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Harrison man wants his child home

Harrison man wants  his child home

It’s a great time of year for many kids. Summer often means camping and festivals. This weekend is Marion Days, with the lots of activities for kids of all ages.…

Summer is slipping away

Summer is slipping away

Summer, according to the Maurer calendar at least, is almost over again. I know, tomorrow is only August 1, but you know there’s only five weeks left until Labor Day…

Over half-way through the year already

Well it has been a bit since I put an article out and I apologize. We are already half way through this summer and starting August 3rd through the 8th,…

Vote “yes” on bond proposal

Vote “yes” on bond proposal

Voters in the Clare Public Schools district will go to the polls on August 4 to either approve or disapprove a bond proposal which is merely the extension of .73…

It’s almost fair time again

It’s almost fair time again

This week the annual Isabella County Fair is keeping everyone busy with contests, rides, displays and animals. Our granddaughters have been there nearly all week long. This is only their…

Finding strength to face difficult days

Finding strength to face difficult days

One morning, the following prayer greeted me at my fax machine: “Dear God, So far today I’ve done alright. I haven’t gossiped. I haven’t lost my temper. I haven’t been…

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

COPPER 266D15: Copper came into the shelter as a stray and he is now available for immediate adoption.  Copper is an adult dog that weighs 40 lbs.  Copper is all…

Bat encounters can be dangerous

Bat encounters can be dangerous

I read with interest an account from an area college student who wrote about her encounter with a big brown bat. She claims to have been awakened at 4 a.m.…

Summertime is sliding by and the list is getting longer

Summertime is sliding by and the list is getting longer

As of last Wednesday, summer is half over already. I count the season as three months long – June, July and August. That makes the 15th of July the middle…

Cleaning up the other environment

Cleaning up the other environment

The scene before me was picturesque: a swiftly flowing river bubbling over and around rocks framed by flowering banks and protruding ledges.  I was visiting a natural beauty spot but…

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