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Bertha I. Davis

Bertha I. Davis

Bertha I. Davis, age 93, died on July 20, 2014 at her home in Farwell, MI.  She was born to a farm family, the 5th of 7 children, in rural…

Bids in for water tower, industrial park, road

By Pat Maurer Correspondent The beginning of construction on Clare’s new industrial park, new water tower and the renovations and expansion of Colonville Road are getting closer. Bids are in…

Where Should We Go Clare??

Where Should We Go Clare??

“Traditional scientific method has always been at the very best, 20 – 20 hindsight. It’s good for seeing where you’ve been. It’s good for testing the truth of what you…

Financial Focus – Leave your job, leave your retirement plan?

By Don Chiodo When you leave a job – whether due to layoff or for any reason – you are often faced with a decision about your 401(k) or other…

Just Thinking – Trash or Treasure

Just Thinking – Trash or Treasure

I was driving around Houghton Lake the other day, and I noticed that it must have been trash day, because of all the trash cans alongside the road. Some homes…

It’s fair time again

It’s fair time again

Lots of excitement around here this week. The Isabella County Fair is going on right now and the Clare County Fair starts Sunday! Oh and Primary Election Day is only…

Mitchell-Moolenaar race important, one will represent us for long time

Mitchell-Moolenaar race important, one will represent us for long time

I can’t remember a year when a Primary Election seems so unimportant. I gotta believe that part of the reason is a good portion of the electorate feels a sense…

Obstructionist Congress you say Mr. President?

Dear Editor: For those who hear this, most usually throw both arms in the air and demand they all be fired right?  Those crooked politicians must all go!  Now let’s watch…

How do we teach respect for the law if there’s no punishment for breaking it?

Letter to the Editor, Have you ever wondered why Clare County is so poor? Maybe because we cater to the lower class?? If people were put in jail for breaking…

Burger announces candidacy for county commission

Former County Commissioner, Jerry Burger of Freeman Township, has announced his candidacy for County Commissioner, District one. His qualifications include past commission experience in financial oversight, planning, Michigan Works Serves,…