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Clare a step closer to down town historic designation

Clare a step closer to down town historic designation

By Pat Maurer Correspondent After nine long years of planning and preparation, Clare’s downtown district got some great news last week when the State’s Historic Preservation Board unanimously approved the…

Bond refinance lowers school district taxes

Bond refinance lowers school district taxes

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Clare School District taxpayers will see a reduction in their school related millage over the next ten years. The district got good news when they opened…

Isabella Founder’s Day celebration set

Isabella County is 157 years old; Founders Day Celebration slated forFebruary 6th For the fifth consecutive year, the Mt. Pleasant Area Historical Society (MPAHS) and the First Methodist Church, joined…

Ware’s salary increase, new title questioned by resident

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent A resident at the Clare County Board of Commissioners meeting on Wednesday questioned the re-classification of Lori Ware who was named last November as community services…

Engel charged with CSC

Engel charged with CSC

By Pat Maurer Correspondent A 53-year-old Harrison man, John Engel, was arraigned in 80th District Court last Thursday on five felony counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree.…

Johnson welcomes son to House

Johnson welcomes son to House

State Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, welcomed his eldest son Clayton Johnson to the House chamber on Tuesday evening for Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2016 State of the State address. “I’m glad the governor not…

Ice Cream parlor opens in Clare

Clare has a new and unique ice cream parlor. Its call Witch’s & Wizard’s Ice Cream and is located at 506 W. 5th St. (orange building).  Local businessman Jim Frank…

Club awards Junior Rifle teammates

Club awards Junior Rifle teammates

On January 5, 2016 Harrison Sportsmen’s Club was proud to present Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program (MQP) Awards to several members of our Junior Rifle Team. Meagan Sant, and Joshua Pitman…

Leaver appointed CMMA prez

Leaver appointed CMMA prez

The Central Michigan Manufacturers Association (CMMA) has appointed Harry Leaver, a regional leader in manufacturing, as its Executive Director.  Leaver will focus on building the Association’s membership base and responding…

Pummell cares for animals

Tara Pummell, of Clare, this month participated in a service project through Saginaw Valley State University’s Alternative Breaks program, which is a student-led organization that sends its members to various…