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Hornets off to fast start, Bass off to prison

Hornets off to fast start, Bass off to prison

Something special is brewing in Harrison. The varsity football team is off to a 3-0 start. It’s been many a moon since a Hornet football team has jumped out of…

ALS and why the bucket challenge helps

ALS and why the bucket challenge helps

The ALS bucket challenge has taken this country by storm. In the month of August literally thousands of Michigan people as well as millions elsewhere accepted the challenge to have…

Time for Road Commission to come clean

Time for Road Commission to come clean

The Clare County Road Commission needs to come clean. Two township supervisors (Hayes’s Terry Acton and Grant’s Dan Dysinger , our columnist and former township supervisor, Dr. Ray Augenstein and…

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…

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