About Us

The Clare County REVIEW has a rich history of providing the Clare County area with local news. Started in 1947, the weekly newspaper, which began publishing in Farwell, is now located in downtown Clare, and provides news and advertising to 10,000 homes in Clare, Farwell, Harrison, Lake and Lake George.

Mike Wilcox has owned the newspaper since 2009, when he purchased it from Patricia Maurer. Interesting enough, Wilcox owned the paper in the late 80’s and early 90’s, before he sold it to Patricia. Wilcox, who is editor and publisher, and his wife, Teresa, live in Harrison.

Maurer continues to write for The REVIEW, covering local government as well as many of the activities that take place in surrounding communities. The editorial staff also features Ben Murphy who writes sports, and Steve Landon and Jennifer Bomorra who writes features and reports on community events. Wilcox, Maurer, Dan Fachting and Goldie Wood are featured columnists.

Sherry Landon, production manager is in charge of the graphics department. She is ably assisted by Amber Howe, Michelle Turner and Val Kurkerwicz. The four produce the graphically pleasing newspaper that you receive each week as well as maintaining this very active website and Facebook pages.

Trish Beemer is in charge of display advertising sales. If you seek more customers for your business it would be wise to give her a call. Former Clare Mayor and longtime advertising sales consultant for The REVIEW, Al Iacco, drops in each Thursday to proof the paper before it goes to press.

We are proud to proclaim THE REVIEW is “Mid-Michigan’s most widely circulated newspaper.” It is also one of the only free newspapers left in the state. If you want to know what’s happening in Clare County, you need to check out The REVIEW. We update local news and happenings daily on this website and Facebook Page. The complete weekly issue of the REVIEW is available for free in print, on our website, on Facebook. You also can get the REVIEW sent to your e-mail box for free. Just sign up on our website to get all the news you can possibly use.

Newspaper Delivery Schedule
Clare – Early Morning/Morning
Farwell – Morning
Lake – Morning/Mid Morning

Lake George – Mid Morning

Harrison –  Mid Morning/afternoon
Dodge City – Mid Morning/afternoon
Leota – Afternoon
Loomis – Late Afternoon

Ace Hardware Admiral Station Alro Steel
Big Boy Bob’s Tire Brenda’s Hair & Tanning Studio Brewin On McEwan Bucillis
Capital Equipment Chemical Bank City Hall
Clare Antique Mall Clare Auto Sales
Clare Automotive Clare Hardware Clare High School Clare Hospital Clare Party Store Clare Senior Center Cops & Doughnuts Cycle Works Dagwood’s Auto Repair
Days Inn Doherty Hotel Dollar General Evening Post
Family Dollar
Family Farm & Home
First Choice Office Supply
Gateway Apartments
Gateway Pharmacy
Gateway Title
Heart of Michigan Café
Herrick House
Isabella Bank
Jay’s Sporting Goods
Johnston Elevator
JT Baker
Kristine’s Hair & Nail
Marathon at US 127
Marathon Downtown
McDonalds Chrysler
McGuire Chevrolet
MDOT Travel Center
Medi Lodge
Members First Credit Union
Mercantile Bank
Next Door Food Store – South
Next Door Food Store
Pere Marquette Library
Red Door Thrift Store
Resource Rental
Rosewood Manor
Ruckle’s Pier
Seiter Bros. Lumber
Shell Station
Surrey Point Station
Urgent Care
Whitehouse Restaurant
Woods Household Furniture

Dodge City
Cross Roads Gas Station
Kerns Grocery

Devils Knob

A Cut Above
Birchwood Restaurant
Carrow’s Supermarket
Chemical Bank
Dave’s Party Store
Dollar General
Eagle Pharmacy
Elm Creek
Farwell Flea Market
Farwell Laundry Mat
Farwell Post Office
Farwell Schools
Isabella Bank
Jarreds Express Mart
JBC Golf cart
K’s Diner
Marathon – Next Door Food Store
Palmers Hardware
Red’s Oakridge Party Story
Rite Aide
Senior Center
Surrey Township Hall
Surrey Township Library
The Nest
Toms Trading Post
Value Video
Village of Farwell

Airport Restaurant
Babe’s Restaurant
Bob’s Party Store
BP Gas
Chemical Bank
Clare County Animal Shelter
Clare County Court House
Clare County Sheriff
Dollar General
Dugan’s Citgo – Quick Stop
Faber’s Barber Shop
Family Dollar
Family Fare Gas Station
Family Fare Grocery
Harrison High School
Harrison Lumber Do it Best
Harrison Pharmacy
Harrison Realty
Kleene Jeans Laundry
Little Ceasers
Long Lake Party Store
MacLean’s Mercantile
Mama Cellis
Mansiding Marathon
Marathon First Street
Marathon South
Merchandise Outlet
Mid Michigan Community College
Party Doc
Rite Aide
S & R Diner
Sharps Market
Shell Station
Smoke Shop
Steve’s Market

Boat Doctor
Buck Horn Saloon
Dollar General
Garfield Twp. Hall
Lake General Store
Lake Grocery
Lake Hardware
Lake Restaurant
Lakeside Inn
Scott’s Party Store
Senior Center
VFW Eagles

Lake George

Dollar General
J & D Gas Station
Kleene Jeans Laundry
Lake George Campground – Seasonal
Senior Center
Swiss Inn
The Depot
True Value Hardware

Leota Lodge
Leota Party Store
Trails End Pub


Clark Station

Loomis Lounge

Todd’s Party Store