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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…

Medical bills outrageous- time to act

Our Congressman, Dave Camp stopped by the office the other day, to basically announce his candidacy for re-election. I peppered the veteran lawmaker with questions about various topics. The one…

Clueless in the backwoods

I’m clueless. Spending most of my life in metro Detroit and Florida, I don’t get many aspects of life as a northern Michigander.  In other words, this city boy hasn’t…

Grab those jogging shoes and get on out to Harrison

From an idea to reality- that’s what’s occurring with Veterans Freedom Park. The park which will be located across from the Clare County building on the corner of Broad and…

TV looks for Bigfoot here

Oh where or where is Bigfoot? Apparently he wasn’t found in this area- that is if you believe ANIMAL PLANET’s Finding Bigfootteam. The Bigfootteam consisting of Cliff Barackman, Renae Holland,…