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OMG, February is almost here … once again!

OMG, February is almost here … once again!

After our “brief” January thaw, once again snow is falling, gently covering the ground and trees in the yard even as I write this. After all we couldn’t really expect…

What is Prescription Drug Abuse?

What is Prescription Drug Abuse?

Prescription drug abuse is when someone takes a medication that was prescribed for someone else or takes their own prescription in a way not intended by a doctor or for…

Maple Grove, Hill Haven slated for repairs

By Pat Maurer Correspondent The Surrey Township Board is looking at road work for the coming year. They discussed emails from the Clare County Road Commission about Hill Haven’s entrance…

Wilson arraigned for CSC, violence

Wilson arraigned for CSC, violence

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Jason Wilson, 40, of Surrey Township, was arraigned last Friday on multiple charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct and domestic Violence against a 16-year-old. Wilson was first…

Proud to be a Pioneer

Proud to be a Pioneer

Election Day and the Inauguration have passed, not without some excitement and anxiety.  Starting a week ago, we have a new President in the White House.  But no matter your…

96-year-old MP man dies after accident

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Isabella County Sheriff’s Department deputies believe an accident led to the death of John Gage, 96 of Mt. Pleasant. Deputies responded to a two car accident…

We all have a stake in our public schools

We all have a stake in our public schools

Dear Editor: Last week, the Michigan Department of Education released its 2016 School Score Cards, which provided ranking of schools throughout the state, including those here in Clare County. These…

When “Thank You” Isn’t Enough

When “Thank You” Isn’t Enough

Dear Editor; Sometimes things are really rough. When you haven’t had two whole hours of sleep in a row for more than a week, and you feel like all your…

Beat Fear This Year

Beat Fear This Year

John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church, saw a link between swearing and worrying; seeing them both as acts of unbelief. Yet many people of faith fret continually over…

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

# 024D17 came in as a stray last week and has not been claimed by her owner. She weighs about 60 pounds and is a sweetheart. She is available for…