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Saga of red ants and wedding bands

Saga of red ants and wedding bands

Mike Wilcox Editor/Publisher I was looking forward to a great weekend, but first I had to perform a Saturday morning ritual which was pulling weeds. I was about two hours…

Back to school already!

Back to school already!

Pat Maurer All the way across Clare County, next week is the very last week of summer, for the youngsters and teachers anyway. Clare, Harrison and Farwell Schools will all…

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

Here we have dog #318D19, a sweet little Pit who came in as a stray. We aren’t quite sure about her age and she weighs 40 lbs. She does have a…

Better follow-thru a start to ending mass killings

Better follow-thru a start to ending mass killings

Mike Wilcox Editor/Publisher Very few people follow through on what they say they are going to do, therefore it is a society of unfulfilled promises. Parents don’t discipline their children.…

Summer is slipping away

Summer is slipping away

Pat Maurer Summer, according to the Maurer calendar anyway, is almost over again. School starts in a little over two weeks and the Labor Day weekend begins just three weeks…

Expired drugs aren’t really expired

Expired drugs aren’t really expired

Mike Wilcox Editor/Publisher In my line of work, one does a lot of reading. I came across an article last week that nearly blew my mind. The premise of the…

Touring the UP

Touring the UP

Pat Maurer We just returned from an 1,134 mile trip around “most” of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, something that has been on our “bucket list” since we took a similar trip…

Living in a dog’s world isn’t all bad

Living in a dog’s world isn’t all bad

Mike Wilcox Editor/Publisher Instead of controlling my pets, they control me. I live in a dog’s world and I really don’t seem to mind it. My day starts at 4…

Fairs and summer fun remembered

Fairs and summer fun remembered

Pat Maurer It’s fair week and fun for both Clare and Isabella County fairgoers with rides, 4-H showmanship competitions, and all of the fun of old-time county fairs in mid-Michigan.…

Next Generation Pioneers

Next Generation Pioneers

Jim Walter Superintendent Clare Schools Modern parenting isn’t for the faint of heart. Neither is teaching in this new era. But there’s certainly always hope, and we really do have…

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