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Income down, but taxes, surcharges continue to rise

Income down, but taxes, surcharges continue to rise

A local attorney supplied me with some harrowing statistics in regards to income in Clare County. In almost every governmental unit- city, village or township, median household income, according to…

Winter cold arrives, Ah … February

Winter cold arrives,  Ah … February

I swore I wasn’t going to complain about February this year, but I am just not going to make it. Bitter cold, complete with a refreshing (?) breeze has arrived…

Still Valentines?

Still Valentines?

“Doesn’t anybody stay together anymore?” asked a once popular song.  Sadly, it’s a question that’s still in tune with today’s marriage miseries.  Home breakups are the major tragedy of our…

Tough being a clerk these days

Tough being a clerk these days

It’s been a rough year for clerks. Just off the top of my head, I can count three in this county, that are embroiled in controversy. In 2015 it was…

Groundhog Day here and gone again – early spring?

Groundhog Day here and gone again – early spring?

Groundhog Day has come and gone and Jack tells me since there was sunshine on Tuesday, the groundhog must have seen his shadow. As he left for work today, he…

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

HUNKY 028D16: Hunky is a stray that was picked up and brought into the shelter.  Hunky is an adult dog that weighs 39 lbs.  Hunky is a very sweet boy…

Be careful when donating to Wounded Warriors

Be careful when donating to Wounded Warriors

I’m all for helping veterans. After all, these men and women have sacrificed tremendously to defend our freedoms and way of life. Renee Haley, who has spearheaded the many fundraisers…

Corn sure brings them in

Corn sure brings them in

We have been putting a little corn out under the bird feeder lately, hoping to keep a multitude of squirrels happy and save a little seed for the birds. I’m…

News from your Sheriff

Happy New Year to all of Clare County from us here at your Sheriff’s Office.  2015 ended with 39,400 incidents documented by the Clare County Central Dispatch.  Of the 39,400…

So sad to see Frey and Bowie in heaven

So sad to see Frey and Bowie in heaven

I have always been passionate about my sports and my music. Through my formative years I spent most of my time either playing sports or watching football, baseball or basketball…

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