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We at The Clare County Review and Marion Press are beginning to prepare for this year’s Christmas Wish program. The holidays are a time for giving, particularly to the less…

Snow blankets county

Snow blankets county

People all over mid and lower Michigan woke up Sunday morning to a winter wonderland, a fitting beginning to the holiday season this year. In Clare about three inches of…

Weekend snow made us change course

Weekend snow made us change course

Last weekend’s snow storm came as a big surprise to this Alabama transplant. My thin-blooded body was enjoying the balmy weather Michigan was serving up, when boom, bang, out of…

First snowfall starts the holiday season off right

First snowfall starts the holiday season off right

Nothing makes you feel like Christmas is coming quite like the first snowfall of the season and, “Surprise,” we got it last Sunday morning when we woke up to find…

Opportunities in disguise

Opportunities in disguise

For nearly a year, our church had been preparing for a week-long youth outreach headed by a well known speaker.  Then, shortly before the kick-off date, I discovered there was…

Drinking and DUI’s during the holidays … deaths

Drinking and DUI’s during the holidays … deaths

Percentage of highway deaths related to alcohol: Thanksgiving holiday – 40%, Christmas holiday – 37%, New Year’s holiday – 58%, Entire holiday season – 40% and the rest of the…

Why Skip the Turkey on Thanksgiving Day?

Dear Editor: While  President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a…

Lucienne Marianne “Lucky” Beacom

Lucienne Marianne “Lucky” Beacom

Lucienne Marianne “Lucky” Beacom, 88,  died November 20, 2015 at home in Clare.  She was born to Raoul and Marianne (Gadoury) Gervais on June 29, 1927 in Dryburg in the…

Vernetta Kapplinger

Vernetta Kapplinger

Vernetta Kapplinger, age 85, lifelong resident of the Clare/Farwell area, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Northwoods Nursing Center in Farwell, MI.  Vernetta was born the daughter of…

Shirley Ann Bonham

Shirley Ann Bonham

Shirley Ann Bonham, age 80, of Clare, passed away at Horizons Living Center on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Shirley was born the only child of Dale and Tessie (Dubois) Reynolds…