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Disbanding varsity sends wrong message

Disbanding varsity sends wrong message

When the news hit last weekend it was like a ton of bricks falling on my bad ankle. We had just reported in our Friday edition of the Marion Press…

Robin’s death hopefully will energize better care

Robin’s death hopefully will energize better care

I don’t know why his death hit me so hard. I don’t know Robin Williams. I wasn’t a big fan of him or his comedy. Actually I couldn’t stand watching…

Downtown Clare is flourishing

Downtown Clare is flourishing

While a lot of towns in mid and Northern Michigan are floundering under the heavy weight of a bad economy, Clare seems to be flourishing. Yes, you read it right.…

If you don’t vote, don’t complain

If you don’t vote, don’t complain

Only 17% of the people registered to vote in Clare and Osceola counties, bothered to do so on Tuesday. I knew this Primary Election was rather mundane, with very few…

Cancer takes a friend – when will there be a cure?

Cancer takes a friend – when will there be a cure?

The news of Jody Kipp’s death hit the pit of my stomach with a big thud. I was driving back to Clare from out-of-state, Sunday morning.  Although we all knew…

Mitchell-Moolenaar race important, one will represent us for long time

Mitchell-Moolenaar race important, one will represent us for long time

I can’t remember a year when a Primary Election seems so unimportant. I gotta believe that part of the reason is a good portion of the electorate feels a sense…

Library squabbles a product of money woes

Library squabbles a product of money woes

Running a public library isn’t as easy as it once was. Adults and children have many more options than you and I had when we were growing up. Certainly the…

Vet lashes out against satellite tv

Vet lashes out against satellite tv

I was visited a couple of days by Timothy Zahn of Clare. He came to the office to bring his hand-written Letter to the Editor complaining about how Direct TV…

Sick and tired of World Cup coverage

Sick and tired of World Cup coverage

I love my sports. I love baseball. I love football. I love basketball. I certainly enjoy hockey and golf and car racing and track and field and tennis…yada yada yada.…

Is switching conferences a solution for Marion’s athletic fortunes?

Is switching conferences a solution for Marion’s athletic fortunes?

The man or woman stepping in to the Marion High School principal hot seat has a lot of quick decisions to make. It appears it will be John Russell from…

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