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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.…

Are synthetics creating zombies?

Zombies are no longer fictional characters that inhabit our movie screens. They have become “real” in the eyes of some people thanks to the new synthetic drugs that are young…

Hogan vows to fight his arrest

Donnie Hogan has been through a lot of heartache in his relatively young life. The owner of the Mid-Michigan Compassion Center, located on N. Clare in Harrison spent Thursday night…

Gas $2.99 elsewhere, but Clare County pays because refinery shuts down

I paid $3.47 per gallon for gasoline in Lansing on Sunday. Wednesday, 3 days later I paid $3.89 in Harrison. That’s 42 cents difference. That’s slightly better than a 12…

Meth is now old school, as new drugs appear on market

These are not your father’s drugs. No way. The current crop of illegal substances on the market- oops in many jurisdictions they are still legal- have names like Spice, K2,…

Where are all the candidates?

I was kind of disappointed when we learned only 23 had filed for political offices in Clare County.  In past election years, Clare had more than its share of candidates.…

City versus Country- I will take the latter every time

City versus Country- I will take the latter every time I’ve gotten a lot of flak for the anti-morel hunting piece I wrote a couple of weeks ago. You know…

Tax reform, alternative energy, less aid to Pakistan- can Camp make it happen?

Our Congressman, Dave Camp (R-Midland) stopped by the other day to announce he was running for re-election. I’m thinking, so what! Camp has been in Congress for 21 years, and…