I like what I see so far but we have a long way to go to get to where we need to be. I do think we will hit really well despite being so young.” Returning to [...]
By Ben Murphy With the departure of longtime head coach Marc Yenkel in the off-season, the Clare baseball team is calling on new head man Skeet Colosky to continue the Pioneers’ storied tradition. Colosky, a Clare graduate in 2000 knows as well as anyone of the team’s history, having been a coach in the program since 2002 and serving as the junior varsity head coach since 2008. “Every year our goal is to put together a team that will contend for a Jack Pine Conference trophy and make a strong showing in the post season,” Colosky said. “Meridian, Beaverton, Gladwin [...]