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Excruciating pain is bummer

Excruciating pain is bummer

It’s the time of year when we produce our 50’s Plus Lifestyles special section. As one of those people that hit the 50 mark a while back, I look forward…

Pummell’s resignation a total surprise

Pummell’s resignation a total surprise

It came as shocking news when we heard that Doniel Pummell would no longer be employed as Superintendent of Clare Schools. The apparent dissatisfaction of some board members with her…

Political outsiders have chance to make a difference

Political outsiders have chance to make a difference

Although I would call myself a “political junkie” I have refrained from writing about Donald Trump’s candidacy because all the establishment political pundits consider Trump “a flash in the pan.”…

Cruelty towards animals has us all up in arms

Cruelty towards animals has us all up in arms

It has been an unusual summer for the animal kingdom topped off by Cecil, the Zimbabwe lion. For those that haven’t kept up with the world news, Cecil, a collared,…

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.…

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…

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.…

Friend comes home, finds cats burned alive

Friend comes home, finds cats burned alive

I hate to admit, but I could easily wear the label of “cat lover extraordinaire.” For most of my life I have preferred dogs over cats, but when we rescued…

Like it or not, same sex marriage is here to stay

Like it or not, same sex  marriage is here to stay

No doubt last week was what I call a “watershed week” for America. I can’t recall a time frame where so many important issues were decided. Probably the biggest is…

State needs to look from within to fix roads

State needs to look from within to fix roads

I’ve always maintained that the State of Michigan needs to look from within the come up with additional funding to fix our state’s deteriorating roads. The May 5th election was…

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