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U.S. has more oil than rest of world combined

  I’m perplexed again. We were told the price at the pump was to decrease quite drastically once Labor Day had passed. So what happened? A few days ago the…

Taxpayers can’t afford to subsidize URAA

The continuing saga pitting MMR against United Rescue won’t go away- or so it seems. United Rescue Ambulance Authority (URAA) has provided ambulance service in northern Clare County for a…

Here we go again

Here we go again. Big brother in disguise- this time our beloved Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has told the Harrison Drunk Bus, they no longer are allowed to operate.…

Growing old not in the cards

In another section of this week’s newspaper, we have a special section called 50-plus Lifestyles. The section is filled with information and advertising geared to those over 50. I hate…

Shammy

At a time of the year when news is typically hard to come by, Shammy the Alligator has come to the rescue. Shammy is the result of a reported alligator…

Thoughts about Tuesday’s Primary Election

-I guess the old adage that if you spend enough money you will surely win, didn’t hold true. I was truly shocked that Pete Hoekstra was able to crush Clark…

Several positions decided in Tuesday’s Primary

If political ads constantly running on your television set, didn’t give you a clue- READ this loud and clear- the Primary Election is this coming Tuesday, and if you’re registered,…

Smack talk aside, turtle champion once again

I never knew turtle racing could be some much fun. We entered our Beaverton championship turtle in my family reunion turtle race last weekend. Amidst all kinds of sibling rivalry,…

Scozzari verdict a victory for Clare in more ways than one

I tried to keep my cool, but it just wasn’t on the agenda. I had finished writing my column a few hours ago, and hadn’t saved it because I was…

Our turtle scampers to winner’s circle

Move over Jimmy Johnson. You too Kentucky Derby winner, “I’ll have another.” I’ve got my own champion and it was crowned the best at the Beaverton Turtle Races Monday night.…